About Us

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.