Leadership opportunities targeted to all UTA students
by Ariel Robinson
UT-Arlington’s College of Education offer courses to undergraduates students to minor in the Educational Leadership Policy Studies program this fall.
The programs deal with people who are interested in becoming superintendents, principals, and assistant principals. The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies were only offered to graduate students to complete this program.
Staff Support and Educational Leaderships Specialist, Anne Croco, assist with everything throughout this program.
“One of the mottos of this campus is that students come first, that is our overall goal of this department,” she said.
Now undergraduates can sign up for the leadership program through their department they are currently enrolled in. They will only need to take five classes for the minor, two classes through the leadership department and three upper level courses in the department they are seeking their degree in.
Professor and Chairperson of the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Dr. Adrienne E. Hyle is very excited about getting more students enrolled in the program.
“This program is more appealing to graduate students, but we are trying to do whatever we can to prepare our students on their journey with higher educational learning,” she said. “To help teachers improve, and give students whatever need to be successful.”
During the last spring semester, the College of Education received approval to allow undergraduates to enroll in the course. But undergraduates could not enroll in the classes until the fall.
Undecided undergraduate, Imisha Gasery is in the process of going through major changes.
“I am happy to know that UTA is making more classes available for undergraduates,” she said.
According to Dr. Hyle, so far not many students have signed up for the Educational Leadership Policy Studies Program. The department is currently looking for a leadership director to assist with overseeing and help moving the program further along.