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WHY CHOOSE THE EDUCATION POLICY AND EVALUATION PROGRAM AT FLORIDA STATE? • Quality, award-winning faculty • Ranked among the top 20 programs by U.S. News and World Report • Opportunities to connect with national and state policy makers Recent graduates are leaders in government, foundations, colleges, schools, consulting firms and policy “think tanks”

Join this dynamic program and strive to create the next generation of educational systems that work for all students!

THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

www.coe.fsu.edu/ELPS

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Application Questions: Lesia Mathews Admissions Assistant Tel: 850-644-7077 llmathews@fsu.edu

COLLEGE of EDUCATION

Program Inquiries: Miz Cobb Graduate Assistant Tel: 850-644-8176 coe-elp@admin.fsu.edu

THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Program Contacts

Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

COLLEGE of EDUCATION

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Education Policy & Evaluation Master’s Program


The Florida State University College of Education

Education Policy & Evaluation Master’s Program - Department of educational Leadership & Policy Studies COURSEWORK

Education Policy and Evaluation With Florida at the forefront of education experimentation and a bellwether for other states, Tallahassee is the perfect “natural laboratory” in which to earn a master’s degree in educational policy and evaluation. Our students acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and strong research skills to examine critically the vast array of education reform initiatives at the federal, state or local level.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The MS degree provides the necessary skills for individuals interested in program evaluation, policy analysis and public service leadership. Alumni are employed in: 1. Policy-making, evaluation and research positions in schools, government, non-government, and other research organizations related to preK-20 education; and 2. Teaching and administration position in preK-12 school districts, colleges and universities. “The Master’s in Education Policy and Evaluation developed me into a critical and analytical consumer of education policy and research. As a policy and data analyst for the Florida Department of Education, this program facilitated my emerging role in developing statewide education policy and expanded my capability to use data and statistics to inform the decision-making process.”

-Jonathon Blakely

Required Core (9 Credits) • EDF 5641 Introduction to Policy • EDF 5462 Evaluation of New Educational Programs And choose ONE:

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EDF 5850 International Development Education EDF 5887 Multicultural Education EDF 5543 Introduction to Philosophy of Education EDF 5548 Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

Disciplinary Perspectives (6 credits) choose TWO : • • • • • •

EDF 5612 Anthropology of Education EDF 5624 Economics of Education EDF 5517 History of Education EDF 5543 Introduction to Philosophy of Education EDA 5288 Politics of Education EDF 5630 Sociology of Education

Research and Evaluation Skills (9 credits):

• EDF 5481 Introduction to Research Methods • EDF 5400 Basic Descriptive and Inferential Statistics • EDF 5461 Introduction to Program Evaluation

EPE Electives (6 credits) choose TWO: EDF5652 Policy Development in Education/EDF5449 Survey Research Methods/ EDF5569 State Education Policy/EDF5626 Economics of Education/EDF5651 Case Studies in Education Policy/ EDF5089 Black and Latino Education/EDF5935 Federal Education Policy/ EDF5935 Urban Education Policy/EDF6576 Policy to Practice/ EDF6629 Advanced Qualitative Methods

Open Electives (6 Credits) Students choose among other relevant graduate offerings within or outside the department, or complete 6 internship credit hours. Classes or internship require advisor approval.

Master’s Comprehensive Exam (0 credit)

Admissions Program Deadlines Summer Admissions - March 1st Fall Admissions - July 1st Spring Admissions - November 1st GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

• Competitive GRE score • Strong letter of intent • A curriculum vita • All official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended • Three (3) letters of recommendation • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • TOEFL score (for International Students only) General application for admissions submitted online at:

admissions.fsu.edu/graduate Phone: 850.644.6200 E-mail: graduateadmissions@admin.fsu.edu

 


Education Policy & Evaluation Master’s Program