M.A.: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy and Foundations, Literacy
*Certificate program is not currently accepting applicants.
The educational policy and leadership programs prepare graduate students to assume educational leadership roles in the areas of study provided by its programs and specializations. A distinctive characteristic of the programs are their commitment to the development of professionals as agents of critical inquiry and social justice. This is done through a systematic focus on the social, cultural, philosophical and historical contexts of education. The educational policy and leadership programs seek to apply the university goals of Christian commitment and scholarship to settings related to educational practice and policy, especially in public and private schools and institutions of higher education.
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An interview and/or writing test may be required of applicants following the initial screening.
Teacher certification applicants are required to submit Praxis I and II scores to the College of Education’s Office of Teacher Education. These applicants must also undergo a criminal background check, conducted by Marquette University. A second criminal background check is conducted at the state level when student teaching is completed, as part of the teacher license application.
Individuals submitting applications for administrative licenses must undergo a criminal background check, conducted by the state, when their administrative program is complete and they submit their administrative license application to the state.
Merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) is available. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.