Welcome to Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EDLP)
NO Spring 2013 Admissions -- Apply for Fall 2013 by April 15, 2013.
EDLP is apart of
Graduate and Professional Studies in Education.
Our office has been relocated to Eureka Hall 401.
In times of struggle and in times of prosperity, effective leadership -- in education and all industries -- is the constant element that communities need to sustain themselves and manage their resources -- human and otherwise -- in ways that will ensure and enrich their futures. The U.S. economy of the future -- indeed, the future of our nation -- relies on our preparation of today's children and youth.
Schools in California continue to face uncertainties; resources continue to dwindle while the task of educating today's generations for tomorrow grows ever more important and complex every day. The challenges before us have likely never been greater. Effective -- not just "good" -- leadership at all levels of education - both public and private -- has probably never been more important.
What makes an effective educational leader? What characteristics and traits are predictive of successful careers in leadership? Does a leader have to be employed in a management position to provide leadership? How do leaders "do more with less" in lean times? What management and leadership skills are necessary to effectively operate today's schools?
Sacramento State's Educational Leadership & Policy Studies program offers preparation for leadership roles through programs that lead to the
- California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (CPASC)
- Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on P-12 school environments
- Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Leadership, emphasizing student services and community college leadership
Graduates of EDLP programs over the past two decades now serve in a broad variety of leadership and management positions throughout the region, and the country. Some have chosen to pursue doctoral studies in Educational Leadership after completing their Master's level studies and have gained critical experience in leadership.
All Educational Leadership programs are organized to be cohort-based. Groups of students admitted each application cycle will take all of their courses together. Enrollments are predictable, and a course of study can be planned in advance in relation to the availability of highly qualified faculty. Cohorts provide students a foundation from which to build important professional support networks with their classmates/colleagues, while facilitating collaborative and cooperative learning experiences throughout the program and into their careers.
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