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


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

Faculty members have expertise in areas of P-12 educational leadership, higher education and student affairs administration, community college leadership, quantitative and qualitative research.

As you navigate this website, you will learn about our graduate programs in teaching, administration, and leadership. The department offers seven graduate programs: (1) M.S. in School Administration; (2) M.S. in Workforce Education Leadership; (3) M.S in Counselor Education with an Emphasis in Student Affairs/M.S in Student Affairs and Higher Education; (4) M.A.T. in Community College Education; (5) Educational Specialist in Education with a concentration in School Administration; (6) Ph.D. in Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Administration; and (7) Ph. D. in Community College Leadership.

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

Ed Davis, EdD
Interim Department Head
Graduate Coordinator
Associate 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