Mission and Vision

Greetings and welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies!

For the last 20 years, our focus has been to prepare individuals to become transformational leaders who can work effectively in challenging educational environments, with a strong commitment to promoting excellence, justice-centered education, democracy, risk-taking, and responsiveness to community needs. We strive to support marginalized student populations, including but not limited to undocumented students, LGBTQA+ students, and students with diverse abilities, by creating a welcoming learning environment that values all opportunities for our students to succeed. Our faculty is dedicated to developing collaborative and responsive relationships with local and external educational communities.