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. Students in the Ed.M. Program typically use these offerings to elaborate and deepen their experience-based knowledge and intellectual interests in policymaking, curriculum development, student development, etc. Ed.M. students conclude their programs of study by writing an Integrative Paper focused on a particular topic of professional and personal interest and drawing on the knowledge resources availed by the three curricular domains.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree requires a minimum of 32 credits to complete the degree. The Master of Education (Ed.M) is an advanced degree for applicants who have professional experience and would like to further their learning and research into the field of higher education. The Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree requires a minimum of 60 credits to complete the degree.
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The Ed.M. requires a minimum of 60 points and an integrative paper prepared as a culminating project.
Core courses (36 points):
Remaining eight courses (24 points):
Changes or other adjustments to requirements and distributions, as shown for the Ed.M. in Higher and Postsecondary Education, require approval of the HPSE faculty advisor. The above plan assumes advisor approval for all courses of enrollment.
A limited number of internships may be available to Ed.M. students, pending advisor consultation and approval of the Program Director. For information, please contact the Program’s Internship Coordinator.