Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD) is home to over a dozen fields of study, 750 graduate students and 45 full-time faculty and staff who aim to improve education—from K-12 schools, to community colleges and universities, to workplace training—through applied theory, rigorous research, professional ethics and data-driven best practice.
We offer numerous master’s, doctoral and certificate programs that prepare professionals for K-12 educational leadership, community college, counseling education, higher education and adult education.
Our faculty are nationally recognized experts in their fields and work alongside our graduate students and other collaborators to study complex issues in education and help drive solutions.
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Our faculty and staff are nationally recognized experts driven to improve educational outcomes and enhance student success across the education spectrum, from preK to adult education.
Meet our people
Our faculty and staff are committed to extension and engagement activities in K-12 schools, higher education settings, community organizations and the workplace.
The College of Education has prepared me for the next steps in my career through leadership experiences, self-reflection and relationship building.
Jessica Richardson ’15, ’22 MSA
Master of School Administration Graduate and 2020-21 Nash County Teacher of the Year