Program Outcomes

The following are the strategic outcomes of the EdD degree experience:

  • The leader has a clear and working philosophy of leading based on:
    ---In-depth knowledge, skills and dispositions about leadership.
    ---In-depth knowledge of a specific discipline or body of knowledge.
  • The leader demonstrates the capacity to act ethically according to a clear set of core values that are informed and complemented by a deep understanding of a discipline or body of knowledge.
  • The leader demonstrates the capacity to design and adapt practices and programs to a clear vision, core values and guiding principles of leading complemented by an in-depth knowledge of a discipline or body of knowledge.
  • The leader demonstrates the capacity and value of collaborative work in the setting of goals and in the design, development and implementation of strategies resulting from their knowledge, skills and dispositions.
  • The leader demonstrates the capacity to evaluate and set goals for improvement including the evaluation of innovation potential, implementation of the innovation and the effects of the innovation.
  • The leader demonstrates the capacity to use reflection as a leadership strategy to develop deep understanding of personal and professional levels of knowledge, skill and dispositions.
  • Demonstrates the capacity to use reflection as a means of identifying and selecting options for future growth and the selection of roles in which to engage their leadership knowledge, skills and dispositions.
  • The leader demonstrates the capacity to access appropriate data and to use data in ways that result in deciding priorities and goals, for evaluating and guiding implementation and to make judgments about program/practice effects.
  • The leader develops and utilizes in-depth knowledge of a discipline or body of knowledge to design, implement and evaluate effective practices or program.
  • The leader demonstrates the understanding of social, cultural and other diversity issues as they relate to the field or topic of their expertise.
  • The leader demonstrates the understanding of systems and the connections to the system-programs, practices and policies--that are inherent in their field of expertise.
  • The leader demonstrates the capacity of advocacy for their respective fields of expertise and to advocate for ways in which their expertise can most effectively influence programs, policy and practices at local, state and national levels.

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