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Department of Educational Leadership

At the SJSU Lurie College of Education Department of Educational Leadership, we prepare administrators who are dedicated to fostering equity and excellence in education through appreciation of diversity. Our graduates are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and experience to promote social justice through engagement with diverse communities and to facilitate collaborative change.

Educational Leadership Announcements

  • The second cohort of the MA in Emancipatory School Leadership begins Summer 2021 and applications are due April 1, 2021. The first 15 people who apply to this program and are admitted will receive a $3500 scholarship.  Attend an upcoming info session to learn more about our academic and financial aid opportunities:
    • Thursday, March 4, 4-5pm
    • Wednesday, March 10, 4-5pm  
    • Thursday, March 18, 4-5pm 

Register for an upcoming info session

  • In the Fall of 2020, the Emancipatory School Leadership Program was selected as an Innovative Program by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). Read more on page 10 of the UCEA Review publication [pdf].
  • We plan to launch an MA in Higher Education Leadership program beginning Spring 2022 and will begin accepting applications in 2021.
  • We are no longer admitting any new students to our Administrative Services Credential or our MA in Administration and Supervision. 

Lurie College & SJSU Announcements

  • SJSU Lurie College of Education Blog - Our college-wide blog contains more announcements, opportunities, and news for and about Educational Leadership students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Financial Aid Opportunities - Visit this page to learn about the numerous scholarship and grant opportunities available through the college. The application process for scholarships takes place each spring semester.

Meet Our Students & Faculty

Meet Abby Almerido, one of the many outstanding students in our inaugural cohort of our MA in Emancipatory School Leadership program. While earning a master's degree, Abby is also a coordinator for workforce development and organizational culture at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Dr. María Ledesma was featured on a panel at Stanford's Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) conference during the Fall 2020 semester. Watch the full recording on the Stanford Graduate School of Education YouTube channel - Dr. Ledesma begins speaking at 36:42.

View more faculty highlights

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