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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 PhD in Global Leadership and Change program will be expected to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Apply global leadership theory to educational and organizational entities recognizing the importance of the environment of change
  2. Select a topic for research and contribute new information as an outcome of the dissertation process
  3. Describe, understand, and correctly apply organizational theory to educational and organizational entities recognizing the environment of change and the importance of global leadership, advocacy & national and global policy
  4. Respond to a call for service to others through the complex interaction of faith, diversity, learning and practice
  5. Students will:
    • Synthesize approaches
    • Identify and address problems, issues, or dilemmas
    • Utilize social learning and cognitive learning principles to solve organizational problems
    • Identify and describe possibilities for using technology for formal and informal learning occurring in the organization