Accelerated MEd in Leadership in Higher Education
Education professionals who want to attain higher positions of leadership in education, such as higher education specialists and managers, need to have a strong knowledgebase of the ins-and-outs of higher education with an emphasis on applying their knowledge and skills to make a difference in the field. This includes everything from the history of higher education and traditional and contemporary models and theories, to related legal and financial issues, and even curriculum development.
If you’re ready for the challenge, we’re ready to support you through it.
In our one-year MEd track, you should expect to devote 30 -35 hours per week to your program. You will be required to organize your time more efficiently than ever before and overcome challenges to meet stringent deadlines. In this program, it will also be important to maintain frequent communication with your faculty mentor, academic advisor, employer, and even family members whose support and feedback will be so critical to your success in this accelerated track.
The accelerated MEd allows completion in 52 weeks.
Course Schedule for Accelerated MEd with a Specialization in Leadership in Higher Education
Foundations of Graduate Study
This course is an orientation to Northcentral University and to the essential skills needed to pursue a Master's degree in Education. Graduate level skills, such as academic integrity, time management, effective use of the Northcentral Library, comprehending complex scholarly texts and research articles, and APA form and style in professional communication are also introduced. Students will complete the course with a better understanding of personal goals, strengths, and challenges, and a roadmap to navigate their way to completion of their educational aspirations.
This graduate course will examine a comprehensive overview of research tools utilized by education practitioners. Students will be provided with a solid understanding of research concepts, skills, and principles such as data collection, literature reviews, and evaluation methods.
Exploring Legal Issues in Higher Education
This course enables students to develop a fundamental understanding of the importance of legal issues in higher education and their impact on individual rights and responsibilities as well as those of institutions of higher education.
The Organization of Higher Education
This Master's level course provides an introduction to the classical theories, traditional models, and contemporary readings regarding approaches and structures relative to organizational governance in higher education. Topical areas to be covered include organizational theory, governance models, campus climate, institutional change, and diversity.
A History of Higher Education
This course will introduce students to the historical origins of higher education in the United States. Significant periods in the development of higher education in this country will be covered, as well as the evolution into today's contemporary and complex system of higher education.
Topics in Higher Education
This course explores areas of interest in higher education. Often these areas are new topics of special interest to higher education. At times, areas of higher education that are receiving attention nationally will be highlighted through this course. Students will work with faculty to create a self-directed study plan on a topic appropriate for master's-level study.
Financial Issues in Higher Education
This course will provide students with an overview of financial issues applicable to higher education in the United States. Students will engage a broad foundation of theory, practice, research, and policy of higher education economics. Topics will include societal investment in higher education, methods of finance, costs of higher education, and budgeting concepts.
The Community College
This course provides a general and introductory understanding of curricular issues in a community college setting. Students will explore issues related to the community college curriculum relative to program development and management as well as assessment.
Leadership in Higher Education
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the nuances of higher education leadership and theory. Emphasis will be given to the practical application of higher education leadership theories in the academic and administrative roles of an institution of higher education.
ED6002 / ED6002-8
Action Research Capstone
This graduate course emphasizes practical research skills utilized by education practitioners. Students will develop an action research project based on the scientific method and concepts presented in ED6001. The culminating product will reflect critical thinking, graduate level writing skills, and correct APA format. This course is open only to students pursuing the Master of Education.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Master of Education tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your MEd program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s MEd costs below:
- Per credit cost: $544
- Per 3 credit course cost: $1,631
- Program cost: $16,310
- Average book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
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- Regionally Accredited
- No Physical Residency Requirements
- One-to-One Teaching
- 100% Doctoral Faculty
- Flexibility of Online Learning
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