Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy
Explore education in the broader community and the policies that impact schools and teaching in urban centers with the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy in Temple’s College of Education and Human Development. This 30- to 36-credit master’s degree pgraom is designed so students can prepare to identify and apply effective practices for ethical and equitable leadership in schools, school districts and community systems. Students have the option to focus in either the Education Policy, School Leadership or Urban Education concentration.
Through the program’s curriculum, students form advanced knowledge in the
- development and implementation of educational policies and reforms;
- historical, economic and sociocultural community contexts that shape and influence local education and schooling;
- influence of race, ethnicity and social class on education policy and opportunities for individuals; and
- landscape of contemporary education reform, and identify skills used by advocates seeking change.
Core courses are designed to provide you with a deep understanding of schools, school leadership and the urban environment, as well as research practices and education policy. As an Educational Leadership and Policy master’s student, you’ll review, select, synthesize and apply research and practitioner literature to examine issues in education. You’ll be prepared to identify the complexity of the urban environment, and the unique challenges and opportunities inherent to urban communities.
Program Format & Curriculum
The Educational Leadership and Policy MEd with concentrations in either Urban Education or Education Policy is a 30-credit program. The Educational Leadership and Policy MEd with a School Leadership concentration may be taken as a 30- or 36-credit degree. Students may take up to five years to complete the program. All classes are offered in-person on Temple’s Main Campus.
Core courses you will take as part of the Educational Leadership and Policy MEd include the following.
- Context for School Reform
- Critical Understanding of Social Science Research
- Leadership in Diverse Contexts
- Policy and Practice in Urban Education
- Reforming City Schools
- Research for Change
Students completing the School Leadership concentration have the option to complete a 36-credit curriculum that partially fulfills the state’s Principal Certification or Certification for Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. Students seeking state certification will need to complete two clinical experience classes in order to qualify. Find out more about the clinical experience courses.