There is a reason schools and communities throughout the state hire UNO graduates: the Educational Leadership Department (EDL) is committed to transforming students' passion for education with the professional and organizational skills necessary to achieve positive change.
With concentrations in building administration or teacher leadership, the masters and endorsement programs at UNO provide the basis for administrative certification. The doctoral and specialist degrees in educational administration are terminal degrees designed to enhance leadership and develop expertise in chosen fields.
Graduates from the Educational Leadership program will gain the knowledge and expertise to lead others by making informed decisions based on data, engaging in problem solving, planning, research, assessment, collaboration, negotiation and conflict-resolution.
Educational Leadership at UNO has a long tradition of preparing school leaders for the challenges of building and district leadership. Currently, over half of all area administrators have earned a degree from UNO.
Face-to-face and hybrid courses offer students rich opportunities for real time dialog with colleagues and experts. Site visits, simulations, service learning, and internships provide educators with experience in effective school leadership.
Newly renovated Roskens Hall creates the setting for web-enriched as well as collaborative educational experiences. From the 4-day LEAD to the year-long Leadership Academy, candidates have opportunities to experience leadership in unique formats.
Courses held evenings and summers provide options to meet your busy schedule. Each course is offered in at least two different times and sessions to allow for individual needs.
Located in central Omaha, access from Nebraska and western Iowa creates a diverse urban, suburban, and rural student corps. Parking is available in a nearby covered parking garage.
Degrees are granted through the University of Nebraska Graduate College and financial aid is available.
This department's professors bring an extensive variety of educational leadership experiences to university teaching. They share a dedication to student success. We enjoy strong professional ties with area school districts, and look forward to your joining our community of learners.