This program offers preparation if you are planning to enter the community college/higher education field as a faculty member or if you already have experience and wish to prepare yourself for greater leadership responsibilities. This program is also appropriate if you have an unusual combination of teaching interests and wish to qualify yourself to teach or assume leadership roles in the community college.
If you're ready to take the next step towards leading in a community college, university, business or public or private organization, the master's program in educational leadership with an emphasis on community colleges/higher education might be the key to advancing your career.
This emphasis builds on the seminal and contemporary scholarship and skills necessary for leaders to shape key decisions and policies by inspiring and transforming teams to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s institutions and organizations. Students will advance their knowledge, written/oral communication, digital nimbleness, and innovative skills to make this degree useful and applicable to both professional and personal 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:
In addition to University 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.|
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The MEd in CCHE Program provides students with 21st century leadership skills necessary to inspire and transform teams to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s higher education institutions; private and public organizations, agencies, and units; non-profit; military, health, social, and law enforcement sectors; and business and industry training and development programs and services. The Program focuses on cutting-edge teaching and learning leadership knowledge and skill sets where students achieve the following:
The CCHE Program offers all-online asynchronous learning with multiple points for enrollment and options for time-to-degree/graduation. The Program courses have no prerequisites and promote interdisciplinary experiences.
The Program is customized for:
The Community College Teaching & Learning Certificate (CCTLC) is designed for individuals pursuing teaching opportunities at the community college/higher education level. It is geared to supplement students’ practical and technical skills for their fields of expertise with community college organizational knowledge, curriculum design, college teaching, and understanding the characteristics of today’s community college student.
Student Learning Outcomes
Individual program admission requirements include:
Take the following 30 units: