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.



Congratulations to the following candidates for successfully defending their dissertations recently:
Fall 2020

LaKeshia Darden
Chair:
Dr. Noran L. Moffett
Dissertation Topic: "Diversity Training Through Story: White University Professionals Explore Narratives of the Black Experience by Reading Coretta Scott King Book Award Titles"

Roderick Heath
Chair:
Dr. Noran L. Moffett
Dissertation Topic: "An Exploration of Selected Non-Cognitive Factors and Barriers for Retaining First-Generation African American Males Attending HBCUS and PWIS"

Naadiya Hopkins
Chair:
Dr. Noran L. Moffett
Dissertation Topic: "Athletics Administrators and Coaches' Perspectives and Experiences Related to Student Athletes' Engagement in Social Activism"

Quincy E. Malloy
Chair:
Dr. Linda Wilson-Jones
Dissertation Topic: "A Qualitative Study on African-American Male Student-Athletes' Perceptions of Academic and Social Engagement at Division III Institutions in North Carolina"

Shawnta M. Cummings
Chair: Dr. Linda Wilson-Jones
Dissertation Topic: "Exploring the Academic· Experiences and Career Paths of Black Women Employed in Selected Institutions of Higher Education"

Ann Zomerfeld
Chair:
Dr. Miriam Chitiga
Dissertation Topic: "In Their Own Words: Stories of Leader Presidents and Chancellors at HBCUs

Khaled Quertani 
Chair: Dr. Theodore Kaniuka 
Dissertation Topic: "Examining Engagements' Factors Contributing to International Students' Intention to Persist at Minority Serving Institutions


CONGRATULATIONS BRONCO Doctor of Education Graduates! Go forth and Transform Education for ALL Students!