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MS in Higher Education - Online College Teaching

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Higher Education, Online College Teaching specialization program is designed to help prepare students to pursue positions in online learning environments. Read more about Kaplan University's Master of Science in Higher Education, Online College Teaching specialization program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Higher Education, Online College Teaching Specialization

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Higher Education, Online College Teaching specialization program is designed to offer the knowledge and skills to teach in an online learning environment. The program's core curriculum includes courses in higher education organization, governance, regulation, finance, and diversity. Specialization courses cover adult learning theory, student assessment, distance learning technologies, and current trends in online education. Students who choose the Online College Teaching specialization have the opportunity to also select a concentration in accounting, environmental policy, health care administration, information technology, legal studies, management, marketing, or psychology.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

50 credits (68-70 credits if a concentration is pursued). Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Higher Education, Online College Teaching Specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements

  • HE 510: Foundations of Higher Education (5 credits)
  • HE 520: Higher Education Laws and Regulations (5 credits)
  • HE 530: Higher Education Organization and Governance (5 credits)
  • HE 540: Multiculturalism and Diversity in Higher Education (5 credits)
  • HE 550: Higher Education Finance (5 credits)
  • IX 540: Research Methods for Education and Instructional Technology

Online Teaching Specialization Requirements

  • HE 521: Teaching Adult Learners (5 credits)
  • HE 527: Assessing Student Learning Online (5 credits)
  • HE 545: Teaching and Learning Online (5 credits)
  • HE 547: Effective Online Instruction - Design and Practice (5 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Kaplan University's MS in Higher Education - Online College Teaching program is designed to help prepare students to pursue leadership and teaching positions within college-level online learning environments. While enrolled in the program, students will have the opportunity to study the rapidly growing world of online education and obtain the skills needed to seek out postsecondary teaching positions in their field.

Positions students could pursue upon graduation include:

  • Online instructor
  • Online college professor
  • Distance learning curriculum designer

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