Educational Leadership


The Educational Leadership Program at UAB offers a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural contexts for empowering leaders to improve K-12 schools and prepare candidates to become instructional leaders. Deeply rooted and respected in our community, the UAB Educational Leadership program enjoys a rich tradition of partnership and support with school districts throughout our service area. Our graduates serve in leadership roles throughout the area and beyond as dynamic school superintendents, principals, and assistant principals. Many of our graduates have received local, state, and national recognition for their scholarship and contributions to the field of school leadership.

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
Warren Bennis

Our programs are expressly geared to address the learning needs of today’s busy school professionals, offering course work and field-based experiences authentic to the field of practice. We offer three distinct and unique degree programs, including a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate of Education.