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Executive Educational Leadership program hosts 2023 symposium

The Executive Educational Leadership program in the College of Education hosted an on-campus symposium March 16 to showcase research projects from Spring 2023 program graduates. The Executive Educational Leadership (Ed.S.) degree prepares students to excel as district-level administrators and leaders.

During the final year of the program, each student studies a school district or state level issue that they believe may require intervention or further study. Students in the program represent both large and rural districts from across Idaho, as well as private schools in Idaho and Utah. Their studies and capstone projects seek to solve district and state level educational issues.

“The symposium allows students to share their research and findings with the community,” said Heather Williams, associate professor and chair of curriculum, instruction and foundational studies. “Most students (in the program) will become educational practitioners, and it’s important for them to have that foundation as researchers.”

The event provided a forum to share their findings and expertise with the broader community including legislators and district officials as part of Boise State’s commitment to improving education research in local and rural communities.