Educational Leadership (EDL)

The Educational Leadership Program (EDL) has a statewide mission to prepare principals and superintendents for leadership positions in Alaska schools. The Educational Leadership goals are to:

  • Develop dynamic, visionary and reflective leaders who comprehend and facilitate innovative approaches to academic excellence
  • Develop collaborative practitioners who foster critical thinking, stewardship, and participation with all segments of a school community
  • Develop leaders who possess the skills and behaviors to meet the evolving challenges and demands of our complex and diverse educational environments
  • Provide curriculum and field experiences that reflect current performance standards, accountability, and adaptability and professional ethics.

Courses are offered distance or a combination of distance and face to face classes (hybrid).
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Programs offered by the department:

Masters of Education in Educational Leadership 
Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership: Principal
Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership: Superintendent 

A Doctorate in Education is currently being developed by the UAA College of Education. For more information and to contribute ideas on the doctorate please visit:

Department Contacts

Program Manager
907-786-4450 Phone     Fax 907-786-4474

Mary (Liz) Boario - Chair


Educational Leadership is located in the Professional Studies Building suite 206.


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