Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy

Programs in the area of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Policy inform and promote the transformation of education both within and beyond P-12 schools and postsecondary institutions, with the ultimate goal of creating powerful and equitable learning for all. We bring multiple disciplines, analytical tools, and bodies of knowledge to our work, including history, political science, economics, organizational studies, philosophy, and sociology; as well as the wisdom of applied practice in the fields of community organization, public/nonprofit leadership, and education, policy design, implementation, and evaluation.

Danforth Educational Leadership Program

Certification
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Field-based On-campus
Become an equity-driven principal or program administrator who possesses the vision to guide change, cultivate leadership and generate successful outcomes throughout schools and districts.

EdPOL: Early Childhood Policy Specialization

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Part of our Education Policy, Organization and Leadership program, this specialization program prepares you to become a policy leader for childhood education.

Education, Equity and Society

Graduate Certificate
On-campus
A graduate certificate program that provides extra training for UW graduate students who are looking for more opportunities to advance educational justice.

Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Policy

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Create a more equitable future for all students. Explore critical questions about the meaning, purpose, and practice of education in society.

Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
On-campus
Create equitable learning opportunities for all students. Engage in research, advocacy and innovation that will revolutionize educational systems.

Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Hybrid
Do you want to work in the fast-paced world of athletics and make a difference in the lives of student-athletes? Earn your master's degree in one year and learn how to excel in sports administration.

Leadership for Learning (L4L)

Certification
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
On-campus
A three year doctoral program for innovative, equity-focused leaders who want to transform educational systems and realize ambitious learning goals for all students.

Leadership in Higher Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
On-campus
A cohort-based program that prepares individuals for leadership roles at community colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations.

Social and Cultural Foundations

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
On-campus
Address fundamental questions about the meaning, purpose, ethics, and significance of education in society. Explore education from the perspective of the humanities using tools of analysis based in history, philosophy, sociology, and political science.