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The Educational Leadership Program prepares professionals for administrative and leadership positions in educational institutions ranging from K-12 schools and districts to community colleges and universities.

The M.A. Ed, Post-Master’s Certificate, Ed.S., and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership are designed for K-12 educators who want to advance in their field and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively support high-quality learning and transform schools. Our program has long partnered with the school districts of Greater Birmingham, and we draw upon a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools in the preparation of our graduate students. In addition to attaining the positions of superintendent, principal, assistant principal, and curriculum/instructional leaders, many of our graduates have received local, state, and national recognition for their scholarly contributions to the field of school leadership.

Note: Programs highlighted in blue are offered fully online.

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  • Amy Dagley - Program Director
  • Keith Gurley - Educational Leadership Program Faculty
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