Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

EDUC 550 - EDUCATION POLICY

Long Title: EDUCATION POLICY: FROM LEGISLATURES TO CLASSROOMS
Department: Education
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Policy issues in this course include school funding, curriculum decisions, accountability systems, discipline policies, and other areas. What are the major policy discussions affecting K-12 education today, and how are they resolved in the political arena? Who drives policy in each of these areas and what role can or does research-based analysis play? We will answer these questions and more as we explore the political arena of educational policy. This class requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 350. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 350. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for EDUC 550 if student has credit for EDUC 350/POST 340.