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Educational Leadership

Our programs—School Counseling, Student Affairs Administration, Educational Administration, and the Doctor of Education in Leadership Program—are for impassioned and inspired leaders who want to change education institutions from the inside out. Whether you are becoming a school leader for the first time or continuing a decades-long career, you will make lifelong connections with peers founded on a shared sense of calling to the field of education and a commitment to serve whole communities.

Graduates of the Lewis & Clark Department of Educational Leadership serve as school counselors, assistant principals, principals, program coordinators, and district office administrators in k-12 schools, as well as student affairs professionals in higher ed settings—improving schools by working on behalf of every student.

Our programs emphasize socially just responses to the changing nature of our schools and are focused on the work you’ll be doing every day as a leader, whether you are a counselor or an administrator.

In our programs you will learn to:

  • Advocate for all students
  • Work in collaboration with school staff, parents, peers, and the community
  • Use data-based decision-making as the means for improving schools
  • Share leadership responsibilities to support systemic change  

We seek to prepare confident individuals who embrace the challenges facing our schools.  Collaboration and dialogue centered around scholarship, inquiry, and self-knowledge serve as the foundations of our programs.  Our faculty members are experts with deep ties to the field and advocates who are sensitive to the need for professional flexibility in your own growth and development as a leader.  The curriculum is continually updated to integrate timely issues with a balance between theory and practice.


November 5th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm: 93 Year Old Tuskegee Airman Lt Col Alex Jefferson to Speak at Lewis & Clark College

    Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, is a 93 year old retired US Air Force officer, and one of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen”, also known as the 332nd Fighter Group. During World War II, Black Americans throughout the U.S. were subject to Jim Crow laws which legalized segregation and the American military was also segregated. President Truman signed an executive order ending segregation in the military in 1948 (3 years after the war’s end). Lt. Col. Jefferson’s book, “Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW”, is a personal memoir of those who served America in World War II and after. 

    Please join us for this very special opportunity. Lt Col Alexander Jefferson will speak from 7-8pm in the Chapel at Lewis & Clark College.  A book-signing and reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

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    Educational Leadership and School Counseling is located in room 308 of Rogers Hall on the Graduate Campus.

    Educational Leadership + Administration

    School Counseling

    Fax 503-768-6085

    Chair Sherri Carreker

    Educational Leadership and School Counseling

    • Educational Leadership and School CounselingLewis & Clark0615 S.W. Palatine Hill RoadMSC 84PortlandOR97219