Higher Education and Student Personnel - M.Ed.

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 Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Personnel prepares graduates to assume a wide variety of administrative positions within colleges and universities throughout the world, ranging from entry level to director level. The curriculum, grounded in theory and focused on practice, is designed to reinforce entry-level skills, to support diverse student populations in their development, and to cultivate the skills and competencies necessary to lead and administer programs. Focusing on the “big picture,” students gain an understanding of the complex environment in which they will be working. Graduates are prepared to work as staff and administrators in campus life, career services, judicial affairs, resident services, alumni, admissions, academic success, academic advising, international student services, institutional advancement, upward bound, student disability services, student multicultural center and undergraduate and graduate studies.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • GRE if undergraduate GPA is below 3.000
  • 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.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this 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 practical experience in two or more functional areas within higher education. 
  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 will be able to articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the provision of a diverse, multicultural educational setting.
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements
EVAL 65511RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
HIED 66492INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION 6
HIED 66652LAW AND HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HIED 66653COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE 3
HIED 66655CASE STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION 3
HIED 66657LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS 3
HIED 66667BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HIED 66671THE ADMINISTRATION OF MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3
Choose from the following:18
CAREER COUNSELING
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
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 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
DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS
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:45