Master of Education in Educational Leadership - Higher Education

Academics



  • 36–hour degree program designed to be completed in 2 years of full- time enrollment.
  • Courses are offered on a semester basis and through intensive modules.
  • Students take courses on the full range of higher education including public policy, student affairs, finance, law, and history.
  • For students who would prefer to maintain full-time employment, the program can be completed as part-time study.

EDU 6241 Organizational Behavior. This course is a study of behavior in educational organizations.  Topics include vision, culture, organizational climate, perceptions, attitudes, motivation, goal setting, influence, decision making, and leadership.

EDU 6243 Field Studies 1. Field Studies courses include internship activities directly aligned to the course work in each module of the program.  Field Studies projects will be part of a summative portfolio assessment.

EDU 6244 Organizational Leadership. This course focuses on leadership theories and models that could be applied to roles such as campus planning, goal-setting, consensus building and resource allocation.

EDU 6245 Leading Organizational Change. This course focuses on practical models and change tactics that leaders can use to make their organizations more effective.  Topics include effective approaches, as well as potential barriers to change

EDU 6247 Field Studies 2. Field Studies courses include internship activities directly aligned to the course work in each module of the program.  Field Studies projects will be part of a summative portfolio assessment.

EDU 6250 Leadership Coaching Development. This course provides experience in using collaborative tools to build self-awareness, clarify goals, and formulate action plans with accountability.

EDU 6251 Field Studies 3. Field Studies courses include internship activities directly aligned to the course work in each module of the program.  Field Studies projects will be part of a summative portfolio assessment.

EDU 6254 Student Services. This course examines how discipline, safety and crisis management support a positive learning environment.  Data from support services like counseling, social and health services will be analyzed as contributing factors.

EDU 6256 Legal Issues in Higher Education. This course addresses the legal process as well as the legal rights, duties, and limitations of persons in the higher education community.

EDU 6257 Foundations and History of Higher Education Administration. An examination of the purposes of higher education based on the historical influences on the development of colleges and universities.

EDU 6258 Politics of Difference. Explores strategies for restructuring institutions of higher education with the goal of improving student support and achievement among diverse and historically marginalized groups.

EDU 6259 Higher Education Finance. This course considers the critical components of higher education finance and economics, including the key theories, issues, challenges, and structures of financing colleges and universities.

EDU 6261 Leadership in Student Affairs. This course examines the development of student personnel services, the role and function of the student affairs administrator in the educational institution, and contemporary issues and problems.

EDU 6262 Emerging Issues in Higher Education. This course addresses emerging issues, trends, and debates in higher education.

EDU 6263 Academic and Faculty Governance. This course provides an overview of the academic and faculty governance of colleges and universities in the United States with an emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of institutional stakeholders.

EDU 6264 Collaborative Leadership in Higher Education. This course focuses on strategies to engage families, communities, and other stakeholders in campus improvement. Candidates review how governmental entities and business partners can promote student achievement. Prerequisite: Department consent required.

EDU 6265 Fields Studies 5 in Higher Education. Field Studies courses include internship activities directly aligned to the course work in each module of the program.  Field Studies projects will be part of a summative portfolio assessment.

EDU 6273 Special Topics. Students work on a personalized system of instruction. Most of the work in this course is to be done as an independent study.

EDU 6274 Student Development Theory. This course provides an overview of student development and learning in contemporary postsecondary educational institutions with specific attention given to psychosocial, identity development, cognitive, and typology theories.

EDU 6275 Public Policy and Higher Education. Focuses on the antecedents and consequences of public policy for higher education at both the state and federal levels of American government.

EDU 6276 Interpreting Educational Research. Focuses on basic quantitative research methods used in higher education administration and research. Students become familiar with a variety of statistical techniques and learn to apply them to real-world problems.

EDU 6277 International and Comparative Higher Education. Examines the problems facing higher education internationally and compares issues to domestic challenges. May consider topics such as student populations, policy, governance, and financing.

EDU 6278 Case Studies in Higher Education. Enhances understanding of decision-making in higher education. Using case studies, students analyze problems, propose solutions, and assess the consequences of administrative decisions.

EDU 6306 Leadership Theory and Behavior in Higher Education. This course examines leadership in colleges and universities. Students apply theory and research in analyzing leader effectiveness in a variety of case study settings.