College of Education

Leadership, Research, & Foundations

MA in Leadership with Concentration in P-12 Education, Principal Licensure, and Director of Special Education Licensure

The MA in Leadership with concentration in P-12 Education, Principal Licensure, and Director of Special Education Licensure programs have been carefully designed to ensure the development of educational leaders who can transform schools into learning communities in which all members of a diverse society are accorded opportunity and respect. This curriculum has been developed on a foundation of research in the areas of leadership, management, schooling, curriculum, instructional practices, adult development, and technology. These programs satisfy accreditation requirements of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Educational Leadership Constituency Council (ELCC).

MA in Leadership with Concentration in SAHE

The Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) concentration of the MA in Leadership has been carefully designed to ensure the development of educational leaders in student affairs operations in colleges and universities. The program adheres to the Master’s Level Student Affairs Professional Preparation Program Standards developed by the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education, 8th ed.). Leadership coursework is organized around foundational studies, professional studies, and supervised practice.

Ph. D. in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy

The Ph.D. program is designed to meet the personal and professional needs of educational leaders in school districts, higher education, and non-governmental organizations through rigorous coursework in leadership, research and policy. This innovative program combines challenging courses with collaborative faculty-students research labs that prepare students for successful completion of the dissertation and professional application of skills and knowledge.
 
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