Ed.S. - Mission and Objectives
The Education Specialist Degree Program provides a clinical and school-based adult learning experience for aspiring school district leaders by encouraging, empowering, and equipping them as visionary servant-leaders who model Christlikeness. They must be able to facilitate a culture of optimal social, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being; continuous improvement; and successful learning for all students and adults. The Department of Educational Administration has aligned all program and course outcomes to Indiana's REPA standards for the P-12 District Administrator License. These standards include:
Standard 1: Human Capital Management
School district leaders use their role as human capital manager to drive improvements in building leader effectiveness and student achievement.
Standard 2: Instructional Leadership
School district leaders are acutely focused on effective teaching and learning, possess a deep and comprehensive understanding of best instructional practices, and continuously promote activities that contribute to the academic success of all students.
Standard 3: Personal Behavior
School district leaders model personal behavior that sets the tone for all student and adult relationships in the district.
Standard 4: Building Relationships
School district leaders build relationships to ensure that all key stakeholders work effectively with each other to achieve transformative results.
Standard 5: Culture of Achievement
School district leaders develop a districtwide culture of achievement aligned to the district's vision of success for every student.
Standard 6: Organizational, Operational, and Resource Management
School district leaders leverage organizational, operational, and resource management skills to support district improvement and achieve desired educational outcomes.