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MA, Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy

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36 Total Credits Required

A sample sequence of study is available for this degree. To explore additional options and find out what a path to graduation might look like for you, request information.

Required Courses

24 Credits

Concentration Electives

12 Credits

Select electives from the concentration areas. Choices should reflect areas that will expand competencies in areas of Educational Leadership, Politics & Advocacy that reflect your specific interests and potential career pathways.


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.

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