Educational Leadership

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Department of Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership aims to prepare reflective, caring, and highly skilled educational practitioners to lead urban schools in their chosen professions, to expand educational theory and practice in urban settings through research, and to work in partnership with constituents to effect change in educational practice in urban schools and higher education. Throughout the various programs, leadership candidates are required to demonstrate competency in their patience and perspective, to exercise judgment and wisdom, to develop their technical, analytical and communication skills, and to advocate for equity and social justice.

Summer 2023 Course Opportunities

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Programs and Degrees

The Educational Leadership programs are  predominantly online programs offering doctoral and master level degrees as well as Administrative Supervisor and Principal certification programs.

Two Educational Leadership presenters

The Educational Leadership Department offers the following programs:

Faculty & Staff

Chairperson:  Susan Phifer, Ed.D,
Christine Harrington, Ph.D
Michael Sparrow, Ed.D.
Administrative Assistant:  Dorothea Wilinski

EDLD virtual information sessions sign up and schedule.
Attend a session to learn more about programs in Educational Leadership.

Contact Us

The department is currently working remotely. Please contact us through email.

MA and  Principal Certification programs:

Supervisor Certification only email:

 Community College Doctoral Program:

If you would like to set up an advisement appointment please email your advisor or  email