• The course provides an opportunity for the candidate to learn to facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of teaching and learning that is shared and supported by the school community.

  • The course provides an opportunity for the candidate to learn how to advocate, nurture, and sustain a school culture and instructional program that is conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.

  • The course provides an opportunity for the candidate to learn how to ensure the management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

  • The course provides an opportunity for the candidate to learn how to work effectively with families, caregivers, and community members; recognize the goals and aspirations of diverse families; respond to diverse community interests and needs; and mobilize community resources in the service of student achievement.

  • The course provides an opportunity for the candidate to examine, practice, and model a personal code of ethics, including protecting the rights and confidentiality of students, staff, and families.

  • The course provides an opportunity for the candidate to learn about political, societal, economic, legal, and cultural influences on schools. By augmenting the candidate's knowledge of these interconnections, the program develops the candidate's ability to understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context of schools and leadership.