Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Degree requirements for the the Master of Arts (M.A.) 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.  The African American Studies concentration is available for the M.A. degree.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Psychological Foundations Courses in Educational Psychology4
Select one of the following:
Psyc of Learning in Education
Child Language and Education
Sociocultural Infl on Learning
Adjustment in School Settings
Personality and Soc Dev
Psyc of Classroom Management
Adult Learning and Development
Learning & Hum Dev w/ EdTech
Early Adolescent Development
Assessing Student Performance
Developments in Educ Psyc
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
History of Educational Ideas
Asian American Education
European Education to 1600
European Education since 1600
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
Comparative 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 Requirements1

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