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Higher and Postsecondary Education
Department of Organization & Leadership
Welcome to the Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education
The Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education (HPSE) has a long tradition of preparing practitioners and scholars for leadership and research in the field of higher education. Teachers College was the first school in the United States to offer a degree in Student Personnel Administration. This effort started in 1913 and since then our program has evolved in many ways.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
The Master of Arts Program develops knowledgeable practitioners in three domains of higher and postsecondary education: its educational core (teaching and learning, student and professional development), its organizational and institutional framework (institutional planning, organizational development, policymaking and implementation), and its social positioning and comparative potential (civic engagement, philanthropy, benefits of higher education in a diverse society).
Master of Education (Ed.M.)
The Master of Education Program develops breadth of understanding of higher and postsecondary education, though emphasizing particular domains of study and practice, among them, academic learning and development, organizational and institutional processes, and social/cultural and civic perspectives.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
The Doctor of Education Program develops breadth of understanding about higher and postsecondary education with a focus on an intellectual issue or professional activity (concentration or emphasis area). Breadth is assured through study within three curricular domains: academic and developmental analysis of higher and postsecondary education, organizational and institutional analysis of higher and postsecondary education, and social/cultural and civic analysis of higher and postsecondary education.
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Program Director: Professor Noah D. Drezner
Teachers College, Columbia University
Phone: 212-678-3750 Fax: 212-678-3743
HPSE M.A. students, Phoebe Kingsak, Alex Williams, and Scott Van Pelt, were the winners of the 2014 NASPA Case Study Competition.
Watch their presentation here: