Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC)

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About ELC

Our department seeks to prepare thoughtful and effective leaders in education through programs of study that are interdisciplinary in focus and that emphasize questions of moral concern, the cultural context of education, and a reconstructive vision for excellent and equitable schooling. 

News from ELC

  • ELC Holds Annual Critical Conversations Conference
    The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations in UNC Greensboro’s School of Education hosted the annual Critical Conversations Conference (CCC) March 24-25, 2023. The conference’s theme was “Leadership for Social Justice and Equity: Weaving a Transformative Framework and Pedagogy.”
  • School of Education Students Claim Awards at Annual Graduate Research and Creativity Showcase
    Three School of Education students walked away with honors at the completion of the annual Graduate Research and Creativity Showcase held by the UNC Greensboro Graduate School on Tuesday, April 4. Earning recognition were Chibor Chibor (Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education), Paula Hernandez (Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations), and Natasha Monteith (Department of Educational Research Methodology).
  • Clarida Assisting WSFCS to Develop Equity-Centered Principal Pipeline
    A partnership between Dr. Brian Clarida and Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS) led to the creation of the Equity-Centered Principal Pipeline Initiative funded by the Wallace Foundation.

ELC Faculty

As a valued member of our academic community, you will have the advantage of a supportive environment in which you are known, cared for, challenged and invested in. Faculty members take your preparation and your success very seriously. For that same reason, we equip you with more than knowledge; we give you the tools and experience to understand what your future decisions in the field will mean to learners and how you can use your position to bring about positive change for education.


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Critical Conversations Conference

We seek to extend these critical conversations with faculty, students, teachers, educational leaders, and other community members who are interested in having a positive impact on the world.

Rebecca Carver institute at CCL

Rebecca Carver Institute

In this 2-day summer experience, participants gain exposure and build capacity for implementing experiential education.

Gender Diversity Statement

The Department of Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations (ELC), in collaboration with LEARN’s Gender Diversity Working Group, is committed to affirming the lives of and promoting social justice for Trans and Non-Binary people. We have created a comprehensive toolkit to support gender diverse students, located here: