The Center for Leadership and Learning

A Center for Innovation and 21st Century Partnerships

Vision

Our vision is to develop leadership capacity at all levels for a future that constantly redefines itself.

Mission

Our mission is to prepare and to promote interdisciplinary school leadership teams who work collaboratively to enhance the learning of students and educators, as well as the overall effectiveness of schools. This mission will be accomplished through the cultivation of authentic professional learning communities, the conferment of advanced degrees, the pursuit and dissemination of action research, and the initiation and strengthening of twenty-first century partnerships designed to inform decision- and policymakers at the local, state, and national levels.

 

Degrees and Programs

 

M.Ed. - School Counseling and Leadership

This program is designed to prepare candidates for a degree and eligibility for Arkansas licensure as a school counselor leader.

M.Ed. - Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

This program is designed to prepare candidates for a degree, and eligibility for Arkansas Department of Education licensure as a curriculum leader. Authentic classroom experiences, representative of daily situations school leaders encounter, are integrated into courses. 

M.Ed. - Educational Leadership

This is a performance-based program of study designed to prepare future school principals and assistant principals. Candidates produce a professional portfolio as evidence of competency in the six standards for licensure: educational leadership, school management, school climate, community relations, curriculum management and data collection and analysis.

Ed.S. - Educational Leadership

This program is based on the value-added concept of school leader preparation from the building leadership to the district level leadership positions, such as superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.

Ed.D. - Educational Leadership

This is a degree that is intended for scholar/practitioners who will be involved in field-based applied research in partnership with schools, or other educational agencies, and who will apply new knowledge and skills at work, and as a result improve learning and achievement in schools. 

 

Leadership Initiatives

 

Arkansas Center for Executive Leadership

The Arkansas Center for Executive Leadership (ACEL) at Arkansas Tech University is a provider of advanced leadership training for school administrators. The ACEL program is in its ninth year of existence and is currently offering the program for Superintendent Leader-to-Leader IX and Principal Leader-to-Leader VII.

 

LEAD 21 Walton Leader Scholars

LEAD 21 is an initiative by the Arkansas Tech Center for Leadership and Learning that makes the Arkansas Tech Master of Education degree in educational leadership available to selected teachers in Pulaski County, the Delta region, and districts throughout Arkansas that have priority schools or schools in need of improvement.

 

 

Contact the CLL

Center for Leadership and Learning

227 State Road 333 South

Russellville, AR 72802

Phone: (479) 498-6022

Email: cll@atu.edu