The Department of Educational Leadership is responsive to a rapidly changing world and values cohesive membership and participation in a learning community dedicated to the discovery and communication of useful knowledge applied to education. We value innovation and recognize that leaders in learning utilize creative strategies to foster the continuous improvement of learning. As scholars and practitioners we promote active learning, academic freedom, and the celebration of candidate, staff, and faculty diversity.
There are five units housed in the department of Educational Leadership including Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS), Educational Foundations (EDFN), Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Higher Education (HIED), and Learning Systems Technology Education (LSTE).
The EDAS program offers masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees, tailored to the candidates professional needs and aspirations including two areas of co-emphasis for the doctorate in Gifted Education Administration and Special Education Administration. The EDAS unit also offers licensure at the school and district level.
The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program offers a masters degree and licensure in Gifted and Talented Education P-8 and/or 7-12 and Teaching Advanced Placement. The unit partners with the EDAS unit to provide a co-emphasis at the doctoral level.
The Higher Education (HIED) program offers a masters degree with two tracks, College Student Affairs and Two-Year College Teaching. The unit also offers a doctorate with concentrations in Faculty Leadership, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, or Two-Year College Leadership.
The Learning Systems Technology unit (LSTE) offers a masters degree with emphases in the areas of Instructional Program Development, Educational Technology Product Development, and Educational Technology Management. This program offers instructional opportunities which meet the needs of military, business, medical, and governmental agencies.
The Educational Foundations (EDFN) unit does not offer degrees however, it is an integral component of all College of Education programs offering courses throughout the college. This unit’s faculty expertise includes research, statistics, and educational psychology.