Learning Outcomes

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EDL) Student Learning Outcomes for Doctoral Students:

  • Demonstrate an advanced level of comprehensive knowledge and appropriate skills to stimulate, facilitate, and implement change in diverse students, educational settings, communities and education-interested agencies.
  • Access and apply information within educational leadership and policy studies to relevant situations.
  • Communicate scholarly information clearly and logically, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences, including conferences and publications.
  • Think critically and creatively to identify and address problems in educational leadership and educational policy areas through conducting original research and evaluating data and scholarly information to contribute to the field.
  • Collaborate effectively with peers, general public, and clientele, as appropriate, in educational leadership and policy studies.
  • Identify and explain ethical standards, and be able to address ethical dilemmas, within educational leadership and policy studies, including those connecting to research.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the standards for school leaders as determined at state and national levels, including those of accrediting agencies.