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WElcome to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Southern!


Web Registration for Spring 2017, begins
November 7, 2016

Educational leadership is currently experiencing its "golden age" (Leithwood & Day, 2007), and we are committed to delivering high-quality, service-oriented professional programs to meet the needs of aspiring school leaders in Connecticut and beyond. 

Gaps in achievement and other inequities demand the attention and informed action of leaders equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to sustain successes and improve the delivery of education from various setting perspectives: P-16 educational institutions, government agencies, and education-affiliated organizations. 

Ours is program that prepares school leaders to focus on systemic thinking; taking into account the needs of diverse learners and communities as they strive to improve student experiences and achievement.  Our program develops practitioners grounded in the latest research prepared with the interpersonal and communication skills necessary for strong and powerful leadership.

Our seasoned faculty members bring a broad range of experiences from the principalship, the superintendency, public schools, non-charter and charter public schools, private schools, and organizations concerned with, and involved in, research and evaluation.  They have experience with non-profit organizations, the business sector, the policy sector, and a wide range of local, national, and global education initiatives.

We offer programs and/or coursework in the following educational leadership areas:

Whether you are aspiring to a new role in an educational organization or considering a career change, we invite you to explore our website and contact us. We thank you for your interest in our programs and invite you to join our exciting faculty, staff and students.  

Make a difference - in your life, and in your educational community!

Click here to view our welcome video from Dr. Madonia!