Spearhead Educational Policy Reform
Develop advanced educational research skills that support your career goals in academia or educational administration and policy analysis.
The PhD in educational policy and leadership is a 69-credit plus dissertation program that can be completed either full or part time. You may receive credit for courses taken as part of a related master’s degree.
With quick access to the nearby cities of Boston, Montreal, and New York City, you can easily get involved with research projects at K-12 schools, higher education institutions, government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses both within and beyond the Capital Region.
Pre-Core Requirement: An approved statistics course and either Introduction to Organizational Leadership or Introduction to Social Analysis.
- Organizational Management and Leadership in Education
- Advanced Social Analysis
- Intro to Research Methods in Educational Administration
- Research Practicum in Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Five or more classes in your primary area of interest.
Support Discipline Courses
Four or more classes in subjects such as philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, and political science.
Seven or more courses in subjects related to your interests and doctoral research goals.
For more information, contact Graduate Advisor Gina Giuliano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational policy faculty in the School of Education have been active and prominent members of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) for more than 30 years. Their global education research initiatives include:
- The International Curriculum and Textbook Archive
- The Institute for Global Education Policy Studies
- The Cross-Border Education Research Team (collaboration with Penn State University)
In addition, UAlbany faculty have held senior positions at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the UNESCO Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE); and the European Training Network on Outcomes and Causal Inference in International Comparative Assessments (ETN/OCCAM).
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.
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