Educational Administration - Higher Education - Ed.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2012
www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla


Description

The Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration–Higher Education provides continuing educational opportunities for practitioners who wish to hold professional leadership positions.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended
  • GRE with recommended scores at 50th percentile or higher (waived if master's degree GPA is 3.25 or higher)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or vita
  • Interview

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

Applications will be assessed holistically, considering applicants' academic credentials, related professional experience, academic or professional references, scholarly and professional activities, among others. For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of psychosocial and cognitive-structural theories of student and adult development that guide the profession and be able to the impact the college environment has on student learning and development.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of and conversant knowledge of the legal issues facing higher education today, including being familiar with legislation that impacts decision making within higher education and understanding the rights and responsibilities of students, staff, faculty and institutions.
  3. Demonstrate, through practical experience in two or more functional areas within higher education, the potential to succeed in professional leadership positions.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the administrative and financial functions performed on a college or university campus.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the diverse nature of higher education in the United States, and articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the provision of a diverse, multicultural educational setting.
   
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[EH-EDS-EDHE]

Major Requirements
EVAL 65511RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
HIED 76652LAW AND HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HIED 76653COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT:THEORY AND PRACTICE 3
HIED 76657LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS 3
HIED 76671THE ADMINISTRATION OF MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3
Electives, choose from the following:15
INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
EMPLOYMENT LAW
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
THE PRIVATE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE
STUDENT AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
STUDENTS AND THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT
HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FACULTY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
POLITICS AND POWER IN ORGANIZATIONS
STATUS OF WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
SERVICE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
THE ADMINISTRATION OF DISTANCE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATION OF STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND AMERICAN COLLEGES
RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION OF INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION
COMPARATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS
WORKFORCE, ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES
ISSUES AND TRENDS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION
INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP DYNAMICS IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
THEORIES AND METHODS OF ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30