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Department of Educational Leadership
and Policy Studies

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The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers graduate programs for educational leaders in P-12 (Pre-K thru 12th Grade) and higher education (college and university) settings.  Our goal is to prepare leaders who can work effectively in ethnically, racially, socially, and linguistically diverse educational environments.  Through our partnerships with local school districts and institutions of higher education, students have the opportunity to apply leadership theories and practices in real-world settings. 



Our Academic Programs



Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Doctoral students obtain advanced academic training in educational and administrative leadership specifically focused on theories of education and learning; emerging paradigms of organizational leadership; and high-level research skills for developing, analyzing, and evaluating educational programs and practices.  The degree is offered with two different areas of emphasis:



Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies ( M.Ed.)

Our master’s degree programs assist students in understanding the unique problems and expertise associated with effective personnel, instruction, and managerial processes needed to lead P-20 educational institutions.  The degree is offered with two areas of concentration:

 


Certifications

Our department offers principal and superintendent programs that supply students with the educational tools necessary to provide leadership in P-12 educational institutions.  After completing these programs, students are eligible for the Principal and Superintendent TExES Exam to receive Certification in the state of Texas.



Certificates

Our Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration enhances professional preparation and development opportunities for current and prospective higher education administrators.





UTSA, The Right Choice



  • Our Faculty Cares! -- To support student success, professional growth and student-faculty relationships, students are assigned a faculty advisor.
  • Professional Networking -- Our students expand their personal networks by working alongside other dedicated educators, administrators, and student affairs professionals.
  • Diverse Opportunities -- Our programs expose students to proven leadership practices aimed at improving the learning opportunities for P-20 students, especially those from under-represented racial and ethnic groups.
  • Educational Expertise -- Our faculty bring a wealth of diverse educational and research interests, which invigorates and informs their teaching.
  • Research -- Our faculty and students conduct and disseminate research on critical issues in P-20 education.
  • Convenience -- To accommodate working professionals, courses are offered in the evenings at both the Main and Downtown UTSA campuses. 


The department’s Urban School Leaders Collaborative was awarded the 2013 Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Award by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).  






Educational Leadership and Policy Studies




Events



ITC Dance with the Dead 2014

ITC Dance with the Dead 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Time: 8 - 11 p.m.

Location: Institute of Texan Cultures

Building: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78205


Graduate Student Writing Workshop: Creating Effective Sentences

Graduate Student Writing Workshop: Creating Effective Sentences

Saturday, October 25

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Main Campus

Building: Main Building 2.220


Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

Thursday, October 20, 2014

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Main Campus

Building: John Peace Library Assembly Room, 4.04.22



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