Degree Requirements

Coursework for the MEd in Urban Higher Education

This 36 credit hour program is comprised of a core set of required courses (20 hours) and elective courses (16 hours). Students will study an area of emphasis in Leadership, Governance, Organization and Policy, or Institutional Research for Decision Making through their elective courses.

Required Courses (20 hours)

  • EDPS 515 (NEW) Urban Higher Education Organization and Context (4 hours)
  • EPSY 516 (NEW) Institutional Research, Data, and Evaluation in Urban Higher Education (4 hours)
  • EDPS 517 (NEW) Administration and Governance of Urban Higher Education (4 hours)
  • EDPS 518 (NEW) Students, Diversity, Access, and Equity in Urban Higher Education (4 hours)
  • EDPS 530 (NEW) Seminar—Urban Higher Education in the 21st Century:  Ideas and Opportunities (4 hours)

Recommended Electives (16 hours)

Elective courses focus on either the Leadership, Governance, Organization and Policy, or the Institutional Research for Decision Making area of emphasis.

Leadership, Governance, Organization and Policy

The Leadership, Governance, Organization and Policy emphasis builds on the strengths of the Educational Policy Studies department, includes coursework that examines student transitions, current controversies, and community engagement and interaction, and prepares students to work as administrators in universities, colleges and community colleges, as well as federal, state and local government offices.

  • EDPS 415 (NEW) Current Controversies in Urban Higher Education (4 hours)
  • SPED 461 Political and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Special Education (3 hours)
  • EDPS 519 (NEW) Student Transitions to College (4 hours)
  • EDPS 520 (NEW) The City as Campus:  Community Engagement and Interaction (4 hours)
  • EDPS 529 (NEW) Internship in Urban Higher Education (4 hours)
    • Optional course for students who have not had significant experience in a higher education leadership position.
  • EDPS 568 Education and the Law (4 hours)

Institutional Research for Decision Making

The Institutional Research for Decision Making emphasis builds on the strengths of the Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment (MESA) program in Educational Psychology. Graduates of this area of emphasis will be prepared to take positions in college and university institutional research offices and higher education system offices.

  • EPSY 503 – Essentials of Quantitative Inquiry in Education (4 hours)
  • Students interested in an institutional research area of emphasis can choose from a variety of measurement, evaluation, statistics, and assessment courses offered by the Department of Educational Psychology or relevant courses outside of the College of Education

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