Online Education Policy Leadership and Innovation Certificate

The online certificate in Education Policy Leadership and Innovation at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University prepares students to apply innovative, socially conscious strategies to lead change and progress in educational systems. This specialized curriculum can be taken as a stand-alone certificate, or it can be combined with the Public Policy Leadership certificate for the comprehensive online Master of Public Policy and Leadership degree.

Five Educational Policy Leadership and Innovation courses provide a comprehensive curriculum for this specialized certificate. 

  • Students will examine how leaders in education policy shape the future of the K–12 education enterprise, paying particular attention to the skill sets necessary to make positive change. 
  • Students will learn to understand the challenges of the modern education system through a comparative exploration of the history of education policy and the Education Reform Movement. 
  • Managing advocacy and politics in the K–12 education enterprise rounds out the curriculum with a special focus on understanding how to advance change in this dynamic and complex landscape.