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Program Description The M.Ed. in Educational Administration/Adult and Higher Education degree program provides a broad understanding of postsecondary education from historical, philosophical, social and developmental perspectives. The two-year, 33-credit degree program also develops understanding of leadership and organization issues as they relate to theory and practice. Culminating in an individualized internship designed to provide career experience, this program prepares professionals to work in contexts such as adult learning organizations, higher education institutions, business and industry.

Admission Requirements To be eligible for the M.Ed. in Educational Administration/ Adult and HIgher Education progrm applicants must have the following: • A bachelor's degree from an accredited, degree-granting institution • A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average for full admission; 2.6 for provisional admission • Three references on USF recommendation forms that address the applicant's potential as a master's degree candidate

Time Limit A student has seven years to complete a program from the state of the first course accepted in the program, which includes any transfer work. Students who decide to delay their program completion are advised that course scheduling is not guaranteed beyond the initial plan of study. However, USF graduate program faculty are committee to seeing students succeed and will assist in program planning and determining what options will be available when circumstances require a student to delay program completion. In some cases, where transfer or earlier coursework ages beyond the allowed range, a limited extension may be granted by the Director of Graduate Programs in Education. In cases where program coursework has aged in excess of a year beyond the allowed range, students must submit a written request to the Graduate Policies Committee for determination of program continuation. If program continuation is granted, students will be advised of requirements that reflect current program requirements and additional provisions set by the committee. Required Courses: ❏ EDU501 Professional and Ethical Leadership ❏ BUS520 Managing Organizational Dynamics ❏ AHE510 Introduction to Adult Learning ❏ BUS548 Organization Development and Change ❏ AHE512 Foundations of Post-Secondary Education ❏ EDU585 Research Methods ❏ AHE516 Sociology of Adult Education

❏ BUS558 ❏ AHE520 ❏ AHE524 ❏ AHE534

Current Issues in Management Higher Education Administration Quality Assurance in Higher Education Internship in Adult and Higher Education

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Upon completion of the 33 semester hours, students must complete a professional comprehensive portfolio containing artifacts from coursework projects that demonstrate degree competencies. Student learning outcomes: 1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of historical, social, and political factors that have influenced the development of American postsecondary education. 2.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of adult learning and developmental theory. 3. Students will interpret research literature. 4.  Students will analyze organizational development and management issues. 5.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of administrative practices in real-world adult and/or higher education settings. 6.  Students will analyze governance structures in higher education. 7. Students will evaluate opportunities and challenges of a career in higher education administration. 8.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of quality assurance in higher education, including Federal compliance and institutional assessment and accreditation.

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2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  

2015-2017 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.