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Do you want to know more about the big issues in education? You’ve seen news reports about vouchers, charter schools, common curriculums and standardized testing. Now, you can get a deeper understanding of the issues behind the headlines. In the new Minor in Education Policy, you’ll learn what works and what experts are doing to improve our children’s education.

You’ll also begin to position yourself for a job in this field by acquiring valuable skills in accounting, policy analysis and program evaluation. You’ll be prepared to work for an organization like Teach For America or for a government agency or group devoted to improving education.

Our faculty are eager to help you take advantage of this new opportunity at IUB to explore the issues that matter most to families, educators, and policymakers.

Students interested in taking courses in the minor should check with their advisors about the timeline for the program.

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Meet the faculty:
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Go here for more information on faculty.

Exceptional students get exceptional opportunities:

Washington D.C. Washington Leadership Program
The IU in DC Washington Leadership Program immerses you in politics, policy, public affairs and more. Make key career contacts and hone your professional skills.
EDPOSA Logo Education Policy Student Organization
Join this cross-campus organization that serves as an education policy and resource hub for the IU Bloomington community.
Debate Team Debate Team
Master valuable speaking, policy and presentation skills while representing the Hoosiers on the SPEA-sponsored IU Debate Team.



The choices may include: Introduction to Education Policy; Legal Issues for Teachers; Sociology of Education; Management Foundations and Approaches; Government Finance and Budgets; and Managing Behavior in Public Organizations

Click here for a description of Prof. Cassie Guarino’s Introduction to Education Policy course.

Course requirements click here.


If you’re not sure what to take or how it will fit into your academic and career plans, our faculty and our advisors have the answers.


Dr. Ashlyn Nelson by email                       or
SPEA Undergraduate Programs
SPEA Room 240

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