Create real change with the Department of Higher Education Leadership & Instructional Technology. The department provides advanced graduate study from the master's through doctoral levels to prepare leaders, researchers, and policy makers in local, state, national, and global organizations as well as training organizations, government, business, industry, and military. Leadership programs focus on leadership theories, worldviews, ethical leadership, communication, and the application of leadership knowledge and skills in the field. Programs in technology emphasize distance education, instructional technology, and systems change. Both can help you attain a competitive advantage in the job market, given their emphasis on field-based practice and research-driven decision making.
The doctoral concentrations available through this department are Organizational Leadership (ORGL), Higher Education Leadership (HEL), Instructional Technology and Distance Education (ITDE), and Human Services Administration (HSA). At the educational specialist level, we offer the specialization of Curriculum, Instruction, Management, and Administration (CIMA). At the master’s level, we offer two specializations: Leadership (MSL) and Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology (CIT).