The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EDL) prepares educational leaders to assume prominent positions of leadership in school systems. The department has a strong commitment to excellence, continuous school improvement and social justice in our local and global society.

At the center of the department’s approach to preparing leaders are several key strategies: evidenced base and technology enhanced instruction and learning; extensive and intensive supervised field experiences and mentoring; district partnerships, and transformative leadership. Through these strategies EDL positions its graduates to be highly socially and emotionally competent leaders, helping to advance and transform leadership practices in Connecticut and settings throughout the global society.