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Politics and Education
In the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis
Welcome to the Program in Politics and Education
The Politics and Education program serves students who wish to study the ways in which governance institutions, political ideologies, and competing interests, both within and outside of the education community, influence the content, form, and functioning of schooling. Schools represent a powerful instrument for shaping the development of future generations of citizens and workers as well as an important source of jobs and investment in many communities. How do societies handle conflicting visions of what schools should and should not be doing, and what are the specific changes in political and governance processes that might facilitate better decision-making and policy implementation?
MASTER OF ARTS (M.A., 33 POINTS)
MASTER OF EDUCATION (ED.M., 60 POINTS)
Students follow a core program of coursework and other learning experiences developed by the Politics faculty and individually adjusted in consultation with an assigned advisor.
ED.D. DOCTORAL (90 POINTS)*
PH.D. (75 POINTS)
Students complete a core of coursework at a level of sophistication commensurate with doctoral study.
* Not accepting applications for 2016-2017
Connect With Politics and Education
Program Director: Professor Jeffrey Henig
Box: Box 11
Teachers College, Columbia University
Zankel Building 212
Contact Person: Malgorzata KolbPhone: (212) 678-3751 Fax: (212) 678-3589