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Educational Leadership Student

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Become an Educational Leadership Student


We know how to get you job-ready.

Modern schools require discrete leadership skills necessary to meet high-need and rapidly-changing environments. Traditional programs overlook many of the critical aspects of the K-12 practice we prioritize such as effective assessment and grading for students' well-being and success.​​

​Foundations of Educational Leadership Certificate

We'll offer​ the first-ever Foundations of Educational Leadership Certificate and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an Educational Leadership concentration. Both prepare students for an array of K-12 roles at the school- and district-level and will be offered in online formats using a cohort approach—so working teachers have built-in peer support and asynchronous learning options.​


As a UHD Educational Leadership graduate, you'll be in the driver's seat.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for K-12 leaders will grow by 10% between 2019 and 2026. Texas employs the most school leaders in the nation and is fifth in the nation for having the highest concentration of school leader jobs available—now and projected. The Houston metropolitan area is also fifth in the nation for having the highest school leader employment level.

​Applications Open April 1, 2021

We're working hard behind the scenes to hire the most effective faculty and design a clear and easy-to-navigate application process for you so that we can open applications starting April 1, 2021. In the meantime, we invite you to explore our two Educational Leadership Pathways below and reach out if we can clarify or assist in any way. We know where you choose to study is an important decision, so don't hesitate to contact us. We can't wait to share why we know this is the right learning experience for you.


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Kory Kilgore
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Natasha Perez
Graduate Program Director

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