- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Educational Leadership and Policy courses offer a dynamic learning environment for students interested in critically exploring some of the most pressing issues facing education today. Although courses do not directly lead to licensure to work in elementary, secondary, or post-secondary settings, courses will prepare students for entry-level positions in educational leadership, policy, non-profits, and a variety of other organizations. ELP courses will also prepare students who wish to pursue graduate studies in educational leadership, administration, or policy. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including on-campus and online. Average class sizes are 20 students.
About Our Facilities
Course are housed in the Graduate School of Education, which is located at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus, Baldy Hall. Classes are taught in a seminar format. Seminars include a range of delivery styles including in-person, online, and in the field. Course activities, discussions, presentations, and written assignments are designed to provide students with both individual and collaborative opportunities to develop critical sense-making about how social justice topics intersect with education leadership practice policy. Course readings draw primarily from educational research, but also utilizes relevant interdisciplinary research from the social sciences.
About Our Faculty
There are 14 faculty and four clinical faculty members in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Faculty are highly productive and award-winning researchers, teachers, and grant-writers. Many of our faculty also bring a range of international, federal, state, and local educational practitioner expertise to their research and will provide you with exceptional personalized mentoring to build your professional and research skills.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Education Leadership and Policy Department website for more information on our faculty and their research and teaching specializations.