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The Educational Policy Studies concentration within the Instructional Leadership MEd program allows students to design their own programs of study toward deepening understandings of how to support underserved communities in Chicago and beyond. The MEd in Educational Policy Studies provides students with knowledge and resources to support historically marginalized populations gain access to increased educational opportunities.

Housed within the Educational Policy Studies Department, this master’s degree offers students the flexibility to select a strand of study related to their personal and professional goals. Strands include:

  • Social Justice and Education
  • Education Policy and Policy Analysis
  • Educational Leadership and School Improvement

Graduates of the MEd in Educational Policy Studies are prepared to work in:

  • Community-based educational organizations
  • Teacher leader roles in K-12 schools
  • Educational policy organizations
  • Government agencies
  • K-12 classrooms
  • Not-for-profit organizations

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