Doctoral Degrees

Higher Education and Policy Studies, PhD

The Higher Education track in the Education PhD program is designed for applicants who have extensive experience as administrators or staff in post-secondary institutions who want to pursue careers as scholars and leaders. A doctoral degree in this track will broaden the analytical skills necessary to contribute to the advancement of the field of higher education through research, administration and teaching. The students in this program are considered future leaders interested in intensive study of the organizational and policy issues influencing the diverse sector comprising contemporary American post-secondary education.

PhD curriculum has been revised effective fall 2016. Students who were admitted prior to this point that want to change their catalog (plan of study) may do so by contacting their advisor and completing the required steps.

The Program Coordinator for this program is Dr. Kathleen P. King.

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Higher Education, EdD

The Higher Education track in the Educational Leadership EdD program has been designed to broaden the administrative knowledge and skills of higher education professionals who bring to the program a prior discipline specialization. Student admitted to the program are typically employed in teaching, research and administrative positions in community colleges and universities or education related agencies.

EdD curriculum has been revised effective fall 2016. Students who were admitted prior to this point that want to change their catalog (plan of study) may do so by contacting their advisor and completing their required steps.

The Program Coordinator for this program is Dr. Kathleen P. King.

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Master's Degrees

Higher Education - Student Personnel, MA

The Higher Education – Student Personnel track in the Educational Leadership MA program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in student personnel administration in higher education and education-related fields, and does not fulfill state certification requirements. This track considers new applications for fall semester admission only.

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Higher Education - College Teaching and Leadership, MA

The Higher Education – College Teaching and Leadership track in the Educational Leadership MA program is designed for individuals planning to teach at the community college level and neither requires state certification for admission nor prepares candidates for state teacher certification.

Graduate students can pursue the Master of Arts in College Teaching and Leadership with a specialization in English, Mathematics, one of the Sciences, and one of the Social Sciences.

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Career and Technical Education, MA

The Career and Technical Education, MA program prepares students pursuing careers in career and technical education to attain the highest degree of competence possible in their chosen field. The program places emphasis on the intellectual growth of each student using research based effective teaching techniques, scholarly learning, laboratory-field experience, and leadership development. The program is devoted to articulating with the secondary and post-secondary schools, vocational/technical centers, community colleges, universities, military, and professional organizations in an effort to improve the quality of instructional personnel.

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Certificate

College Teaching and Leadership, Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in College Teaching and Leadership is designed to prepare individuals to become campus leaders at all organizational levels in community colleges, including the classroom. The program consists of five graduate courses that cover all facets of community college education. The courses are available online in a web-based format.

Admission is open to those with a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution. An online application is required for admission consideration. Students may choose to apply to the MA program upon completion of the graduate certificate.

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Bachelor's Degree

Technical Education and Industry Training, BS

This program offers upper division courses via the World Wide Web. Students must complete all University-wide graduation requirements (general education, foreign language, Gordon Rule, etc.), some of which are not available via distributed learning. For more information, click here.

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Minor

Technical Education and Industry Training, Undergraduate Minor

The minor in Technical Education and Industry Training provides a limited, but substantive experience in the area of technical education and industry training of adults. The minor is not available to students in the College of Community Innovation and Education. The minor does not lead to teacher certification or admission to the College. All courses are offered solely using the web. This minor is available for students in the 2003 catalog year and beyond.

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