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Educational Leadership

Licensure

There are three licensure prpgrams in the Educational Administration and Supervision unit

  1. Building-Level Licensure
  2. Curriculum/Program Administrator Licensure
  3. Superintendency Licensure

The Educational Administration and Supervision program will prepare an effective school administrator who:
• Promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development , articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school and community.
• Acts with integrity, fairness, and ethics.
• Employs good oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrates the ability to use technology, telecommunications and information systems to enrich curriculum and instruction.
• Employs knowledge of financial and human resource management.
• Exhibits proficiency in problem solving, strategic planning, change process and personnel administration.
• Utilizes current research in curriculum and school improvement efforts to provide relevant staff development.
• Demonstrates strong commitment to a diverse democracy by effectively and compassionately working with and for all individuals as defined by race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or abilities, gender identification, sexual orientation, family structure, political affiliation, language, or socioeconomic class.

Program Mission
The mission of the Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS) Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is to:
(1) develop the intellect of our candidates,
(2) discover and disseminate knowledge,
(3) enhance awareness in the scientific, technical and cultural arena, (4) instill a desire for lifelong learning, and
(5) develop effective citizenship with particular emphasis on service to the community and respect of all persons.

Program Philosophy

The goal is to prepare educational leaders of diverse backgrounds. Each educational leader requires knowledge, skills, values, and commitment appropriate for administrative leadership, policy, instructional, and research roles in a pluralistic, interdependent, and global society. Graduates are competent in the field of educational administration, both in understanding of theoretical concepts and in relating them to practice in administrative activities.

Updated 9.1.2009