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Welcome to the Department of Teaching and Leadership. We are pleased you have chosen to learn about our undergraduate and graduate programs. Whether you are beginning your career with a Bachelor of Science in Education or want to grow professionally with a Masters Degree or Educational Specialist, we believe this is the place for you! With accredited programs, campus, online and hybrid classes, caring faculty and staff to guide you, you can begin or continue your journey toward a rewarding life in the field of Education and Leadership.

Our Mission:
To develop highly-qualified educators in
partnership with educational organizations.

Our Vision:

  • Implement current research-based strategies and interventions in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Foster respect and empathy
  • Advocate ethical behavior
  • Promote continuous improvement based on data and best practices
  • Encourage critical thinking and problem solving
  • Enhance leadership strategies
  • Create new and expand ongoing collaboration with educational organizations
  • Recruit diverse, high-quality candidates and faculty

Our Goals:

  • Promote Professionalism and Leadership
  • Improve Instruction and Assessment
  • Implement Technology
  • Enhance Relationships and Communication
  • Increase Diversity and Recruitment Efforts
  • Generate Research

High Standards

In spring 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked PSU’s online graduate education program the highest of any of the state universities in Kansas. U.S. News examined Masters Degrees in Education across the nation and scored them according to admission, selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

University of Arkansas Partnership

The PSU College of Education, Department of Teaching and Leadership, has an articulation agreement with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville for graduates of the Specialist in Education Degree (EdS) with a major in Advanced Studies in Leadership and the Educational Doctorate (EdD) in Leadership at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. For more information about the EdS to EdD Leadership program, contact Dr. Brenda Roberts.