Department of Educational Policy Studies

Welcome to Educational Policy Studies

Our department, one of six units in the Faculty of Education, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and programs. This is a multidisciplinary department excelling in developing and disseminating scholarship that explores educational policies and practices as they pertain to leadership, society, culture, and life-long learning.

The Department offers Master's and Doctoral programs in the following specialized areas of study:

  • Adult, Community and Higher Education
  • Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Indigenous Peoples Education
  • Theoretical, Cultural and International Studies in Education

Our Vision and Values

The Department of Educational Policy Studies is a diverse intellectual community founded on:

  • personally meaningful relationships
  • collective support of individual scholarship (research, teaching, and service)
  • scholarship from multiple perspectives in an environment of respectful collegiality
  • vital connections with community partners
  • theoretical and practical social action

The University of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and M├ętis people.