Education Policy

At the most basic level, policies serve as a set of agreed-upon rules that help dictate how individuals or groups of people operate under specific circumstances. But how does “policy” apply to and exist as it relates to education? The Education Policy programs at the GSE explore this very question, challenging students to investigate both formal and informal learning contexts with consideration of the governing economic, political, legal, administrative, and social factors that influence individual learning and entire educational organizations and systems.

With several faculty consistently ranked among the most influential university-based researchers in the country shaping educational practice and policy, the GSE is the place to go for expert training in this field. Students may approach the discipline from an administrative perspective, with both degree and non-degree programs preparing qualified candidates to obtain NJ certification as principals, supervisors, teacher leaders, school administrators, reading specialists, and more. A number of doctoral programs at the GSE also serve to directly advance scholarship surrounding education policy, offering advanced study in the field, at the highest level, as it relates to disciplines including early childhood education, mathematics education, higher education, special education, and language education, amongst many others. Where do you want to make your impact?

Explore programs in this area:

Non-Degree
Supervisor Certification
Human Resources Development
Principal Certification
School Administrator Certification
Teacher Leadership

Master’s without Certification
Educational Administration & Supervision
College Student Affairs
College Student Affairs, Executive Track
Education, Culture and Society
Educational Statistics and Measurement

Master’s with Certification
Educational Administration & Supervision – Principal Certification
Educational Administration & Supervision – Principal and Supervisor
Reading Specialist & Supervisor Certification

EdD
Educational Leadership
Design of Learning Environments
Education, Culture and Society
Teacher Leadership
Special Education

PhD
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Early Childhood Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Educational Psychology
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Special Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Human Development
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Language Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Learning Sciences
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Literacy Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Math Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Science Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Social Studies Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Statistics and Measurement
Theory, Organization, and Policy
Higher Education

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