Educational Leadership and Policy
Leading the Future of Education
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy consists of two program areas that offer master’s and doctoral degree concentrations in specific fields: the Program in Higher Education Leadership and Policy and the Public School Executive Leadership Program.
Our department has a legacy of excellence in training scholars, practitioners and educational leaders for PK-12 public schools, higher education and the P-16 policy arena. Our change-making graduates go on to serve as superintendents, school principals, professors, researchers and student affairs professionals. Our award-winning faculty, nationally recognized graduate programs, and highly regarded research centers focus on educational leadership and policy through an equity and social justice lens.
Our department’s research has a direct effect on policies and practices that support students, administrators and leaders in P-16 educational settings. Our masters and doctoral students engage in research that is responsive to the ongoing challenges faced across educational sectors.Learn More
Linda García, executive director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, was named the 2023 recipient of the Terry O’Banion Prize for Inspiring Significant Change to Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Reyes will work with other members to advise Ed Trust’s research agenda on teaching and curriculum, and provide insight on the educational landscape to help identify specific equity-based research projects.