Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Education Policy Studies
The master of arts in education and human development in the field of education policy studies degree program develops skills to analyze education problems and policies at national, state, and local levels and in the K-12 and higher education sectors. The program is designed for students who wish to develop skills in policy research, program evaluation, and the technical, political, and managerial aspects of education policy. Emphasis is placed on developing understanding of the political, economic, and social environments affecting education policies, and the competencies needed to apply research in order to to analyze, effectively implement, or evaluate their impact. Topics covered in this field include school reform, urban education problems, student achievement, school finance and its equity, teacher quality and effectiveness, equal opportunity, access to higher education, and accountability The 36-credit program includes 12 elective credits that are used to develop expertise and skills in a substantial area of education policy; these courses, with prior arrangement, may involve independent research and internships in federal, state, or professional organizations.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 24 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.
|EDUC 6114||Introduction to Quantitative Research|
|or EDUC 6116||Introduction to Educational Statistics|
|EDUC 6314||History of American Education Reform|
|EDUC 6368||Leadership and Education|
|EDUC 6371||Education Policy|
|EDUC 6381||Program Evaluation: Theory and Practice|
|EDUC 6388||Analysis of Education Policy Issues|
|EDUC 8122||Qualitative Research Methods|
|One of the following|
|EDUC 6601||International and Comparative Education|
|EDUC 6602||Regional Studies in International Education|
|EDUC 6610||Programs and Policies in International Education|
|EDUC 6650||Education and National Development|
|12 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with the program advisor.|