M Ed Higher Education Leadership

The Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership allows for the theoretical and practical development of organizational functions and how it could be improved. It focuses upon the specific areas which involves leadership roles and practices for the purpose of better supervision and fair functioning of an organization. Research and study of professional settings is an important criteria to be considered in this program.

The Higher Education Leadership program is specially designed for students who look forward to acquiring theoretical knowledge for understanding the functioning of organization and how a leadership role could fit in to make it better. It develops the necessary skills to take on the challenges by providing for discussions on practical approaches and investigation throughout the course.

 

What will you learn from this course

Through , Ed.M. the graduates will learn to:

  • Analyze in a critical manner and addressing the challenges faced by the upcoming generations of educational leaders
  • Developing creative and innovative solutions for creating stronger models of organizations serving students and teachers in the most efficient manner
  • Deal with and sensibly tackle the issues encountered with daily and decision making involved in the related events
  • Synthesize content knowledge, concepts, and principles grounded in a specific educational discipline.
  • Communicate to multiple audiences via effective oral and written formats.
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Information Research Strategies 2 Introduction to information research including electronic resources. This course is designed to help researchers locate, evaluate, and use information. It includes exploration of the research process, search strategies, locating resources, source documentation, and organization of research.
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Philosophy of Education 2 In this course Learners examine the philosophical foundations of education and explore the underlying principles of education and the nature of knowledge, how classical, modern and post modern theories impact the current education models. Learners investigate the philosophical underpinnings of American education in order to improve educational practice, policy, and participation. In a broader context, ED 5003 as a fundamental course is designed to present issues and perspectives aligned to the study and practice of education. Learners critically question and examine assumptions about the role of government in education, the constitution of classroom instruction, and the function of social identities in education. In this context, much of the discussion and debate centers on the nature of knowledge, of reality, of value and of the individual. Learners create and critique their personal and professional philosophy of education.
School Law 2 Students will investigate the impact of school law on the rights of students and educators as guaranteed by the Constitution and its amendments. This investigation will include state and federal statutory and regulatory provisions as well as tort and contract liability as they influence education.
Instructional Supervision and Leadership 2 The purpose of this course is to examine the theoretical framework and practical applications of instructional leadership within the economic, social, political, and educational context of schooling. This course proposes a concept of supervision and leadership designed to help educational leaders build a repertoire of approaches and strategies that will enhance professional growth while showing the importance of sensitivity to individual needs. Emphasis is placed upon the learner gaining a clear understanding of the interrelatedness among supervision and leadership, instruction, and assessment.
Policy Studies for Educational Leaders 2 Focuses on the background of education policy, what is policy and where it comes from, power and education policy, the economy and demographics, the political system and political culture, values and ideology. Also covers The Major Education Policy Actors, Setting the Stage and Getting on It: Issue Definition and Agenda Setting, Getting the Words and the Money: Policy Formulation and Policy Adoption, Looking at Policies: Policy Instruments and Cost Effectiveness, Policy Implementation: Getting People to Carry Out a Policy, Policy Evaluation: Determining If the Policy Works and Education Policy in the United States Retrospective and Prospective.
Improving Schools Through Action Research 2 prepares educators to conduct their own action research projects. The third edition provides the information needed to complete each step of the action research cycle. Chapter activities include a research paper component that helps readers create a research paper as they complete the activities. Additional activities have been added in this edition to help educators navigate through each step of the action research process—from choosing a topic and generating research questions through data analysis and reporting results and conclusions. Other features of the book include detailed strategies for (1) reviewing and synthesizing the literature and writing a literature review, (2) collecting, triangulating, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data (including how to graphically display results), (3) drawing conclusions from results, and (4) writing in APA (6th edition) style. Numerous Internet resources—including links to action research networks, professional organizations, and journals—are provided. Throughout the text, the book incorporates numerous pedagogical devices such as Exercises and Cases to help readers practically explore topics. Examples are provided throughout the book to document the ways teachers, principals, counselors, administrators, and support staff can improve their practice through action research
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School Leadership and Administration 2 ISLLC Standard, Leadership, Decision Making, Authority, Power, and Influence, Communication, Conflict Management, Organizational Culture, School Improvement, Introduction to Clinical Materials and Learning Experiences, Beginning Challenges, Student Problems, Administrator-Staff Relationships, School-Community Relations, Role and Organizational Problems, Social Justice Issues and Problems of Change
