About Us

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy is a community of students, faculty, staff and policy influencers that share a common goal of improving educational opportunities for all. We strive to inspire and teach future researchers, practitioners, and administrators to engage with their educational community at both the public school and higher education levels.

Each of our master’s and doctoral graduate programs are successful at producing qualified school administrators thanks to our experienced faculty, dedicated staff, and innovative research into policy and leadership.

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Message from the Chair

I am deeply honored to begin my term as Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare leaders, researchers, policy analysts, and professors to serve as thought leaders in educational institutes and communities. We strive to promote equity, diversity and integrity at all levels of education.

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Our Faculty

Our nationally ranked faculty shares its knowledge of educational institutions and engages in research that develops and refines educational policy. Many faculty members also serve as administrators for offices within the University of Texas at Austin.

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Administration

Our dedicated administrators ensure students and professors have the resources necessary to function at their highest potential.

Temple University's Sara Goldrick-Rabb, distinguished lecturer

PHEL Distinguished Lecture Series

Features distinguished and tenured faculty from around the world to lecture on pressing topics related to educational policy and leadership.

Graduate Student and Alumni Awards

Our department recognizes students and service leaders who show exemplary leadership within our graduate programs.