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Creating New Knowledge & Providing Community Service

Our commitment to academics extends beyond the classroom.  Students receive additional support and guidance during and after completion of their coursework.  Graduate fellowships and assistantships provide opportunities for students to work closely with program faculty, center staff, and journal editors to learn effective ways of planning, conducting, and disseminating research.  Workshops, seminars, and other learning opportunities allow students to prepare for state-level certification; develop skills for entering the job market; and be immersed in current research and practice effecting universities, school systems, and communities.

Our faculty have diverse background experience and are nationally and internationally recognized for their teaching, research, and service.  Our research interests span a variety of areas, including P-20 school-university collaborations, college student access and success, critical race theory, successful principals, education law and ethics, leadership preparation, and mentoring.  Through our faculty, academic programs, and research we are able to create new knowledge and provide significant services to school districts, higher education institutions, and the communities they serve.

Educational Leadership Centers

Examples of our research and community service can be found in the two centers in the College of Education and Human Development that are directed by program faculty:

Educational Leadership Journals

In addition, our department houses two of the leading educational journals in the field:







The Review of Higher Education

Is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.  The journal serves to inform scholars, academic leaders, and public policymakers about critical issues facing institutions of higher education.



The Journal of Educational Foundations

Aims to enhance scholarship in the educational foundations disciplines by publishing articles and essays featuring analyses, methodological issues, and practical applications.  The journal seeks to publish significant research that focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of the educational foundations fields.




Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Upcoming Events

Assessment of Language Proficiency in Spanish (ALPS)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

TIME: 10 am - 12 pm

LOC: Main Campus

BLDG: JPL 3.02.38

Mexican American Studies Teachers’ Academy

June 17-21, 2019

TIME: 8:30 - 4:40 p.m.


BLDG: Institute of Texan Cultures

Assessment of Language Proficiency in Spanish (ALPS)

Monday, July 1, 2019

TIME: 10 am - 12 pm

LOC: Main Campus

BLDG: JPL 3.02.38

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