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...helping professional educators provide leadership to educational organizations in teaching, learning, research, and service.


Welcome to the Department of Leadership and Foundations. Our instructional programs prepare administrators, teachers, and other professionals for leadership roles in various educational settings, including P-12 schools, community colleges, and workforce entities.

The faculty in the Department of Leadership and Foundations are dedicated to their disciplines through teaching, advising, research, service, and outreach. Faculty members have expertise in areas of P-12 educational leadership, community college leadership, quantitative and qualitative research, and social foundations.

As you navigate this website, you will learn about our undergraduate courses in educational foundations and our graduate programs in teaching, administration, and leadership. The department offers six graduate programs: (1) M.S. in School Administration; (2) M.S. in Workforce Education Leadership; (3) M.A.T. in Community College Education; (4) Educational Specialist in Education with a concentration in School Administration; (5) Ph.D. in Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Administration; and (6) Ph. D. in Community College Leadership.

We invite you to contact us if we can provide additional information about our students and faculty in Leadership and Foundations. We strive to provide rigorous and responsive educational courses and programs.

James Ed Davis, PhD
Interim Department Head and Professor

College of Education
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Contact Us

245 Allen Hall (locate on map)
Mississippi State University

P.O. Box 6037
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mail Stop 9698

Phone: 662.325.0969
Fax: 662.325.0975