Lewis & Clark offers multiple programs for aspiring and current leaders who want to transform schools through socially just and equity-oriented approaches to the diverse, complex, and changing nature of Pre-K-12 schools and higher education institutions. Programs include: an M.Ed. in School Counseling, a School Counseling License-only option, an M.Ed. in Educational Administration, an Ed.S. in Administration, Preliminary and Professional Administrative Licensure, an Ed.D in Leadership, and an M.A. in Student Affairs Administration.
Through collaborative learning alongside peers and expert faculty members, students gain knowledge, skills, and rich practical experiences to meet the needs of the individuals, communities, and organizations they will serve in their respective professions.
In Pre-K-12 counseling and leadership programs you will learn to:
- Lead equity-minded advocacy efforts to engage all students
- Work in authentic partnerships with school staff, parents, peers, and the community
- Use inquiry, reflection, and data-based decision-making as the means for improving schools
- Share leadership responsibilities to support systemic change
In higher education administration you will learn to:
- Enhance student learning and development across all dimensions of campus life
- Create intentional, democratic, equitable, and inclusive communities on college campuses
- Advocate for the full and equal participation of all students
- Use program evaluation and assessment to help transform organizations
Educational Leadership graduates serve as school counselors, assistant principals, principals, program directors, district office administrators, and leaders in agencies working with Pre-K-12 students, as well as higher education administration. Whether you are becoming a leader for the first time or continuing a decades-long career, you will make lifelong connections with peers and faculty founded on a shared sense of calling to the field of education and a commitment to socially just advocacy and action.