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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

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

Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

Academic Programs

The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership houses four degree programs and one certificate program. Below you will find more information about each program. 

EDUCATIONAL ADMINIStration and supervision

The Educational Administration and Supervision program develops effective and dynamic leaders for the field of PreK-12 education—leaders who are collaborative, resourceful, and creative problem solvers. EDAS students prepare for practice by mastering knowledge, practicing skills and developing moral and ethical standards for leadership. The program is designed to develop instructional leaders who can use data for school improvement to enhance student learning. Students have a well-balanced experience in leadership theory and research design as well as in the practical experiences that prepare them for the roles of leadership in America’s schools.  Ohio licensure is available with additional coursework beyond the degree program.

M.Ed.: Master of Education in Administration and Supervision
Doctor of Education in Administration and Supervision
Ed.S.: Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision

For more information, please visit the program Website: http://www.utoledo.edu/education/depts/efl/programs/EDAS/index.html

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Educational psychology

Educational psychology is devoted to the study of the psychological dimensions of education, teaching, learning, and human development. The program offers both M.A. Degrees and Ph.D. Degrees. Each degree incorporates the most recent trends in psychology with implications and applications for education and other social service settings.  Graduates of the program find employment in university teaching and research, government agencies, and business. 

M.Ed.: Master of Education in Educational Psychology (General program information)
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology (General program information)

GradCert.: Online Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Peace Education 

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Research and measurement 

The program offers MA and Ph.D. degrees in Educational Research and Measurement with specializations in measurement, program evaluation, qualitative research methods, and statistics. The core goal of the program is the development of expertise in the design, execution, and interpretation of applied research, both quantitative and qualitative, and a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations of research and measurement. Graduates of the program are employed in a variety of jobs, both academic and professional, that involve research, measurement, program evaluation, and statistical analysis.  There is currently significant demand for individuals with this expertise in university teaching and research, educational institutions, business, and government. 

M.Ed.: Master of Education in Research and Measurement
Ph.D.: Doctor of Philosophy in Research and Measurement

For more information, please visit the program Website: http://www.utoledo.edu/education/depts/efl/programs/Research_and_Measure/index.html

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Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

The program offers both M.A. Degrees and Ph.D. Degrees within four concentrations: the philosophy of education, history of education, educational sociology, and interdisciplinary foundations of education. Additionally, the program offers an online certificate in peace pedagogy. The strength of the faculty and thus the current organizing focus of these concentrations is social justice. We seek to critically examine the multidimensional nature of justice and education in a way that explores the basic assumptions, policies, and practices of our educational institutions in order to contribute to the creation of a more just, peaceful, and democratic society and world.  We believe that at the core of an education for democracy and justice is the capacity for critical reflection.  Reflection is a process of examination and analysis that is significantly informed by an understanding of the phenomena that underlie and contextualize educational ideas, practices and problems.  We seek to understand education as it is shaped by social, cultural, and ideological forces in order to enhance the reflective practice and thus decision making of educators, leaders, and scholars.

M.Ed.: Master of Education in Educational Theory and Social Foundations (ETSF)
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Theory and Social Foundations (ETSF)

For more information, please visit the program Website: http://www.utoledo.edu/education/depts/efl/programs/edtheory/index.html

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online graduate in the foundations of peace education 

The Online Foundations of Peace Education Graduate Certificate 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. The program requires completion of four (12 semester hours) of graduate courses. All courses are offered online (distance learning). Twelve credit hours earned by a non-degree seeking graduate certificate course credit may be applied toward the Masters programs in Educational Psychology (FEEP) or Educational Theory and Social Foundations (ETSF, FOED, FEPE, FEES) or the Doctoral degree in Educational Foundations; however, an admission application to these programs must be field separately. 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.

Certificate: Online Graduate Certificate in the Foundations of Peace Education 

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Last Updated: 1/29/19