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 PreK-12 schools and higher education institutions. Programs include: an MEd in School Counseling, a School Counseling License-only option, an MEd in Educational Administration, an EdS in Educational Administration, Principal and Professional Administrative Licensure, an EdD in Leadership, and an MA 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. All programs in the department focus on leadership practice through collective discourse, inquiry, and action designed to disrupt the status quo and create fairness in opportunities and outcomes for minoritized students and communities.
In PreK-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 PreK-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.