Doctor of Education (Educational Leadership)

Apply now for the waiting list – contact Dr. Steve Midlock smidlock@stfrancis.edu

Upon completion of the degree program, candidates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Serve as a school district leader in various capacities including the superintendency
  • Exercise servant leadership as viewed through a Catholic/Franciscan lens resulting in quality education based on respect, integrity, service, and compassion.
  • Implement ethical leadership that promotes respect for the dignity and diversity of each student.
  • Demonstrate professional disposition consistent with the Illinois Superintendent’s Certification Endorsement

STANDARD 1 – Facilitating a Vision of Educational Excellence

  • The competent school superintendent is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of educational excellence that is shared and supported by the school community.

STANDARD 2 – Learning Environment and Instructional Program

  • The competent school superintendent is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating and nurturing a constantly improving learning environment and an instructional program based upon educationally sound principles of curriculum development, learning and teaching theory, and professional development.

STANDARD 3 – Management

  • The competent school superintendent is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

STANDARD 4 – Collaboration with Families and Communities

  • The competent school superintendent is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs and mobilizing community resources.

STANDARD 5 – Knowledge of Laws, Regulations and Professional Ethics

  • The competent school superintendent is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by understanding and applying knowledge of laws, regulations, and professional ethics related to schools and children.

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