Core Requirements (27 Credits)
E6018 Introduction to Higher and Postsecondary Education
This course provides an introduction to the organization, structure, and philosophy of higher and postsecondary education in the United States. Students consider various institutional types and missions and discuss their impact on organizational structure, complexity, governance models, institutional resources, and accreditation.
E6020 Student Success from Admission to Graduation
This course leads students through an investigation of adolescent and adult student development and learning theories, as well as the most recent studies in recruitment, persistence and completion. Students use these theoretical constructs to identify and analyze a problem or concern, develop a plan, budget, and an assessment process using appropriate technology to enhance student recruitment, persistence, and completion. The acquisition and incorporation of diverse perspectives in this project is required.
E6022 Fiscal Realities and Responsibilities
This course provides an overview of higher and postsecondary education finance and budgetary considerations at the federal, state, and local levels. Students learn to analyze the budgetary process and constraints within a postsecondary institution. Students complete field experiences and a project that focuses on the management of fiscal resources within an environment of competing priorities.
E6024 Program Planning and Evaluation
This course familiarizes students with the various theoretical models and best practices of program planning, implementation, and evaluation in higher and postsecondary institutions. Students learn to conduct needs assessments, design programs that consider responsible and effective use of resources, and examine the evaluative processes utilized in education to enhance student success.
E6026 Issues in Higher and Postsecondary Education Policy and Law
This course examines U.S. higher and postsecondary education law and policy issues, and the application of this knowledge to specific situations. Using real, contemporary issues in higher and postsecondary education, students learn to develop and disseminate policies that are applicable and consistent with the education laws.
E6502 Organization and Administration of Student Affairs
Students examine the role and responsibilities of managers within student affairs programs in public and private technical, college, and university environments and campus-based, hybrid, and online formats. Special projects help students investigate departmental areas of interest ranging from admissions to alumni affairs.
E6504 The Impact of Technology and Its Applications in Student Services
This course provides administrators an overview of current and emerging technology applications to promote the development and implementation of effective services for student success. An analysis of program and institutional needs, mandates and federal imperatives, as well as personnel roles and services will be considered in the planning and implementation of technology applications in student services.
E6615 Leadership in Education
This course introduces students to the major theories and trends in educational leadership. Leadership, management, and organizational behaviors are examined, including diversity, ethical leadership, and shared leadership.
The capstone experience is the culmination of the student's work throughout the program, incorporating all program outcomes and course objectives through the student's review of key projects and field experiences completed in the core courses. In this course, the student will assemble, organize, analyze, and revise these key projects and deliverables as needed and develop a reflective narrative and oral presentation that provides the context for the body of work and shows the progression in the attainment of competencies.
Elective Requirements (3 Credits)
Students may take any 6000 level leadership course from the Colleges of Business, Education, and Counseling approved by the respective program chair prior to registration.