Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies

Donald Peurach, Camille Wilson, and Christina Weiland

Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation faculty members

The doctoral program in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation prepares aspiring educational researchers, policy makers, leaders, and reformers to take on the most formidable challenges currently facing US public education.

One such challenge is supporting teachers, leaders, schools, and systems in addressing longstanding inequities in students' educational experiences and outcomes. Another challenge is doing so in dynamic, rapidly-evolving educational, social, and political contexts in which novel approaches to school improvement are being advanced alongside innovative models for creating new schools.

Students in the Policy, Leadership, and Innovation program see this moment of educational urgency and transformation as an opportunity to become deeply engaged in creating, enacting, and studying new visions for US public schooling, and they pursue doctoral studies to develop the knowledge, capabilities, and relationships needed to do so.

Toward that end, the Policy, Leadership, and Innovation program focuses on building cultural foundations, technical capabilities, and political structures that value, support, and empower diverse students, families, and communities. Through the Policy, Leadership, and Innovation program, students will:

Graduates of the Policy, Leadership, and Innovation program seek to position themselves in (and to move among) four overlapping communities that are working actively to reform and reinvent US public education:

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