Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in U.S. Education Policy

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 9.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: Less than 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.0406
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11.9033

About the Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in U.S. Education Policy explores the substance and process of U.S. education policy, along with the institutions that comprise the education system and their governance and practices. This nine-credit certificate is designed for students who are seeking to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the U.S. education system in order to perform more effectively as an education professional. This program is primarily geared towards K-12 educators, though it has relevance for those working in post-secondary education as well.

Program Requirements

EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0
EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness3.0
EDPO 636Access & Equity in Educational Policy Making3.0
Total Credits9.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
EDPO 6203.0EDPO 6283.0EDPO 6363.0
 3 3 3
Total Credits 9

Pathway to MS Completion

Note: This PBC may be used to earn 9.0 credits that applies towards attainment of the MS in Education Improvement and Transformation (45.0 credits total) offered through the School of Education.

As the graphic below indicates, this certificate can be taken as a stand alone certificate program or "stacked" as part of the MS in Education Improvement and Transformation. 

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