Leadership, Research, and Foundations

Welcome to Leadership, Research and Foundations at UCCS!

By enrolling in one of the excellent programs offered here, you have identified yourself as an educational leader. You are now embarking upon an adventure in learning. Through this program you will be in partnership with a faculty of outstanding professionals who are also leaders in the field of education. They have been selected because of their commitment to excellence, their outstanding record in teaching adults, and their ability to mentor and develop leaders.

If you are looking to improve education and become a leader in your community, the programs offered in Leadership are for you.

Our programs include a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy, an MA in Leadership with tracks in P-12 Education and Student Affairs in Higher Education, as well as Advanced License Programs for the Principal License, Special Education Director License, and Administrator/Superintendent License. Additionally, we offer an undergraduate minor in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Our MA and Advanced License programs combine on-campus, on-line, and hybrid course options with field-based experiences to connect theory and research with professional practice.