This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Whitney S. Newcomb, Ph.D.
Professor and chair

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership is to prepare visionary scholars and leaders who promote equity, inclusiveness and justice across a variety of spheres.

The department achieves this mission through an interdisciplinary integration of theory, research and practice. Students engage in course work, activities and projects that promote a deeper understanding for providing equitable educational opportunities for inclusive communities.

Intensive study of general, PreK-12 and higher education leadership policy and practice offers students opportunities to examine complex issues across a variety of contexts. Students work alongside dedicated, diverse and internationally recognized faculty that foster learning environments centered on intellectual integrity and advocacy.

For more information consult the department’s website.