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Program Requirements

Effective Spring 2017

1. Education Policy Core. All of the following courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
EAD 944*Social Context of Education3
EAD 947*Comparative International Education Policy3
EAD 942*Economics of Education3
EAD 943*Politics of Education3

2.  Educational Inquiry and Research. All of the following courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CEP/EAD 930Educational Inquiry3
EAD 946A*Regression Analysis for Education Policy3
EAD 946BEconometric Analysis for Education Policy3
EAD 995Research Practicum1 to 3
One Qualitative Research Methods Course3
One Advanced Research Methods Course (can be either qualitative or quantitative based on research goals)3

3. Concentration in Education Policy

Four additional courses designed to advance the concentration in policy studies and to achieve competence in an approved policy discipline (i.e., political science, economics, sociology, comparative studies, evaluation). At least one of the courses must be EAD949 Advanced Seminar in Education Policy. This is a rotating topics course which students can take for up to 12 credits.3
The student’s guidance committee must approve the additional three policy concentration courses.9

4. Education Policy Workshops

In your first year (fall and spring) you will be required to attend monthly Ed Policy workshops.

5. Students must also complete:

  1. Comprehensive Examination
  2. Dissertation
  3. All students must complete 24 dissertation credits: Dissertation (999) credits must be taken in the department that aligns with your Dissertation Director’s home department.

* Required courses in student’s first year. Content knowledge required for part one of comprehensive exams. Comps part one taken late summer following student’s first year.

View the Syllabi for Policy Courses.

View the Academic Catalog for the Education Policy Program.