Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership - Higher Education Leadership

Total Credit Hours: 39          Degree Format: Hybrid 

 

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.
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.edu/gradschool.

 

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jamie Workman, email: jworkman@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-333-5633

 

Department of Leadership, Technology, & Workforce Development Website

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Semester: No Admission

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Online Graduate Application
    • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
    • Apply Online
  • Official transcript from your bachelor’s degree-granting school and from any graduate coursework.
    • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School
    • Must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally- accredited institution.
    • For regular admission consideration, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for an undergraduate or graduate degree calculated on all work attempted in which letter grades are awarded.
    • For provisional admission consideration, applicants with a cumulative grade point average between 2.5 and 2.99 on a 4.0 scale for an undergraduate degree or a cumulative grade point average between 2.75 and 2.99 on a 4.0 scale for a graduate degree must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) score. Recommended scores for admission are:
      • GRE - 145 Verbal and 139 Quantitative
      • MAT - 380
  • Career Goal Statement
    • A career goal statement that will serve as a writing sample.  The statement must demonstrate
      • the ability to organize and articulate thoughts,
      • writing skills including grammar and punctuation, and
      • the ability to set goals consistent with one's desired career path.
    • The statement must address the applicant's career goals, how the degree contributes to reaching these career goals, and why VSU was selected for this graduate work. 
    • The career goal statement should be no more than 250 words and is to be submitted to the Graduate School with the other application materials.
  • Three Recommendations
    • General Recommendation Form Required
    • Please enter the name and email of your recommenders as you complete the application. They should receive an email inviting them to compelte the recommendation after that. If they do not receive the email (or find it in their spam folder), they may submit their recommendation as an email attachment to gradschool@valdosta.edu. The General Recommendation Form can be used if the email from the online recommendation system does not arrive.
    • Letters must be accompanied by the required form or submitted through the online recommendation system.
  • VSU Medical Form
    • The VSU Medical Form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
    • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
    • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form
  • Verification of Lawful Presence (For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)
    • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
    • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
    • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
    • Check out a complete list of accepted documents and residency information here.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement.
  • Certificate of Finances- The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document.  Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

ADMISSION CLASSIFICATIONS

HAVE QUESTIONS?

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
  • Email Us: gradschool@valdosta.edu 
  • Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

For additional program details contact the Program Coordinator: Dr. Jamie Workman, email: jworkman@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-333-5633. 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A candidate must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date.
  2. A candidate must have a GPA of 3.00 or above on all graduate coursework. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.
  3. A candidate in the Higher Education Leadership program will successfully complete a professional portfolio.

RETENTION, DISMISSAL, & READMISSION POLICIES

  1. No more than 6 semester hours of academic work may be transferred from another institution.  Transfer credit will be evaluated after admission, by the academic department.  To be eligible, credit must be no more than seven years old prior at the time of admission unless otherwise approved by the program.
  2. After admission, courses taken more than seven years prior to the semester of degree completion cannot be used to meet graduate degree requirements or admission to doctoral candidacy requirements unless otherwise indicated by individual program requirements. 
  3. Earning grades below “B” in graduate courses will result in the following consequences: Students admitted Fall 2011 and thereafter will be dismissed from the Graduate School if they accumulate three or more academic deficiency points unless otherwise indicated by individual program policy. A grade of “C” (although it may be credited toward a degree) equals one deficiency point. A grade of “D,” “WF” or “F,” or “U” (none of which will be credited toward a degree) equals two deficiency points. Candidates admitted BEFORE Fall 2011 and receiving two grades below “C” (“D”, “F”, “WF”,“U”) will be dismissed from the program. One grade below a "C" results in a warning.
  4. If dismissed from the program a student must wait a minimum of one semester before reapplying for admission. The academic department reserves the right to place specific conditions and contingencies on any offer of readmission.   Readmission is not guaranteed and prior academic performance and conduct in the program will be considered.

Total Credit Hours: 39          Degree Format: Hybrid 

 

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.
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.edu/gradschool.

