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1 Higher Education Graduate Program HIGHER EDUCATION

2 OFF-CAMPUS COHORTS Fall 2014 MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) Adult & Developmental Education (Catawba County) Community College & University Leadership (Davie County) EDUCATION SPECIALIST (Ed.S.) Community College & University Leadership (Catawba County)

3 MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) IN HIGHER EDUCATION Adult and Developmental Education (Catawba) Graduates are prepared to excel as:  basic skills/developmental education instructors  faculty in continuing ed/career tech programs  ESOL instructors  learning specialists  tutorial coordinators  professional developers/trainers  program directors or coordinators  leaders in adult and developmental education

4 M.A. COURSE REQUIREMENTS (Catawba, Fall 2014) Adult and Developmental Education CORE HE 5635: Adult Development and Learning Theories HE 5440: College & University Teaching HE 6861: American Higher Education RES 5000: Research Methods CONCENTRATION HE 5090: Adult and Developmental Education HE 5640: College Access & Student Success HE 5650: Curriculum in Higher Education HE 5720: Program Development HE 5730: Assessment and Evaluation HE 5740: Learning Assistance in Higher Education Elective 1 (e.g., Internship) Elective 2 (e.g., The Community College, Globalization in HE)

5 CATAWBA MA Cohort (Fall 2014) Adult and Developmental Education Fall 2014 – Summer 2016 (2 courses/per term, including summers) Each course is at least 30% online Course 1: Meets on Tuesday evenings (6-9pm in F/Sp; 5-9 in Sum) Course 2: Meets up to 5 Saturdays each term  Online courses will have no more than one F2F session. Application Deadline: JULY 1, 2014

6 Prepares individuals for middle-management positions in colleges and universities. Graduates work in divisions such as: admissions advising adult basic skills/developmental education student success program career development distance education academic administration multicultural student development MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) IN HIGHER EDUCATION Community College & University Leadership (DAVIE)

7 CORE HE 5635: Adult Development and Learning Theories HE 5440: College and University Teaching HE 6861: American Higher Education RES 5000: Research Methods CONCENTRATION HE 5430: Organization and Governance in Higher Education HE 5640: College Access and Student Success HE 5650: Curriculum in Higher Education HE 5700: Leadership in Higher Education HE 5840: Higher Education Finance HE 5990: Ethical and Legal Issues in Higher Education Designated Elective 1 (e.g., HE 6900 Internship) Designated Elective 2 MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) IN HIGHER EDUCATION Community College & University Leadership (Davie)

8 Davie MA Cohort (Fall 2014) Community College & University Leadership Fall 2014 – Summer 2016 (2 courses/per term, including summers) Almost 50% online Course 1: Meets F2F every other Tuesday (at most) Course 2: Meets F2F every other Thursday (at most) Students will be driving to class only once a week (at most) during most weeks Application Deadline: JULY 1, 2014

9 ED.S. IN HIGHER EDUCATION Provides individuals who have earned a Master’s degree an opportunity to: Advance their careers in higher education Develop as leaders in the field Prepare for a doctoral program

10 CAREER IMPACT OF THE ED.S. lead instructors/faculty developers program or center directors department chairs deans and assistant deans community college vice- presidents Others have pursued the doctorate and become community college and university presidents. Graduates typically have attained positions as:

11 ED.S. COURSE REQUIREMENTS COMMUNITY COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP (Catawba, Fall 2014) CORE HE 6040: Readings in Postsecondary Education HE 6320: Institutional Effectiveness HE 6330: Organizing for Learning and Diversity RES 6000: Advanced Research Methods, Design and Application CONCENTRATION HE 6340 Policy Analysis HE 6350 Leading Organizational Change in HE HE 6360 Organizational Analysis in HE HE 6840 Personnel Policy & Practice in HE Designated Elective 1 (e.g., HE 6900 Internship) Designated Elective 2

12 COURSE DELIVERY COMM. COLLEGE & UNIV. LEADERSHIP (Catawba, Fall 2014) Fall 2014 – Spring 2016 (2 courses/per term, including summers) Each course is at least 30% online Tentative Schedule Course 1: Meets on Wednesdays (6-9pm / 5-9pm in Summer) Course 2: Meets up to 5 Saturday sessions each term  Online courses will have no more than one F2F session. Application Deadline: JULY 1, 2014

13 COSTS Distance Education Tuition & Fees ( ) In-state $235 per semester hour $705 per three-hour class Tuition and fees are set annually, and annual increases can be expected. Each course will vary in requirements for textbooks, etc.

14 PAYMENT PLAN OPTION The TuitionPay Monthly Payment Plan is an interest-free alternative to paying your college expenses. You may break up your college expenses into either four or five equal monthly payments for one term or nine or ten equal monthly payments for both terms (fall and spring). Not available for summer sessions

15 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Loans are available for graduate students who qualify. The free financial aid form – FAFSA – is used; FED-AIDwww.fafsa.ed.gov ASU’s Financial Aid Office: ext For more information about financial aid, see the College Foundation of North Carolina website at: Program and departmental scholarships are available. For more information, visit

16 Higher Education Program Website Facebook Page Appalachian State University (ASU), Higher Education Program Education-Program/


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