Curriculum and Learning Outcomes


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 36 credit hours

Sample Curriculum Courses

EDU 660 Foundations of Effective Leadership

EDU 661 Leadership and School Culture

EDU 662 Using Data in Decision Making

EDU 663 Instructional Leadership to Support Student Learning

EDU 664 Transforming Schools Through Effective Leadership

EDU 665 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Educational Leadership

EDU 667 Educational Leadership to Support Special Ed. and Diversity

EDU 668 Community Engagement in the Educational Process

EDU 669 Resource Management to Support School Effectiveness

EDU 670 School Leadership Social, Political, and Legal Issues

EDU 671 Principal Internship and Capstone



  • Recognizing that all students are unique gifts of God, graduate candidates will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary curriculum teaching and learning theories and will be able to apply these to promote learning for all.
  • Grounded in the Franciscan values of learning, reverence, and service, graduate candidates will demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility, global diversity, and the standards of their discipline.
  • Promoting the use of research-based instructional practices, graduate candidates will incorporate the use of instructional technologies to support student learning and literacies as well as, their own professional development.
  • Grounded in 21st Century skills and dispositions, graduate candidates will demonstrate value and respect for global diversity in order to promote inclusive and responsive educational practices.
  • Demonstrating effective oral and written communication forms, graduate candidates will exhibit proficiency in the specific knowledge-bases and dispositions which form their areas of specialization.
  • Demonstrating proficiency in specific areas of specialization and research methodology, Masters of Education candidates will develop and present a capstone project.