The Department of Educational Leadership is dedicated to supporting and advancing the mission and goals of the University, and to this end, its primary goal is to prepare competent, professional personnel for employment in schools, service agencies, postsecondary educational settings, business, industry, and government agencies.
Its purposes include, but are not limited to:
- Preparing professionals in the field of developmental education for teaching and leadership roles in colleges/universities, private industry, government, business and human service settings.
- Preparing professionals for roles in elementary, middle and secondary school settings.
- Providing instruction in educational administration and supervision for students seeking certification in principalship and instructional supervision
The Department of Educational Leadership has responsibility for four graduate programs: Master of Science (M.S.) and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Developmental Education; Master of Education in Educational Leadership; and Post Masters Certificate in Developmental Education.
Further descriptions of the major academic areas are the following:
- Developmental Education
This program is designed to prepare researchers, practitioners and leaders for postsecondary education, business, industry, government, and human services. Developmental educators work both in the traditional classroom and in the workplace, using a variety of skills, including counseling, administration, management, and instructional design and training to help the nontraditional learner in Higher Education. The Department of Educational Leadership is responsible for the administration of three graduate programs in developmental education: The Master of Science (M.S.), Post Masters Certificate (PMC), and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).
- Educational Leadership
The curriculum in educational leadership is designed for Pre K – 12 professionals, including teachers and administrators. Practitioners-scholars are prepared to accept administrative roles in elementary, middle, and high school settings. The Department offers the Master of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.), for prospective school administrators.
Andolyn B. Harrison, Ph.D., Interim Head
Phone: (318) 274-2238/2549