- Admission Requirements
- Master of Science (Higher Education) Degree Requirements
- Master of Education (PK-12) Degree Requirements
- Admission Requirements
- Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education (Higher Education)
- Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education (PK-12)
The Department of Educational Leadership designs, implements, and evaluates curriculum and experiences for candidates to acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help students learn about and experience diversity. These experiences include working with diverse higher education and school faculty, diverse candidates, and diverse students in P-12.
All of the degrees offered in the EDL graduate programs of Educational Leadership at UND, have a broad based diversity component which features service to diverse populations.
We are most proud that a strong majority of the Native American Colleges in the region have UND Educational Leadership graduates serving as their present or past Presidents. One such person was honored in the winter of '08. Recommendations are often written for diversity scholarships and diversity activities are included in a variety of classes. Our department's professors consult with diverse populations and do service on reservations, in foreign countries related to culture, democracy, and special education.
Educational Finance, The Principalship, Community Relations, Law, Leadership, Planning, and Organizational Behavior are just a few of the courses which feature diversity ventures for students and staff. The department also teaches and discusses 8 areas of diversity ranging from age, socio-economic status, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, the disabled, English as a Second Language, and 504 discrimination. It is our department's goal to have awareness of and practice the value of diversity.
In short, the Department of Educational Leadership at UND is clear about the proficiencies related to diversity that candidates should develop during their preparation program; the curriculum and field experiences are designed to prepare candidates to work with diverse populations, including persons with exceptionalities; candidates have an understanding of the importance of diversity in teaching and learning; candidates are developing skills for incorporating diversity into their leadership and are able to establish a school climate that values diversity; and assessments of candidate proficiencies provide data on the candidate's ability to help all students learn. In addition to all this, the department continues efforts to increase the diversity of its candidates and faculty.