Students in the M.Ed. in higher education program complete a semester-long internship that is connected to a three-credit hour course (ELCS 6393: Internship in Educational Leadership). Internships engage students in educationally-related work and learning experiences that integrate knowledge and theory learned from their coursework with practical application in a professional setting. The internship is an essential component of the M.Ed. experience, as it affords students the opportunity to gain exposure to new administrative areas in higher education and clarify their career goals. The specific number of required experiential hours of internship-related activities varies according to student program status and full-time higher education experience.
With guidance from their faculty advisor and the ELCS 6393 instructor, M.Ed. students are allowed to select an internship that supports their professional interests and career aspirations. While many of our students seek out their own internship experience, there are also established internship opportunities at UH offered through the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.