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Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)


The  Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership promotes critical and discipline-based studies of education policies and practices; encourages thoughtful and responsive explorations of education and related social issues; and fosters innovative and collaborative efforts to inform education policy at all levels of government. Graduates pursue professional roles in university teaching and research, fill policy and leadership positions in public and private educational institutions, and work as specialists and advocates in governmental and non-governmental agencies.

The Department is structured around three Divisions:

The Department offers undergraduate study leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS), and graduate study leading to the Master of Arts (MA) (thesis and non-thesis options), Master of Education (MEd), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).