The Educational Leadership programs are designed for professional educators who wish to advance their career opportunities in public and private schools. The Educational Leadership Program seeks to prepare visionary, competent, and ethical leaders world-wide, who promote the success of all students. Through classroom and field supervised experiences, candidates gain vital knowledge and skills in school leadership and administration, educational reform, and instructional supervision. Leadership development is personalized, evidence-driven, and based on national and regional standards. Coursework is available mixed mode and online.
The Educational Leadership programs will prepare students to:
Leadership Standard 1 - Visionary Leadership
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared by the school community.
Leadership Standard 2 - Instructional Improvement
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional development.
Leadership Standard 3 - Effective Management
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organizations, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
Leadership Standard 4 - Inclusive Practice
A school administrator is an education leader who promotes the success of all students and staff by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs and mobilizing community resources.
Leadership Standard 5 - Ethical Leadership
A school administrator is an education leader who promotes the success of all students through professional leadership by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Leadership Standard 6 - Socio-Political Context
A school administrator is an education leader who promotes the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal. and cultural context.
Dr. Margaret Chow is the director of the educational leadership programs: Residency principal and/or program administrator certification, professional administrator certification, initial superintendent certification; M.Ed. in Leadership, and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with certification; Ed.D. Concentrations in educational leadership.
Prior to directing Ed Leadership, Margaret was the director of CityU’s Master in Teaching program.
She was a principal and executive leader in Seattle, assistant superintendent in the Kent School District, and served as superintendent of Richland, WA school district in the Tri-Cities. She serves on the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) board, Washington School Leadership Academy board, and is an active member of WCEAP, WSASCD, and AASA. She is a former president of Washington State ASCD and served on the national ASCD board and committees. She actively participates in the local Asian American Community.
Marge holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Seattle University and has taught in Germany, Hawaii, and Seattle. She is originally from Maui, Hawaii and embraces everyone in the program as part of the ed leadership "ohana", or family.
Department Chair, Program Director, and Professor Dr. Margaret Chow