Addendum to 2019-2020 Catalog

Addendum Publication Date:  July 2019

Master of Education in Higher Education Administration 

Overview Information

Introduction

The Master of Education in Higher Education Administration focuses on a broad scope of knowledge and skills related to higher education settings, and the utilization of applied research knowledge. This program is designed for those who aspire to work in student affairs, higher education administration, or other related disciplines in higher education settings.

Program Outcomes

Through completion of the program, candidates will:

  • Develop an understanding of theories pertinent to adult development, student learning, and student affairs to promote innovative solutions to issues in higher education.
  • Develop an understanding of university identity through analysis of institutional profiles, including attention to university classification (public, private, faith-based, etc.), student profile, and mission/vision of the institution.
  • Recognize the crucial role of diversity in higher education, attending to the underrepresented needs of diverse college student populations.
  • Utilize research methodologies to evaluate program effectiveness, assess institutional strategic priorities, and analyze accreditation practices.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and thoughtful application of legal and ethical practices relevant to professional role.
  • Reflect on and use abilities and opportunities to think strategically, build consensus, create change, and influence beneficial outcomes for students, families, communities, and the profession.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for each graduate program at Concordia University are listed at: https://www.cu-portland.edu/admission/admission-requirements/graduate-students. The requirements may include but may not be limited to:

  • An online application
  • Confidential Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letter of Intent
  • Résumé or Work History Form
  • Sample of applicant's scholarly writing
  • Interview

International applicants should refer to the International Graduate Admission Requirements section for additional requirements.

Courses Allowed as Transfer

The following are the specific courses which might be transferred in for the M.Ed in Higher Education Administration degree: 

  • EDHE 501  EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION
  • EDHE 502  LAW AND POLICY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from any Master of Education (M.Ed.) program at Concordia University-Portland, the following requirements must be met:

  • A completed Application for Graduation
  • Successful completion of the minimum semester credits required in the chosen major
  • Successful completion of all courses required in the chosen major
  • At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA has been earned
  • All required courses have been completed with a grade of "B-" or better
    • No grade below a “B-” will be accepted in a course that counts toward completion of the program. Students who receive a “C”or lower in a required course must retake the course and earn a “B-” or higher for the course to count toward completion of the degree.

Curricular Requirements

Master of Education in Higher Education Administration – 30 credits

 
Core Requirements (27 credits)
EDHE 501 - EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION *3
EDHE 502 - LAW AND POLICY IN HIGHER EDUCATION *3
EDHE 503 - SURVEY OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION3
EDHE 504 - KNOWING ADULT LEARNERS3
EDHE 505 - STRATEGIC PLANNING, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, AND EVALUATION3
EDHE 506 - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN THE POSTSECONDARY SETTING3
EDHE 507 - HIGHER EDUCATION GOVERNANCE AND ACCREDITATION3
EDHE 508 - THE PRACTICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS3
EDHE 509 - ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING3
Capstone Requirements (3 credits)
EDHE 510 - CAPSTONE: APPLICATION AND REFLECTION3
Total Credits30

Contact Information

College of Education

Department of Master of Education

M.Ed. Program Support
Concordia University + Faubion School - 250
503-493-6261
coe@cu-portland.edu


CATALOG:  catalog.cu-portland.edu/graduate/colleges/coe/m-ed/ 
WEBSITE:  https://education.cu-portland.edu/college-of-education/masters/


Course Descriptions

EDHE 501     EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION        Credits: 3
This course will introduce students to different theories of leadership and how those theories can be applied to the higher education setting.  Course will examine principles of change management and leadership development in the modern college or university.

EDHE 502     LAW AND POLICY IN HIGHER EDUCATION        Credits: 3
Course addresses the laws and policies that govern higher education.  Students will examine issues such as student privacy, life on campus, justice and equity, freedom of expression, the relationship with employees and faculty, and the implications of in loco parentis.  Issues will be examined through the lens of state and federal law and policy.

EDHE 503     SURVEY OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION        Credits: 3
Course will provide an overview of the types and uses of research common in higher education.  Course requires students to identify the basic components of academic research literature, how research is used to contribute to the body of knowledge, and the role and purpose of a literature review.

EDHE 504     KNOWING ADULT LEARNERS        Credits: 3
How does learning change from childhood into adulthood?  Course addresses the nature of learning in adulthood and how it is different from learning in childhood.  Course describes conditions that need to be present for effective adult learning activities and how to develop those conditions.  Course will address types of learning in adulthood and the nature of adult motivation.

EDHE 505     STRATEGIC PLANNING, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, AND EVALUATION        Credits: 3
Course will establish the role of strategic planning, program development, and evaluation in the management of the modern higher education institution.  Course will examine the role and types of data used in strategic planning.  The impact of planning and evaluation on leadership will be explored.

EDHE 506     CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN THE POSTSECONDARY SETTING        Credits: 3
Course will address the conditions for effective curriculum development in the postsecondary setting.  Course will expose students to instructional design theories and best practices.  A review and evaluation of assessment processes will be conducted.

EDHE 507     HIGHER EDUCATION GOVERNANCE AND ACCREDITATION        Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to the role of student affairs professions in the development of a college or university student.  Course will address issues around diversity, the law, ethics, and identity in student development.

EDHE 508     THE PRACTICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS        Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to the role of student affairs professions in the development of a college or university student.  Course will address issues around diversity, the law, ethics, and identity in student development.

EDHE 509     ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING        Credits: 3
Course will review the variables that influence the higher education market, including financial aid, marketing, and enrollment trends.  Course will examine current issues related to enrollment and diversity, nontraditional learners, and underserved populations.

EDHE 510     CAPSTONE: APPLICATION AND REFLECTION        Credits: 3
This course creates opportunities for students to critically reflect on their learning in this program and apply that learning to real world problems.  An emphasis will be placed on applying best practices in higher education and using the research and literature to propose a solution.