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 2012, the George W. Bush Institute named the ELPS program to the Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL), a network of innovative principal preparation programs around the country that are changing the way school leaders are recruited, selected, trained, evaluated, and empowered.