Higher Education, M.Ed.
Master of Education in Higher Education Overview
Grand Valley State University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in higher education offers an emphasis in adult and higher education and in college student affairs leadership (CSAL)
About the M.Ed.
The program, offered through Grand Valley's College of Education, is designed for students who wish to develop competencies in teaching adult students and for individuals interested in college or university instructional affairs and administration.
- Career-oriented. The M.Ed. in higher education opens up a number of career opportunities.
- Flexibility. Evening, weekend, and summer classes make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules. Some classes are offered online.
Convenience. Courses are offered primarily at the convenient
L.V. Eberhard Center, the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids and several off-campus locations.
- Accreditation. Grand Valley State University's College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NACTE).
- Service. The College of Education Student Information and Services Center provides centralized services for advising, program planning, field placement, and certification.
Each candidate for the M.Ed. degree must complete six semester hours in foundation courses in the following areas: research and evaluation and social foundations of education. In addition, the candidate must meet the requirements in one emphasis area of the program. A minimum of 36 semester hours is required.
- M.Ed. in Higher Education - adult and higher education
- M.Ed. in Higher Education - college student affairs leadership concentration
Graduate applications for admission are available online. The university application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.
Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost and a number of ways to finance your graduate degree. Several scholarships are available through the College of Education for candidates who qualify. In addition, College of Education students may be eligible to receive a Federal TEACH Grant of up to $4,000 per year.
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