Educational Policy (MA)

The most innovative and effective educators stretch. They're relentless. They suspect that there's always a better way---and they find it. Those who attend graduate programs at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College receive best-in-class preparation that allows them to harness and create knowledge, mobilize people and take action to improve education. These master's degree and doctoral programs prepare graduates to thrive in their careers and take leadership positions in advancing the world's most important profession.

The MA program in educational policy is designed to provide participants with training in education policy and applied data analysis. It is particularly well suited for individuals whose careers require the use and interpretation of data, such as overseeing assessments or conducting program evaluations. Classroom teachers will gain a new perspective on their schools, classrooms and teaching with the skills they develop in this master's program.

The course work will deepen students' understanding of research and policy making, allow them to critically assess education programs and policies and develop the skills they need to engage in data-driven decision making. Courses address key issues in contemporary education policy, evaluating and synthesizing research literature, analyzing and interpreting data and conducting applied research projects. With the assistance of a faculty or academic advisor, students will also customize their elective courses in educational policy, research methods and areas of interest to enhance their knowledge and skills.

In the culminating experience in the final semester, students will design and execute an individual or group project that will utilize their new knowledge and research skills.

Degree Offered

Educational Policy


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