Queens University of Charlotte Calls Attention to the Need for High Quality Education Leaders

Statistics highlight an effective principal is paramount in education.

Charlotte, NC (02/26/14) – Queens University of Charlotte, in its commitment to educational excellence, recently published an infographic compiling research that shows correlation between effective principals and the associated impacts on schools. The university’s goal is to showcase how educational leaders who are well trained and have received hands-on experience through mentorships create a more positive and influential learning experience for students and heighten teachers’ abilities to educate. The benefits of educational leadership training for principals becomes evident when facts such as the following are considered:

  • Teachers who rate their principals as excellent have increased collaboration time and opportunities for professional development.
  • Upon implementing positive behavioral interventions and support, schools saw 56 percent fewer students sent to the principal’s office.
  • Effective principals account for 25 percent of a school’s impact on student performance gains.
  • Only one in five individuals hired as principals meet all of the required expectations of the role.

“The complex role that an effective principal plays within his or her school cannot be stressed enough. These individuals set the tone for what is expected from the teaching staff, which directly relates to student performance,” stated Dr. Linda Dunlap, assistant professor at the Cato School of Education at Queens. “Thus, the Leadership Program at Queens prepares future leaders by ensuring that they have an adequate amount of hands-on experience and are paired with mentors who work closely with them during the Internship block.”

Queens’ Online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

Queens’ online MA in Educational Leadership, housed within the Cato School of Education, offers educational professionals the skills need to advance their careers and become effective, influential leaders. The curriculum was designed by Queens’ experienced faculty and focuses on teaching skills that drive meaningful outcomes. Graduates of the program leave with a well-rounded and applicable understanding of how to:

  • Build relationships among schools and stakeholders
  • Educate diverse and multicultural communities
  • Coach teachers and develop professional growth
  • Efficiently allocate resources
  • Navigate educational laws and policies

Convenient and flexible, the online option is ideal for working teachers who want to continue their education while still managing life’s other requirements. As school populations continue to grow, the need for highly trained educational leaders who hold advanced degrees is paramount.

To learn more about the online MA in Educational Leadership degree program at Queens, click here or call 866-313-2356 to speak with an admissions specialist.

About Queens University of Charlotte:

Founded in 1857, Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-educational university with a commitment to liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, North Carolina, Queens serves approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Notable recognition includes being ranked No. 18 among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 (up from No. 20 the previous year). In addition, five members of Queens’ faculty have been honored as North Carolina Professors of the Year.