Recognition for Ed Leadership programs

Henderson State University’s district-level educational leadership programs, including the Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership leading to superintendent’s license, have received national recognition from the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). 

ELCC is considered the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) that manages educational leadership accreditation standards and the related review process.  This review process fulfills the accreditation requirements for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Program Review with national recognition.

Teachers College, Henderson is actively preparing for a campus visit from the CAEP in Spring 2018. The results of the program review process are used as evidence of meeting CAEP standards. Having nationally recognized, high quality educational leadership programs positively impacts the overall CAEP accreditation process for the entire educator preparation program at Henderson, said Dr. Celya Taylor, dean and licensure officer for Teachers College, Henderson.

  Previously under the coordination of Dr. Bernie Hellums, the Educational Leadership Program is now being coordinated by Dr. Judi Jenkins.

“Preparing program assessments and analyzing data for rigorous program review take time and collaboration,” said Taylor. “Seeking and obtaining national recognition proves that Educational Leadership faculty and school-based candidate mentors are committed to designing, implementing and continuously improving preparation of effective school leaders who are capable of solving problems and making student-focused decisions.”

Henderson State University offers the following educational leadership programs online:

- District-level Leadership – Education Specialist (EdS) and Licensure
- Curriculum Leadership – Education Specialist (EdS)
- Curriculum Program Administrator – Licensure only
- Building-level Leadership – Master of Science in Education (MSE) and Licensure
- Educational Technology Leadership - Master of Science in Education (MSE)