Department of Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership's 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. 

Our Master of School Administration (MSA) and the Doctor of Educational Leadership (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.

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate
FSU's Ed. D. program is an active member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, a national effort to reform and strengthen the education doctorate. Our program is committed to setting high academic standards and to creating strong, transformative leaders.

Department of Educational Leadership Happenings


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LaKeishia Darden wins award at 1st Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium
Dr. Carlitta Moore
, a recent graduate of the Educational Leadership Program, Sited for her Doctoral Dissertation