Master of Arts in Leadership/
Master of Education in Higher Education
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Dale Meinecke, Ph.D., M.A. in Leadership Program Director
Sena Baker, Ed.D., M.Ed. in Higher Education Program Director
The purpose of this dual degree is to provide students with the foundational knowledge of higher education that will be necessary to operate effectively in post-secondary arenas, while also equipping students with the knowledge and practical leadership skills needed to thrive in this educational setting. This degree program will give students the ability to meld technical knowledge of higher education (e.g. Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education) with the soft skills of leadership necessary to lead effectively in this environment (such as leadership communication, emotional intelligence, collaboration, and leading change).
In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
A conferred bachelor's degree.
Continuance in the M.Ed. in Higher Education program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).
REQUIRED COMMON CURRICULUM - 3 hours (excluding prerequisites)
M.A. IN LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Vision-Casting and Leading Change
||Great Leaders in History
|Revolutionary Power: Leadership in the Lives of the Founding Fathers (Experiential Learning Trip to Washington, D.C. or Boston)
||Christian Worldview of Leadership
||Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
||Relationship Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
||Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership (S-L)*
||Leadership in Management
|Three (3) hours of M.Ed. in Higher Education Curriculum serve as an elective for the M.A. in Leadership Required Curriculum.
M.ED. IN HIGHER EDUCATION - 27 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||College and University Administration
||Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
||Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)*
||Research Methods in Higher Education
||History and Philosophy of Higher Education
||Teaching, Learning, and Student Development
||Methods for the Higher Education Administrator
|Select two (2) elective M.Ed. in Higher Education courses with approval of the Program Advisor.
|Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Leadership Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.Ed. in Higher Education Required Curriculum.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component
||Required Common Curriculum
||M.A. in Leadership Required Curriculum
||M.Ed. in Higher Education Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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