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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

Two faculty members earned promotions, effective September 2021: Associate Professor Bradley Davis was granted tenure and Elsa Gonzalez was promoted to associate professor with tenure. 

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 July. Tovar is currently the principal of Dogan Elementary in Houston ISD.

Detra Johnson, an assistant professor in the professional leadership – K-12 program, has been elected to serve as the 2021 chair-elect of the Research on Women and Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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.

Laura Lopez, who earned an Ed.D. in professional leadership — mathematics education in 2020, has been appointed head of the Lower School at Regis School of the Sacred Heart. Her responsibilities include articulation, development and implementation of the school’s curriculum in grades K-4.

James Golden, who earned an Ed.D. in professional leadership in 2013, has been named principal of Spring High School in Spring ISD. He currently serves as a principal resident for the district and will begin his new position at the end of the school year.

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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