The MEA program provides aspiring school administrators with the core knowledge, skills and abilities to lead. Focus areas include the learning process, how principals serve as instructional leaders, leadership theory and practice, curriculum and organizational development, ethics, school and community relations and school law.
The program develops competent, caring and reflective administrators who are grounded in beliefs supporting the Catholic tradition. Graduate students become knowledgeable of the human condition, hone leadership and management skills and learn to effect change that results in enhanced student achievement.
Candidates connect theory and practice during field experiences supervised by both their instructor and a mentor who is a practicing administrator.
Clinical experiences and an internship provide students with 400 hours of "on the job" practice under the joint supervision and coaching of experienced professors and school leaders.