Ed.D. in Leadership, Policy and Politics | Education Policy | Education Policy & Social Analysis

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Education Policy

In the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis

Ed.D. in Leadership, Policy and Politics

The 90-point degree in Leadership, Policy, and Politics, is intended for aspiring experts in the political, economic, or legal analysis of educational issues, emphasizing the practice of education leadership as policy analysts, researchers, or advisors. The program anticipates strong commitments to education from applicants and prepares candidates to excel in the integration of theory and practice. It requires the completion of the Leadership, Policy, and Politics master’s degree core curriculum, a substantial methodological strand, and a two-part (theory and practice) advancement to candidacy process before students may begin a research dissertation. Applicants experienced in the practice of education are expected to focus on developing their skills in policy analysis, while those with policy-related experience are expected to develop a solid understanding of the unique ways that schools function and are governed. Up to 40 points of acceptable credit may be transferred from another graduate institution with an advisor’s approval, and required coursework may be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Not accepting applications to 2019-2020.

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