Department of Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership mission is to prepare candidates for leadership in the field of education, by facilitating a rigorous program of study that emphasizes quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking, social justice, and emotional intelligence. The department graduate programs, the Master of School Administration (MSA) and the Doctor of Educational Leadership (EDD) prepare candidates to serve in the Southeastern region of North Carolina and beyond to become exemplary visionary leaders.

As a new member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), the faculty is committed to becoming actively engaged in rethinking and redesigning the professional doctorate in education by setting high academic expectations, with a focus on social justice and academic excellence for a better world locally and globally. The MSA and EDD programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE) and authorized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to offer school administration and superintendent licensees.