This minor will provide students with an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of educational policy. Employing interdisciplinary perspectives, students will analyze and evaluate the effects of key policies and reform movements in education on students, teachers, and society at large. Students will consider how educational policy reshapes the institution of schooling, affects teaching practices in the classrooms, regulates curriculum decision making, and manages diverse student populations in education. This minor will enable students to pursue graduate education for research and teaching and, subsequently, to participate in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) dedicated to educational policy, education policy think-tanks, as well as jobs in academia and leadership positions in NGOs, consultancies, and public service.

Minor Courses

PSC 370American Public Policy3
BEF 483Educational Policy and Reform (Intro to Educational Policy and Reform)3
BEF 484Church, State and Am Sch (Church, State, and American Education)3
BEF 485Language Politics3
BEF 486Educational Policy Analysis (Designing Educational Policy Research)3
Total Hours15