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    College of William & Mary
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog

Educational Leadership – Higher Education Administration, MEd


The M.Ed. Program in Educational Leadership includes a concentration in Higher Education Administration. This program is designed to prepare students for leadership and service positions in colleges, universities, community colleges, government agencies, research agencies, educational associations, and other post-secondary educational settings. Graduates have pursued careers in admissions, student services, student records, intercollegiate athletics administration, campus facilities, university business offices, institutional advancement, institutional research, and other administrative and support services in higher education.

In addition to a concentration on higher education, the program includes courses which introduce graduate students to the theories of administration, organization, and policies that characterize educational institutions in general. The professional focus area provides students an opportunity to individualize their program of study. The culminating courses include an internship and a significant research project as integral parts of a graduate student’s professional development.

A graduate student enrolled in this M.Ed. program who wishes to acquire some background in counseling pertinent to student personnel settings may request to take additional electives or may include these courses in their professional focus area. A prospective student who already holds a master’s degree and who is interested in advanced preparation for administrative, faculty, and research positions in higher education should consider applying directly to either the Ed.D. or Ph.D. Program in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education.

The course requirements for the M.Ed. Program in Educational Leadership with a concentration in higher education administration are as follows:

Research Component (3 Hours)


Professional Focus (12) Hours Minimum)


Students with assistance from their advisor create a professional focus by combining a minimum of fifteen credits (five courses) that provide knowledge and skills as background for professional employment. Examples of professional foci include: Academic Services, Advancement in Higher Education, Multicultural Affairs, Recreational Services, Student Services, and Substance Abuse Programs and Services.

Culminating Courses (6 Hours)


Total Hours: 36 (Minimum)


During the last semester of one's program of study, a student in the M.Ed. Program in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education must arrange their exit interview with the faculty advisor. The interview is conducted by faculty of the Higher Education Program to obtain feedback about a student's experiences in the program.