Department of Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership prepares professionals to be leaders in a variety of settings: public schools, libraries, institutions of higher education, and adult education programs.

The program focuses on the general principles and techniques of administering a wide variety of schools and other education organizations and facilities, supervising educational personnel at the school or staff level, and that may prepare individuals as general administrators and supervisors. Program courses include a practical component, training in observation and research techniques, evaluation, and creative problem solving.


Department Mission:

The Department of Educational Leadership prepares culturally responsive educational leaders who promote meaningful societal change.

Belief Statements:

  • We believe that faculty members lead by example.
  • We believe that faculty members should develop and promote best practices in teaching, research, and service.
  • We believe that the quality and competiveness of the department’s programs are a primary responsibility of all faculty members.
  • We believe that faculty members should display culturally responsive and respectful behavior.
  • We believe in preparing educational leaders to be consumers and producers of research in order to function effectively in a dynamic and ever-changing world.
  • We believe in collaboration among disciplines and between our department and the communities we serve.
  • We believe excellent teaching is guided by quality scholarship.
  • We believe the integrity and efficacy of faculty are developed and enhanced through academic freedom and shared governance.
  • We believe that high quality programs are achieved through faculty expectations that instill academic rigor, specific measurable outcomes, student accountability, and deliberate evaluation and feedback.