Master's Degree Specialization – M. Ed. "Higher Education"
This master's degree specialization is for students interested in the broad field of higher education, and those who want to gain a general understanding of the structure and processes of higher education. This specialization should not be viewed as a stepping stone to senior level managerial or academic appointments at a higher education institution. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required.
Higher Education Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)
- EDLD 505 Higher Education History and Philosophy (3)
- EDLD 510 Organization and Administration of Higher Education (3)
- EDLD 528 College Students (3)
- EDLD 537 Institutional Research and Assessment (3) or EDLD 511 Planning and Program Assessment
Higher Education Specialized Courses (6 Credit Hours from the following)
- EDLD 504 Teaching and Learning in Adult Education (3)
- EDLD 509 Issues and Trends in Higher Education (3)
- EDLD 512 Finance and Administration in Higher Education (3)
- EDLD 513 Resource and Program Management (3)
- EDLD 529 Post Secondary Distance Delivered Education (3)
- EDLD 530 College Teaching (3)
- EDLD 533 Law and Policy in Higher Education (3)
- EDLD 535 Student Services (3)
- EDLD 538 College Curriculum (3)
- Other courses from other departments may be added with approval of the advisor.
Statistics and Research Courses (6 Credits)
- EDCI 501 Educational Statistics I (3)
- EDCI 506 Applied Educational Research (3)
Students with no professional experience working in higher education are expected to provide evidence of having gained such experience. This should be done prior to completing their plan of study or they must register for a three-credit higher education internship (EDLD 576) in addition to all of the above course requirements.
The Ed. D.
For students completing this plan of study, admission to A & HE's Ed.D specialization related to higher education or academics will be contingent on the student's professional history and ambitions, academic record, and A & HE's ability to offer the student a new, academically challenging, comprehensive course of study.
Program Plan Changes
The student may make limited changes to the above-described program plan with the chair's approval.