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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: 


College of Education and Human Development
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Telephone: 617.287.7601
Fax: 617.287.7664

Email: leadership.education@umb.edu

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.