Higher education brings a whole new set of daily tasks to an educator’s agenda. Everything from funding to governance to legal aspects is different and more complex than that learned as an undergraduate studying K-12 schools.
The higher education administration concentration is composed of a foundations and professional core. The foundations core focuses on educational research, public school administration and the history of American education and includes a seminar in secondary school curriculum studies.
The professional core emphasizes the organizational, legal and financial aspects of higher education. Students learn how to plan for institutional effectiveness and improve student development and services. A practicum in higher education is required.
During the final semester, higher education administration students must pass a comprehensive examination requiring both essay and objective responses.
Higher education administration program advisers:
Dr. Gregg Stall, Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Eugene Dial, Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services