Each of the EAPS degree programs are designed to prepare students to be scholars or scholar-practitioners, who are globally connected and locally engaged.
Through both their coursework and peer interactions, EAPS students are exposed to an array of domestic and international educational administration and policy issues. Many of the faculty members are engaged in research and consulting projects in a broad range of countries, as well as locally in the New York Capital Region. Moreover, our students come not just from New York, but also Asia, Africa, Europe the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Whether students choose to work in the Capital Region of New York; Bogotá, Colombia; or any other location, they will be well-prepared to assume leadership roles in a wide-range of educational institutions, government agencies, and non-governmental organization. Students are invited to explore the website to learn more about the department, faculty backgrounds, and on-going research and leadership projects.
EAPS instructional programs provide students with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of educational leadership and critical analytical skills. The department's core and elective courses are designed to encourage development of critical thinking and reasoning skills through stimulating scholarly exploration of problems and issues related to educational management and policy. The goal is to prepare students for leadership positions in any type of educational organization as individuals who can frame insightful questions, read and understand sophisticated educational research, draw pertinent ramifications, and communicate effectively. Our programs help students gain an appreciation for the complementarity between theory, evidence and practice in our field, and how the most promising efforts to improve the quality of education in all corners of the world benefit from the close integration of theoretical understandings and empirical evidence, with practical applications.
Students in any of the three EAPS degree programs can pursue one of three concentrations, which focus on different levels or aspects of education. While all students take the same core courses, the concentrations allow students to explore in more depth issues related to specific aspects of educational leadership or policy. In consultation with their advisor, students should select a concentration that reflects their career goals and interests.
Courses in "School Administration" prepare students for administrative positions in elementary and secondary schools or districts, as well as for faculty positions in educational administration in universities. Students seeking New York State certification as a school-level or district-level administrator usually select this concentration. For more information, contact Daralene Jewell >>CLOSE
The "Higher Education" concentration prepares students to be leaders in scholarly, administrative, and policy careers. Our students and alumni work in a broad range of institutional types, including public and private, two-year and four-year, research engaged and teaching intensive, as well as both domestic and international. They pursue careers in academic affairs, student success, institutional advancement, enrollment managements, institutional research and others. In addition, this concentration is appropriate for students who are interested in staff or administration positions in adult and continuing education programs in other educational, business, industrial, and labor organizations. For more information, contact Kevin Kinser. >>CLOSE
Educational Policy Analysis
The concentration "Educational Policy Analysis" is designed to prepare students for leadership and administrative positions in state, national and international organizations. This concentration focuses on approaches to educational policy formation and implementation that originate in the social sciences and philosophy. Graduates in this program work in wide range of policy venues, including state agencies, foreign ministries of education, non-governmental organizations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and UNESCO, and others. This concentration also prepares students for university faculty positions in educational administration or policy studies. For more information, contact Daniel Levy. >>CLOSE
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