The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership prepares students’ leadership skills related to relationship building, and communication with individuals and groups. The program focuses on developing the ability to implement, assess and evaluate curriculum/programs, instructional strategies, and standards-based accountability systems. The program also develops each student’s understanding of basic administrative responsibilities including resource management, personnel supervision, and daily operational issues related to safety, law, and public policy. There are two emphases—P-12 and Higher Education-- created for specific populations of professionals seeking to apply their graduate learning towards their career goals. Students will choose a 12-unit emphasis in either P-12 Leadership or Higher Education Leadership.