About Us

University at Buffalo's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy develops the knowledge and expertise of its students to prepare them to take leadership positions as scholars, administrators and policy analysts who positively impact education and educational organizations in Western New York, nationally and internationally. ELP also prepares students to understand how and why successful policymaking and leadership can improve educational practice and the quality of education in a rapidly changing global community.

  • Why Choose Us?
    Our programs prepare students with the knowledge and skills to become leaders, advocates and empowered change-makers who go on to improve educational practice and education quality in diverse school settings in a rapidly changing world.
  • Message from the Chair
    Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, part of the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo.
  • 2025 Strategic Plan
    Realizing Our Collective Promise: The 2025 Strategic Plan of the UB Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate Student Associations
    The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the representative body for graduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Its two key purposes can be divided into representation and services. Its funds are derived from the Mandatory Student Fee and are used to pay GSA staff and fund numerous programs and services offered to GSA members.
  • About the University
    The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.
  • Benefits of Buffalo
    The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.
  • Employment Resources
    Our programs are developing the next generation of college professors, educational leaders and policy makers solving problems at all levels of education. Our students acquire the knowledge of the complex nature of the modern college/university, leadership in K-12 schools and policy making that impacts education, and the research skills to further understand these areas.
  • Contact Us
    Please feel free to contact the department for additional information.