Feb 06, 2023  

K12 School Leadership Concentration

Concentration Requirements - 18

This concentration allows the MA in Leadership participant to focus on leadership development in a K12 school setting. This 18-credit concentration matches the Principalship Certificate (see the Educational Leadership section). The LLP is signed off by two faculty members and requires participants to show a plan to fulfill eight of the 10 standards of the educational leadership program. Those in this program experience a learning community through online courses and the required participation in at least 7 online Principalship webinars a year. Note: This concentration is compatible with the requirements of the North American Division Seventh-day Adventist K12 Principal Certification. However, individuals should work with the union credential specialist to determine a plan that will best fulfill this Certification. This MA in Leadership program is NOT approved by the Educational Leadership Consortium Council (ELCC) nor the Michigan Department of Education. The MA in Educational Leadership program is the only program approved by ELCC.

Those taking this concentration should select the Internship option in the core as their way to complete their research and portfolio options.

Educational Leadership Standards

  1. Vision: Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a school or district vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
  2. Instructional Culture: Promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying best practice to student learning, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.
  3. Management and Administration: Managing the organization, operations and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
  4. Community Collaboration: Collaborating with families and other community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  5. Ethics: Acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
  6. Law and Politics: Understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
  7. Technology: Understanding and comprehensively applying technology to advance student achievement.
  8. Worldview: Appreciating the perspectives of others and developing a personal philosophy from which action and service emerge.
  9. Research: Understanding and comprehensively applying research and evaluation for effective decision making.
  10. Internship: Leadership is demonstrated in substantial, sustained, standards-based work in a real setting, planned and guided cooperatively by the institution and school personnel.