Education and Public Policy is a multidisciplinary program that critically evaluates how society fosters equity and excellence through education. Courses explore the deep cultural meanings of concepts such as democracy and citizenship, and our faculty encourage active problem-solving skills by using real world examples of government-initiated policies and programs. Through readings, case studies and conversations with your peers, you will uncover the practical effects that policies have on students, teachers, school leaders, families, and the community as a whole. You will also have the opportunity to identify education policies and practices that matter to you and consider various strategies that could be effective in solving emerging problems.

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  • You are interested in education and want to make a difference in the world.

  • You want to study the big questions related to education and society, such as “how can we improve schools?” “what causes inequality?” and “how do policies impact students and teachers?”

  • You want the benefits of a small program situated within a large university.

  • You want to pursue a career with policy-related non-profits in public service, government, law, or research.