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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research

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The Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research (EALR) offers graduate courses and programs that prepare students to become effective leaders in various educational venues, including both P-12 administrative and higher education settings. EALR Faculty possess both academic and experiential expertise related to educational administration and leadership in P-12, community college, postsecondary, and adult education levels, as well as research and statistics related to education. The department also provides support for WKU’s EDD program in Educational Leadership, particularly the EDD specializations of postsecondary education and P-12 administration, by offering doctoral level courses, advising EDD students, and serving on dissertation committees.

For additional information contact the department at (270) 745-4890.


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 Last Modified 9/25/14