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P-20 Higher Education and Educational Leadership (Certificate NDP)

The P-20 Higher Education and Educational Leadership (Certificate NDP) at University of Arizona is designed to educate students at the graduate and post- doctoral levels in educational policy, scholarship, leadership development and implementation in the organizational environments and cultures from preschool to higher education (P-20).

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 6 months
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The Department of Education Policy Studies and Practice (EPSP) offers an Education Policy Studies and Practice Graduate Certificate. The certificate is part of a graduate education and research initiative of EPSP in partnership with Maricopa Community College District (MCCD) and the Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD).

The EPSP department combines the K-12 focus with postsecondary education to create a P-20 perspective that taps into the dominant public discourse and professional practice of education and policymakers today.

The P-20 Higher Education and Educational Leadership (Certificate NDP) at University of Arizona includes nine units of credit from existing graduate courses and adds to the master’s and doctoral degrees and Arizona State professional certification offerings in EPSP.

In addition, the certificate provides students with an advanced understanding of educational research, policy, performance-based funding in strategic management, and preparation of scholarly reports and publication.

Department

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., M.A. and M.Ed. The M.A. degree has a focus on policy. The M.Ed. degree is a standards-driven curriculum leading to both a degree and state certification for the principalship.

Courses include:

  • Sociology of Community Colleges
  • Diversity in Leadership
  • Organization and Administration in Higher Education
  • Educational Policy
  • Curriculum and Cultural Politics

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