Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, CAS

for the Certificate of Advanced Study Major in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Education complies with the U.S. Department of Education's Gainful Employment requirements by disclosing information to applicants regarding our Certificate of Advanced Study program. Required information can be found here.

Degree requirements for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) are listed below. Students may select an optional concentration. Concentrations are available in Diversity & Equity in Education, Educational Administration and Leadership, Global Studies in Education, Higher Education, History of Education, Human Resource Development, Learning Design and Leadership, Philosophy of Education, and Social Sciences & Education Policy.

If the student does not have a Master's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the foundation courses listed below must be completed. The minimum GPA is 3.0.

Psychological Foundations Courses in Educational Psychology4
Select one of the following:
Psychology of Learning in Education
Child Language and Education
Sociocultural Influence on Learning
Adjustment in School Settings
Personality and Soc Dev
Psychology of Classroom Management
Adult Learning and Development
Learning and Human Development with Educational Technology
Early Adolescent Development
Assessing Student Performance
Developments in Educational Psychology
Philosophical and Social Foundations Courses in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership4
Select one of the following:
Poli & Cultural Context of Ed
History of American Education
Asian American Education
Historical & Social Barriers
Professional Ethics in Education
School and Society
Critical Thinking in Education
Aesthetic Education
Technology & Educational Reform
Sociology of Education
Racial and Ethnic Families
Politics of Education
Economics of Education
EPS 426
500-Level Courses 16
400/500-Level Courses 16
Independent Study 0-8
(Optional) Concentration Courses. May overlap with other general coursework requirements12-24
Total Hours32

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Web site, the College of Education Graduate Programs Handbook, and the Graduate College Handbook.