Advancing Education through Leadership
Focused on exploring complex, contemporary issues facing the world of education today, ELPHD has been recently revamped to ensure more of the real-world, in-classroom experiences that make both our school and our graduates stand out within the field of educational leadership and development.
Our research and studies tackle a wide variety of current problems in education and society that can be effectively changed and resolved through knowledgeable leadership, policy changes, improved higher and counselor education and workforce development. Graduate students work with faculty to uncover real solutions, including community-focused leadership development for high-poverty rural schools, college access and student success, workplace bullying, and state and institutional policies that affect adult learning.
In addition to strong faculty support, ELPHD students work together through an innovative cohort model of education that recognizes the importance of diverse perspectives and learning styles. Nestled in the heart of Raleigh – one of the fastest-rising cities in the country – NC State gives ELPHD all the advantages of being connected to a large university, while our close-knit department maintains a small-college feel with a collaborative environment, and the robust post-graduate support it takes to help students succeed in future careers.Apply Now
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Our research and programs are possible only through the continued support of generous donors, alumni and people like you.