Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, MA

for the degree of Master of Arts in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership


head of the department: 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)


overview of admissions & requirements: College of Education

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


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

program website: College of Education Programs

department faculty: Education Policy, Organization & Leadership Faculty 


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


department office: 142 Education Building, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-3542

email: gradservices@education.illinois.edu


Graduate Degree Programs in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership


Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, CAS (on campus and off-campus)

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, EdD (on campus, off-campus & online)

optional concentrations: EPOL concentrations listed below|Bilingual-Bicultural Education|Digital Learning|African American Studies|Writing Studies

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, EdM (on campus, off-campus & online)

optional concentrations: EPOL concentrations listed below|Bilingual-Bicultural Education|Digital Learning

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, MA (on campus)

optional concentrations: EPOL concentrations listed below|Bilingual-Bicultural Education|Digital Learning|African American Studies

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, PhD (on campus)

optional concentration: EPOL concentrations listed below|Digital Learning|African American Studies|Writing Studies


EPOL concentrations: Diversity & Equity in Education, Educational Administration & Leadership, Global Studies in Education, Higher Education, History of Education, Human Resource Development, Learning Design & Leadership, Philosophy of Education, Social Sciences & Education Policy


College Teaching Minor


joint programs:

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, EdM and Business Administration, MBA
Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, MA and Business Administration, MBA


Degree programs in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership are designed to meet the academic and professional interests of individuals preparing for careers as academic professionals, adult educators, college professors, corporate trainers, educational policy analysts, governmental administrators, instructional designers/technologists, non-profit representatives, organizational development specialists, and university administration leaders. 

Admission

The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership carefully considers all applicants for graduate study. Interested applicants should start at http://education.illinois.edu/programs/grad. The quality of the applicant's undergraduate and graduate training and grade point average are primary considerations. Other important factors evaluated include the three letters of recommendation and statement of purpose. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score.

Off-Campus Programs

The Education Policy, Organization and Leadership department offers selected off-campus programs in the Chicago region, through the use of a cohort model. The Ed.M. and C.A.S. degree options with General Administrative Endorsement are offered in the Chicago region. An Ed.D. degree cohort also is available in School Executive Leadership. Requirements for the off-campus Ed.M., C.A.S., and Ed.D. programs are identical to the on-campus degrees.

Facilities and Resources

The College of Education also has many resources to assist graduate students through their academic career. The Bureau of Educational Research works with students to secure research funding. The Council on Teacher Education entitles candidates seeking a Professional Educator License and provides accreditation of professional education programs. Each student completing a degree program is assigned a graduate adviser, who is available to assist the student with planning the program of study and determining degree requirements, courses and timelines for degree completion.

Information on University resources can be found at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/current-students.

Financial Aid

Financial aid in the form of assistantships, scholarships, fellowships, and tuition waivers can be found throughout the college and campus. Campus opportunities can be found at the Graduate College and the Office of Student Financial AidPlease note: Graduate students employed as Staff by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are not eligible for a College of Education Award or Scholarship.

for the degree of Master of Arts in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership


The Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership offers many programs leading to the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.).  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 a concentration in:

African American Studies, Bilingual-Bicultural EducationDigital LearningDiversity & Equity in Education, Educational Administration & Leadership, Global Studies in Education, Higher Education, History of Education, Human Resource Development, Learning Design & Leadership, Philosophy of Education, Social Sciences & Education Policy, Writing Studies

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:
Political & Cultural Context of Education
History of American Education
Asian American Education
Historical and Social Barriers
Professional Ethics in Education
School and Society
Critical Thinking in Education
Aesthetic Education
Technology and Educational Reform
Sociology of Education
Racial and Ethnic Families
Politics of Education
Economics of Education
500-Level Courses Required in Education (Thesis Research Credit not included)12
400/500-Level Courses approved by Advisor (Thesis Research Credit and Independent Study can be applied up to a maximum of 8 hours each) 12
Thesis Research Credit (min/max applied toward degree)2-8
(Optional) Concentration Courses. May overlap with other coursework requirements12-24
Total Hours32

Other Requirements

Requirements may overlap.
A concentration is not required.
Minimum GPA 3.0