Educational Leadership

The study of leadership allows individuals to examine the fundamental institutions in society, to develop skills in research and analysis, and to prepare to enter challenging and influential roles in many areas.

Our K-12 graduates have become school principals, program coordinators and central office administrators, district superintendents, state superintendents and directors of state and national organizations - one has served as Assistant Secretary of Education for the United States Department of Education. From the higher education program, our graduates have had distinguished careers in both academics and administration in Nevada and across the nation. They have held such positions as professor, department chair, program director, financial aid officer, dean, university vice president and college president. How you will use the skills and knowledge you acquire in an educational leadership program depends on you...

Our Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration (M.A.) is designed for students seeking advanced preparation for positions in higher education. Our Master of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)prepares students for K-12 school leadership roles. Please note that the only M.Ed. program being offered is our Nevada Leads program; we are no longer accepting applications for our previous M.Ed. program.

In addition to our masters degree programs, we also offer an Ed.D. program and a doctoral strand through the Ph.D. in Education.

Program Coordinator

Janet Usinger, Professor
College of Education
Office: (775) 682-9083