Course Description

Designed to focus on candidates using multiple sources of data as well as contemporary research to support the development of a student-centered vision. Candidates learn strategies for overcoming barriers and obstacles to the vision and how to develop and monitor school growth plans. Candidates are exposed to effective dispositions/approaches for allocating resources in an equitable, ethical, and legal fashion to support the vision. To help support the development of the vision, candidates address the issue of institutional bias created by the structure and institutional culture of schools today. Through planned experiences, candidates begin to examine their own biases, share their cultural background, and explore cultural proficiency. Candidates explore personal attitudes towards race, gender, and socioeconomic status as they learn ways to examine and confront issues related to race, equity, and diversity. Furthermore, candidates embrace the challenge of including multiple perspectives from the community in building consensus and creating a shared vision.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a shared commitment to vision
  • Lead by example to promote vision
  • Identify system needs for school growth plan
  • Identify resources (human, fiscal, material) to implement the school growth plan




The program is sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Office of Education. You must be a full-time employee of the district to be eligible.
Classes are offered according to the schedule on the respective Certificate or Program Page. Please click on the Request Information below to be promptly notified when enrollment opens.