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Higher Education Concentration Requirements (MA or MEd)

Course Requirements

Social and Cultural Foundations Courses: 8 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 410INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH: PURPOSES, ISSUES, AND METHODOLOGIES4
Select one of the following:4
SCG 401
ADVANCED LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT
SCG 406
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING:SECONDARY

Curriculum Studies Course: 4 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following:4
CS 485
CURRICULUM/PROGRAM EVALUATION
CS 488
CURRICULUM DESIGN
CS 492
CREATING AND SUSTAINING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Educational Leadership Core Courses: 24 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 491EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOLS4
A&S 493DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING4
A&S 495SCHOOL LAW4
A&S 496STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS4
A&S 494SCHOOL FINANCE4
or MPS 515 NONPROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
A&S 498INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT4
or A&S 596 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Electives: 8 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two of the following:8
A&S 588
SERVICE LEARNING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
A&S 590
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A&S 595
WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
A&S 597
POLITICS OF EDUCATION
CSL 490
FOUNDATIONS OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
CSL 491
CONTEXTUAL DIMENSIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
CSL 492
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS

Clinical Experience: 4 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

The below Clinical Experience course is offered every Fall Quarter but is completed over the course of one academic year.  Students must complete all of the Administration and Supervision core courses prior to completing the Clinical Experience course.

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 594INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4

Choose One: Thesis (MA) or Capstone (MEd)

Master of Arts (MA) Degree Requirements: 4 quarter hours, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 599THESIS SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4

The Master’s Thesis is completed in conjunction with faculty advisement. Preparation for the writing of the Thesis should begin well in advance of the completion of coursework. Oral examination on Thesis required. Consult the MA Thesis Handbook for additional information.

Research Course: 4 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 608CAPSTONE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4

Note: For other requirements please view the Degree Requirements section.

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