Department of Leadership in Education

Department of Leadership in Education

The Department of Leadership in Education prepares professionals for leadership roles in schools, college, universities, and other related institutions through four programs:


These are practice-oriented programs for full-time working professionals with diverse backgrounds and work settings. The 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 in each program’s web site.

Department of Leadership in Education

College of Education and Human Development

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, MA 02125-3393

Telephone: 617.287.7601

Fax: 617.287.7664


Why UMass Boston?

Marc Pomplun, in UMass Boston’s Visual Attention Laboratory, demonstrates how the EyeLink-2k system works.

Marc Pomplun

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Marc Pomplun builds interfaces so physically challenged users can write using their eyes.

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