About the 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. We assume that issues related to the roles that families, communities, and civil society play in promoting education outside of school will escalate in importance in the future. Graduates of the programs currently work in national school reform organizations and non-profit groups focused on children and youth; local, state and federal education agencies; private research institutes and advocacy groups; and in colleges and universities as faculty and administrators.