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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 students gain the knowledge, theoretical acumen, 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

Venture Capital in Education: A Literature Review on the Structure of VC

Serena Cervantes

For my POLS project, I partnered with Professor Kathryn Moeller to create a literature review and glossary mapping out the overall structure of the venture capital world – the history behind...

Hiring and Recruiting Continuation School Teachers: Initial Findings from an Examination of Three Urban California Districts

Alex Kuehn

Teachers in California’s continuation high schools work with student populations that are markedly different from those in comprehensive schools in the same district. Yet, little research exists...

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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