Higher Education Administration Curriculum

Core Courses (12 credits)

EDR 601 Methodology of Research*

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 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 Work Group Behavior in Organizations

Emphasizes 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

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 Current Issues in American Higher Education

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 American Higher Education

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 Higher Education and the Law

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 Administration of Higher Education

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

HED 646 College Student Development

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.

Typical Electives include (9 credits)

Electives (9 Credits) (Select 3 courses with your advisor)

CSL 629Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling
EDU 587Student Services Work in Higher Education
HRD 592Workshops: Human Resources Development
EDU 622Leadership Skill and Change
EDU 623School and Community Relations
HED 637Seminar in Current Issues in Higher Education
HRD 644Human Resource Development Theory and Practice
HRD 645Communication in Human Resource Development
HRD 646Dynamics of Change and Planning
HRD 647Instructional Design
HRD 652Diversity in the Workplace
HRD 653Career Development and Life Work Planning
HRD 667Presentations Principles, Methods and Techniques
HRD 669Consultant Practices in Human Resource Development

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.