University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Introduction

The School of Leadership and Education Sciences houses academic departments, centers and institutes within Mother Rosalie Hill Hall on the campus of the University of San Diego. The nationally-accredited, innovative and vibrant programs offered within SOLES are led by an administrative team, faculty and participatory advisory boards for the school and the centers.

SOLES Abbreviated Strategic Plan 2016-2018

Mission The mission of SOLES is to engage with students and our communities to continuously learn through inquiry and practice that supports social justice and effects meaningful change in our diverse society. Vision We shape the future by providing inclusive education as the foundation of social justice and the means to enhance human dignity and improve the quality of life.



Core Values Multiculturalism and Social Justice: We believe in developing leaders, educators, counselors, and therapists who will advocate for equity and inclusion in the professional settings in which they serve. We believe in challenging all forms of discrimination, including race, class, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, in our local, national, and global community and in working as change agents to undermine oppression. Excellence in Teaching: We are committed to excellence in educating our students in our graduate and undergraduate programs. SOLES faculty provide innovative and responsive instruction, meaningful practical learning with opportunities for critical thinking, and high quality mentoring for all our students. We strive to graduate students who will be exemplary representatives of SOLES and leaders in their professions. Care for the Whole Person: Consistent with the USD Way statement, as a community, we pledge to respect the value and human dignity of each and every person. We are committed to treating everyone with courtesy and compassion so that they feel valued, cared for and respected. Our actions are grounded in our Catholic tradition of social justice and love for our community. Community Engagement: We are committed to engaging with community partners at local, national, and global levels to build and sustain teaching, scholarship, and service opportunities for our faculty, students, and staff. Community engagement includes the pursuit of mutually-rewarding partnerships with community leaders, scholars, educators, and service providers. Such partnerships are essential for relevant and high quality practice training for our students, applied research opportunities, and fulfillment of our mission to serve. Excellence in Scholarship: We are committed to contributing to knowledge generation in our fields through creative and rigorous scholarship. Our strengths are in applied research grounded in, and contributing to counseling and therapy, education, and leadership. We also seek to be effective translators of emerging scientific developments into practice through our scholarship and teaching. Strategic Priorities

  1. Expand SOLES’ Commitment to Multiculturalism and Social Justice
  2. Strengthen, Develop, and Grow Academic Programs in SOLES
  3. Increase SOLES’ Engagement with K-12 Catholic, Public and Charter/Community-Based Schools
  4. Enhance SOLES’ International and Local Presence



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Programs

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MA

Master of Arts in Counseling

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

School counseling students plan to work as professional counselors in elementary, middle, and high school settings or in agencies serving school-aged children and their families. Candidates develop knowledge and skills in student advocacy as well as in the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive, results-based guidance and counseling programs for diverse student populations. [+]

The MA in Counseling, specialization in School Counseling offers two concentration options:

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) - 48 units PPS credential with Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) eligibility - 63 units

School counseling students plan to work as professional counselors in elementary, middle, and high school settings or in agencies serving school-aged children and their families. Candidates develop knowledge and skills in student advocacy as well as in the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive, results-based guidance and counseling programs for diverse student populations.

Each student is placed with a credentialed school counselor in a San Diego area school and accumulates a minimum of 600 hours of supervised experience. Practicum and fieldwork experience includes a combination of individual and group counseling related to social, academic, and career development issues. Each student completes a year-long action research project in conjunction with fieldwork.... [-]


Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

The MA in Higher Education Leadership is designed to provide professionals dedicated to the field of higher education with the ability to make an enhanced impact by expanding the way they collect and process information. Including research, organizational theory, change and more, the program provides opportunities for graduate assistantships and international experiences. [+]

The MA in Higher Education Leadership is designed to provide professionals dedicated to the field of higher education with the ability to make an enhanced impact by expanding the way they collect and process information. Including research, organizational theory, change and more, the program provides opportunities for graduate assistantships and international experiences.

What can I do with this degree?

