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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

Thomas Marshall, a student in the M.Ed. in higher education program, was named a policy fellow for the Intercultural Development Research Association Education Policy Fellows Program. The organization strives to achieve equal educational opportunity for all children and prepare them to succeed in college.

Shemeka Phipps, a residential life coordinator for UH Student Housing and Residential Life, was recently selected to serve as an at-large council member for the Learning Communities Association for a three-year term. Phipps earned an Ed.D. in professional leadership – special populations from the College in 2020.

Shawn Kent, an assistant professor in the special populations program, was named vice president of the Texas Council for Learning Disabilities. After his term ends, he will serve a one-year term as president starting July 1, 2021.

Kellian Hughes, a doctoral student in the professional leadership – special populations program, won the 2020 Teacher of the Year award from the Council for Learning Disabilities. Hughes is a special education facilitator in Alief ISD.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • 300+ELPS students
  • 23ELPS faculty
  • 92.5%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

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