Education and Public Policy Specialization

The education and public policy specialization prepares you to enter the education field head on. If you specialize in education and public policy, you will be able to support your degree with courses designed to dig deeper in topics such as theory, analysis, development and implementation of educational policy. Your specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information. Learn more about classes required for your degree program.

Education and Public Policy Specialization for Undergraduate Degrees

Take action on behalf of our schools. Choose the Education and Public Policy specialization to develop the knowledge you need to participate and lead policy initiatives. This undergraduate degree specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses.

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Degrees Offering the Education and Public Policy Specialization

Undergraduate Education and Public Policy Specialization Courses

EDU 108 Introduction to Policy & Education

3 Credits

This course examines the theory, analysis, development, and implementation of educational policy. It will explore the reasons for change in educational policy, ways to track its evolution, and manners in which educational policy may be influenced. The history of educational policy will also be explored.

EDU 363 Education & Social Justice

3 Credits

The influences of educational policy and its convergence with social justice will be studied in this course. Issues of race, gender, sexuality, globalism, and other multicultural issues within the study of politics and policy will be explored throughout this course.

EDU 365 Politics of American Education

3 Credits

The political dimensions of policy formation/implementation in education and the use of power to influence educational policy will be explored. Conflict resolution and the analysis of consequences and impact will be examined.

EDU 428 Student Achievement in Public Schools

3 Credits

This course will examine various factors influencing student achievement in public schools. Influencing factors will include motivation theories, as well as the impact of families, teachers and schools on student success. Issues of equity and access to quality educational programs will be considered.