 

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jamie Workman, email: jworkman@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-333-5633

 

Department of Leadership, Technology, & Workforce Development Website

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Semester: No Admission

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Online Graduate Application
    • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
    • Apply Online
  • Official transcript from your bachelor’s degree-granting school and from any graduate coursework.
    • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School
    • Must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally- accredited institution.
    • For regular admission consideration, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for an undergraduate or graduate degree calculated on all work attempted in which letter grades are awarded.
    • For provisional admission consideration, applicants with a cumulative grade point average between 2.5 and 2.99 on a 4.0 scale for an undergraduate degree or a cumulative grade point average between 2.75 and 2.99 on a 4.0 scale for a graduate degree must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) score. Recommended scores for admission are:
      • GRE - 145 Verbal and 139 Quantitative
      • MAT - 380
  • Career Goal Statement
    • A career goal statement that will serve as a writing sample.  The statement must demonstrate
      • the ability to organize and articulate thoughts,
      • writing skills including grammar and punctuation, and
      • the ability to set goals consistent with one's desired career path.
    • The statement must address the applicant's career goals, how the degree contributes to reaching these career goals, and why VSU was selected for this graduate work. 
    • The career goal statement should be no more than 250 words and is to be submitted to the Graduate School with the other application materials.
  • Three Recommendations
    • General Recommendation Form Required
    • Please enter the name and email of your recommenders as you complete the application. They should receive an email inviting them to compelte the recommendation after that. If they do not receive the email (or find it in their spam folder), they may submit their recommendation as an email attachment to gradschool@valdosta.edu. The General Recommendation Form can be used if the email from the online recommendation system does not arrive.
    • Letters must be accompanied by the required form or submitted through the online recommendation system.
  • VSU Medical Form
    • The VSU Medical Form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
    • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
    • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form
  • Verification of Lawful Presence (For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)
    • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
    • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
    • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
    • Check out a complete list of accepted documents and residency information here.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement.
  • Certificate of Finances- The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document.  Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

ADMISSION CLASSIFICATIONS

HAVE QUESTIONS?

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
  • Email Us: gradschool@valdosta.edu 
  • Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

For additional program details contact the Program Coordinator: Dr. Jamie Workman, email: jworkman@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-333-5633. 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A candidate must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date.
  2. A candidate must have a GPA of 3.00 or above on all graduate coursework. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.
  3. A candidate in the Higher Education Leadership program will successfully complete a professional portfolio.

RETENTION, DISMISSAL, & READMISSION POLICIES

  1. No more than 6 semester hours of academic work may be transferred from another institution.  Transfer credit will be evaluated after admission, by the academic department.  To be eligible, credit must be no more than seven years old prior at the time of admission unless otherwise approved by the program.
  2. After admission, courses taken more than seven years prior to the semester of degree completion cannot be used to meet graduate degree requirements or admission to doctoral candidacy requirements unless otherwise indicated by individual program requirements. 
  3. Earning grades below “B” in graduate courses will result in the following consequences: Students admitted Fall 2011 and thereafter will be dismissed from the Graduate School if they accumulate three or more academic deficiency points unless otherwise indicated by individual program policy. A grade of “C” (although it may be credited toward a degree) equals one deficiency point. A grade of “D,” “WF” or “F,” or “U” (none of which will be credited toward a degree) equals two deficiency points. Candidates admitted BEFORE Fall 2011 and receiving two grades below “C” (“D”, “F”, “WF”,“U”) will be dismissed from the program. One grade below a "C" results in a warning.
  4. If dismissed from the program a student must wait a minimum of one semester before reapplying for admission. The academic department reserves the right to place specific conditions and contingencies on any offer of readmission.   Readmission is not guaranteed and prior academic performance and conduct in the program will be considered.
The Graduate School
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    Suite 3100
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    Valdosta, GA. 31698
  • Mailing Address
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  • Phone: 229.333.5694
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