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K-16 Educational Leadership Preparation, Research, and Teaching

Research and Service

ELPS students and faculty are actively involved and research and service, locally, nationally, and internationally. We also actively engage with our community and partners.

  • Faculty engage in a range of K-16 research and service activities.
  • Annual graduate student research day in March of every year, allows students to present, display, and discuss their work with colleagues and faculty. Department Graduate Assistant Melissa Thompson ( can provide more details to you on this year’s event. 
  • Department faculty have state- and national-level grants, with diverse explorations ranging from access and equity to community college transfer.
  • Advisory boards partner with us to continually strengthen our superintendent and principal programs.