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Program Learning Outcomes

GSEP is committed to a learner-centered approach in the programs we offer. Each program has a set of objectives that a student graduating from the program is expected to achieve. The knowledge and skills taught in the program might be introduced in some courses. In other courses, students are asked to apply knowledge by practicing skills and demonstrating their abilities. Within the program, the values and dispositional attributes important for individuals entering the profession are emphasized.

Graduates of the Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change program will be expected to achieve the following:

  1. Students will be able to select research topics. Design and conduct rigorous original research that create new knowledge, disseminate their work in the scholarly community for peer review and further advance the knowledge base in the field
  2. Students will be able to analyze and develop research-based national and global leadership policies to support global advocacy and social change
  3. Students will be able to analyze, synthesize, design, develop, deliver and evaluate learning using advanced research in technology-based virtual and classical learning models occurring in global organizations
  4. Students will be able to distinguish unique characteristics, traditions, and methodologies in research, practice, service, and globally competent leadership through an in-depth engagement in research literature in the field.
  5. Students will be able to describe, understand, and correctly apply organizational theory to global educational and organizational entities recognizing the environment of change and the importance of global leadership, learning theory, and policy.