EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & POLICY STUDIES - University of Houston
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LEADING THE WAY

The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Houston College of Education prepares compassionate, transformative leaders committed to the success of all students. As part of a Tier One public research university in a diverse, dynamic city, we strive to inform policy and practice to improve outcomes across the educational pipeline.

ELPS offers graduate programs for aspiring principals, superintendents, special education professionals, higher education administrators, policymakers and researchers. We also offer undergraduate minors in special populations and Asian American studies.

ELPS DEGREES & PROGRAMS

The department’s graduate-level programs help educators and other professionals specialize and advance their careers. Our minors help undergraduate students gain critical knowledge and stand out among their peers.

 

NEWS & FEATURES

SHORT TAKES

Guillermo Ortega, a doctoral student in the higher education program, has been accepted to the Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success apprenticeship program. Ortega will receive a $500 dissertation scholarship award and be paired with a faculty research mentor.

Yonelly Gutierrez, a program manager in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, accepted an appointment to the UH Hispanic Alumni Association board in August. Gutierrez earned an M.Ed. in higher education from the College earlier this year.

Charles Dupre, who earned an M.Ed. in administration and supervision in 2003, was named the 2019 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. Dupre is currently superintendent of Fort Bend ISD and an adjunct professor in the College’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • 300+ELPS students
  • 23ELPS faculty
  • 93%Pass rate on principal certification exam
  • 100%Pass rate on superintendent certification exam
  • 3ELPS research centers and institutes
  • 1.5MHouston-area K-12 students

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CONTACT US

Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Houston College of Education
3657 Cullen Blvd.
Farish Hall, Suite 112
Houston, Texas 77204-5023

Department phone: 713-743-7846
Email: delps@uh.edu