In alignment with the mission of the BSU and accreditation of NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education), the Educational Leadership program objectives articulate student learning outcomes for all EdS non-licensure candidates.
The difference between the EdS program for licensure and non-licensure is that the non-licensure program prepares the completer to be an educational leader without specific preparation to be licensed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in administrator fields (i.e. Principal, Special Education Administrator etc.) The EdS non-licensure program is 30 credits.
Completers of the program will:
1. Develop, articulate, and implement a shared vision of leadership that serves and unites all students in the school community through effective teaching in a learning environment that serves common purposes while demonstrating an understanding of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, diversity, and its relationship to leadership practice.
2. Be grounded in principles of rigorous scholarship and exemplary practice that prepares for the growth of students and the success of outstanding leaders in K-12 and non-k-12 organizations/institutions and provides the appropriate resources to keep the learning environment safe yet effective and efficient.
3. Demonstrate a solid knowledge base, sophisticated reasoning skills, and effective partnerships with stakeholders that support the mission of the school and district to navigate clear directions and to make informed choices and decisions that lead to increased learning, the growth of students, and the success of all staff.
4. Make nurturing and sustaining contributions to the cultures of schools and communities informed by recognition of continuous learning for staff, of environment of increased expectations for students and staff, and of the demands of local, state and federal agencies for increased levels of performance in all areas to promote success for all students.
5. Establishes operational systems, procedures and routines that ensures a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment using sound fiscal planning to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing and scheduling.
6. Further the knowledge of leadership and related educational disciplines by engaging, producing, and communicating research to gain the scholarly, academic, and leadership foundation necessary to teach and lead at all levels of education.