Ohio University

Education Public Policy Leadership Graduate Certificate Online

The inaugural EPPLC cohort heads toward Capitol Hill (2019)

Program Code: CTEPPL

Ohio University's Patton College of Education, in collaboration with The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, has launched a one-year online Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate designed to expose participants to real-world theoretical and practical instruction and experiences in education public policy leadership studies.

Upon completion, students will have a strong command of the education public policy-making process, including policy development, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy. Participants will be equipped with knowledge and skills that will increase their employability in the education public policy sphere.

This graduate-level 12-credit program will run on a January to December time frame and will culminate in a three-day face-to-face networking residency in Washington, D.C. This experience will enable participants to interface with their peers and key professionals in the public policy arena. Faculty from Ohio University will deliver engaging course sessions with guest lectures from practitioners and leaders in varied aspects of public policy. 

Don't miss out.  The deadline for the 2020 program application is April 10, 2020!

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Who should apply?

This certificate is designed for professionals who have an interest in education public policy, and/or are working in fields such as:

  • K-12 and/or higher education
  • School boards
  • Education professional associations
  • State and federal government organizations
  • Non-governmental and civic organizations
  • Legislative affairs
  • Lobbying
Patton Participants at the U.S. Senate

Certificate Curriculum

Education Public Policy Program of Study Credits
EDAD 6000 Foundational Awareness of Education Public Policy Issues
EDAD 6003 Legal Issues in Education
MPA 6000 Leadership in Education Policy
EDAD 6001 Issues, Institutions and Stakeholders in Education Public Policy 1
EDAD 6004 Policy Perspectives in Education 1
MPA 6001 Education Policy Analysis 2
EDAD 6002 Education Public Policy Implementation and Evaluation 2
EDAD 6920 Education Public Policy Practicum and Residency 1


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For more information, contact: 

Dr. Dwan Robinson
Educational Studies, Department Chair
302W McCracken Hall