What makes American University’s online education programs unique?
Our faculty members have worked in the fields they teach, which means they know the importance of pragmatic and carefully studied policy for lasting widespread change. .
“No matter how brilliant or researched a policy idea is, the wheels always fall off if there’s weak implementation,” says Jason Snyder, Senior Professorial Lecturer, School of Education. “That’s why American University’s master’s in education policy and leadership focuses as much on putting policy into practice as it does on policy development.”
In other words, we meet passion with real-world, hard-won lessons to give students the best possible chance for success upon graduating, ensuring that they have the resources and tools required to bring innovation to the American educational system. We don’t doubt that our students can transform educational systems for the better, and that means we’ve worked hard to establish an education master’s program that marries the theoretical with the practical, the heady with the imperfectly real.