Career Outlook

Your Future with a Leadership Licensure Program/Graduate Certificate in School Leadership (LLP/GCSL)

Kris Taylor, EdD“This is a good career choice for someone who really wants to see social change through education. What we ultimately want to do is prepare leaders who can bring about change in a school setting that allows social change to happen. That kind of passion and drive and interest is foundational and is essential.”
—Kris Taylor, EdD, Director, Leadership Licensure Program/Graduate Certificate in School Leadership

In this program, you will learn to lead diverse and multicultural workforces and to strategically engage in anti-racist action. The curriculum uses concepts from psychology and adult social emotional competencies to teach you to create psychological safety that will result in responsive and high performing teams. Students will develop competencies around the following areas:

  • Educational Equity
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Managing Change
  • Building Culture and Climate
  • Building Trust
  • Helping students to reach their academic goals

As a graduate of the program, you may choose to use your skills to pursue principal licensure as a school principal or assistant principal. The program is aligned to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) administrator standards.  Students also enroll in the program to leverage their strengths and skills to make a greater difference in their current role. Our LLP/GCSL program welcomes professionals at various stages of their careers, including those listed below.

  • Classroom teachers
  • School administrators
  • Mid-career professionals
  • Aspiring school leaders
  • Working school professionals 
  • Change of career professionals seeking to enter a K-12 setting

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Career Services at William James College

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