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Graduate Certificate in Education Policy

Drexel University School of Education

The Graduate Certificate in Education Policy program 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 graduate certificate program is ideal for students who are interested in educational policy and its relation to educational leadership, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Education Policy Program Evaluation

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.

What Can a Graduate Certificate in Education Policy Do For You?

The Education Policy Certificate program is an excellent opportunity for:

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

How Long Does It Take to Earn a Certificate in Education Policy?

  • Instructional Delivery: Online
  • Calendar Type: Quarter
  • Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
  • Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0

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

What are the Requirements to Earn a Certificate in Education Policy?

Admissions Criteria

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)

Required Documents

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this program
  • Additional requirements for International Students

Who is Eligible to Earn a Certificate in Education Policy?

  • Certificate Level: Graduate
  • Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible

How Do I Apply to Earn a Certificate in Education Policy?

The Certificate in Education Policy program is taught 100% online. Students can get started by filling out the Drexel Online Application.