Department of Educational Leadership


The Vision of William Carey University's Leadership program is to equip educational leadership candidates to become change agents for positively impacting students' lives socially, emotionally, and academically starting in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education and continuing through to community colleges and universities.


The Department of Educational Leadership offers these education programs for K-12 Educational Leaders:

  • MEd in Educational Leadership - Principal Certification PK-12
  • EdS in Educational Leadership - Principal Certification PK-12
  • EdS in Instructional Leadership (Online)
  • EdD in Educational Leadership (Online)

The Department of Educational Leadership offers the following programs in Higher Education:

  • EdS in Higher Education Administration
  • EdD in Higher Education Administration
  • PhD In Higher Education Administration

Goals and Objectives

  • Effective leaders develop and articulate reasonable personal and school goals
  • Effective leaders are instructional leaders and administrators and are knowledgeable about analyzing data, identifying, securing, and organizing appropriate resources for effective learning communities
  • Effective leaders create nurturing and caring educational environments
  • Effective leaders are knowledgeable about safe practices regarding ethical, legal, social, and political issues
  • Effective leaders skillfully communicate with internal and external publics
  • Effective leaders skillfully practice leadership theories in real world settings
Contact Information

Dr. Liesa Weaver
(601) 318-6626

Dr. Walter Cooper
(601) 318-6764

Dr. Willie Pierce
(601) 318-6085

Dr. Mike Reed
(601) 318-6626

Dr. Jalynn Roberts
(601) 318-6778