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Online Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education (M.Ed.)

  • Introduction

    This program prepares students for work in the non-academic arena of college campuses, which includes leadership positions in such areas as career services, enrollment management, residential programs and candidate development.

    Graduates may find employment in a variety of settings, from community colleges to research universities, and they will be prepared to matriculate in a doctoral-level program. Candidates must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work for this degree.

  • Program Prerequisites
    •   Student Development and Leadership
      Admission Formula

      No formula

      Test Scores None unless required by advisor
      All college and university transcripts Yes
      Essay No
      Résumé No

      Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

  • Degree Plan
    Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education
    36 Credit Hours



    EDG 6300 Curriculum Development


    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences


    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements


    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development


    EDG 6304 Applied Research


    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles


    EDG 6361 American Higher Education


    EDG 6362 College Student Development


    EDG 6363 Leadership


    EDG 6366 Student Affairs and Administrative Services


    Six hours of electives or completion of certification plan with advisor approval


    As a summative requirement for the degree, students must successfully complete a comprehensive program review with a committee of graduate faculty.

  • Courses
    • EDG 6366 Student Affairs and Administrative Services (3-0). An examination of the institutional need for student affairs programs and the many different units that make up student affairs. Students will become familiar with the structure and function of the student affairs office and its context in higher education.

    • EDG 6363 Leadership (3-0). An examination of organization theory, models, and policies; governance and management process; and leadership perspectives and leadership theory. A review of research and new conceptual perspectives will be included.

    • EDG 6362 College Student Development (3-0). An in-depth study of development theories that are unique to college-aged students. Examines issues facing college students including, but not limited to, sources of motivation, learning styles, development of values, relationship development, mental/physical and psychological development.

    • EDG 6361 American Higher Education (3-0). A comprehensive introduction to the basic philosophical principles of American higher education including facts and fundamental theoretical concepts on which to build future understandings and research.

    • EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles (3-0). Explores the field of knowledge of federal, state, and local school laws pertinent to educational administration. Includes a study of ethics and codes of ethics used to facilitate effective decision making.

    • EDG 6304 Applied Research (3-0). This course will focus on collecting and interpreting data to achieve a stated educational goal for each individual student. Concepts of tests and measurements will be emphasized for interpreting research results and gathering data for applied research. Students will develop a project based upon their research. Student will apply concepts learned within their own classroom under the guidance of the professor.

    • EDG 6303 Lifespan Development (3-0). A study of human development through the life span, including social, emotional, cognitive, language, and cultural influences.

    • EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements (3-0). A study of typical methods of measuring intelligence, achievement, special aptitudes, and personality. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and use of tests. Elementary statistical terms and processes are studied.

    • EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences (3-0). Designed to present a broad base of knowledge about culture and learning. Approaches, materials, and research will be investigated. Specific skills for identifying learning problems and solving them through classroom instruction will be featured.

    • EDG 6300 Curriculum Development (3-0). Learn to analyze and design curriculum appropriate for all students using feedback from continuous and appropriate assessment. Curriculum will be based on valid learning theories, have clear goals and objectives, consider student diversity, and account for external influences.