Education Policy, Organizations and Leadership (M.Ed./Ph.D.)

In the Educational Policy, Organizations, and Leadership in P-12 Systems (EdPOL) program, master’s and doctoral students work with nationally and internationally recognized faculty to learn about and improve the research and practice of education policy, organizations, and leadership. Through courses and projects, students learn to use rigorous and innovative research methods and develop strategic partnerships with educational practitioners and policymakers at multiple systems levels to realize systemic and continuous improvement of equity and excellence in education.

Students may undertake studies in such areas as:

  • Educational equity and disparities
  • Economics and educational finance
  • Policy and policy implementation
  • School/systems improvement and learning
  • Instructional leadership in schools and systems
  • Leadership for equitable systems
  • Educator workforce effectiveness and equity
  • School reform and accountability
  • Family and community leadership
  • Organizational perspectives of schools and systems

M.Ed. Info

Ph.D. Info