The degree requires 30 credits of graduate study. All candidates must complete 18 credits of required course work consisting of six credits of foundations, three credits of research and nine credits of core courses.
Additionally, each candidate chooses six credits of elective study and six credits of capstone experiences. Candidates who are working in UMass Lowell’s Division of Student Affairs will complete two semesters of substantial capstone/practical training at the end of their M.Ed. coursework. The capstone will be supervised and evaluated jointly by an appropriate supervisor in the Division and a faculty member from the College of Education. Candidates who are not engaged in work within the Division of Student Affairs will complete six credits of capstone course work in which they plan and implement a program within their institution of higher education designed to further the goals of their department, improve procedures, or maximize the efficient operation of a particular group. The project must be planned and approved by the candidate’s current supervisor (there are no placement services for this option) as well as by the College of Education faculty member overseeing the course.
The College of Education's commitment to "Education for Transformation" provides opportunities for Higher Education Option students to
- Demonstrate excellent knowledge, judgment and skills in their area of professional focus.
- Promote equity of educational opportunity and access for all members of the Higher Education community.
- Collaborate with other leaders, educators, and community representatives to support educational excellence in higher education.
- Use inquiry and research to address higher education leadership changes and challenges.
Course of Study (pdf)
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