The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies prepares courageous, visionary, and transformative leaders in educational settings at all levels of the education system. We achieve this through intensive, integrated academic and field-based experiences, and project-based learning. Our students learn to create learning communities that foster academic achievement and optimal growth and development for all learners. Our students focus on leadership, policy studies, and research that is relevant and appropriate for meeting today’s educational challenges.
In 2014, the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA link) awarded the ELPS program the Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Program Award.
In 2015, the ELPS MA program was approved by the Colorado Department of Education as a Leadership Development Provider for Turnaround Leadership.