Department of Leadership in Education
The Department of Leadership in Education prepares professionals for leadership roles in schools, colleges, universities, and other related institutions through our two programs.
Our programs are highly-regarded in the region for developing educational leaders in K-12 and higher education organizations. Highly dedicated faculty members have developed strong curricula in each program; they are active researchers whose scholarship has attracted national and international attention.
Leadership for change and social justice is a common core element in all three programs. The department is committed to preparing thoughtful and responsive educational leaders who can foster transformation in urban schools and higher education institutions.
The faculty, curriculum, and application processes are described on each program’s web pages.
Higher Education Program
For those who are interested in researching the college or university level:
Urban Education, Leadership and Policy Studies Program
For those who are interested researching and/or taking leadership roles in K-12 schools:
- PhD/EdD in Urban Education, Leadership and Policy Studies
- Master's in Educational Administration (MEd)
- Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Administration (CAGS)
College of Education and Human Development
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125-3393
- Congratulations to Dr. Yvonne Spicer '04, alumna of our Urban Education, Leadership and Policy Studies program! She was elected the first mayor of Framingham on Tuesday.
- Higher Education Program Open House for Prospective Applicants, Friday, December 1st, 2017, 9:00am to 5:00pm! Visit classes taught by program faculty; attend a Scholarship-to-Practice talk by a recent graduate; and meet with students, alumni, and faculty. Join us for all or part of the day! For more information about the Open House, click here.
Giving to UMass Boston
Prepare skilled leaders to respond to the diverse educational challenges from early childhood through higher education with a gift to the Leadership in Education Department.