Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education Master’s Degree (M.Ed.)
The M.Ed. in student development and leadership in higher education program prepares graduate candidates for work in the non-academic arena of college campuses, which includes leadership positions in such areas as:
- Career services
- Enrollment management
- Residential programs
- Candidate development
Candidates must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate work for this degree.
This is an online-only program for the convenience of our students.
DegreeMaster of Education in student development and leadership in higher education
Graduates may find employment in a variety of settings, from community colleges to research universities, and they will be prepared to matriculate into a doctoral-level program.
ASU was recognized in 2015 as one of the top 60 schools in the U.S. for “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs” by TeachTomorrow.org. Schools on the list were selected based on affordability, quality and support services.
Our M.Ed. in student development and leadership in higher education program was ranked one of the “25 Best Online Master in Higher Education Degree Programs” in the U.S. by TheBestSchools.org, an educational resource website. The selection was based on academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths, and reputation, including reputation for online degree programs.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Advising/Supporting: Candidates will know how to provide advising and support to individuals and groups through direction, feedback, critique, referral and guidance.
- Leadership: Candidates will gain knowledge, skills and dispositions required of a leader, with or without positional authority, in educational institutions.
- Organizational/Human Resources: Candidates will gain knowledge, skills and dispositions in the management of resources and people in educational organizations.
- Social Justice/Inclusion: Candidates will be able to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all students.
- Student Learning/Development: Candidates will understand and apply principles of student development and learning theory.
- All college and university transcripts
Note: The GRE is NOT required for admission.
When applying, use the 5X8 DG Degree Seeking application.
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 2.5 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
You are strongly encouraged to register for the first and second eight-week sessions simultaneously, before the first eight-week session begins.
8 week Program Deadline:
Spring A – Jan. 1
Spring B – March 1
Summer – May 1
Fall A – Aug. 1
Fall B – Oct. 1
Semester Credit Hours (SCH) Courses Hours EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences* 3 EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements* 3 EDG 6304 Research* 3 EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3 EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3 EDG 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3 EDG 6361 American Higher Education 3 EDG 6362 College Student Development 3 EDG 6363 Leadership 3 EDG 6365 Internship in Higher Education 3 EDG 6366 Student Affairs and Administrative Services 3 EDG 6369 Assessment of Student Outcomes 3 Total SCH for Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership
*In addition to coursework, you must complete a Comprehensive Program Review (CPR). You must apply for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) no later than the first day of the last semester of coursework.
Read this assistantship information to learn more about the availability and the application process.
Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships
Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Academic Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No application is required.
For a complete list of available scholarships, see the Scholarship Programs website.
Dr. Raymond M. and Maurine Cavness Memorial Scholarship Donor Jack and Ramona Cavness Quirey Eligibility Deserving juniors, seniors or graduate students in the School of Education Amount Variable Number Variable
General Statement: Dr. Raymond M. Cavness served as president of San Angelo College 1954–65 and Angelo State College from 1965–67. Under Dr. Cavness’ guidance and leadership, San Angelo College made the critical transition from a community-based junior college to a four-year state-supported institution.
Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield Special Education Scholarship Award Donor Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield Eligibility Junior or senior special education majors Amount Variable Number One per year
Elizabeth Boren Eaton Memorial Scholarship Donor Texas Delta Theta Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa Education Honorary Sorority Eligibility Deserving students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program Amount Variable Number One per year
Hauztenc Cox Jackson Memorial Scholarship Donor San Angelo Area Council PTA Eligibility Deserving junior or senior education majors Amount $300 Number One per year
John L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship Donor Mrs. John L. Bishop Eligibility Deserving junior or senior teacher education major Amount Variable Number Variable
Olson-Buttery Memorial Scholarship Donor John C. Olson and Dorothy Buttery Olson Eligibility Deserving students majoring in education Amount Variable Number One per year
Pat Baker Memorial Scholarship Donor San Angelo Texas State Teachers Association Members Eligibility Junior or senior teacher education majors who graduated from a Tom Green County high school Amount Variable Number Variable
San Angelo Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Donor San Angelo Retired Teachers Association Eligibility Juniors or seniors who intend to teach Amount Variable Number Variable