Advanced graduate study relevant to urban educational issues and leadership requires an inquiry-based orientation to professional learning, grounded in the contemporary context of educational practice, enabled by the habits of scholarship that are vital to stimulating intellectual growth and enhancing practical wisdom. Our courses integrate the everyday practice of schools and the best of research to make sense of and inform today's educational practice.

Our commitment is to support the work of school leaders through a program of advanced study and inquiry that is relevant, engaging, challenging, and authentically linked to both the daily and enduring challenges of professional practice. Our graduate students participate in critical examination of the conceptual, organizational, political, social, interpersonal, and technical dimensions of schools.