Careers - MA in Educational Studies - Educational Leadership and Policy

Graduates of the Educational Leadership and Policy program alumni are successful changemakers who apply their skills in a variety of professional and academic settings.

Some alumni impact student learning directly as instructional coaches and school leaders, while others develop vision and strategy as administrators in school districts and charter management organizations. Many of our graduates contribute to the education sector as entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders or use data to influence decisionmakers as education policy analysts and researchers of educational policy, improvement, and leadership.

Please browse the list below for a sampling of positions our alumni have obtained.

Key to programs of study

•  Educational Studies MA: Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP)
¤ Educational Studies MA: ELP with K-12 Building-Level Administrator Certification
> Educational Studies MA: ELP and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree

Doctoral Studies

•  University of Michigan – Policy and Leadership; Educational Foundations and Policy; Educational Administration and Policy; Combined Program in Education and Psychology; Teaching and Teacher Education
•  Stanford University – Educational Policy
•  Purdue University – Educational Leadership and Policy
•  Michigan State University – Educational Policy
•  Loyola University Chicago – Higher Education
•  UCLA School of Law – J.D.

Government Organizations

•  Presidential Management Fellow and Education Program Specialist – U.S. Department of Education
•  Policy Analyst – Board of Education, Hawaii
•  State and Federal Programs Administrator – Henry Ford Academy

Higher Education Organizations

•  Research Coordinator, Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context, U. Michigan School of Education
•  Postdoctoral Program Coordinator, U. Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity
•  Data Specialist, Office of K-12 Outreach, Michigan State University College of Education
•  Project Assistant and Assessment Analyst, University of Puerto Rico
•  Program Coordinator, MI College Advising Corps, U. Michigan Center for Educational Outreach
•  Program Manager, Health Management and Policy, U. Michigan School of Public Health

Local, State, and Regional Nonprofit Organizations

•  Education Specialist – Excellent Schools Detroit
•  Co-Founder – Detroit Food Academy
> Director, the LEAGUE Michigan – Michigan Nonprofit Association
•  Program Coordinator – YELLS, Inc.
•  Local College Access Network Coordinator – Auburn Hills United College Access Network

National Nonprofit Organizations

•  Trainer – The Posse Foundation
•  Deputy Campus Director – Citizen Schools
> Site Manager; Analyst, Research and Evaluation – TNTP
•  Fellow – Education Pioneers
•  Volunteer Coordinator – The Aspen Institute
•  Deputy Director of Policy and Strategy – Education Post
•  Teacher Engagement Lead – Teach Plus
•  Regional Operations Coordinator – Teach for America
•  Legislative Analyst; Legislative Projects Manager – StudentsFirst

Private Sector

> Management Consultant in Education Practice at Parthenon-EY
> Managing Director of Finance, KIPP: New Jersey
> Strategy Consultant at EdFuel

School Administration

¤ Assistant Principal – Lawrence Public Schools: Lawrence, MA
¤ Principal – St. Thomas More Catholic School: Pittsburgh, PA
¤ Program Director – Manzanitas Preschool: Ann Arbor, MI
¤ Assistant Principal – PALM Charter High School: Myrtle Beach, SC 

Teaching and Coaching

¤ Instructional Coach – University Prep Academy: Detroit, MI
•  Family Coach – Benton Harbor Area Schools: Benton Harbor, MI
•  College and Alumni Support – DSST Public Schools: Denver, CO
•  English 2 Grade Lead Teacher – Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School: Washington D.C.
•  Social Studies Department Head and Teacher – Father Gabriel Richard High School: Ann Arbor, MI
•  Title 1 Math Specialist – Hamtramck Public Schools: Hamtramck, MI

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