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ONLINE MASTER OF EDUCATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

Program Outcomes

The Post University Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree develops innovative and creative educators who can transform the education enterprise to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities of a changing world.

Students who attain a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Post University can expect to have achieved the outcomes listed below.


Core M.Ed. Outcomes

  • Future-based Planning
    Students will develop a vision for the future of education, a personal critical and creative perspective on issues and changes in education, and several means to adapt to future realities.

  • Creativity-based Innovation
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of creativity and innovation as applied to education.

  • Technology-enhanced Instruction
    Students will be able to identify and use current relevant technology in the service of better learning.

  • Brain-based Instruction
    Students will be able to apply the principles of cognitive science to teaching & learning to positively affect learning and improve the practice of teaching.

  • Metric-based Achievement
    Students will be able to define, understand, analyze, and use metrics to measure student, programmatic, and institutional achievement.

  • Research-based Implementation
    Students will be able to identify, analyze, evaluate and implement research-based education practices matched to an area of concentration (Teaching & Learning, Instructional Design & Technology or Higher Education Administration).

  • Leadership-based Action
    Students will develop and demonstrate leadership thinking in critical areas of interest within their field.

Higher Education Administration
Concentration Outcomes

  • Understanding Adult Learners
    Students will be able to identify and apply research-based strategies for teaching adult learners.

  • Analyzing Higher Education Needs
    Students will be able to analyze demographic and social trends, student service models, and higher education delivery models in terms of the implications for college recruitment, retention, graduation, and gainful employment.

  • Leading Higher Education Change
    Students will identify, analyze and evaluate change leadership strategies in the administration of higher education.

  • Strategic Higher Education Planning
    Students will be able to identify current policies that drive higher education, analyze the political, social, and technology climate, and predict the effect on the future of higher education

Personal Learning Environment (PLE) Initiative

The PLE initiative was launched in August 2010 to enable M.Ed. students to establish and begin building their own personal and professional Web 2.0 presences as an authentic outlet for project work during the 33 credits of their degree program concentrations. A PLE provides a personal web platform for Post University Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree students in the Higher Education Administration concentration to take an active leadership role as innovative and creative educators who can transform the education enterprise to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities of a changing world.

The first core course students generally take when entering the M.Ed. program is Future of Education. Here students begin developing a systemic vision of education. At the end of this course students visit the PLE sites initiated by students who are finishing the next core course they will probably be taking in the program: Digitally-Mediated Higher Education Administration. In this course students begin by envisioning the mission and role of their PLE sites and researching available web domain names. They then initiate their own, fully-provisioned cPanel-based hosting service for a 3-year period and learn how to install a WordPress frontend for their sites, initiate their social networks, install a Moodle learning management system, and setup their first mini-course to launch their PLEs. Students will then grow these personal/professional sites throughout their M.Ed. courses as an active, real-world platform for the outcomes of their coursework in the Higher Education Administration concentration.