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Student Services in Higher Education, M.A., M.Ed.

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The Student Services in Higher Education concentration is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement at the college or university level. The goal for this concentration is to develop students that possess the knowledge, skills, and leadership qualities necessary to facilitate the learning and development of students through campus support services. The curriculum is designed to enhance understanding of college student diversity, related legal issues, and the overall dynamic nature of higher education. Student learning outcomes for this concentration are benchmarked against standards established by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education.

 


 

Admission Criteria

Degree-seeking students should apply and provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and documentation indicating the achievement of a baccalaureate degree. Minimum 2.5 GPA requirement in all coursework.

Non-degree-seeking students should apply and provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If still enrolled, applicants should provide a letter from his or her current institution indicating enrollment and good academic standing. 

 


 

M.A. Degree Plan

The Master of Arts degree requires completion of 36 semester hours of coursework, 24 of which must be in education. The degree is appropriate for students applying coursework not designated as an education course.

 
Master of Arts

Core Courses (12 hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education

Supporting Requirements in the Major (6 hours)

  • ADED 6387 Program Development
  • ADED 6388 Effective Teams and Groups

Specialization (18 hours)

  • Elective area may be outside Education

 


 

M.Ed. Degree Plan

This Master of Education degree is designed for students completing all coursework in education. The degree requires completion of 36 semester hours of coursework based upon the graduate core curriculum and the area of concentration.

 
MASTER OF EDUCATION

Core Courses (12 hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education

Supporting Requirements in the Major (6 hours)

  • ADED 6387 Program Development
  • ADED 6388 Effective Teams and Groups

Specialization (18 hours)

  • EDUC 6303 Counseling Techniques in Higher Education
  • EDUC 6309 Legal Issues in Student Affairs
  • EDUC 6334 Leadership and Administration in Student Affairs
  • EDUC 6372 The College Environment
  • EDUC 6383 Professional Seminar in Student Affairs
  • EDUC 6394 Practicum in Student Affairs

 


 

Certificate

Requirements for a Student Services in Higher Education certification (18 hours):

 
Graduate CERTIFICATE

Specialization (18 hours)

  • EDUC 6303 Counseling Techniques in Higher Education
  • EDUC 6309 Legal Issues in Student Affairs
  • EDUC 6334 Leadership and Administration in Student Affairs
  • EDUC 6372 The College Environment
  • EDUC 6383 Professional Seminar in Student Affairs
  • EDUC 6394 Practicum in Student Affairs

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