Department of Educational Leadership

Browse All Neag School Programs by Area of Interest.The Department of Educational Leadership (EDLR) within the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education engages in high-quality scholarship and develops leaders who connect theory, practice, policy, and assessment within such academic programs as education policy; executive leadership; preK-3 leadership; school law; higher education and student affairs; and sport management.

According to U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings, the department's Educational Administration programs are tied at No. 25 in the nation among specialty programs.

Robert Villanova of the Department of Educational Leadership leads a CAPSS Meeting in 2019.

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In addition to its connection with the Center for Education Policy Analysis, Research, and Evaluation (CEPARE) and public engagement program Husky Sport, EDLR at UConn’s Neag School strives to develop leaders who connect theory, practice, policy, and assessment.

Alumni of EDLR include Jamelle Elliott, assistant coach of the UConn women’s basketball team; Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education; and Sean Lester, deputy athletics director at the University of Kansas.

EDLR offers the following academic programs: