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Curriculum

Required Courses (24 Points)
  • EDLED-GE.2205 - Advocacy and Education
  • AMLT-GE.2053 - Organizational Theory and Practice I
  • EDLED-GE.2355 - Education Policy Analysis
  • RESCH-GE.2143 - Participatory Action Research 
  • EDLED-GE.2367- Demographic Analysis and School/Community Planning 
Program Electives (12 Points) 

You will select electives from the wide array of courses in the Educational Leadership program and other ALT programs as well as other departments in NYU Steinhardt and/or other NYU schools (e.g., Graduate School of Arts & Science, Silver School of Social Work, Stern School of Business, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, and Wagner School of Public Administration). Your choices should reflect areas that will expand competencies in areas of Educational Leadership, Politics & Advocacy and that reflect your specific interests and potential career pathways.

Concentration Electives

Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Education Policy Analysis [EDL], Education Law [EDL], Academic Achievement Gaps: Socio-Psychological Dynamics [Steinhardt], Inequalities in Globalization [Silver], Economics of Education Policy & Finance, Public Policy & Planning in NY, Policy Formation & Policy Analysis, Participatory Policy Making [Wagner], Evaluating Education Programs, Statistics for Behavioral & Social Sciences, Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry, Survey Research [Steinhardt]

Non-Profit Management
Fundraising for Educational Equity [EDL], Non-Profit Governance [Wagner], Management in Non-Profit Organizations [Wagner], Building Effective Teams [Wagner], Politics of Multicultural School Communities [EDL]

Out-of-School Youth Organizations
Youth Organizations [EDL], Development of Immigrant Origin Youth, Latinos in Urban Schools, Advocating for Community Health [Steinhardt], Social Work Practice with Adolescents in Schools [Silver], Criminal Justice & Neighborhoods, Community Organizing, Advocacy Lab [Wagner]

Self-Designed Concentration
Elective courses in the department or other schools that support a student's selected career pathway.

Sample Course Schedules

Our program allows for students to complete their degree either full or part time. Sample course sequences are offered below, but please discuss any course plans with you adviser.

(*Required courses.)

Full-Time Students
Full-Time Students
Semester Course # Course Title Credits
Semester 1 AMLT-GE 2053 Organizational Theory I* 3 credits
Semester 1 EDLED-GE 2367 Demographic Analysis School/Community Planning* 3 credits
Semester 1 RESCH-GE 2143 Participatory Action Research* 3 credits
Semester 1 EDLED-GE 2205 Advocacy and Education* 3 credits
Semester 2 EDLED-GE 2355 Educational Policy Analysis* 3 credits
Semester 2 EDLED-GE 2343 Data-Driven Decision Making and Leadership* 3 credits
Semester 2 EDLED-GE 2305 Leadership for Educational Change* 3 credits
Semester 2 --- Internship* or Elective 3 credits
Semester 3 --- Internship* 3 credits
Semester 3 --- Elective 3 credits
Semester 3 --- Elective 3 credits
Semester 3 --- Elective 3 credits

Part-Time Students
Part-Time Students
Semester Course # Course Title Credits
Semester 1 AMLT-GE 2053 Organizational Theory I* 3 credits
Semester 1 EDLED-GE 2205 Advocacy and Education* 3 credits
Semester 2 EDLED-GE 2343 Data-Driven Decision Making and Leadership* 3 credits
Semester 2 EDLED-GE 2305 Leadership for Educational Change* 3 credits
Semester 3 EDLED-GE 2367 Demographic Analysis School/Community Planning* 3 credits
Semester 3 RESCH-GE 2143 Participatory Action Research* 3 credits
Semester 4 EDLED-GE 2355 Educational Policy Analysis* 3 credits
Semester 4 --- Internship* or Elective 3 credits
Semester 5 --- Internship* 3 credits
Semester 5 --- Elective 3 credits
Semester 6 --- Elective 3 credits
Semester 6 --- Elective 3 credits