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Program Outcomes

M.S. in Educational Administration

The M.S. in Education Administration’s learning outcomes specifically address and respond to The Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) Program, focused entirely upon “developing the capacity of leaders to improve student achievement.” 

All curriculum for the M.S. in Educational Administration is developed and vetted with PIL's standards* in consideration:


  • The leader has the knowledge and skills to think and plan strategically, creating an organizational VISION around personalized student success.
  • The leader has an understanding of STANDARDS-BASED SYSTEMS THEORY and design and the ability to transfer that knowledge to the leader's job as the architect of standards-based reform in the school.
  • The leader has the ability to access and use appropriate DATA TO INFORM DECISION-MAKING at all levels of the system.


  • The leader knows how to create a culture of teaching and learning with an emphasis on learning.
  • The leader knows how to manage resources for effective results. 
  • The leader knows how to collaborate, communicate, engage and empower others inside and outside of the organization to pursue excellence in learning. 
  • The leader knows how to operate in a fair and equitable manner with personal and professional integrity. 
  • The leader knows how to advocate for children and public education in the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context. 
  • The leader knows how to support professional growth of self and others through practice and inquiry.

*Department of Education, PA Inspired Leaders (PIL)