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Coursework - M.Ed. Higher Education

Academic and Administrative Benchmarks for M.Ed. in Higher Education
Sample Master Calendar of Courses

Our 36 credit hour M.Ed. curriculum adheres to recommendations for higher education graduate programs as outlined by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).

This curriculum, we believe, best positions our students to effectively address the complex challenges facing today’s colleges and universities. The key content areas covered in each course are outlined in our M.Ed. in Higher Education Course Competencies.

Each student completes a semester-long internship, and this experience is attached to a three credit hour course (ELCS 6393). Please visit the internship page to learn more this important experiential learning activity and the types of internships available to our students. 

Each student takes one elective course that supports their academic interests and career goals. This document outlines the M.Ed. in Higher Education Approved Electives.

Time to Completion Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
Semester Benchmarks 1) Orientation
2) Program of Study
1) Comprehensive Exams
2) Apply for Graduation
Courses ELCS 7354
Leadership for Change
ELCS 6342
Critical Issues in Higher Education
ELCS 6334
Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
ELCS 7330
Administration of Higher Education
ELCS 6380
Educational Policy
ELCS 6338
American Higher Education
Elective CUST 6370
Cultural Foundations of American Education
ELCS 6370
Research for Educational Leaders
ELCS 6322
Student Support Services
    ELCS 6393
Internship
    ELCS 6332
Student Development/Student Affairs

Please view courses in the Course Catalog.

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, approved degree plan. The table above represents the most current sample degree plan for the M.Ed. in Higher Education.