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2013-2014 Graduate Catalogue 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Higher Education, M.Ed.

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Graduate Coordinator: Dr. James DeVita

The Master of Education (M.Ed.), in Higher Education is designed for people who wish to enter or advance in administrative and/or academic support roles in colleges and universities. It provides social, historical, philosophical, developmental, and international perspectives of postsecondary education. The program supports the Watson College of Education Conceptual Framework of developing highly competent professionals to serve in educational leadership roles. The program has been designed in accordance with the Council for the Advancement and Standards in Higher Education (CAS Standards).

Program graduates typically work in functional areas such as academic advising, admissions, career services, financial aid, judicial affairs, alumni relations, athletics, multicultural affairs, residence life, and student activities.


Admission Requirements

Applications must be received by the published deadline.

1. Official copies of transcripts from each institution attended (graduate and undergraduate).

2. An undergraduate grade average of “B” (GPA = 3.0) or better is recommended.

3. Three recommendations from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the applicant for admission to this program.

4. A personal statement describing leadership experience or explanation of interest in higher education.

Degree Requirements (36 hours)

The M.Ed. in Higher Education requires a minimum of 36 credits including electives that are selected from course offerings in Educational Leadership and other disciplines. The program requires students to engage in supervised professional practice, which provides the opportunity to connect theory to practice while working in a community college or university administrative or student support office or program.

Electives (6 hours required)

500 -level (or above) courses selected in consultation with advisor from designations such as:

Exit Requirement

The successful defense of the culminating project will satisfy the exit requirement for the program.

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