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Certificate in Educational Policy

Drexel University School of Education

The Certificate in Educational Policy was created from the belief that educational leaders should possess a sophisticated understanding of the principles, laws and rules that guide education systems. This includes the process by which policies are created, the impact they can have on educational institutions, and the complex factors that influence the shaping of policy.

This certificate is ideal for students who are interested in policy and its relation to education, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, the relationship between U.S. education and the nation's economic competitiveness and prosperity; state, local, and school district policy-making; evolving models of K-12 education; urban education; preparation of students for post-secondary opportunities; and life-long learning.

The Educational Policy Certificate program is an excellent opportunity for:

  • Students interested in pursuing a career in educational policy
  • Those working in the field of educational policy who strive to maximize their effectiveness in their roles
  • Individuals who want to learn more about educational policy and the processes that drive it


The Educational Policy Certificate offers 6 courses totaling 18 graduate credits.  

Course descriptions may be found in the Drexel University Course Catalog.