MaconCatalog : Tift College of Education : Graduate Educational Leadership Programs
Graduate Educational Leadership Programs
Conceptual Framework: The Transformational Leader
To Know the foundations of the education profession, content bases for curricula, and characteristics of diverse learners. The Transformational Leader:
1. Demonstrates knowledge of the philosophical, historical, sociological, legal, and psychological foundations of education.
2. Demonstrates leadership and expertise in the content bases for curricula, the appropriate uses of technology, good communication skills, and effective pedagogy.
3. Shows leadership and understanding of and respect for the characteristics, cognitive and social developmental stages, emotional and psychological needs and learning styles of diverse and special needs learners.
To Do the work of a professional educational leader in encouraging the planning and implementation of well-integrated curricula using developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive instructional strategies, materials, and technology. The Transformational Leader:
1. Plans, implements and assesses a well-integrated developmentally appropriate, and culturally responsive school vision that is well grounded in pedagogical and psychological theory.
2. Leads educators to individualize, differentiate, and adapt instruction to meet the needs of diverse and special needs learners.
3. Leads educators to use a wide variety of methods, strategies, technology, and materials.
4. Develops, articulates, and implements a vision that promotes a positive culture, provides effective programs, applies best practices, and helps to develop the professional growth of all personnel.
5. Manages the organization, operations, and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient, and effective environment.
To Be a reflective, collaborative, and responsive decision-maker, facilitator, and role model within the organizational, community, and global environment. The Transformational Leader:
1. Uses feedback, reflection, research, and collaboration to enhance leadership performance, make decisions, develop and modify leadership skills, and grow as a professional.
2. Models understanding, respect, and appreciation for diverse educational, cultural, and socioeconomic groups; a willingness to consider diverse opinions and perspectives; and concern for community and global awareness.
3. Models positive and effective interpersonal skills by collaborating and responding to diverse community interests and needs, and by mobilizing community resources.
Educational Leadership Program Outcomes
Candidates who complete the graduate degree programs in educational leadership are leaders who will be able to promote the success of ALL by:
1. Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision that is shared and supported by all. To Know
2. Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a culture and programs conducive to learning and professional growth. To Know and To Do
3. Ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective environment. To Know and To Do
4. Collaborating and responding to diverse interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources. To Know, To Do and To Be
5. Acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner. To Be
6. Understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context. To Know, To Do and To Be
7. Synthesizing and applying program knowledge and skills through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings. To Know, To Do and To Be