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Accelerated Master of Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education

Northcentral University's Accelerated MEd program with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education is designed for individuals who are currently employed in the field of education and would like to prepare to pursue positions of greater responsibility. Read on for details about this Accelerated MEd program.

Official Program Name:

Accelerated Master of Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

If you're interested in pursuing the Accelerated MEd program with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education, you should be familiar with educational principles and have teaching experience. You should also have the desire to make a considerable difference in education through your leadership efforts. If you are considering applying to the Accelerated MEd with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education or any of NCU's online graduate programs, you must already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Northcentral University's Accelerated Master of Education program with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education is designed to develop competent educational leaders and administrators. The program gives you the opportunity to perform scholarly research and to gain an understanding of higher education administration concepts, including budgeting and policy development. In addition, you will explore legal issues in higher education as well as governance models and organizational theory. The program's capstone component allows you to sharpen your critical-thinking abilities and writing skills.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

33 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for an Accelerated Master of Education program with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Please contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Courses (6 credits)

  • EDU 5000: Foundations of Graduate Study
  • ED 6001: Education Research

Specialization Courses (24 credits)

  • LHE 5005: Exploring Legal Issues in Higher Education
  • LHE 5004: The Organization of Higher Education
  • LHE 5009: A History of Higher Education
  • LHE 5010: Topics in Higher Education
  • LHE 5008: Financial Issues in Higher Education
  • LHE 5013: The Community College
  • LHE 5011: Leadership in Higher Education

Required Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • ED 6002 / ED 6002-8: Action Research Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Should you want to pursue teaching and upper-level administrative positions following graduation, you will want to earn a doctoral degree in education. At the doctoral degree level, you may explore advanced studies in education policy, history, and laws, educational program evaluation and information analysis, finance and budgeting, and organizational management. Following are a few examples of terminal degrees you might choose to explore:

  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in Higher Education
  • Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Career Paths:

Once you have satisfied all graduation requirements, you might have the skills to effectively develop and implement educational policies. Opportunities in public and private colleges and universities may be available to you. Some positions you may consider pursuing include:

  • Higher education specialist
  • Education manager

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