Education, Higher Education, M.Ed.
The Master of Education in higher education prepares educators to become effective practitioners in multiple administrative roles in higher education contexts, facilitate student learning and promote student success, and shape inclusive higher education communities.
The program offers an opportunity to enroll in coursework full- or part-time and includes two emphasis areas: Adult and Higher Education and College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL). Graduates of the higher education program will be equipped with the theoretical basis to serve in student affairs positions such as admissions, orientation, housing, campus recreation, and more.
The AHE emphasis requires a minimum of 36 credits and offers the opportunity to take coursework part time.
The CSAL emphasis, requiring a minimum of 42 credits overall which includes 6 credits of practicum/internship experience, offers a cohort experience to students and is designed to be completed in two full-time academic years.
Why Study Higher Education at Grand Valley?
- Faculty members are leaders in their fields, melding together the philosophy of education and students' needs as practitioners.
- Faculty members are committed to creating and maintaining
supportive educational environments that challenge students to reach
their fullest potential.
- The curriculum is flexible and offered in a hybrid format for
- The curriculum, instructional practices, professional development, experiential, and co-curricular opportunities are shaped by theory to practice, foundation, which enables graduates to make well-informed decisions in a variety of higher education settings.
- Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.