Degree Requirements

The M.Ed. in Higher Education program requires a minimum of 36 credits including electives that are selected from course offerings in Education Leadership and other disciplines. The program requires students to engage in supervised professional practice, which provides the opportunity to connect theory to practice while working in a community college or university administrative or student support office or program.

Core Courses:

  • EDL 523: Research in Education
  • EDL 550: Foundations of Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDL 551: Student Development Theory (3 credits)
  • EDL 552: Critical Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDL 553: Evaluation and Assessment in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDL 555: Legal Issues in Higher Education
  • EDL 558: Social Justice Topics in Higher Education
  • EDL 560: Introduction to Higher Education Practice
  • EDL 596: Culminating Project I (3 credits)
  • EDL 597: Culminating Project II (3 credits)

The M.Ed. in Higher Education Program requires students to complete 6 credit hours in electives from course offerings in Education Leadership and other disciplines.