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Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  Thank you for taking time to explore our programs and course offerings.

Our department offers a Ph.D. in K-16 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  Our master’s degree includes emphasis options in principal certification, higher education administration, dual-language principal certification, and teacher leadership.  Post-master’s options include school administration certificate programs in K-12 principalship and the school district superintendency. Our undergraduate program, the Leadership Minor/Leadership Certificate, is offered in partnership with the UTA Leadership Center and the Division of Student Affairs.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers face-to-face K-12 school administration courses at our UT Arlington campus.  If you are interested in taking web-based courses, our online program in K-12 school administration is offered in collaboration with Academic Partnerships.  Please contact Dr. Ernest Johnson (ejohnson@uta.edu) to inquire about K-12 M.Ed. offerings. 

If you are interested in higher education administration coursework, please contact Dr. Maria Trache (mtrache@uta.edu).  For doctoral program inquiries please contact Dr. Barbara Tobolowsy (tobolow@uta.edu).  Please contact me for questions about our superintendency program (cgbrown@uta.edu).

If you are a graduate, we hope you will stay in touch and let us know about the differences you are making in the education profession.  If you are a prospective student please explore our website for program information and contact us with any questions.  Thank you for your interest in the programs of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Sincerely,
Casey Graham Brown
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies