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Educational Leadership (EDL)

For information, please contact the chairperson, 989-774-3204, EHS 334;

Why Study Educational Leadership?

Leadership skills are vital to all academic and community institutions. Because the Department of Educational Leadership provides leadership preparation programs, our students are virtually all at or near graduate level in studies. If you are interested in a career as an elementary, secondary, or higher education administrator, leader of a voluntary organization or community agency, or simply want to increase your administrative skills, you will definitely want to discuss your plans with a member of the department’s faculty.

Educational Leadership at CMU

The department offers master’s degrees in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration, a Specialist in General Education Administration, a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, as well as a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching. The Specialist degree provides students an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills in a field-based academic program. The Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership assists experienced leaders to achieve the level of practitioner scholar and to provide strong organizational leadership. Some programs are offered through Global Campus only.

See the Graduate Bulletin for a complete description of graduate programs.

The Faculty

Frimpomaa Ampaw, Eric Buschlen, Mark Deschaine, Anne Hornak, Wafa Hozien, Benjamin Jankens, Matthew Johnson, Dan Kaczynski, Barbara Klocko, Ethan Kolek, Sarah Marshall, Kaleb Patrick, Regina Umpstead, David E. Whale