Graduate Certificate in Education Policy

Contact Information

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
202 Hill Hall
573-882-8221
https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/education-policy/

Through an interdisciplinary partnership among Education, Law, and Public Policy scholars, our Education Policy Graduate Certificate serves to develop critical leaders, policymakers, and scholars who demonstrate excellence in implementing and analyzing policy. A carefully planned set of courses will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and tools to answer tough policy questions facing our society, for instance: How do we address the rising costs of higher education? Segregated schooling? Undocumented immigrant students? Families who speak languages other than English? 

The Education Policy Graduate Certificate will provide students with:

  • Knowledge that they can apply to the study of education policy within their major discipline or their work in policy settings;
  • Skills in analyzing education policy issues, i.e., understanding differing values, political and economic arguments, costs/benefits, and policy processes;  
  • Conceptual tools to use in understanding and resolving issues faced in educational policy development and implementation.
Foundations - Students choose 1 of the following:
PUB_AF 8170Public Policy Processes and Strategies3
ED_LPA 9402Educational Policy Analysis3
Knowledge/Concepts - Students choose 1 or 2 of the following:
ED_LPA 9451Higher Education Finance3
ED_LPA 9457Higher Education Policy3
ED_LPA 7458Sociology of Education3
ED_LPA 9462History of U.S. Education Policy3
ED_LPA 9463Politics of Education3
LAW 5525Education Law1-3
LAW 5526Education Reform Law1-3
PUB_AF 8173Education Governance, Finance and Policy3
PUB_AF 8175Early Childhood Policy3
Skills - Students choose 1 or 2 of the following:
ED_LPA 8955Discourse Analysis in Education3
ED_LPA 9409Introduction to Research Design3
PUB_AF 8190Economic Analysis for Public Affairs3
PUB_AF 8420Public Program Evaluation3
PUB_AF 8430Public Policy Analysis3
ESC_PS 8690Educational Planning and Evaluation3

After coursework is complete, students will develop a mini-portfolio to demonstrate their learning.

Applications accepted anytime. For more information about this graduate certificate, contact the ELPA Department by phone at 573-882-8221 or by e-mail at elpagrad@missouri.edu

Federal Gainful Employment disclosure information for this Graduate Certificate is available at http://gradstudies.missouri.edu/academics/programs/education-policy-graduate-certificate/ed-policy-ge/Gedt.html.