The Educational Leadership program prepares students for leadership positions in education and policy at the community, school, district, state, and national levels. The demands of effective and responsive professional practice in education are increasingly complex. The curriculum addresses those complexities by including a solid grounding in social justice, multiple perspectives and cross-sector leadership strategies.
Students critically examine the conceptual, organizational, political, social, managerial and technical dimensions of leading schools and educational organizations that are vital to increasing opportunity for children and youth, locally, nationally and internationally. The research agendas of the faculty and students center on the nexus between theory and practice, and explore critical issues facing educational leaders and policymakers today. Collaborations between and among faculty and students, and linkages with educational and policy leaders are important components of the program.