Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development

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Education Administration and Leadership

The UofL Education Administration and Leadership programming promotes continuous school improvement efforts through the lens of advocacy for equity-focused programming and policies. We help develop leaders able to transform schools, districts, and educational organizations by supporting conditions allowing for teaching and learning to thrive for students and adults. Our equity-centered approach allows leaders to grow in their capacity to advocate for opportunities to level the playing field so that every student in their care reaches their full potential.

Our programming includes KY EPSB approved certification pathways for school and district leadership. Click on the buttons below to learn more about our certification pathways.

Human Resources and Organization Development
Teacher Education

The Master's in Human Resources and Organization Development educates professionals who lead people, performance, development, and learning. In this program, you gain skills to lead human resources at both the strategic and tactical levels by facilitating discovery and critical inquiry at the individual, team, and organizational levels. In your courses you will explore cutting-edge concepts and design hands-on projects related to: Human Resource Management, Human Capital, and Organization Development.

Leadership & Learning

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning (OLL), is designed for working professionals who have at least five years of work experience. You can earn credit, tuition free, for prior workplace learning and experience, take accelerated courses online or in person, and enhance your skills in leadership, evaluation, project management, and training in the workplace.
Offerings: B.S.


Educational Leadership &
Organizational Development (Ph.D.)
Teacher Education

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development encompasses five specialties: P-12 Administration, Post-secondary Administration, Sport Administration, Human Resource Development, and Evaluation. It prepares graduates to understand and perform basic and applied research in their specialty area.

Higher Education
Higher Education Administration

Our graduate degrees in higher education provide professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in university and college settings. Our nationally recognized faculty apply their expertise as scholars and practitioners to connect classroom knowledge directly to real-world experiences. You can take classes online, in person, and in accelerated formats to fit your academic needs.
Offerings: Graduate Certificate, M.A. Ph.D.


Degree programs in our department host over 40% of UofL’s military student population. Our B.S. in OLL offers college credit for military training and experience, and our master’s programs in both Higher Education Administration and Human Resources and Organizational Development serve many military students. In addition to our thriving online programs, we offer courses in Louisville and specialized programs on-site at Fort Knox.

Fort Knox Campus

Master Educator Course

Recruiting & Retention College Instructor Course

Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
343 Porter Building
Belknap Campus
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 502.852.6475