Department of Educational Leadership



Judy Nelson


Rebecca Bustamante, Julie Combs, Pamela Gray, Mack Hines, Peggy Holzweiss, Sue Horne, Sheila Joyner, Fred Lunenburg, Cynthia Martinez-Garcia, Nara Martirosyan, Ricardo Montelongo, George Moore, Anthony Onwuegbuzie, Barbara Polnick, Patrick Saxon, Susan Skidmore, John Slate

Contact Information

Phone: 936-294-1147

Website: www.shsu.edu/academics/educational-leadership


The Department of Educational Leadership prepares culturally responsive educational leaders and professional counselors who promote meaningful societal change.

Belief Statements:

  • We believe that faculty members lead by example.
  • We believe that faculty members should develop and promote best practices in teaching, research, and service.
  • We believe that the quality and competiveness of the department’s programs are a primary responsibility of all faculty members.
  • We believe that faculty members should display culturally responsive and respectful behavior.
  • We believe in preparing educational leaders to be consumers and producers of research in order to function effectively in a dynamic and ever-changing world.
  • We believe in collaboration among disciplines and between our department and the communities we serve.
  • We believe excellent teaching is guided by quality scholarship.
  • We believe the integrity and efficacy of faculty are developed and enhanced through academic freedom and shared governance.
  • We believe that high quality programs are achieved through faculty expectations that instill academic rigor, specific measurable outcomes, student accountability, and deliberate evaluation and feedback

Academic Programs

The Department of Educational Leadership currently offers only graduate degree and certificate programs. See the current graduate catalog for more details.

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