Educational Policy and Leadership MS

Degree Level: MS

Department: Educational Policy and Leadership

School or College: School of Education


 Education Policy, K - 12, Global Comparative Education Policy

Program Curriculum:

Required Credentials




Supplemental Documents

All Schools Attended

Statement of Goals
Educational Leadership Essay (see Special Notes below)



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Special Notes:

This program does not lead to Professional Certification, nor does it lead to NY State certification as a School Building Leader. If you wish to pursue NY School Building Leader certification, please visit the School Building Leader ACG page

Cannot use letters, statement of goals or resume submitted for a prior application. The letter of recommendation form MUST be submitted. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Please type one essay of no more than 800 words each from among the three possible topics below:

  1. i. Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership.
  2. ii. Identify a problem or challenge in a school, school-related organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
  3. iii. Describe a problem of educational policy decision-making, policy content, or policy implementation, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation.

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

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