leadership policy and politics degree information
The course ofstudy in Leadership Policy and Politics prepares students for suchpositions as policy analyst, policy advocate, and educationalresearcher. It develops students’ skills in the political, economic, andlegal analysis of education policy issues, while focusing on the roleof leadership. Students are required to explore one policy topic indepth as part of a field experience. Coursework includes a researchmethods sequence suitable to the requirements of education policyprofessionals and experience writing policy briefs for a variety ofaudiences. Doctoral students complete the master’s-level core courses, atwo-part advancement to candidacy process, and a research dissertation.Coursework beyond the core is chosen individually in conjunction with afaculty advisor. Students in the Leadership Policy and Politicsconcentration may take coursework leading to the M.A., Ed.M., or Ed.D.,and to the Ph.D. in Education Leadership.
Most coursework is offered during the school year. ContactProfessor Luis Huerta at (212) 678-4199 or Professor Douglas Ready: 212-678-3850, email@example.com.
M.A. in Education Leadership with a course of study in Leadership Policy and Politics (ELPL)
This 33-point degree is intended for educators and non-educatorsconsidering entry level positions in education policy or management whodo not want building-level certifica-tion. The policy and politicsconcentration requires a sequence of courses including introduction toeconomic, political, and legal policy perspectives, educationleadership, and a research methods sequence. Students also complete apolicy analysis project. Degree requirements may be completed in oneyear of intensive study or on a part-time basis.
Ed.M. in Education Leadership with a course of study in Leadership Policy and Politics (ELPL)
The 60-point degree is intended for educators and non-educatorsseeking careers in education policy in either the private or the publicsector. The program of study builds on the required M.A. course sequencewith additional work in a policy area relevant to the student’sinterests. Up to 30 points of eligible coursework from another graduateinstitution or program may be applied to the Ed.M. degree.
Ed.D. in Education Leadership with a course of study in LeadershipPolicy and Politics (ELPL)(not accepting applications for 2010-2011)
The 90-point degree in Leadership Policy and Politics, intendedfor aspiring experts in the political, economic, or legal analysis ofeducational issues, emphasizing the practice of education leadership aspolicy analysts, researchers, or advisors. The program anti-cipatesstrong commitments to education from applicants, and prepares candidatesto excel in the integration of theory and practice. It requires thecompletion of the Leadership Policy and Politics master’s degree corecurriculum, a substantial methodological strand, and a two-part (theoryand practice) advancement to candidacy process before students maybegin a research dissertation. Applicants experienced in the practice ofeducation are expected to focus on developing their skills in policyanalysis, while those with policy-related experience are expected todevelop a solid understanding of the unique ways that schools functionand are governed. Up to 40 points of acceptable credit may betransferred from another graduate institution with an advisor’sapproval, and required coursework may be completed on a full- orpart-time basis.