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The Broad Master's Curriculum

The Master’s in Public Education Management is a 14-month, tuition-free program for emerging education leaders looking to hone their skills and increase their impact in the major urban school systems where they work. The Broad Master’s gives these education professionals access to the rigorous programming and faculty expertise of Yale SOM, along with space to immediately apply learnings in their full-time professional role. Students earn a Master’s of Management Studies from Yale SOM. 

Through deep connections with their cohort, coursework, and a culminating capstone project, students will address real challenges around systemic inequities, finding innovative ways to create immediate value for K-12 students and their communities. The TBM coursework will feature our faculty’s teaching and research expertise in combination with perspectives from a diverse group of practitioners. Leaders in The Broad Center alumni network bring firsthand perspectives on the issues faced by urban school systems across the country. Along with emerging research and case studies, students will delve into leadership stories from the field, identifying best practices of those serving students of color and historically underserved groups.

The curriculum will also build the functional skills that are necessary to successfully lead complex organizations, including operations, data analysis, finance, accounting, performance measurement, organizational design, human capital development, innovation, and technology. 

Curriculum Overview
  • 14-month tuition-free program, leading to a Master’s of Management Studies (MMS) in Public Education Management
  • Five residence weeks on Yale’s campus, consisting of five teaching days each with additional monthly online sessions
  • Required virtual colloquia, candid talks by faculty experts and on-the-ground education leaders 
  • Culminating capstone project connecting theory to practice 
  • Deep connections with small cohort of students drawn from large urban school systems and state education agencies
  • Applicants remain working full-time while simultaneously completing the degree program

The Program Experience

Residence Schedule for the 2022-2023 Cohort

Residence 1: July 18-22, 2022

Residence 2: October 3-7, 2022

Residence 3: February 27-March 3, 2023

Residence 4: June 5-9, 2023

Residence 5: August 7-11, 2023

A Focus on Systemic Equity

The Broad Master’s places special emphasis on leading for equity, as Broad Master’s students work within districts that disproportionately serve students of color and historically underresourced communities. Through course studies and associated activities, students will leverage Yale’s resources to address the real-world challenges of systemic inequity by learning innovative ways to create immediate value for the communities they serve.

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Colloquia Series

All scholars will participate in a program-long colloquium series structured around a series of candid talks by practitioners, as well as faculty from disciplines including public health, law, and psychology, with particular expertise in urban public education. Speakers include senior school system leaders (superintendents, CEOs, and cabinet-level leadership); policymakers; academics experts; and thought leaders with distinctive views about the field and personal experiences within it.