Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, CAS

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


department head: Yoon Pak

directors of graduate studies: Wen-Hao Huang, Mary Allison Witt

graduate admissions information: Linda Stimson (on campus) and Jena Pfoff (online/off-campus)


graduate student services office: 142 Education Building

                  1310 South Sixth

                  Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-3542

website: https://education.illinois.edu/gsso 


department website: https://education.illinois.edu/epol

department faculty: Education Policy, Organization & Leadership Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: College of Education  

college website: https://education.illinois.edu/


The Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership offers many programs leading to the degree of Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.).  A list of programs and additional requirements can be found on the program's website, the College of Education Graduate Programs Handbook, and the Graduate College Handbook.

Students may select an optional concentration in 

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
Global Issues in Learning
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
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