Certificate in Education Policy

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible*

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.0406
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9039

*The current plan of study for this program would only allow for federal financial aid (including Federal Direct Student Loans) for terms that are at least a minimum of 4.5 credits for graduate courses and 6.0 credits for undergraduate courses. This is based on current regulations from the U.S. Department of Education.

About the Program

The Certificate in 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. Students will study all aspects of education policy-making, including issues of access and equity, ethics in policy-making, and the global context in which education policy is made.

The program is designed to be useful to professionals in both PK-12 and post-secondary education who are interested in gaining a sophisticated understanding of how education policy is made and implemented, as well as the policy issues that professionals will be facing in coming years, and will also have value for those who may have an interest in pursuing a career in education policy.

Program Requirements

EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0
EDPO 624The Shaping of American Education Policy: Global Forces, Interest Groups, and Politics3.0
EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness3.0
EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making3.0
EDPO 636Access & Equity in Educational Policy Making3.0
Elective *3.0
Total Credits18.0

Select any 500+ level course in the following areas within the School of Education: ABA, CRTV, EDAM, EDCR, EDEX, EDGI, EDHE, EDLS, ELDT, EDPO, EDUC, EHRD, ELL, MTED, SCL. Students should seek advisor permission for elective courses outside the School of Education.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
EDPO 6203.0EDPO 6283.0EDPO 6363.0EDPO 6323.0
EDPO 6243.0 Elective3.0 
 6 3 6 3
Total Credits 18

Additional Information

For more information, visit Drexel University's Certificate in Education Policy webpage.

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