Improve Cradle-to-Career Programs and Policies
Take on domestic or international educational leadership and policy analyst roles with confidence and advance your career or prepare for further study in a doctoral program.
The educational policy and leadership master’s program provides you with a strong foundation in organizational theory and analytic decision making related to learning contexts across the lifespan.
Pursue your passion by completing a concentration in your area of interest, working on faculty research projects, and connecting with other students who want to make an impact on the way education systems are created and managed in the United States and around the world.
- Introduction to Organizational Leadership
- Introduction to Social Analysis
- Quantitative Methods in Educational Leadership or approved course in statistics. You may take a course in another subject if you pass the departmental research methods exam.
Three courses in your area of interest.
Support Discipline Courses
Two courses in subjects such as philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, or political science.
Choose three courses related to your program.
Seminar in Education Policy and Leadership or Master's Thesis in Educational Administration
For more information, contact Graduate Advisor Gina Giuliano at: email@example.com.
Choose from three concentration options:
Obtain a working knowledge of different philosophical approaches to policy adoption and implementation, and learn how to lead policy initiatives in government agencies, analyze policy for research and advocacy organizations, and succeed in faculty positions.
Global and Comparative Educational Policy
Dive into the global education policy making process from early proposals to implementation, including stages of policy adoption, monitoring, and evaluation. Alumni with this concentration are working with foreign ministries of education and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and UNESCO.
This concentration prepares you to step into leadership positions in preschools, elementary schools, secondary schools, and university appointments in the area of school leadership. Note: This program does not lead to NYS certification as a School Building Leader. If you are seeking this credential, check out UAlbany's Advanced Graduate Certificates.
Careers and Advisement
The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
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