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  • The Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations was founded in 1960.

  • More than half of the administrators in Utah graduated from the BYU Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations.

  • The number of graduates in 2012 was 56.

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Educational Leadership and Foundations Professor Gets Fellowship in Nigeria

Professor MacLeans Geo-JaJa from the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Nigeria to work with Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Salamatu Isah on collaborative research publication, teaching, and knowledge transfer.

Alumni Spotlight

Administration Without Judgement

How do you discipline a frustrated student who is acting out in class because he fled his country and was relocated to the opposite side of the world? Or how do you help students whose parents are in the homeless shelter down the street? These are just a few of the challenges assistant principal and BYU’s Leadership Preparation Program graduate Kip Carlsen is trying to tackle.