M.Ed. in Higher Education
The M.Ed. in Educational Administration with an emphasis in higher education has been offered
Candidates are encouraged to personalize their program experience to meet their career goals in policy, academics, administration or other related interests. Graduates of our higher education program are employed in a variety of campus and nonprofit settings.
DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
The M.Ed. in Educational Administration with
- Higher Education Core (18 credit hours)
Designand Methodology (6 credit hours)
- Electives (6 credit hours)
- (M.Ed.) (6 credit hours)
INTERNSHIP/APPRENTICESHIP REQUIREMENTS (M.ED.)
Administrative Internships (M.Ed.)
An eligible student with less than a year of documented administrative higher education experience is required to complete two semesters of an administrative internship to gain some experience in higher education leadership. The internship should be at a site that will advance the student’s professional interests. The setting can be at a student’s current place of employment. However, students must assume duties that are not associated with the students’ current position. The internship should be at one site, but the student’s adviser may approve two internships at two sites. The internship must include a minimum of five goals to be accomplished by the student. The internship’s goals must be detailed in a contract approved by the student,
Research Apprenticeships (M.Ed.)
An eligible student who has a year or more of documented administrative experience in higher education and has less than one year of documented research experience is required to complete two semesters of a research apprenticeship in order to gain additional research experience at the graduate level. The apprenticeship should be for one research project, but the student’s adviser may approve two apprenticeships. The apprenticeship must include a minimum of five goals to be accomplished by the student. The apprenticeship goals must be detailed in a contract agreed upon by the student and the adviser. In addition to accomplishing the apprenticeship goals, the students must, at
How To Apply
Admission Process for Master’s Program with Higher Education Concentration
Priority Application Deadlines
- Fall - July 1st
- Spring - November 1st
- Summer - April 1st
- Application materials are appraised in a holistic review process where no single factor is used to select or eliminate an applicant.
- Completion of a Bachelor Degree: The Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations welcomes and accepts applicants from a variety of fields due to the interdisciplinary nature of higher education today. A background in education is not required for admission.
- Written Letter of Intent: Applicants will provide a brief cover letter outlining their prior experiences that prepared them for graduate study and their objectives in pursuing the master’s in educational leadership that focuses on higher education.
- Academic or Professional Writing Sample: An original written report or paper submitted academically or professionally.
- Letters of Recommendation: Applicants will furnish a minimum of three recommendation letters from individuals who can assess the applicant’s scholarly potential, past academic performance and leadership skills.
- Transcripts: Attainment of an undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0; or attainment of an undergraduate GPA of no less than 3.0 in all upper division undergraduate coursework.
- TOEFL: International applicants for whom English is not a primary language also must provide evidence of acceptable scores (minimum of 550) attained on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). With the department’s permission, students scoring lower than 550 may apply to the program providing they are attending formal English classes and attain a score of 550 within a year
Submit the materials to the Graduate School Admissions Application
For further program information, contact:
Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations
Students should arrange to meet with their assigned adviser as soon as they are admitted into the master’s program. The student and adviser will create a degree plan during the initial meeting. This plan will be filed and may be revised after additional student/adviser meetings as the student progresses through the program.
Students who want to discuss their progress in the program or ways to tailor their degree plan to their areas of interest may contact:
Eduardo Arellano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations
Click the link below to download the degree plan:
Independent Study EDAD 5365
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