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The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is to prepare entry and executive level administrators for schools and colleges, faculty in colleges and universities, and policy scholars to serve in state, regional and national policy agencies associated with educational and human service enterprise. The graduate programs of the department are designed to enrich knowledge, skills, and values requisite to effective leadership and to effective teaching and research in educational settings.


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