Department of Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership

“there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters…”

Frederick Douglass

The Department of Educational Leadership (DEL) assumes a leading role both nationally and internationally in preparing a new generation of education leaders and policy analysts, who are:

  • highly prepared in educational leadership and policy studies
  • ready to exercise critical transformative leadership
  • deeply committed to social and cognitive justice

What we believe about education

At DEL, we believe that the field of education should:

  • cultivate humanity
  • promote creativity
  • nurture the formation of a holistic citizen

Educational leadership should also emphasize the ability to:

  • imagine the experiences of others
  • think critically
  • transcend local loyalties
  • approach world problems

DEL’s beginnings
Founded in 2011, DEL advances the mission of UMass Dartmouth in its role as a catalyst for regional and global development and innovative research.
Learn more about DEL’s mission


Application Deadline April 30