Reforming systems. Transforming lives.
Now more than ever, urban schools need policy analysts and leaders who can improve students’ opportunities and outcomes. The yearlong program in urban education policy prepares students to become education change agents who can lead the fight.
Over the course of a year, UEP students complete an independent research project, take rigorous courses, and gain community experience through internships with Brown’s community partners. Through this integration of research, theory, and practice, students learn how urban education policy works, how decisions are made, how to measure policy consequences, and how to make an impact.
Together in a cohort setting, students learn the perspectives and tools of school governance, policy redesign, data analysis, diversity and inclusion, community building, and economic analysis, applying each to the complex context of urban education systems.
The cross-disciplinary UEP program prepares students for a variety of professional careers and can also act as a springboard for advanced study involving policy analysis, planning and development in urban public education.
Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year will open in September 2020.