1 year Masters in International Education Policy at Harvard
MASTER'S IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY AT HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
The International Education Policy program is an intensive one-year program that prepares students for leadership positions advancing educational innovation and reform globally. Students hail from a variety of geographic, educational, and work backgrounds, yet all are individuals interested in educational policy leadership, innovation, reform, and entrepreneurship in developing countries, in the U.S., and other OECD countries. Our curriculum emphasizes the comparative study of educational systems as well as the analytic skills to identify the core causes of education challenges, to generate opportunities to address these challenges, and to evaluate their impact. The core curriculum includes courses focusing on comparative and international education, policy analysis, and evaluation. During the program, students develop leadership and management skills to implement and supervise educational improvement projects and programs. In addition, numerous co-curricular activities engage the students in frequent dialogue with leading global education practitioners.
IEP graduates are firmly grounded in an understanding of the relationship between education policy and programs and instructional improvement in the classroom in a variety of educational institutions. They also have extensive comparative knowledge of reforms and improvement programs and have the ability to work in a variety of institutional and geographic settings. In addition to teaching, our faculty are deeply involved with issues of practice. Students get to work with and learn from leading faculty who investigate the role of education policy in advancing educational opportunity. In addition to the core faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, students in the program work with visiting faculty and with visiting scholars in the numerous international and area studies centers at Harvard University.
Through cross-program and cross-school interactions, the IEP program offers students the advantages of the Harvard-wide community, which provides myriad opportunities to engage with and learn from scholars with diverse backgrounds, interests, and disciplinary understandings. Harvard is on a mission to become a truly global university in the 21st century. Numerous initiatives, projects, and a constant stream of students and visitors from all parts of the world reflect the determined pursuit of that mission. This creates a rich and stimulating environment where those of you interested in global educational leadership will thrive.
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