Higher Education Leadership Program (M.Ed.)

  • Program Overview

    Transition yourself into a leadership role in our changing educational environment.

    The Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership is a dynamic program for professionals wanting to transition to higher education positions as administrators, advisors, advancement, student services, or recruitment. In this program, you will delve deeply into contemporary higher education areas of interest, drawing on past professional experience, and looking for ways to share and expand your expertise with others in the field of 21st century higher education.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will: 

    • Demonstrate expertise understanding of the skill regarding the evolving roles of the contemporary professoriate and be able to apply these skills in a college or university setting.
    • Demonstrate expertise and understanding skills of professional communications in all forms: written, oral, and media communication, and be able to apply them in a college or university setting.
    • Demonstrate expertise and understanding of skills in the area of professional ethics and be able to apply them in college or university setting.
    • Demonstrate expertise and understanding of skills with regard to personal and professional development, as they apply to the contemporary professoriate, and be able to apply them in college or university setting.

    Required Curriculum

    HEDL 500 - History of Higher Education
    HEDL 501 - Theories of Higher Education Leadership
    HEDL 502 - Evolving Roles of the Professoriate in Higher Education
    HEDL 510 - Professional and Personal Development for Leaders
    HEDL 511 - Professional Communications in Higher Education
    HEDL 520 - Legal Issues in Higher Education
    HEDL 521 - Ethical Leadership
    HEDL 530 - Action Research
    HEDL 531 - Budget, Finance, and Operations in Higher Education
    HEDL 512 - The Role of Faculty in Colleges and Universities
    HEDL 590 - Masters Thesis
    HEDL 589 - Contemporary Research Readings in Higher Education Administration

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits


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