EPOL is training a new generation of researchers differently & better to address issues in educational policy & practice.
Drawing upon traditional strengths in social foundations, education leadership, higher education & human resource development, the department enables graduate students & faculty to support & collaborate with each other in coordinated new synergies to address the most critical issues in education. The department fosters an interdisciplinary understanding of education policy & practice across traditional divides among philosophers, historians, social scientists, organizational theorists, policy analysts & education administrators.
Education Policy Organization & Leadership (EPOL) enables graduate students and faculty to support and collaborate with each other in coordinated new synergies to address the most critical issues in PK-12 and postsecondary education. Educational Administration & Leadership Division The Educational Administration & Leadership division offers programs that embrace an array of leadership, administrative & supervisory positions. Education Policy & Foundations Division The Education Policy & Foundations Division offers graduate programs in education policy analyses for students with a variety of interests and aspirations. Global Studies in Education Division The Global Studies in Education division is built upon the tradition of the Comparative and International Education program at Illinois.