College of Education2015-2016
Department of Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership - Community College/Higher Education, Master of Education
What Can I Do with a Master of Education in Educational Leadership - Community College/Higher Education?
This emphasis builds on interests in teaching and student affairs so you can assume leadership roles in community colleges or other institutions of higher education. Students in this emphasis generally have, or anticipate having, a staff or faculty position at a community college or other institution of higher learning. With this degree, you'll gain skills and knowledge that can lead to positions where you'll be helping make key decisions and policies for institutions of higher education. In this program you'll find the opportunity to enrich your ability to shape educational policy and practice.
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Educational consultant
- Community college and university staff, faculty, or administrative leadership positions
- Entrepreneur in adult teaching and learning environments
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||30|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Research||Individualized research may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.|
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Program of Study|
Student Learning Outcomes
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership- Community College & Higher Education
- CCHE students will synthesize and apply knowledge of research processes and methodologies in collecting and assessing data to identify and solve problems that inform decision making in leadership.
- CCHE students will demonstrate ethical and professional leadership skills, qualities, and behaviors to engage effectively with institutional stakeholders in interdependent local, national, global, political, economic, and environmental contexts
- CCHE students will prepare proposals to solve institutional challenges by utilizing diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources within communities.
- CCHE students will analyze and integrate disciplinary and sub-disciplinary theories, concepts, principles, and evidence-based practices in proposing and implementing partnerships, alliances, networks, strategies, or educational programs.
- CCHE students will articulate the importance of lifelong leadership learning through multiple perspectives of higher education and as examined through diverse and multi-cultural lenses.
- CCHE students will be prepared to function in leadership settings relevant to their training and experiences within non-profit and for-profit institutions, online and virtual campuses, sponsored campuses and programs, and private institutions by creating a professional development plan to advance their professionalism.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
- Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
- International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy
Individual program admission requirements include:
- there are no individual admission requirements
Take the following 30 units:
- CCHE 580, CCHE 680 (6 units)
- CCHE 600, CCHE 620, CCHE 650, CCHE 687, CCHE 690 (15 units)
- EDR 610 (3 units)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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