Collaborative Specialization in Educational Policy
Collaborative Specialization in Educational Policy Overview
Please note: Effective September 2023, admissions to the Collaborative Specialization in Educational Policy (CSEP) have been suspended due to the CSEP closure (approved by OISE Council on April 26, 2023).
If you are interested in studying educational policy analysis and program evaluation in K-12 (elementary and secondary) schools, please consider applying to the Educational Leadership and Policy program; or in post-secondary (college and university) settings, please consider applying to the Higher Education program
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education's Collaborative Specialization in Educational Policy (CSEP) is perfect for students interested in educational policy development and implementation with particular emphasis on improving educational processes.
CSEP provides students with exposure to exciting cross-field and cross-disciplinary approaches to educational problem-framing and problem-solving to broaden the possibilities for innovative and effective policy analysis.
What the CSEP offers:
- The multidisciplinary perspective of seven collaborating home programs.
- The graduate courses Educational Policy and Program Evaluation (EDP3045H) and Advanced Issues in Policy Analyses and Program Evaluation (EDP3145H).
- Once a month seminars on a wide range of topics related to educational policy.
- Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed the Collaborative Specialization in Educational Policy on their transcript."
- For students enrolled prior to September 2017, the notation will read “program,” not “specialization.”
- Access to educators and researchers with policy expertise from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, other educational institutions, publications, and cross-specialization research initiatives.
Participating Degree Programs
The Collaborative Specialization in CSEP is open to students enrolled in the following programs:
|Adult Education & Community Development||Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education||MA, MEd, PhD|
|Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development||Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning||MA, MEd, PhD|
|Developmental Psychology & Education||Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development||MA, MEd, PhD, EdD|
|Educational Leadership & Policy||Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education||MA, MEd, PhD, EdD|
|Higher Education||Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education||MA, MEd, PhD, EdD|
|Language & Literacies Education||Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning||MA, MEd, PhD|
|Social Justice Education||Department of Social Justice Education||MA, MEd, PhD, EdD|
CSEP Seminar Series (2022-2023)
This years Collaborative Specialization in Education Policy's 2022-2023 Seminar Series, will be occurring once a month on Thursdays starting in October and ending in May. Each seminar will be taking place from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EST), unless otherwise mentioned. Seminar information will be sent out via the ListServ and will include the Zoom link and/or room location depending on the format. Please check back often, as this section is regularly updated.
Please note, seminar attendance is mandatory and CSEP students are required to attend all seminars in the 2022-2023 academic year, to be held from October 27, 2022 to May 18, 2023. CSEP Seminar Calendar 2022-2023 (Coming Soon).
Collaborative Specialization in Educational Policy Admission Requirements
All students must apply to and be accepted by both a home degree program and the collaborative specialization.
Students who know they are interested in CSEP at the time of their initial application to their home graduate program should indicate this on their application and indicate to referees that their letters of support will be used in application for both the home program and collaborative specialization.
In addition to corresponding to all home program requirements, the application statement of intent should include:
- Relevant personal and/or professional experiences, a career plan, motivation in seeking admission to CSEP.
- An indication of specific courses of interest.
- For thesis and doctoral students, a brief outline of possible areas of interest.
- For thesis and doctoral students, indication of preference of supervisor.
Additional Program Information
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