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Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS)

What is POLS?
POLS is a nine-month, cohort-based Master’s program in which a diverse cohort of students gain the knowledge, theory, and hands-on experience necessary for effective leadership in a wide range of education enterprises. Through graduate coursework and capstone field projects with partner sites, students hone skills of critical analysis, teamwork, and problem-solving. We take advantage of our strategic position as a global hub of innovation to develop mission-driven professionals.

Program Overview

POLS Projects

Characteristics, Competencies and Core Values of Successful Design Thinking Schools

Marlee Burns and Haley Hemm

Prepared for the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, this comprehensive booklet outlines the characteristics, competencies and core values of successful design thinking schools. A...

Evaluating and Strengthening EPAAF’s Mentorship Program to Support First-Gen, Low-Income College Students

Jimin Choi and Praveen Loganathan

How can mentorship programs help students thrive in college? In 2019, East Palo Alto Academy Foundation (EPAAF) launched a Mentorship program to support first-generation college students. This...

Kelly Branning

Understanding Wu Yee and The Primary School’s Partnership to Strengthen Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Kelly Branning

This report was compiled for The Primary School’s San Francisco Early Childhood Education team with the goal of understanding the implementation of the Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative at...

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