Leadership in Higher Education, MEd

Leadership in Higher Education Specialization

NCU’s master’s degree in Leadership in Higher Education specialization is an excellent choice if you are interested in pursuing a career as a higher education specialist or manager. Mentored by your doctoral professors, you will develop a strong knowledge of the inner workings of higher education as you explore a variety of specific topics including how higher education is organized and financed, legal issues, and the history of higher education. In the Leadership in Higher Education MEd program, you will also have the option to take an in-depth look at community colleges, which are an important aspect of higher education. This specialization emphasizes application, and you will be encouraged to apply what you learn to the real world as you continue to advance your knowledge and skills. An accelerated approach to this specialization is also available.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MED 30 10 15 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Master of Education Program Learning Outcomes
  • Examine educational issues to make informed, ethical decisions and recommendations in diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Apply professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for leading and educational diverse groups.
  • Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Investigate evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.

Important Information for Students, Including Gainful Employment
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