To see a complete list of course descriptions, please see the Graduate Course Catalog.

All courses in the program for school leaders are based on, and conducted to model, leadership principles, concepts and understandings. This is not to imply that classes are identical to one other. The frameworks are hypotheses. To the extent that they are present as components of the courses, the more likely it is that learning can be applied to the "real world."


By including a broad spectrum of learners with their differences in knowledge and skill level, the more learning skills for leadership will be reality based. The program in School Leadership permits participants to begin courses at any point in the sequence. We believe this is essential so that "those in the know" will have the opportunity to practice a necessary skill for any school.

  • Integrating new staff into the culture and belief system of the school.
  • Learning with and from colleagues who represent a continuum of knowledge and experience offers "slices of reality," valuable for leading self and others.
  • Welcoming participants regardless of prior knowledge, experience or position of authority/leadership. This encourages diversity and a variety of perceptions and experiences.
  • Recognizing everyone is a resource. At the level of graduate study, participants are owners of experience, knowledge, skills, dispositions, a world view and a frame of reference.