Winthrop University: Board of Trustees - 2015_06_19 Resolution to Create the Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership
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WHEREAS Winthrop University has, since its establishment, prepared educators for the State of South Carolina and beyond; and

WHEREAS Winthrop University has, in recent years, graduated over 300 students from the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program, preparing them to be school principals, assistant principals, and school district administrators; and

WHEREAS many of these alumni have expressed an interest in pursuing a Specialist degree to prepare them to be district-level administrators; and

WHEREAS Winthrop University's Richard W. Riley College of Education has designed a new program to develop school district leaders emphasizing advanced communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills, ethical behavior, and equal education for all students; and

WHEREAS, the proposed degree is consistent with Winthrop University's Mission Statement wherein the University seeks to provide "personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the State of South Carolina";

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY that the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership degree program be established.

APPROVED, this 19th day of June 2015.

Last Updated: 5/17/22