Educational Leadership (MEd) - Higher Education Track
The Higher Education Administration program is a specialization in the MED program in Educational Leadership that is designed to develop individuals who have the capability to take on administrative and leadership roles in a variety of higher education settings. It is an entry level environment where MED candidates develop their administrative and leadership skills in collaboration with other higher education professionals. An MED degree in Higher Education Administration will position potential leaders to accept the challenges of leadership in their higher education institutions.
The course curriculum emphasizes a realistic approach to leadership, management, and change to prepare students for leadership. The Higher Education Administration specialization program prepares students for successful careers in the public and private sectors of higher education. Most classes are structured with an open-learning format to promote faculty-student collaboration and provide a challenging and competitive learning environment. The learning structure is 100 percent online. This dynamic interaction of learning format and technology creates an optimal learning environment for the scholar-practitioner graduate education.
Graduates may serve as administrators and leaders in a variety of higher education settings.
Program of Study
|Area 1 Professional Core|
|EDUL 6116||Applied Educational Research||3|
|EDUL 6189||School Culture and Diversity||3|
|EDUL 6698||Internship for School Leadership||3|
|Area 1 Total||9|
|Area 2 Concentration|
|EDHE 6125||Higher Education Law and Ethics||3|
|EDHE 6140||Introduction to Higher Education Administration||3|
|EDHE 6146||Introduction to Student Affairs||3|
|EDHE 6147||Student Development Theory||3|
|EDHE 6148||The American College Student||3|
|EDHE 6177||History of Higher Education||3|
|EDHE 6555||Selected Topics in Higher Education||3|
|EDUL 6149||Assessment and Program Evaluation||3|
|EDUL 6235||Adult Learner Instructional Strategies||3|
|Area 2 Total||27|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
- Statement of Intent,
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a current or former employer or professor).
- At least one year of experience working in Higher Education Administration (verified through submission of resume) and Minimum GPA of 2.7, or
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
(Note: Requirements are for regular/unconditional admission. Provisional/conditional admission is to be determined by the college's Graduate Council.)
Additional Program Requirements
Students may take internships in student affairs and enrollment management areas across the country and at CSU.
Students admitted to the program must complete an online Graduate Orientation prior to enrolling in classes.
Program Learning Outcomes
National standards for the program are benchmarked with the Council of the Advancement of Higher Education (CAS) and American College Personnel Association Professional Competencies.
- Raise his/her level of proficiency with regard to supervising teachers, promoting, implementing and evaluating professional development programs, and developing, implementing, evaluating and revising curriculum.
- Be proficient in various aspects of human relations, and act as facilitator and mentor for all school staffs, students, parents, and community persons.
- Use all available resources to support the instructional program, as well as proposing grants and other means of support.
- Use technology to support both the instructional and other programs by being a leader and innovative in the use of technology.
- Have practical knowledge and skill in carrying out a school-wide or district-wide special project, and can set an example and inspire others.