Forms & Guidelines
Course Planning Sheet - Educational Leadership and Policy
The Educational Leadership and Policy thread is designed to bring multiple perspectives to bear on the practice and study of school improvement in the US. Students pursuing this thread can prepare for formal and informal leadership roles in schools, including the principalship. Further, they can prepare for roles in government, non-profit, and other organizations that are focused on the work and challenges of school improvement, both to support practice and to shape policy. Finally, they can prepare for roles in which they examine the political, social, economic, and historical dynamics that drive educational systems and their improvement. The courses constituting this thread bring the lenses of various disciplinary perspectives to bear on the analysis of educational practices, institutions, policies, and reform initiatives.