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Department ofEducational Foundations & Leadership

The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership (EFL) develops reflective, competent, and ethical scholars and practitioners in research and statistics, educational foundations, and educational leadership for public and private schools and institutions of postsecondary education around the world.

To accomplish this, we:

  • Mentor current and future leaders who create and lead organizations to promote student learning;
  • Offer a rigorous curriculum that supports informed judgment, competent professional behavior, and a sense of social justice;
  • Support pedagogical excellence and thoughtful leadership; and
  • Build enduring relationships within a diverse community that motivate, deepen, network, and sustain personal, professional, and organizational growth and performance.

Since Old Dominion University is a leader in technology mediated distance learning, EFL also offers online options for many of our courses and degrees to reach students across the country. This has proven to be a critical component in preparing distinguished professionals to become leaders and gain knowledge of state-of-the-art technology to pass along to students and leaders of the future.