Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The mission of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program is to develop educational leaders from diverse backgrounds who will effectively lead and improve P-12 school systems and institutions of Higher Education. Our programs aim to prepare P-12 school leaders and higher education administrators who possess the following core qualities and characteristics:

  • Be visionary change agents
  • Create collaborative learning communities
  • Engage in reflective practice
  • Lead for inclusiveness
  • Implement research-based and site-based best practices
  • Be creative and innovative instructional leaders

Career Options

Past graduates of our program successfully serve in a broad variety of leadership roles within the P-12 and Higher Education setting both in the region and across the state, as well as throughout the nation and around the globe. In addition, upon completion of our program, several of our graduates have chosen to pursue a Doctorate in Educational Leadership degree at California State University, Sacramento.

Programs Offered



Program Resources

Potential Students

Learn how to apply.
Catalog with detailed program requirements.
View our updated Program Flier (PDF)

Current Students

View the EDLP Orientation PowerPoint

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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Phone: (916) 278-6639 | Office: Eureka Hall 401