Graduate Certificate in 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:
|Public Policy Processes and Strategies
|Educational Policy Analysis
|Knowledge/Concepts - Students choose 1 or 2 of the following:
|Higher Education Finance
|Higher Education Policy
|Sociology of Education
|History of U.S. Education Policy
|Politics of Education
|Skills - Students choose 1 or 2 of the following:
|Discourse Analysis in Education
|Policy Analysis Using Large Data Bases
|Economic Analysis for Public Affairs
|Public Program Evaluation
|Public Policy Analysis
|Educational Planning and Evaluation
After coursework is complete, students will develop a mini-portfolio to demonstrate their learning. NOTE: Before taking courses and assembling a portfolio, you will need to fill out an initial plan of study and have a meeting with the policy certificate coordinator.
For more information about this graduate certificate, contact the ELPA Department by phone at 573-882-8221 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
303 Townsend Hall