Aug 18, 2019  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Educational Administration - Adult and Higher Education (M.A., Ed.D.)


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The goal of the graduate program described here is to develop professionals who can add substantially to the field with original and ongoing work as well as to perform effectively as practitioners on the job.

A graduate program reflects the implicit assumptions about the knowledge, skills, and philosophy of the field of study. Consistent with this, considerable evidence shows that learning is facilitated when the student/learner participates in the process of learning. The Adult and Higher Education program encourages the student/learner to be a participant in the process, to choose directions, make worthwhile contributions, and satisfactorily live with the consequences of one’s choices. This educational climate of encouragement directly affects the program by providing stimulation, and relevance to an individual’s educational experience.

The force behind this approach is the need to keep up with and expand knowledge for the benefit of all segments of society. This represents a challenge to the program, the institution and most importantly to the student/learner.

Master of Arts in Educational Administration – Adult and Higher Education Specialization


Master of Arts, Adult & Higher Education, Plan A (thesis): Total 32–34 credit hours


  • Adult & Higher Education core 12 credit hours
  • Adult & Higher Education elective courses 6-15 credit hours
  • Research component 3 credit hours
  • Thesis 4 credit hours
  • Supporting courses 7–9 credit hours

Master of Arts, Adult & Higher Education, Plan B (non–thesis): Total 32 credit hours


  • Adult & Higher Education core 12 credit hours
  • Adult & Higher Education elective courses 6-12 credit hours
  • Research component 3 credit hours
  • Supporting courses 3-12 credit hours

Doctor of Education in Educational Administration – Adult and Higher Education Specialization


Doctor of Education, Adult & Higher Education: Total 90 credit hours


  • Adult & Higher Education core 24 credit hours
  • Adult & Higher Education elective courses 6-12 credit hours
  • Dissertation 15 credit hours
  • Research component 9 credit hours
  • Supporting electives/outside courses 36-39 credit hours

Dissertation: 15 credit hours


Research component: 9 credit hours


  • Research component: 9 credit hours

Supporting electives/outside courses: 36 to 39 credit hours


Select from School of Education graduate courses. Please consult your advisor for appropriate courses. Course should include a EDFN/EPSY Foundations course (3 credit hours).

                                                                        

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