Higher Education Administration/Student Life & Development – Cert.

Educational and Psychological Studies

Higher Education Administration/Student Life & Development

Certificate

As higher education has become vital to social and economic achievement in this country, the need is growing for versatile administrators skilled in working with students of diverse backgrounds and using resources amid constant change. Our 12-credit-minimum certificate program in student life and development is designed for working professionals who have master’s degrees and seek career-enhancing insights, skills, and credentials.

The program is focused on students’ transition and adjustment to college and on elements of the college environment that enhance their academic achievement and personal development and well-being.

A minimum of 12 credits must be earned for certification. Nine credits are from the core courses in the student life & development concentration of the master’s degree program; another 3 credits are earned in the Group Dynamics and Communication Skills course from the counseling and advising component of the master’s program. An additional course or courses may be required to attain certification in student life & development, depending on your experience and prior coursework.


Required Coursework

The Certificate can be integrated into the Master’s Program in Higher Education Administration. It can be completed in addition to or after completion of a Master’s Program in Higher Education Administration, or a related field.


Select a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following:

EPS 740 Administration of Student Affairs
EPS 744 Student Diversity in American Higher Education
EPS 746 College Student Development: Theory, Research and Practice

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following categories or as otherwise advised:



Counseling and Advising

EPS 676 Counseling Process and Practice
EPS 741 Basic skills in Counseling and Interviewing
EPS 755 Group Dynamics and Communication Skills


Education

EPS 737 Organization and Administration of Higher Education I
EPS 739 The Community College
EPS 740 Administration of Student Affairs
EPS 742 Higher Education in the United States: From Harvard to Present
EPS 744 Student Diversity in American Higher Education
EPS 745 Organization of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance
EPS 746 College Student Development: Theory, Research and Practice
EPS 748 Enrollment Management: Theory and Practice
EPS 749 Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management
EPS 751 Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues


Research

EPS 624 Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences
EPS 625 Program Evaluation
EPS 700 Quantitative Methods I
EPS 714 Qualitative Methods I
EPS 717 Survey Research Methods

Program Contact

Carol - Anne Phekoo

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies; Program Director, Higher Education Program

305-284-5013


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