About Us

photo: palm-lined El Paseo de Ceasar Chavez with windowed effect


To develop activist leaders for social justice and equity.


Program Themes
-  Building equity in diverse communities

-  Role of schooling in a democratic society

-  Inquiry and reflective practice

-  Managing and leading change

- Administrative concepts and management strategies


Core Values

As an Educational Leadership Department we believe in the strengths of all students and deeply embrace these core values:

  • Public education as cornerstone to a democracy
  • Equity to maximize learning within the context of social justice for all students
  • Collaboration as we work together and with others
  • A focus on leadership with commitment to teacher leadership to improve student achievement.
  • Research, inquiry, reflection, and continuous professional learning for on-going improvement of our work and that of schools
  • Partnerships with school districts, families, professional organizations, city, local and the business community


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Giving to Educational Leadership Department

Consider donating to the Educational Leadership Department by clicking on the link- Giving to Educational Leadership Department. This will take you to the university's donation page. Please designate under 'alternate purpose' that you would like your donation to go to our department.