University of Utah

Education

Educational Leadership & Policy

Higher Education and Student Affairs

Degrees: 
  • Ph D.
  • Ed D.
  • M. Ed.
  • Specialist
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Community College Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Ali Watts
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex
Rm. 2220
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Program Statement

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP), a division of the College of Education, is to prepare ethical researchers, leaders and policy makers in PK-12 through higher education who are informed by comprehensive and empirically-based theory and research, as well as committed to leading educational organizations that enact principles of justice, equity, and excellence for all learners.

As a result of the department’s strong national reputation and faculty members’ leadership in national organizations such as the University Council for Educational Administration, American Educational Research Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the Association for the Study of Higher Education, students are kept abreast of the latest theory, research, and programmatic advancements within the field.

The department provides research and training opportunities through liaisons with local and state education agencies and associations, including the State Board of Regents, and the public and private higher education institutions in the state of Utah. It also developed and continues to support the Utah Education Policy Center which is part of the College of Education.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
Yes

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
6

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Yes
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No