Education Policy

History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education

Undergraduate Minor in Education Policy

How well do you understand the big issues in education? You've seen news reports about vouchers, charter schools, common curriculums and standardized testing. These issues are quite complex and often emotionally-charged. 

The School of Education and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs have partnered to offer the Education Policy minor. Education policy encompasses the principles and practice of policy-making at the local, national, and global level as well as the laws and regulations that govern the operation of education systems.

This 15-credit minor will provide a deeper understanding of the issues behind the headlines. Take an interdisciplinary look at education policy to learn what works and what can be done to improve education for future generations. You will also gain valuable skills in accounting, policy analysis and program evaluation. The faculty from Education and SPEA will share their expertise in the areas of education policy, education law, school choice, school finance, and public policy.

Contact Us

Chad Lochmiller
Associate Professor and Department Chair
(812) 856-8235