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

About the Department

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....”


Degree 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:

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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, visit the website: http://www.utoledo.edu/education/depts/efl/cnde.html

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In Factis Pax (Scholarly Journal)

In Factis Pax is a peer-reviewed online journal of peace education and social justice dedicated to the examination of issues central to the formation of a peaceful society - the prevention of violence, political challenges to peace and democratic societies.Social justice, democracy, and human flourishing are the core factors which highlight the importance of the role of education in building peaceful societies.
Please visit the In Factis Pax Website at http://www.infactispax.org/

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Last Updated: 2/16/17