Fall 2019 Cohort
Training Program Details:
Program Requirements: Students in the training program must complete a set of coursework requirements (or their equivalents, with approval from one of the Program Directors) in education policy, a social science discipline, and quantitative methods (see below). Students may substitute equivalent methods courses for one or more of the required methods courses. Because the Training Program is not a separate degree program, all courses taken as part of the training program may also be counted toward a student’s PhD program.
Note: You must receive a grade of B or higher in Education Policy in the U.S. (Educ 271), Methods of Applied Education Policy Research (EDUC 430A/B/C) (formerly EDUC 255), and Educational Psychometrics and Measurement (EDUC 252) to remain eligible for IES funding.
Summary of Training Program Coursework Requirements
|Courses in Education Policy|
|Education Policy in the U.S. (Educ 271)||Year 1||3|
|Electives in Education Policy||Year 1-2||3|
|Methods of Applied Education Policy Research (EDUC 430A/B/C) (formerly EDUC 255)||Year 2||9|
|Workshop in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis (EDUC 339)*||Year 1-5||0-6**|
|Educational Psychometrics and Measurement (EDUC 252)||Year 1 or 2||3|
|Education Research Practicum|
|Practicum in Education Research Partnerships (EDUC 352)||Year 2||0-6**|
*EDUC 339 can be taken for credit instead of letter grade.
**PhD students receiving 2-year fellowships take 6 credits total of either the Workshop and/or the Practicum.
In addition, students in the training program are expected to fulfill the following additional requirements: i) a research apprenticeship(s) for two years with one or more of the Core Faculty members of the training program; ii) participation in an annual Summer Workshop or mini-conference run by the Program; iii) participation in a weekly Education Policy Research Seminar.