Higher Education Leadership

The Department of Curriculum, Leadership, and Technology offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education Leadership. The M.Ed. curriculum provides traditional classroom learning, online learning opportunities, as well as internships which allow students to gain hands-on experience in a higher education setting. Graduates of the program gain the knowledge, skills, and experience they will need to achieve professional success post-graduation.

Coursework in Higher Education Leadership program prepares students to understand and apply a range of student learning and development theories, explore the history of American higher education, interpret financial and organizational structures and evaluate institutional effectiveness. The rigorous coursework is designed to deepen the leadership skills and knowledge of the students by blending coursework with applications in their practical experiences. Students are encouraged to explore a range of career paths within higher education institutions.

 

M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership

Students must complete one-to-two guided internships as part of the higher Education Leadership degree. An internship typically lasts one semester or the equivalent of 150 hours of work on a supervised project. Students are encouraged to seek a range of higher education career path experiences through participation in internships. Students are placed in these competitive internships during the summer between their first and second year in the program.

Graduate assistantships may be available to assist with tuition costs, pay students a monthly stipend, and provide practical work experience in college and university environments. Incoming students can acquire about the different assistantships available by contacting the graduate school office or online at www.valdosta.ed./gradschool.