Program Themes and Focus Areas

The MEd in Urban Higher Education focuses on leadership in higher education and explores issues within the academy related to, and informed by, the urban context. Six key themes guide the program:

  • Emphasis on the urban context, especially its specific opportunities and complex challenges
  • Higher education needs to build and maintain equity and authentic diversity
  • Everyone in the organization is a leader, change agent and advocate who contributes to the continued improvement and advancement of the institution
  • Principled leadership and ethical behavior are the foundation for sound professional practice
  • Teamwork and collaboration are crucial for continuous organizational improvement and advancement
  • Best practice in higher education requires evidence-based and data-informed decision-making

Program themes and coursework build on current strengths of the college, particularly within the Educational Policy Studies (EDPS) department. Urban Higher Education’s two areas of emphasis draw direct benefit from two of our award-winning programs:

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