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Ph.D in Education Leadership Program

In the Department of Organization and Leadership

Program Mission

Our mission is to support the development of professors in education leadership who will be prepared to build aspiring and practicing school leaders and advance scholarship in the field. More specifically, our PhD program in Educational Leadership:

  • Sits at the nexus of national and international research, theory, and real-world practice. You will have the opportunity to consider the theory-to-practice connection through coursework.

  • Focuses on building bridges between research to practice by employing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches.

  • Equips students with the necessary skills to investigate and respond to critical issues in education leadership today from multiple perspectives, as they seek solutions to questions asked and those not yet imagined.

  • Supports and stretches aspiring scholars to redefine notions of education leadership, education leadership development, and education leadership research and practice and care for the future of education.

  • Provides a supportive, mentoring environment to develop critical thinkers, thought leaders, systematic and skilled researchers, and innovative scholars.

This is how we develop aspiring professors in education leadership who can effectively prepare practicing and aspiring leaders to manage the complexity of leading in the 21st century. 

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