Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership
Department Summary: The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership prepares educational leaders and
scholars, offering M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees. Programs include (1) Educational Administration and Supervision,
(2) Educational Psychology, (3) Higher Education, (4) Research and Measurement, and (5) Social Foundations of Education.
The department is home to two centers—the John H. Russel Center for Educational Leadership and the Center for
Nonviolence and Democratic Education. The department also provides support to other programs within the college
including undergraduate and graduate courses in Educational Psychology, Research and Measurement, and Social
Foundations. Additionally, students from across campus utilize this department for their Statistics courses—most notably
students from psychology, sociology, and pharmacy. Department faculty members are active in community outreach,
professional societies, and research, frequently providing their expertise to the corporate world. The department is also home
to the largest doctoral program at UT—Higher Education.
Faculty by the Numbers: 22 Students by the Numbers: Approximately 230
Educational Administration and Supervision: The Educational Administration and Supervision program develops effective
leaders for the field of K-12 education—leaders who are innovative, collaborative, and resourceful. EDAS students, in
conjunction with a mentor and faculty, design their own program to meet their personal goals and develop a career goal and
business plan for their future roles in school administration and supervision.
Educational Psychology: Educational Psychology is devoted to the study of the psychological dimensions of education,
teaching, learning, and human development. The Educational Psychology program offers two areas of specialization: (1)
Human Development and (2) Learning and Cognitive Science. Each area of specialization incorporates the most recent trends
in psychology with implications and applications for education and other social service settings.
Higher Education: Higher Education prepares its students to become leaders who will shape the future of American public
and private higher education. The M.Ed. program focuses on Student Affairs Administration. The Ph.D. program focuses on
one of two tracks: (1) Administration and Policy Analysis and (2) Community College Leadership.
Research and Measurement: The central focus of Research and Measurement is applied research with emphasis in one or
more of four areas of concentration: (1) Measurement, (2) Program Evaluation, (3) Qualitative Research Methods, and (4)
Social Foundations of Education: Educational Theory and Social Foundations offers concentrations in four areas: (1)
Philosophy of Education, (2) History of Education, (3) Educational Sociology, and (4) Interdisciplinary Foundations of
Education. The field of Educational Theory and Social Foundations considers the nature of social justice, power, knowledge,
culture, ideology, and society in its inquiry-based model of graduate education.
John H. Russel Center: The center promotes understanding of the role and practice of leadership in education and the
development of educational leaders in PreK-16 schools, institutions, and associations. The center provides professional
development and serves as a resource to students, faculty, school administrators, and other educational professionals.
Center for Nonviolence and Democratic Education: A research center for the study of nonviolence and democratic
education. The Center publishes the online peer-reviewed journal In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social
Justice -- www.infactispax.org The Center oversees the Betty A. Reardon Collected Papers housed in the Canady Center of
the UT Library.
Interim Department Chair: Dr. William Gray, GH 5400H, ext. 2565, firstname.lastname@example.org, MS 921
Department Secretary: Ruth Ann Easterwood, GH 1000T, ext. 2461, email@example.com, MS 921
Department Website: http://www.utoledo.edu/eduhshs/depts/efl/index.html