• Educational Leadership, Research and Technology faculty and staff

  • Congratulations winners of the ELRT Graduate College Honors Convocation!

  • Western Michigan University education researcher Jessaca Spybrook honored as an emerging scholar during a Sept. 30 campus-wide awards ceremony.

  • Calhoun Intermediate School Disrtict (CISD) Cohort group

The Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University offers programs that blend theory and best practices to prepare students for current and future challenges and make them more competitive in the job market.

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Additional 2017 Date to Apply for Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
May 1, 2017, has been established as an additional deadline for those applicants interested in starting the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership during Summer II or Fall 2017. For more information, click here

AAUW Educational Funding and Awards
Encourage your women graduate students and scholars to apply for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship. Deadline Dec. 1, 2017. For more information, click here.

Special Topics Courses - Fall 2017
EDLD 6890: White Privilege and White Identity Development

Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology ranked among the nation's best
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Qi Zhang, a doctoral student in the Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Program, received an award for his poster presentation at the WMU Eleventh Annual Research and Creative Activities day on Thursday, April 13. The event showcases the scholarly work of graduate students across campus through poster presentations and performances. This year, 48 posters were entered and 17 were awarded prizes.


Professors awarded Institute of Education Science grant - Aug. 22

Alumna Lisa Williams recently appointed to the WMU Alumni Association Board of Directors - July 26

Honors Society Features ELRT Alumna's Work - June 6

Newly designed program in organizational change leadership offered - May 25

Amy Koning, graduate of Educational Leadership, steps up to dean of workforce development - April 19

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