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Department of Educational Leadership

At the SJSU Lurie College of Education Department of Educational Leadership, we prepare leaders to champion anti-racist and emancipatory approaches to leadership. We equip our graduates with the skills, knowledge, and experience to engage with and learn from the community cultural wealth of the diverse communities we serve.

Educational Leadership Announcements

  • We plan to launch an MA in Higher Education Leadership program beginning Spring 2022 and will begin accepting applications in 2021.
  • 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].

Lurie College & SJSU Announcements

  • 2022 U.S. News & World Report Rankings - Lurie College moved up 33 spots in this year's rankings of Best Education Schools and is #2 among universities in the Cal State system, #4 among universities in the Bay Area, and #14 among universities in California.
  • 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.

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