2020-2021 Program Requirements
The Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership program required a total of 33 hours.
LS 612 — Leading in a Digital Environment (3)
This course is intended to explore the use of technology to enhance the transparency and performance of organizations. It will also focus on the role of social media in engaging stakeholders in organizational priorities.
EDLS 609 — Research Methods and Applications for Educational Leaders (3)
Examines research methodology, tools, and resources for the educational leader. Particular emphasis is placed on action research focusing on effective schools and student achievement. Emphasis is given to the appropriate use of research tools and educational technology in the analysis of data including data driven decision making and implementing school and/or division-based research projects or school improvement plans. Both formative and summative evaluation strategies are emphasized.
EDLS 611 — Student Development in Higher Education (3)
This seminar introduces graduate students to student development theories and theorists associated with higher education to prepare them for their future leadership roles in higher education. Students will examine the cognitive, interpersonal, identity, and psychosocial theories of human development that shape the University-student experience. In addition this course will examine classroom and teaching pedagogy, student services, and student affairs programs to explore how the development theories influence design and practice in each of these arenas.
EDLS 612 — Contemporary Issues in Higher Education (3)
This course provides an opportunity to explore contemporary issues related to higher education.
EDLS 614 — History and Philosophy of Higher Education (3)
This course provides an overview of the history and philosophical foundations of higher education.
EDLS 615 — Higher Education Administration (3)
Examines the mission of higher education and provides an overview of the organization of colleges and universities in the U.S. including admissions, academic programs, student development, financial aid, business and finance, and student support services.
EDLS 619 — Curriculum, Instruction, Supervision, and Assessment in Higher Education (3)
This course focuses on curriculum, instruction, supervision, and assessment issues connected to higher education. Students will engage in the inquiry and study of a variety of related topics and exploration of their impact on the future of higher education.
EDLS 620 — Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of higher education leadership practices through a culturally diverse and inclusive lens. In this course, students will enhance their higher education leadership abilities by gaining cultural perspective and inclusive strategies that support and acknowledge diverse populations.
EDLS 623 — Personnel (3)
Examines the theory and practice relative to effective human resource administration. Emphasis is placed on the recruitment, selection, educational development, evaluation, compensation, and legal rights of personnel.
EDLS 690 — Principles of Leadership (3)
Emphasizes the study of leadership theories as they relate to PK-12 education, higher education, athletics, and any professional environment. Students review current literature on leadership, analyze their own leadership style, and work to expand their capacity to lead through knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Communication skills, team building, and conflict management is emphasized. Additional focus is placed on developing leaders in a professional environment.
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EDLS 691 — Thesis in Higher Education (3)
This course enables candidates to develop deeper knowledge and understanding, and provide an opportunity to demonstrate their competency in an approved study in higher education.
EDLS 696 — Leadership Internship I Higher Education Focus (3)
Provide on-campus experiences enabling the prospective higher education leader to observe, assist and execute a wide-range of leadership and administrative tasks associated with the effective operation of the many facets of a University. The course is under the guidance and direction of supervisors across campus and requires a two-semester sequential commitment.
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