Educational Administration and Policy Studies

The Department of Educational Administration & Policy Studies (EAPS) facilitates development of knowledge and skills essential for excellence in a broad array of education leadership and policy careers. EAPS faculty are regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized experts in education policy and elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education management and leadership.

Following studies leading to a master's degree, advanced graduate certificate, certificate of advanced studies, or Ph.D., EAPS graduates take up posts as leaders, policymakers, researchers, and faculty in domestic and international arenas.

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Educational Administration and Policy Studies MS

This master’s degree program offers concentrations in education policy, higher education leadership, and school leadership. In addition to coursework in the concentration area, students gain knowledge and skills derived from the social sciences. Credit-bearing internships may also be completed as part of the M.S. program. International and comparative perspectives are special features of the M.S. program. Students who earn the M.S. degree take up posts as leaders, policy analysts, and faculty in sectors including education, government, nonprofit organizations, and business.

Educational Administration and Policy Studies PhD

The program leading to the Ph.D. offers concentrations in education policy, higher education leadership, and school leadership. In addition to coursework in the concentration area, students gain knowledge and skills derived from the social sciences and complete coursework in research methodology. Program requirements include passing the doctoral exam and completion of the Ph.D. dissertation. Credit-bearing internships may be completed as part of the Ph.D. program. International and comparative perspectives are special features of the Ph.D. program. Students who earn the Ph.D. take up posts such as superintendents, faculty, and policy analysts in sectors including elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education; government agencies; nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations; and, business.

Educational Administration - School Building Leader AGC

The Advanced Graduate Certificate program in School Building Leadership (SBL) includes coursework designed to prepare students for New York State certification as a School Building Leader (such as building principal). In addition to completing the program, students must successfully pass the NYS examination for School Building Leaders.

Educational Administration - School District Leader AGC

The Advanced Graduate Certificate program in School District Leadership is for students who have completed the school building leadership program. The program prepares students for NYS certification as a School District Leader (such as superintendent or assistant superintendent). In addition to completing the program, students must successfully pass the NYS examination for School District Leaders.

Educational Administration - School District Business Leader AGC

The Advanced Graduate Certificate program in School District Business Leadership (SDBL) is for students who have completed the school building leader program. The program prepares students for New York State certification as a School District Business Leader (such as a school business official). In addition to completing the program, students must successfully pass the NYS examination for School District Business Leaders.