Jun 12, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Educational Public Policy Leadership Certificate

Educational Public Policy Leadership Certificate – CTEPPL

Department of Educational Studies
McCracken Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Delivery Mode: Online

Enrollment Eligibility: Non-degree status

Terms of Entry: Spring

Certificate Overview

The K–12 Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate exposes participants to real-world theoretical and practical instruction and experiences in education public policy leadership studies. This 12-credit certificate will run on a January-to-December timeframe and will culminate in a three-day, face-to-face networking residency in Washington, D.C. This experience will enable participants to interface with their peers and key professionals in the public policy arena. Faculty from Ohio University will deliver engaging course sessions with guest lectures from practitioners and leaders in varied aspects of public policy.

This certificate is designed for professionals working in fields that include K12 and/or higher education, school boards, government agencies, education professional associations, non-governmental and civic organizations, foundations, think tanks focused on education issues, legislative affairs, lobbying, and anyone who has an interest in education public policy.

Expected time to completion if studying full-time is one year (three semesters). Eight credit hours from this program may apply to the requirements of the Educational Leadership  doctoral program.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • Students develop an awareness about the education public policymaking process.
  • Students extend the knowledge base regarding education public policy development, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy.
  • Students demonstrate understandings about education public policy issues.
  • Students demonstrate competence in engaging in the public policy arena.

Opportunities upon Completion

Participants will have an understanding of the education public policy making process including education, public policy development, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills that will increase their opportunities for advancement in their organizations and their employability in the education public policy sphere.

Link to Program:  https://www.ohio.edu/education/ed-studies/ed-policy

Admission Requirements

  • An online Non-Degree Graduate Admissions application to the ND9990 K-12 Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate program
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree
  • CV or resume
  • Statement of purpose

International Students

This certificate does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this certificate.

Completion Requirements

This certificate program will run in a cohort model and requires the completion of 9 credit hours.