William and Mary School of Education

Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership

Preparing Reflective, Ethical Leaders for the Challenges of an Ever-Changing World

EPPL logoAs demographics of student populations shift at both K-12 and higher education levels, graduate preparation programs must be more resp onsi ve a nd adaptable to new realities and priorities that emerge. The Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership Program meets  this challenge by providing exciting opportunities for graduate studies.

The mission of the Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership area is to serve the Commonwealth and nation by preparing highly qualified graduates with the knowledge and skills of policy, planning and leadership necessary to guide, influence, and shape institutions at all levels of education, and by enhancing the effectiveness of complex educational organizations through leadership, scholarship, and service.

The Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership program area is designed to develop educational leaders who: can communicate effectively with their publics in speech and writing, have command of and are contributors to the body of knowledge reflective of research and theory in the field, possess the skills and knowledge to make effective decisions, to manage organizations, and to motivate and lead people so that institutional and personal goals are met, and are prepared intellectually, personally, and professionally to provide service to diverse communities through productive work.

Graduates of the EPPL Program area will practice their specialties in a variety of institutions, assist in conceptualizing and implementing educational programs serving different institutional goals and objectives, relate to a wide diversity of clientele, and have access to a variety of resources to meet institutional objectives. Effective educational leadership at any level requires knowledge of the concepts, generalizations, information, and values found in the theories of policy, planning, and leadership.

In order to accommodate the diverse learning and leadership needs of our students, the EPPL program has been tailored to accomplish the following goals: preparation customized to the interests and needs of the student, development of leadership potential in each student, a balance between theory and practice in course offerings, and an emphasis on leadership, collaboration, content knowledge, and reflective practice. These ambitious goals are carried out by creating a learning community committed to a vision of academic excellence.

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General Education K-12 Administration

Dr. Megan Tschannen-Moran and

Dr. Mike diPaola

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Executive Ed.D. in K-12 Administration Dr. Peggie Constantino [[meconstantino]]
Gifted Education Administration
Dr. Tracy Cross
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Higher Education
Dr. Jim Barber
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Curriculum & Educational Technology
Dr. Judi Harris
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Curriculum Leadership
Dr. Leslie Grant
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