Educational Leadership, Higher Education Leadership Concentration (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership provides graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to take on leadership positions with higher education organizations in student affairs, academic affairs, and administration across all functional areas of colleges and universities (as opposed to placing sole emphasis on student development and student affairs). Courses within this program aim to implement college theories in a tangible way that can be directly applied to careers in university administration. Students complete an 8-course core requirement that covers organizations, management, leadership, finance, communication, research and evaluation; and then choose from a variety of specialization coursework that address their individual interests.

Program Requirements

Foundation Courses
COUN 559Dynamics of Group Process1-3
EDFD 504Action Research3
ELAD 520Systems Analysis in Education and Training3
ELAD 560Leadership and Supervision in Student Affairs3
Technical Courses
COUN 558Consultation in Organizational Development3
ELAD 528Financial Management for Education/Training Personnel3
ELAD 531Program Planning and Development in Educational Settings3
MGMT 505Management Process and Organizational Behavior3
Specialization Courses
Select three of the following:9
Supervisory Skills for Education and Training Personnel
Ethical and Legal Issues for Education and Training Personnel
Computer Applications for Counselors and Trainers
Two Year Junior College
Facilitation Skills for Educators and Trainers
Field Experience in Human Resources, Part I
Field Experience in Human Resources, Part II
Selected Topics in Administration and Supervision (may only be taken twice for a total of six credits)
Capstone Project
ELAD 628Field Experience in Administration and Supervision for Educators/Trainers3-6
Total Credits36