Higher Education Administration Curriculum

Core Courses (12 credits)

EDR 601 Methodology of Research* (3 Credits)

Explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.

HED 648 Practicum in Higher Education**

Provides the opportunity for general experience in the field of higher education. This practicum gives the student a variety of experiences in areas of higher education that would be new to the individual who is currently working in the field.

HRD 648 Team Dynamics (3 Credits)

Emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary to build an effective team and team relationships to carry out a work-related goal.

HRD 659 Adult Learning and Motivation (3 Credits)

Examines human learning and motivation for the purpose of creating and facilitating effective learning experiences for adults in a work-related setting.

*To be taken in the first semester of coursework
**To be taken after all other courses have been completed

Specialization Courses (15 credits)

HED 601 Contemporary Issues in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Explores those issues of a local, state, national, and international nature that impact the policies, personnel, and general day-to-day administration of an institution of higher education.

HED 626 History of Higher Education (3 Credits)

Traces the historical and philosophical roots of higher education in America. Emphasis is given to European contributions to the ideas of the American college, the evolution and diversification of American higher education, and the pattern of higher education as it evolved through the 20th century.

HED 630 College Students and the Courts (3 Credits)

Analyses the legal structure of higher education including religion, academic freedom, employment, due process, student rights, accreditation issues, desegregation, tort liability, and other issues.

HED 634 Higher Education Leadership, Finance, and Administration (3 Credits)

Analysis of colleges and universities as social organizations with special emphasis on issues of administration, organization and governance of higher education.

HED 646 Diversity and College Student Development (3 Credits)

This survey course will introduce participants to many of the theories of development that inform student affairs practice. Students will be exposed to the four major categories of college student development theory which include: 1) cognitive-structural, 2) psychosocial, 3) typological, and 4) person-environment.

Electives include (9 credits)

Electives (9 credits total)
Select three courses worth three credits each with your advisor*

CSL 629Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling
HED 587Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education
EDU 622Leadership Skill and Change
EDU 623School and Community Relations
HRD 644Human Resource Development Theory and Practice
HRD 645Communication in Human Resource Development
HRD 646Change and Organization Development
HRD 647Digital Design for E-Learning
HRD 652Diversity in the Workplace
HRD 653Career Development and Life Work Planning
HRD 667Presentations Principles, Methods, and Techniques
HRD 669Foundations of Organizational Consulting
HED 649Internship in Higher Education

Students are to select three courses (9 credits) of electives from the above list; however, at the discretion of the advisor, other courses may be identified.