Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy

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Program Description

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
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About the School

The College of Education and Human Development is ideally situated in the heart of North Philadelphia with city schools, student and teacher populations at our doorstep. Our prominent location provide ... Read More

The College of Education and Human Development is ideally situated in the heart of North Philadelphia with city schools, student and teacher populations at our doorstep. Our prominent location provides the resources and opportunities of a large, diverse and lively urban center. By pursuing our mission, to empower children and their communities through education, we serve our surrounding neighborhoods, the city of Philadelphia, and schools and school districts across the region and the nation. Read less