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M.Ed. in Higher Education

Students choose from either the Administration Track or an Instructional Track. The Administration Track has a 24-hour core curriculum plus a 12-hour concentration in one of the following: Community College Leadership, Distance Learning Specialization, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, or Student Affairs.

The Instructional Track has an 18-hour core curriculum, along with an 18-hour Instructional Field Concentration. This degree is for professionals who wish to obtain a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. The Instructional Track is designed to help leaders gain both the content knowledge and the credentials they need for teaching or advising college students.

Degree Requirements Credit Hours

Administration Track

Credit Hours - 36

Administration Track Required Core Curriculum

Credit Hours - 24

HIED 5300 College and University Administration

HIED 6310 Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education

HIED 6320 Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)

HIED 6330 Research Methods in Higher Education

HIED 6340 History and Philosophy of Higher Education

HIED 6361 Teaching, Learning, and Student Development

HIED 6373 Methods for the Higher Education Administrator

DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership

Administration Track Concentrations

Credit Hours - 12
Select one concentration from the following:
Community College Leadership

HIED 6366 History and Philosophy of Community Colleges

HIED 6367 Finance and Administration in Community Colleges

HIED 6368 Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Community Colleges

HIED 6369 Teaching and Learning in Community Colleges

Distance Learning Specialization

DLED 6302 Designing and Developing Distance Learning

Select three courses from the following:

DLED 6301 Foundations of Distance Learning

DLED 6303 Teaching and Learning in the Online Classroom

DLED 6304 Technology Tools for the Online Classroom

DLED 6305 Distance Learning Design and Administration

Leadership Studies Specialization

MAL 5302 Vision-Casting and Leading Change

MAL 5308 Great Leaders in History

MAL 6303 Leadership in Conflict and Adversity

MAL 6304 Leadership Communication

Student Affairs Leadership

HIED 6364 Campus Community Design and Development

HIED 6370 The College Student

HIED 6371 Introduction to Student Affairs Work

HIED 6372 Principles of Co-curricular Learning

Interdisciplinary Studies

Choose 12 credit hours of approved graduate-level coursework.

Administration Track Total Credit Hours Required 36

Instructional Track

Credit Hours - 36

Instructional Track Required Core Curriculum

Credit Hours - 18

HIED 5300 College and University Administration
or
HIED 6373 Methods for the Higher Education Administrator

HIED 6310 Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education

HIED 6330 Research Methods in Higher Education

HIED 6340 History and Philosophy of Higher Education

HIED 6361 Teaching, Learning, and Student Development

DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership

Instructional Field

Credit Hours - 18

Choose 18 credit hours of approved graduate-level coursework.

Instructional Track Total Credit Hours Required 36
Degree Requirements Credit Hours

Note: Refer to course descriptions for course prerequisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

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