It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Educational Leadership, Learning and Curriculum (ELLC).  Plymouth State University offers dynamic, innovative and cutting-edge programs that meet the needs of the adult learner and the professional seeking additional certification, advanced degrees or personal/professional development.

Teaching, research and service are at the forefront of the faculty’s endeavors and accomplishments.  The level of expertise and talent in the Department’s full-time and adjunct faculty is renowned throughout New Hampshire, as well as nationally and internationally.

The Department’s goal is to enhance the skills of its graduate students to enable them to become outstanding leaders, advocates and change agents in their communities and work environments; innovative and creative researchers to advance their chosen fields; and the best teachers in classrooms throughout the state and region.

Please explore the programs, certifications and accomplishments of all the individuals that make the ELLC Department an outstanding and excellent place for all our students.

Dr. Marcel Lebrun, Chair

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership, Learning and Curriculum is to prepare individuals to be transformative leaders in a variety of settings.

What Our Students Are Saying

“Your encouragement throughout the class has had a tremendous impact on me. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and suggestions.”
—MEd Student

News and Events

Reading & Writing Awards

President Sara Jane Steen presented The Dennise Maslakowski Education Award to Judith Lavoie and Pearl Sandy at the 21st annual EDies Award ceremony on June 7th, 2014.  Pearl Sandy and Judith Lavoie, who worked closely with Dennise Maslakowski to lay the foundation for, and continue the development of, the Plymouth State University Graduate Reading and Writing Programs, were honored for their lifetime achievement in the field of literacy.
Donna Ciocca, Teaching Lecturer in the Reading and Writing Program was awarded the ‘Reading Teacher of the Year’ award by the Granite State Reading Council at the 21st annual EDies Award ceremony on June 7th, 2014.  As stated in the program:  “This award is given to a person that exemplifies a master teacher of reading, someone that encourages reading in a variety of ways, using current research to drive instruction, supporting and teaching students, colleagues and new educational professionals to help build a literacy -rich community of learners.”

Ann Berry – Faculty Fellow

Congratulations!!  to Dr. Ann Berry, Assistant Professor who has been honored as a Faculty Fellow for her research in special education teacher retention in rural areas by the Center For Rural Partnerships.  Please follow the link for more information. Ann Berry

Tower of Power

Dr. Michelle Jutras Nolan, of the Tower of Power Year Round Cohort II, successfully defended her dissertation on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
Dissertation title: A Qualitative Study Exploring Teachers’ Perceptions and Ideas About How Their International Travel Study Experiences Impact Their ClassroomsCommittee Members: Dr. Mary Ann McGarry (Chair), Dr. Gara Field, and Dr. Kathleen Norris



Contact Us

Department of Educational Leadership, Learning and Curriculum

Rounds Hall
Mon-Thu, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Phone: (603) 535-2121
(Steve Bower, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: (603) 535-2572

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC 38
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595