Center for Leadership & Learning Objectives


What You Will Learn


Student Learning Objectives

Our Curriculum:



The objective of the ATU Educational Leadership program is to develop School Leaders who understand and demonstrate the capacity to promote the success and well-being of each student and adult by applying the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary to:

  • Standard One: Collaboratively lead, design, and implement a school mission, vision, and process for continuous improvement that reflects a core set of values and priorities that include data use, technology, equity, diversity, digital citizenship, and community. (NELP 1.0)
  • Standard Two: Understand and demonstrate the capacity to advocate for ethical decisions and cultivate and enact professional norms. (NELP 2.0)
  • Standard Three: Develop and maintain a supportive, equitable, culturally responsive, and inclusive school culture. (NELP 3.0)
  • Standard Four: Evaluate, develop, and implement coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, data systems, supports, and assessment. (NELP 4.0)
  • Standard Five: Engage families, community, and school personnel to strengthen student learning, support school improvement, and advocate for the needs of their school and community. (NELP 5.0)
  •  Standard Six: Improve management, communication, technology, school-level governance, and operation systems to develop and improve data-informed and equitable school resource plans and to apply laws, policies, and regulations. (NELP 6.0)
  • Standard Seven: Build the school’s professional capacity, engage staff in the development of a collaborative professional culture, and improve systems of staff supervision, evaluation, support, and professional learning. (NELP 7.0)
  • Standard Eight: Successfully complete an internship that provides coherent, authentic, and sustained opportunities to synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills identified in NELP standards 1–7. (NELP 8.0)





  • An educational leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders.
  • An education leader promotes the success of every student by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
  • An education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • An education leader promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, mobilizing community resources, and communicating.





  • Standard One: The school counselor understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline, and can create experiences that support the learning process for students.
  • Standard Two: The school counselor plans a school counseling program that is comprehensive in scope and developmental in nature.
  • Standard Three: The school counselor plans counseling services that facilitate student development in academic, career, and personal/social domains.
  • Standard Four: The school counselor exhibits human relations skills which support the development of human potential.
  • Standard Five: The school counselor works collaboratively with school colleagues, parents/guardians, and the community to support students' learning and well-being.