Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC)

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

  • From a Small Town to Studying Higher Education Dynamics: McNair Scholar Thrives at UNCG
    When Antoinette Gregory was a junior in high school, her family moved from their small hometown to a nearby city. And, to her and her mom’s excitement, the local high school had an International Baccalaureate program.
  • Whitbeck Joins AARC Emerging Leader Program
    Megan Whitbeck, a third-year doctoral student in UNC Greensboro’s Counseling and Educational Development (CED) department, has been selected to participate in the AARC Emerging Leaders Program in 2022-23.
  • Personal Experiences Lead Garland McKinney (CED) to Research Grant
    After her own pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experience was filled with stress in 2017, and learning that her late mother’s medical concerns were normalized by doctors, UNC Greensboro doctoral student Jasmine L. Garland McKinney’s path became clear. Her studies and personal experiences led her to research the mental health impacts of race-related stressors that are specific to Black women during all perinatal stages.

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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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: go.uncg.edu/genderdiversitytoolkit