Students in the program are working in or have a career preference for higher education. The program prepares students for positions in higher education administration and student affairs at two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Alumni work in departments including (but not limited to) student activities, academic advising, residential life, admissions, financial aid, and Greek life.... [-]


Master of Arts in Leadership Studies

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

This program is designed for candidates who seek to create innovative and dynamic approaches to learning and leadership. This master's degree offers a unique degree of freedom and flexibility in how one seeks this degree. Students are invited to examine, reflect, and act on passionate concerns, working closely with faculty and fellow students, to bring theory and practice together to meet academic and professional goals. [+]

This program is designed for candidates who seek to create innovative and dynamic approaches to learning and leadership. This master's degree offers a unique degree of freedom and flexibility in how one seeks this degree. Students are invited to examine, reflect, and act on passionate concerns, working closely with faculty and fellow students, to bring theory and practice together to meet academic and professional goals.

Areas of specialization include Organizational Leadership/Consulting or Coaching. Students are also permitted to craft an individualized specialization using courses from Leadership Studies and other SOLES programs. Courses may also be selected from USD’s graduate programs with approval of the advisor and program administrator.... [-]


Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

The mission of the Marital and Family Therapy (MFT) Program is to help lead the transformation of family therapy by creating, educating and actively supporting a community of future professionals who embody the philosophy and practice of a biopsychosocial, systems approach to family-oriented mental health care. [+]

The mission of the Marital and Family Therapy (MFT) Program is to help lead the transformation of family therapy by creating, educating and actively supporting a community of future professionals who embody the philosophy and practice of a biopsychosocial, systems approach to family-oriented mental health care.

The Marital and Family Therapy Program prepares family therapists to work with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. The program promotes the use of a biopsychosocial model in therapy, with an emphasis on understanding clients from a relational or systemic perspective, which has been described in the best-selling books, Essential Skills in Family Therapy and Essential Assessment Skills in Family Therapy, both written by program faculty members. Students complete a 12-month clinical practicum in which they accumulate a minimum of 500 direct client contact hours and receive more than 200 hours of supervision from faculty and practicum site supervisors. Students have the option to complete an emphasis in medical family therapy.... [-]


Master

Master in Elementary Education

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA San Diego

The Master’s Credential Cohort Program is designed to prepare effective elementary school teachers through coursework and field experiences leading to an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and Preliminary Multiple Subject teaching credential. The program emphasizes the connection between theory and practice, weaving together university-based coursework and thoughtfully designed field experiences. [+]

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Elementary Education

The Master’s Credential Cohort Program is designed to prepare effective elementary school teachers through coursework and field experiences leading to an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and Preliminary Multiple Subject teaching credential. The program emphasizes the connection between theory and practice, weaving together university-based coursework and thoughtfully designed field experiences. Candidates in the program develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to flourish in their own classrooms, as well as the critical habits of mind and reflective practice that will allow them to grow as educators throughout their careers.... [-]


Master in Secondary Education

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA San Diego

The Master’s Credential Cohort Program is designed to prepare effective middle school and high school teachers through coursework and field experiences leading to an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and preliminary single subject teaching credential. [+]

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction / Secondary Education

The Master’s Credential Cohort Program is designed to prepare effective middle school and high school teachers through coursework and field experiences leading to an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and preliminary single subject teaching credential.

The program emphasizes the connection between theory and practice, weaving together university-based coursework and thoughtfully designed field experiences. Candidates in the program develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to flourish in their own classrooms, as well as the critical habits of mind and reflective practice that will allow them to grow as educators throughout their careers.... [-]


Master of Education in TESOL, Literacy and Culture

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

Master’s students in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literacy and Culture develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program focuses on culture, linguistics, second language acquisition, and methodology of teaching English as a second, foreign and international language, and a sound understanding of the complexities of working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations within the United States and in international contexts. [+]

Master’s students in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literacy and Culture develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program focuses on culture, linguistics, second language acquisition, and methodology of teaching English as a second, foreign and international language, and a sound understanding of the complexities of working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations within the United States and in international contexts.

Candidates are prepared to work effectively in adult education settings, such as community colleges, universities, adult education centers, and language academies in the United States and abroad.... [-]


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School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Address University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 5998 Alcala Park
92110-2492 San Diego, California, USA
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