Master of Education
Educational Leadership - Higher Education Track
College of Education and Health Professions
Department of Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
The Higher Education 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 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 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.
Career OpportunitiesGraduates may serve as administrators and leaders in a variety of higher education settings.
- 2.7 Undergraduate GPA
- GRE Composite Score
- Professional Statement
- Two letters of Reference
Qualified candidates will be invited to campus for a one -day interview process with faculty members of the program.
Learning OutcomesNational standards for the program are benchmarked with the Council of the Advancement of Higher Education (CAS) and American College Personnel Association Professional Competencies.
Additional Program RequirementsStudents 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 Of Study
Area 1 Professional Core Required Hours: 9
EDUL 6116 Applied Educational Research EDUL 6189 School Culture and Diversity EDUL 6698 Internship for School Leadership
Area 2 Concentration Required Hours: 27
EDHE 6140 Introduction to Higher Education EDHE 6146 Introduction to Student Affairs EDHE 6147 Student Development Theory EDHE 6148 American College Student EDHE 6177 History of Higher Education EDHE 6555 Selected Topics in Higher Education EDHE 6625 Higher Education Law and Ethics EDUL 6149 Assessment and Program Evaluation EDUL 6235 Adult Learner Instructional Strategies
Total Hours Required: 36