M.Ed. Educational Administration
Elementary Spanish Teacher, Saint George's School, Spokane, Wash.
How has Whitworth’s program helped prepare you to be a principal?
The Educational Administration Program has given me a greater awareness of the whole educational system. The program has provided me the background research on effective school systems and effective teaching practices. It has also prepared me to be a principal through relevant coursework and its internship experience. In-depth studies of characteristics of successful schools and successful school leaders has helped me identify effective frameworks to use as a measurement of success in my future school.
What is unique about Whitworth’s Educational Administration Program?
The program is true academia, with small class-size, engaging discussions, and students guiding each other through the learning process. The seminars are structured so that classmates bring a wide variety of experience, skills, and knowledge to the classroom. In essence, the program is designed to model the importance of collaboration, which is a crucial component of school improvement.
Do you have any advice for other adults considering administration?
I highly recommend Whitworth's Educational Administration Program for anyone who seeks to broaden his or her awareness of the complete education system. Each Whitworth employee I have encountered has shown sincere interest and pride in being a part of my educational success. Whether you plan on becoming an administrator or not, this program will help improve your teaching, give you a broader understanding of education, and prepare you to be an educational leader in and outside the classroom.