Educational Policy Studies & Practice
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Please join us in welcoming Associate Professor Francesca Lopez to EDL!
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Associate Professor Francesca López as our new faculty member who brings a wealth of experience, quantitative research methods expertise, and scholarship focused on culturally responsive education and student identity to our program. Please click here to read more about Dr. Lopez.
The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice (EPSP) includes the Educational Leadership Program and the Center for the Study of Higher Education. The EPSP department combines the K-12 focus with postsecondary education to create a P-20 perspective that taps into the dominant discourse of education and policymakers today.
Both the Center for the Study of Higher Education (HED) and the Educational Leadership (EDL) program maintain their core functions and curriculum, consistent with professional career paths and state standards for certification leading to licensure. However, the combined unit more broadly facilitates and encourages research, instructional, and service and outreach initiatives consistent with a policy development and analysis focus.
A key departmental strength concentrates on how organizations, institutions (both formal and informal), official practices, and educational professions affect outcomes across local, national, and international contexts and how these entities are themselves affected by societal, economic, and political pressures.
EPSP prepares graduate students at the doctorate and master's levels. Graduate programs in HED include Ph.D. and M.A. degrees. Graduate programs in EDL include an Ed.D., Ph.D., Ed.S., and M.Ed. The M.Ed. degree is a standards-driven curriculum leading to both a degree and state certification for the principalship.
~The Department of Educational Policy Studies & Practice is saddened by the passing of Dr. Jeff Bennett. Please visit our remembrance page in honor of Dr. Bennett.
Former HED student, Heather Metcalf gave a great interview on BBC’s “The World” yesterday regarding the comments of Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt on women in the scientific lab. Another great example of UA Higher Ed PhDs engaging in important conversations and addressing issues of social justice—both locally and globally. Click here to view the interview
Recent Graduate Spotlight
Recent graduate, Dr. Amanda Tachine was able to publish an editorial piece in Al Jazeera America. Her article discusses academic study and changes brought by Native Americans. Click here to read the article
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