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

Keith Butcher, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, and April Peters-Hawkins, associate chair of the department, have been appointed to the UH Office of Faculty Engagement and Development’s Faculty Advisory Board. 

Tiffany Galloway, a doctoral student in the higher education program, has joined the UH Women and Gender Resource Center as the gender equity program manager. Galloway is currently researching support systems for Black women and trans and nonbinary students within higher education.

Margarita Tovar, a doctoral student in the professional leadership – K-12 program, has been named school improvement and family engagement liaison at Corsicana ISD. She will begin her new position in

Jamina Scippio-McFadden, a doctoral student in the higher education program, has been appointed campus director of Our Lady of the Lake University in Houston. She most recently served as director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center at Springfield.

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
Waterfall outside Farish Hall

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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