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M.A. in OLPD: Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) Program Curriculum (Plan A and Plan B)

Plan A Curriculum

Plan B Curriculum

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EPL Plan A Curriculum

Program Core (6 credits minimum)

Take a minimum of 6 credits from the following:

Research Design and Methods (6 credits)

Related Fields (6 credits outside EPL)

The master’s degree requires 6 semester credits taken outside the EPL program track that directly relate to the student’s area of study. These credits should be selected in consultation with the adviser and should constitute a solid coursework foundation for the student’s thesis. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.

Electives (2-8 credits)

Thesis Credits (10 credits)

Research Project

Plan A students will develop and carry out an empirical research project under the supervision of their adviser.

Total Plan A EPL credits= 30-36 credits


EPL Plan B Curriculum

Required Coursework (6 credits minimum)

Take a minimum of 6 credits from the following:

Program Core (6 credits)

Choose one course from each of the following areas:

Leadership Courses

Other Coursework

Research Design and Methods (3 credits)

Related Fields (6 credits outside EPL)

The master’s degree requires 6 semester credits taken outside the EPL program track that directly relate to the student’s area of study. Courses totaling 6 or more credits should be selected in consultation with the adviser and should constitute a solid coursework foundation for the student’s thesis. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.

Electives (3-8 credits)

Selected in consultation with adviser to meet 30-32 total credit requirement for this program.

Colloquium Paper (3-6 credits)

Students prepare a paper on an issue of relevance in school administration or revise and expand three course papers. Total of 120 hours of work required. Students in the two-year program must take 3 or more credits of OLPD 5095. Students in the one-year program must take a total of 6 cr of OLPD 5087 or OLPD 5095 over 3 semesters with adviser approval (three of those credits will count towards the Electives requirement).

Total Plan B EPL credits=30-32 credits

Revised August 22, 2016