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Curriculum Summaries and Sequence of Courses
ED 700 History of Higher Education (3 credits)
The history of higher education from its foundations into the 21st century of high tech, online, and for-profit institutions.
ED 701 Research in Higher Education (3 credits)
Research Method – Quantitative and Qualitative, Thesis Organization and preparation.
ED 702 The Community College and Higher Education (3 credits)
The emergence of the community college, its traditional purposes, and emerging role and functions.
ED 703 Student Development Issues (3 credits)
The psychology and culture of student populations – traditional and adult; Theory, current practice and innovative trends.
ED 704 Management and Governance in Higher Education (3 credits)
Institutional organization, power and performance, planning and strategy: theory and practice.
ED 705 Finance in Higher Education (3 credits)
Financial organization and processes, innovative practices in planning and strategy [development, facilities, accounting, etc.].
ED 706 College Teaching and the Adult Learner (3 credits)
Principles of instruction, college teaching as a iq task, and adapting theory and practice to the adult learner.
ED 707 Higher Education and the Law (3 credits)
Legal basis of higher education in the US (and world), landmarks in Higher Education Law, and emerging legal trends and issues.
ED 708 Higher Education Leadership (3 credits)
Leadership theory; supervision, evaluation, and professional development; and, institutional growth.
ED 709 Topics in Higher Education: The Managerial Functions (3 credits)
Registrar, Student Development, Advancement, Assessment, and others.
ED 710 Topics in Higher Education: Technology and Instructional Design (3 credits)
Higher Education Curriculum development, emerging technology, and 21st century instructional design.
ED 719 Independent Readings and Research (3 credits)
ED 720 Thesis and Seminar (6 credits)
ED 721 Thesis Completed Project