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School of Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy

The School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy (EFLP) prepares our students to assume leadership roles, formulate and implement educational policies and improve learning and understanding in all levels of educational institutions, agencies, and organizations. EFLP is home to professional and academic graduate programs that prepare school principals, administrators and superintendents, university faculty and administrators, educators at international schools around the world, and administrators of non-profits, NGOs, and international and cross-cultural organizations. 

In addition to the graduate programs housed in our School, EFLP faculty teach courses in the foundations of education (history, philosophy, policy, comparative, socio-cultural); educational psychology and development, educational leadership, and research, assessment and statistics, for students in programs across the College of Education and Human Development, and University. Our faculty have been recognized for their outstanding research, teaching, and service, and our many successful graduates hold teaching, research, and administrative positions all over Ohio, the US, and the world. 

BGSU is a proud member of the University Council for Educational Administration, a consortium of research universities committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. 

Our programs are nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

EFLP is also the new home of the Journal of Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education, published by Taylor and Francis.