The Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education has three programs of study. LHAE programs offer a degree in Masters of Arts, Masters of Education, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education. LHAE is also home to Collaborative Programs in Educational Policy; Comparative, International and Developmental Education; and Workplace Learning and Social Change.
For more information on LHAE programs, contact program coordinators.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule
The Adult Education and Community Development program is an intellectual hub for teaching, research and outreach on adult and community learning. We believe that learning is transformative, holistic and life-long. The program is multi‐disciplinary and makes innovative contributions in theory, policy, research and practice to critical and lifelong adult learning in local, national, and international contexts.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Joseph Flessa
Focusing on elementary and secondary education, the Educational Administration program is devoted to the study and development of policy, leadership, change, social diversity, and ethics and values. A combination of theory and practice assists students to develop skills, enabling them to cope with the complex demands of current education policies and procedures.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Glen A. Jones
This is the study of universities, community colleges, and other post-secondary institutions. Focus is on the relationship between these institutions and the broader society in which they operate, and the nature of what takes place inside these institutions. This program is also for those who choose to learn about higher education from an international, comparative perspective.
Our three Collaborative Programs provide students with exposure to cross-field and cross-disciplinary approaches to educational problem framing, and problem solving to broaden the possibilities for innovative and effective interdisciplinary analysis.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Ann Lopez
LHAE faculty also have an important role in the Initial Teacher Education program. The Department takes on primary responsibility for the School and Society Course and Technological Education Programs.
Several non-degree and diploma programs are offered to meet the needs of practitioners and scholars in the fields of leadership, higher and adult education, including: Certificate in School Management; Postsecondary Certificate in Leadership in Higher Education; Certificate in Community Healing and Peacebuilding; and Certificate in Adult Education for Sustainability.