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Education Policy

Education Policy

In the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis

Education Policy

In the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis

Welcome to the Education Policy Program

The degree programs in Education Policy examine both formal and informal institutions of schooling and the political, legal, bureaucratic, organizational, economic, and social factors that affect both schools and the broader educational enterprise. Students address critical problems affecting education, develop a broad and inclusive view of the kinds of issues facing policymakers, and are encouraged to study and reflect on the processes by which research becomes linked to policy and practice.

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Degree Programs

Non-degree Programs

School Law Institute

For over 20 years, this five-day program has offered public- and charter-school educators (administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, etc.), policy analysts, policymakers, union reps, advocates and others the tools they need to address important current issues of law, policy, research, and practice.

Concurrent Programs in Education & Law

The Education Policy and Social Analysis Department and Columbia Law School offer courses that prepare students for positions that require knowledge and expertise in education law. There are at present no formal joint-degree programs between Teachers College and Columbia Law School, but students admitted to both schools may be eligible (through ad hoc arrangements) to pursue education and law degrees concurrently.

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Coordinator: Professor Luis Huerta

Box: Box 11

Teachers College, Columbia University
Zankel 212

Contact Person: Malgorzata Kolb

Phone: (212) 678-3751    Fax: (212) 678-3589   


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Education Policy

Box 11, 525 W 120th Street

New York, New York 10027-6696

Location: 212 Zankel Hall ♦ Phone: 212.678.3751  ♦ ~ Fax: 212.678.3589 ♦ Email:

Professor Luis Huerta

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