Educational Leadership & Higher Education (ELHE)

Educational Leadership & Higher Education (ELHE)

Fulfilling our social justice mission, our Educational Leadership and Higher Education programs develop agents of cultural change—reflective practitioners committed to making schools more equitable.

Internationally recognized faculty integrate interdisciplinary theory with the most current evidence-based practices. Students develop the skills and perspectives to thrive in administration, public policy, and research positions while transforming outcomes across settings, from pre-K through post-graduate.

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Program Offerings


Aspiring educational leaders can choose from three programs that help them pursue careers in student affairs, residential life, administration, Catholic school leadership, and other fields:


With two doctoral options, experienced practitioners prepare to assume more senior positions as superintendents, senior administrators, and researchers in specific areas of interest:

Joint Degrees


The Lynch School offers specialized certificate programs for teachers, administrators, and other professionals seeking to hone their skills with guidance from expert faculty:

Department Faculty & Expertise

Educational Leadership and Higher Education News and Notes

Apply a Global Lens to Higher Ed

The 10-course Master of Arts in International Higher Education features faculty and guest lecturers from around the world, online and on-site coursework options, and a rich variety of placement opportunities.

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