School Finance 2 This course will provide students with an understanding of and practical experience with the major concepts and tools in school finance. The course will cover the three distinct components of education finance: 1) evaluating revenue sources, including school aid; 2) developing and defending budgets; and 3) managing the finances and business operations of a school district. The objective is to provide students with an understanding of the general principles of education finance that can be applied in any setting.
Leadership: Theory and Practice 2 Being a Leader, Recognizing Your Traits, Recognizing Your Philosophy and Style of Leadership, Attending to Tasks and Relationships, Developing Leadership Skills, Creating a Vision, Setting the Tone, Listening to Out-Group Members, Overcoming Obstacles and Addressing Ethics in Leadership.
Education and Social Change 2 Focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. Considers the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and cultural conflict on the development of schools and other educational institutions. It also examines the various ways that schools have contributed to social change, particularly in enhancing the status and accomplishments of certain social groups and not others. Detailed accounts of the experiences of women and minority groups in American history consider how their lives have been affected by education.
Policy Studies for Educational Leaders 2 Focuses on the background of education policy, what is policy and where it comes from, power and education policy, the economy and demographics, the political system and political culture, values and ideology. Also covers The Major Education Policy Actors, Setting the Stage and Getting on It: Issue Definition and Agenda Setting, Getting the Words and the Money: Policy Formulation and Policy Adoption, Looking at Policies: Policy Instruments and Cost Effectiveness, Policy Implementation: Getting People to Carry Out a Policy, Policy Evaluation: Determining If the Policy Works and Education Policy in the United States Retrospective and Prospective.
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Higher Education Policy 3 Analyzes how issues of affordability, access, and accountability influence the way in which state governments approach, monitor, and set public higher education policy. The contributors examine the latest research on pressing challenges, explore how states are coping with these challenges, and consider what the future holds for public postsecondary education in the United States.
For Profit Colleges and Universities 3 Analysis of for-profit colleges and universities, reviewing their history, business strategies, and management practices; setting them in the context of marketplace conditions, the framework of public policy and government regulations; and viewing them in the light of the public good. Variously explore FPCU’s governance, how they develop courses and programs, and the way they define faculty work; present findings from in-depth interviews with part-time and full-time faculty to understand how external forces and the imperative of profit generation affect faculty roles and responsibilities of faculty; analyze policy considerations that affect FPCUs, including federal regulation and oversight, accountability and assessment, and the legal and regulatory issues FPCUs face internationally; and finally address the notion of academic freedom and the distribution of public monies to FPCUs.
Budget and Financial Management in Higher Education 3 This course examines financial management and budgeting practices internal to institutions of higher education. The course provides Learners with a working knowledge of budget development, financial management, and fiduciary control in colleges and universities
Organization and Governance in Higher Education 3 Because of the complex nature of the postsecondary institution, this course creates eight subject area lenses. Each lens allows the reader to engage the specific paradigms and phenomena related to that aspect of higher education. The areas are arranged in the following order: classic organization theory, traditional administrative and governance models, campus climate and culture, leadership analysis, management principles, institutional change and assessment, perspectives on race and gender, and critical approaches to organizational governance.
Academic Leadership for Higher Education 3 Provides a compassionate understanding of the stresses of leadership in higher education and offers insights to those who do not fully appreciate why higher education is so hard to 'manage' and validation for those entirely familiar with this world.
Foundations of Distance Education 3 Covers the various technologies that can be used for the delivery of distance education and provides the basics needed to become a knowledgeable distance educator or manager of distance education systems including the theory and research that inform distance learning, practical skills and knowledge needed to function immediately in a distance learning environment, and managerial and administrative issues that arise in distance learning environments.
Community College Leadership and Administration 3 Emphasis is placed on deconstructing outdated practices and constructing new approaches to how contemporary community college leadership is viewed, practiced, and envisioned to develop new models focused on facilitating leadership innovativeness.
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Thesis 3 An independent research and scholar reporting on a selected topic specifically selected from related subjects. The department schedules and coordinates a number of seminars to assist students selecting the topics and to fine tune their work up to reporting. Credit is granted based on the quality of final product after evaluation of correctness, simplicity and clarity, amount of work done, amount of references and materials used and optimality factors.