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In what jobs and careers will the MEd degree in education policy and leadership prepare me to excel?

September 20, 2022

Students who complete the online Master of Education policy track are prepared to work in a wide variety of settings, including school district central offices, state education organizations, education nonprofits, and the US Department of Education.

Alumni of this program have worked in the DC Public Schools central office, New America, KIPP public charter schools, TNTP (formerly known as The New Teacher Project), DC Board of Education, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, RAND Corporation, and the US Department of Education. Our MEd degree graduates are also well positioned to pursue PhDs in education policy and research.

Within six months of completing their programs, 93 percent of American University’s College of Arts and Sciences graduates are working, continuing their education, or both. Though American University cannot guarantee employment after graduation, we do everything we can through our career services programs to help students identify the right career pathways and opportunities for them.