The EPRA department promotes scholarship and pedagogy focused on cutting-edge education policy issues in FOUR academic concentrations: P-12 Educational Leadership (EL), Higher Education (HE); International Education (IE); and Research, Educational Measurement and Psychometrics (REMP). Faculty and graduate students engage in research, outreach, and learning activities that integrate theoretical perspectives with current issues of policy and practice. The department contributes to scholarly discourse, policy deliberations, and leadership development, relying on advanced educational research and evaluation methodologies.
Our mission is to:
Faculty and students value diversity, critical inquiry, use of information for decision-making and systemic reform, engaging learning environments, individual agency, and reflective practice. The graduate programs provide opportunities to respect and encourage diversity; to critically analyze, interpret, and use information; and to facilitate students as agents of their own learning.