Admission to Ed.D. program, concurrent election of EDL 800. (3).
Exploration of critical policy issues facing K-12 education. Topics include policy analysis, historical views of educational policy initiatives, impact of fiscal policy and political environment on K-12 education, and policies designed to improve K-12 educational outcomes. Study includes analysis of policy initiatives at the federal, state and local levels. Emphasis on critical thinking skills for ethics based decision-making.