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Educational Leadership Ed.S. Program

The Educational Leadership EdS program's mission is to develop educators who have the vision and the ability to lead educational organizations by providing needed services to learners in educational settings, creating effective learning environments, effecting policies that govern educational organizations, and modeling continuous learning with and for the citizens of the community. To achieve this mission, ELPS faculty incorporate innovative teaching practices; engage in inquiry about leaders and leadership; and demonstrate leadership at the local, regional, national and international levels.

The underlying philosophy of the ELPS program is that educational leaders possess knowledge of self, others, organizations, learning and society necessary to perform creatively and effectively in diverse environments. They engage people in identifying and working toward the accomplishment of a shared vision for the organization. Leaders incorporate the ideas, values and experiences reflective of a pluralistic society and promote continual learning.

Learn more about the Educational Leadership and Policy Development programs. 


  • UNC's Main Greeley Campus
  • Online

Credit Requirements 

30 Credit Hours 

Time to Completion

2 Years: 4 Semesters