The graduate program in educational leadership at Westminster College is designed to develop the requisite knowledge, applicable skills, and appropriate attitudes in aspiring school leaders.
The expected outcome of the program is not a credential or collection of courses, but rather professionals who desire to be effective leaders...people whose actions, words, and beliefs demonstrate leadership at its finest.
The Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards are woven through the coursework, the related field experiences, and the culminating internship which seeks to integrate theory and practice. The integration of practical fieldwork, technological applications, simulations, and problem-solving activities, and ethical considerations within the academic coursework is central to the program which focuses on responsibility, accountability, student achievement, and school improvement.
There exists a cognizance that the understanding of self is critical to the understanding of others; thus opportunities for personal growth and professional development are important.
The program is undergirded by:
The goal of the program is to develop servant leaders who pursue a call rather than a job; who maintain a focus on the vision of better schools for our children; who manage themselves, their personnel, and their students with strength and gentleness, expertise and understanding, fairness and firmness, respect and truth, and goodness and grace.