The MEA program's vision, mission, purpose, and conceptual framework are geared toward developing highly qualified educational administrators:
- Vision: Developing leaders to ensure that all students learn at high levels.
- Purpose: To provide aspiring school leaders with strengthened core knowledge, skills, and abilities, resulting in improved student achievement, and to prepare highly qualified administrative candidates with the capacity to lead elementary and secondary schools through the 21st century.
- Mission: To develop competent, caring, and reflective professional administrators who are grounded in the beliefs supporting the Catholic tradition, who are knowledgeable of the human condition, who demonstrate leadership and management skills necessary to be an effective administrator, and the capacity to effect change that results in enhanced student achievement.
- Alignment: Course activities and assessments are aligned with the Iowa Standards for School Leaders.