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.
Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Hear from department chair Dr. Victor B. Sáenz as he discusses the rich legacy of students and faculty members in the department working collaboratively to address key issues in education.Read More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.