Judith Herb College of Education



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Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership
The University of Toledo
Main Campus
Gillham Hall, 5th floor
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The University of Toledo
Main Campus
MS 921
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Department Secretary:
Ruth Ann Easterwood
Gillham Hall Room 5000

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Department Chair:

Dr. Edward Janak
Gillham Hall Room 5000C
(419) 530-4114

Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership


The mission of the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership is to prepare and develop educational leaders and scholars to be agents of transformation on all levels of educational systems. A learning paradigm informs our graduate programs, which are student-centered, inquiry-based, and integrated in terms of theory and practice. This approach is grounded in the mission of The Judith Herb College of Education, “Prepare students....”

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 Graduate programs

The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership offers the following graduate programs (Masters, Ed.D., and Ph.D.):

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online graduate certificate in foundations of peace education

The Online Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Peace Education program is designed for educational professionals working in a variety of educational environments, ranging from P-12 schools, community colleges, universities, and non-governmental organizations. All courses are offered online (distance learning). This certificate will provide students with the concepts, skills, and values to infuse peace education throughout the curriculum, thereby providing them with greater opportunities to be hired in a variety of educational settings.
For more information, please visit the program Website: (Peace-Education)

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Center for Nonviolence and Democratic Education (CNDE)

The purpose of the Center for Nonviolence & Democratic Education (CNDE) is to understand and educate, locally and globally, for a nonviolent, democratic, peaceful, ecologically sustainable, and just society. CNDE provides an interdisciplinary forum for the study of nonviolence and democratic education, within which a number of research initiatives are being undertaken, as well as curriculum development and the organization of seminars, symposia, discussion groups, etc. CNDE is an expression of The University of Toledo’s mission to “improve the human condition” through research and education.
For more information, please visit the website: (CNDE)

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 Center for  education in targeted violence and suicide (CETVS)       

The University of Toledo Center for Education in Targeted Violence and Suicide is dedicated to providing resources, courses, and trainings to K-12 districts, institutions of higher education, and the workplace. With a team of internationally recognized experts, the center is dedicated to providing research-based curriculum and solutions in a holistic approach. That is, we are not limited solely to threat assessment or prevention alone. We are also dedicated to making universities compliant with House Bill 28, which mandates a multicomponent approach to addressing suicide on college campuses. 
For more information, please visit the website: (CETVS)
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Last Updated: 3/23/17