Master of Education in Higher Education with an Emphasis in Adult and Higher Education

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This program is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge and competencies in working with adult and higher education students and for individuals who wish to enter student affairs administration in higher education. Students must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours.

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Social Foundation Courses. Select 1 course (3 credits):
EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
EDF 672 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Emphasis area requirements (21 credits):
EDH 648 The Adult Learner
EDH 650 Materials and Methods for Adult and Continuing Education
EDH 651 Higher Education and Student Affairs Functions
EDH 652 The American College Student
EDH 656 Organization and Administration in Higher Education
EDH 657 The Community College
EDH 658 Critical Issues in Higher Education

Electives (advisor approval required) (6 credits)

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):
EDF 660 Educational Inquiry and Evaluation

Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required. (3 credits) Select One:
ED 693 Master's Project
ED 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Thesis/Project):
February 15 for spring/summer,
May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.

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