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Learning Outcomes

Yorkville University’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership learning outcomes include:

Knowledge

Participants gain a grounded understanding of the theoretical and practical implications of leadership roles and responsibilities including:

  • Developing educational leadership perspectives and practices
  • Leading socially just organizations
  • Handling conflict equitably
  • Managing organizational behaviour and diversity
  • Developing learning initiatives within organizations
  • Fostering engagement with students, staff, communities, and stakeholders
  • Nurturing healthy learning environments, divergent learning opportunities, and innovative instruction
  • Evaluating knowledge and trends critically

Applied Educational Research

Graduates understand the symbiotic and reflexive relationship between theory and practice and how to apply the outcomes of systematic research. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Recognize, understand and analyze multiple research methods and inquiry in leadership education
  • Critically analyze and evaluate research

Professional Capacity

Graduates are able to bridge theory and practice by developing plans and translating them into active professional practice. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Work collaboratively to create clear, compelling, shared, and supported visions
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully as leaders
  • Analyze organizational and institutional behaviours to build cohesive and just learning cultures
  • Design, deliver, and lead ethical educational programs and change initiatives
  • Incorporate needs of diverse learners and encourage professional development of staff
  • Evaluate programs, services, staff, students, and institutional and organizational performance

Communication

Graduates speak and write articulately about complex concepts and present problems as opportunities for growth, in both formal and informal professional contexts. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Establish the conditions for effective feedback, efficient problem solving, and equitable management of conflict among individuals, groups, and community
  • Communicate complex subject matter in writing and presenting to professional and academic audiences

Self-reflection and Professional Development

Graduates are able to reflect critically on their own actions and practices, to identify strengths and opportunities for growth, and to model and foster continuing professional development. Graduates:

  • Advance personal and professional development through examining pedagogy and practice for current and conscious in leadership practices
  • Develop new skills and strategies that will enable continued professional growth
  • Make emotionally intelligent decisions in complex situations
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