Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Master of Education in Cultural & Educational Policy Studies

Address:

820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

Phone:

1-312-915-8900

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Cultural & Educational Policy Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MEd degree program in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies is intended for people interested in educational policy analysis at local and global levels. Through challenging and engaging coursework with faculty members who are leaders in their fields, graduates of the MEd in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies will be able to critically assess the methodological, epistemological and ethical foundations of research.

Graduates will develop expertise in a focused domain of educational practice (domestic or global), including specific skills and competencies needed in work related to education policy.  They will be sophisticated users of educational research, equipped with data-driven decision-making skills and able to leverage cultural analyses and social justice frameworks in their work to improve educational experiences and institutions.

Program Benefits

  • Examine education policy and practice through a multidisciplinary approach, with an overarching emphasis on social justice.
  • Balance work and graduate study with courses offered in the late afternoons and evenings.
  • Gain experience working in diverse, real-world settings through engaged learning internship experience.
  • Finish the MEd degree in as few as three semesters (inclusive of summer coursework).

Program Outcomes

  • Apply disciplinary (humanities, social science) perspectives to issues and questions in educational policy and practice.
  • Develop expertise in a focused domain of educational practice (domestic or global), including specific skills and competencies needed in work related to education policy.
  • Critically assess the methodological, epistemological and ethical foundations of research.
  • Recognize education’s cultural dimensions and leverage cultural analyses in their work to improve educational experiences and institutions.
  • Bring educational research to bear on forming and implementing educational policy and practice.
  • Become critical consumers of educational research.

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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