The Certificate in Educational Policy Development equips current and aspiring leaders in schools and community-based organizations to leverage dramatic organizational change. Through a series of four courses, participants develop a sophisticated appreciation of how policies shape the cultural norms and day-to-day practices at both a micro level (e.g., within institutions) and a macro level (e.g., within a school district, a city, or a state). The goal of the program is to help leaders develop their repertoire of skills to use policy levers to creatively and effectively advance organizational goals.
Launching Spring 2020.
The Certificate in Educational Policy Development will prepare students to:
Practice critical self-reflection and discernment
Foster an ethical, mission-driven school or educational environment/organization
Create structures that advance organizational and professional learning
Observe, assess, and support effective teaching and instructional practices
Advance equity and agency across multiple constituencies
Education should level the playing field – we feel the same way about financial aid.
A certificate from Boston College is an investment in your future. The Lynch School has a deep commitment to assisting academically qualified students to afford an excellent education. The Office of Graduate Admission & Financial Aid in the Lynch School provide resources to aid students through both need-based and merit-based financial aid.
This program consists of 4 courses for a total of 12 credits.
Most students complete the program in a semester or a year.
Students can begin the program in the Fall,
Spring or Summer semesters.
Lynch School faculty from the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education are recognized for exceptional scholarship and influential work across a range of areas and subject matters in the fields of expertise. In both research and teaching, our faculty champion diversity—inclusive of race, language, learning abilities, and socioeconomic status—necessary to effect meaningful change. As students put their own scholarship into action, faculty members help guide their growth as critical thinkers, reflective leaders, and engaged citizens.
Career paths chosen by previous graduates of the ELHE Department.
In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.
To be uploaded to your online Application Form.
In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.