About Us

About Us


Student studyingAccreditations/External Program Review

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Educational Leadership Constituent Consortium

Fast Facts
Professional Associations
Part-time Instructional Opportunities


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology (ELRT) is a graduate intensive department that develops diverse, ethical leaders and scholars who have the skills and knowledge to bring innovative solutions to current problems and challenges.


ELRT will offer distinctive graduate programs that are the first choice for individuals seeking to be transformational leaders and scholars.

Core values

ELRT is a community of scholars and learners who value:

  • Action
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Innovation
  • Service

Five main strategic priorities

Goal 1

Provide program offerings that better serve the demands of a changing population and market by engaging in an ongoing process of assessment, evaluation, alignment, and re-alignment.

Goal 2

Increase student satisfaction, retention, and contributions by developing a greater "sense of community" within programs, the ELRT department and WMU.

Goal 3

Reach and maintain optimal enrollment numbers and graduation rates through effective and efficient recruitment and program support, emphasizing the importance of a diverse and inclusive community.

Goal 4

Enhance innovative and discovery-driven teaching, scholarship, and service through faculty selection, development and increased levels of support.

Goal 5

Better support the work of the department by leveraging existing and new resources.


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
3571 Sangren Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5283 USA
(269) 387-3896 | (269) 387-3696 Fax