Presentation on theme: "+ Prospective Student Information Session Master of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs."— Presentation transcript:
+ Prospective Student Information Session Master of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs
+ Introductions Program Coordinator- Marilee Bresciani Assistant Program Coordinator/Current Student- Victoria Couch Cohort Vice President/Current Student- Margarita Lozano
+ The Program is for… Aspiring student success leaders seeking entry-level positions in college and university divisions of student affairs and academic support services Current student success professionals seeking to advance their careers and enhance their theoretical knowledge and skills
+ Program Mission To prepare self-aware, emotionally intelligent, adaptable, compassionate, and highly competent transformational leaders who will improve access, equity, and holistic student success in all of higher education.
+ Program Cornerstones Self-Aware, Compassionate, Adaptive, Transformational Leaders Evidence-Based Inquiry to Advance Access, Equity, and Student Success Socially Just Resource Stewards
+ Degree Requirements Student Affairs (SA) Core Courses (6 units) Specialization Courses (12 units) Elective Courses (3 units) Research Courses (9 units) Reflective Learning Portfolio or Master’s Thesis Postsecondary Education (PSE) Core Courses (6 units) Specialization Courses (9 units) Elective Courses (6 units) Research Courses (9 units) Reflective Learning Portfolio or Master’s Thesis Note: Courses are held once per week, Monday–Thursday between 4:00pm and 9:40pm. Students who enroll in this program MUST be available for courses during these days/times between September and May of each year. For more information, see the SA and PSE program websitesprogram websites
+ Additional Certificates Certificate in Community College Teaching This 12 credit hour graduate certificate is designed to prepare current and prospective community college faculty in transfer, basic skill, vocational, and career technical education areas. The program goals include improving competencies of existing and prospective faculty. Certificate in Institutional Research, Planning, & Assessment (Launching Spring 2015) Certificate in Institutional Research, Planning, & Assessment This 12 credit hour graduate certificate is to equip postsecondary faculty and administrators in 2- and 4- year institutions with the knowledge and skills to access, manage, and utilize input data, student information system generated data, outcome-based assessment results, and other benchmark indicators of institutional data in their decision-making processes.
+ Criteria Used for Assessing Applicants Preparation/readiness to pursue graduate education (GPA, Letters of Recommendation, GRE scores) Writing proficiency Alignment between professional interests/goals and program mission, cornerstones, and learning outcomes Previous leadership or professional work experience Knowledge of the Student Affairs/Postsecondary Education profession Commitment to transformation, equity, empowerment, service, and social justice
+ What is the difference between Student Affairs & PSE? Student Affairs - Coursework focuses on student success in student affairs - One elective PSE - Coursework focuses on student success in other areas of PSE - Three electives Cohort split: In a cohort of 25 students, approximately 20 will be in the Student Affairs specialization and approximately 5 will be in PSE
+ Program Costs Fall 2014 Tuition and Fees 6 graduate units or less: $2, graduate units or more: $4,066 Non-Resident (Out-of-State and International Students) tuition and fees are an additional $372 per unit
+ Admissions Deadline and Procedures Admissions Overview: Students must complete and submit two applications for graduate admission: 1. CSU Mentor application CSU Mentor application 2. Supplemental department application Supplemental department application All applicants must also take the GRE and submit all required supplemental materials by the deadlines. We are not able to consider applicants who do not meet these deadlines. Financial aid is available for those interested in the MA program. Instructions on how to apply and other information about financial aid can be found at the following site: SDSU Office of Financial Aid and ScholarshipsSDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
+ Admissions Deadline and Procedures Step 1: Applying to the University’s Graduate Division Complete the CSU Mentor Application by:CSU Mentor Application December 15 th SA March 2nd PSE Submit the required application fee with the CSU Mentor Application by: December 15 th SA March 2nd PSE Have the following materials mailed directly to the Graduate Division by January 10 th (SA) or April 1 st (PSE): TWO official transcripts in sealed envelopes Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test scores. There is no set GRE score needed to enter the program, however, you must have a GRE score. The GRE school code for our program is TOEFL Test Scores (for International Students only)
+ Step 2: Applying to the ARPE Department The following steps must be completed by January 10 th (SA) or March 2nd (PSE): Complete the Supplemental Department online applicationSupplemental Department online application Submit two letters of recommendation. The process for submitting letters is integrated in the supplemental department online application. Submit unofficial transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate coursework. Transcripts should be uploaded in the "Transcripts" section of the supplemental department online application. ** If you are applying for a Student Affairs assistantship, required materials with your program application must be submitted by January 10 th (SA and PSE). Admissions Deadline and Procedures
+ Step 3: Campus Interviews All applications will be initially reviewed by a committee of faculty in the ARPE department. Following this review, a select group of students will be invited to interview for admission to the program and for a student affairs assistantship (if applicable). Assistantship interviews will be held in-person or via Skype (at the applicant’s preference) in late February or early March, exact dates TBD. Students who did not apply or are not being considered for an assistantship will interview in-person or via Skype (at the applicant’s preference) early March. Students will be notified of their admission status (admitted, denied, or waitlisted) shortly following the interview period. Please check the program website periodically for updates. Admissions Deadline and Procedures
+ Assistantship Opportunities at UCSD and SDSU! Residential Education Fraternity and Sorority Life Student Life and Leadership Assessment Parent and Family Programs International Student Services Educational Opportunity Program Programs Abroad Career Development Student Conduct
+ Who are our Faculty? For more information, visit:
+ In the Classroom Collaboration; Group projects Discussion-based Flipped classrooms Experiential learning
+ Outside of the Classroom Opportunities to connect: Peer Mentoring program, Cohort socials Exciting programs for the future: Student-run alumni newsletter, Alumni mentoring program Involvement: Conferences, Campus events, Program events, Student Advisory Board
+ Life After the Program: What Comes Next? Move into a full-time entry-level position or become eligible for promotions and upward mobility in current position Graduate Assistantship to full-time position pipeline The Placement Exchange (TPE) Doctoral Programs
+ Contact Information: Victoria Couch, Assistant Program Coordinator & 2 nd Year SA Graduate Student More Questions?