Department of Educational Leadership and School Administration
The Department of Educational Leadership and School Administration'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.
Charay Dupree, Education for Liberation: The Stories of Transformative Educational Leaders, Chair: Dr. Abul Pitre
Heidi Hill, Dismantling and Deconstructing Girl Bye: A Narrative Study of Restoring Black Girls with Restorative Justice, Chair: Dr. Abul Pitre
Kisha James, A Narrative Study of Turnaround Principals in Predominately African American Schools, Chair: Abul Pitre
Letitia Johnson-Arnold, Self-Care Practices and Perceptions of Holistic Health Among Selected Educational Leadership Graduate Students Attending Minority Serving Institutions, Chair: Dr. Noran Moffett
Melissa Lyon, Using Q Methodology to Explore Views of a Selected Competency Framework for Community Engagement Professionals, Chair: Dr. Noran Moffett
Deon Martin, Racism an Inequality: Stories of African American Female Educators in Public Schools, Chair: Dr. Abul Pitre
Gena Mattocks, The Moderating Effect of Teaching Experience on Content Knowledge and Sense of Efficiency in Literacy Institutions, Chair: Dr. Theodore Kaniuka
Mondrail Myrick, A Gender and Ethnic Group Comparison of Retention Using the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement at Selected-Four-Year Institutions, Chair: Dr. Noran Moffett
Allan Quinn, Early College High Schools: Do Design and Location Influence Student Achievement, Chair: Dr. Theodore Kaniuka
Raymond Smith, The Pedagogical Relationship Between the Educational System and the Juvenile Justice System in North Carolina, Chair: Dr. Paris Jones
Jocelyn Smith-Gray, Leading for Social Justice: A Narrative Study of Department Chairs, Chair: Dr. Abul Pitre
Carlin Tuton, The Relationship Between Teacher Efficacy and Standardized Testing in the Context of North Carolina Read to Achieve Era, Chair: Dr. Theodore Kaniuka
Matthew Wynn, ESL Teachers and School Leaders Perspectives of K-8 Social Studies, Chair: Dr. Landon Hadley