Effective - Fall 2018
Degree Title: Non-degree
Program Name and Number: K – 12 Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate – ND9990 (CTEPPL)
Department/Unit: Educational Studies
Delivery Mode: Online
The K – 12 Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate exposes participants to real-world theoretical and practical instruction and experiences in education public policy leadership studies. This 12-credit certificate will run on a January-to-December timeframe and will culminate in a three-day, face-to-face networking residency in Washington, D.C. This experience will enable participants to interface with their peers and key professionals in the public policy arena. Faculty from Ohio University will deliver engaging course sessions with guest lectures from practitioners and leaders in varied aspects of public policy.
This certificate is designed for professionals working in fields that include K12 and/or higher education, school boards, government agencies, education professional associations, non-governmental and civic organizations, foundations, think tanks focused on education issues, legislative affairs, lobbying, and anyone who has an interest in education public policy.
Upon completion of this certificate, participants will have an understanding of the education public policy making process including education, public policy development, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills that will increase their employability in the education public policy sphere.
Program Learning Objectives:
- Students develop an awareness about the education public policymaking process.
- Students extend the knowledge base regarding education public policy development, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy.
- Students demonstrate understandings about education public policy issues.
- Students demonstrate competence in engaging in the public policy arena.
This certificate program will run in a cohort model from January - December. The first two semesters (spring, summer) will include three required courses each. The final semester (fall) will include two courses.
- EDAD 6000 Foundational Awareness of Education Public Policy Issues (2 credits)
- EDAD 6003 Legal Issues in Education (2 credits)
- MPA 6000 Leadership Roles in Education Policy (1 credit)
- EDAD 6001 Issues, Institutions and Stakeholders in Education Public Policy (1credit)
- EDAD 6004 Policy Perspectives in Education (1 credit)
- MPA 6001 Policy Analysis for Education (2 credits)
- EDAD 6002 Education Public Policy Implementation and Evaluation (2 credits)
- EDAD 6920 Education Public Policy Practicum and Residency (1 credit)
- Minimum semester hours required: 12
- Thesis requirement: No
- Qualifying exam: No
- Expected time to completion if studying fulltime: One year (three semesters)
- Must submit an online Non-Degree Graduate Admissions application to the ND9990 K-12 Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate program
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree
- CV or resume
- Statement of purpose