UW-Madison Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis RESEARCH

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Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
School of Education
253 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-3106
Fax: 608/265-3135

Email: elpa@education.wisc.edu
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. —Nelson Mandela

Mission Statement

​The mission of the department is to create, evaluate, exchange, and apply knowledge about leadership, learning, and organizational performance to prepare scholars and scholar practitioners who cultivate equity and educational opportunity in a diverse and changing world.


Research Focus  

​To fulfill this mission, the Department offers programs leading to PhD, Master's and Certification in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on leadership for learning for all students.

The department's research and program strands are:

Educational Policy

  Higher, Postsecondary and Continuing Education 

  K12 Educational Leadership



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