A generalist program for individuals interested in administrative positions in higher education. This master's degree program offers learning opportunities in leadership development and other areas related to higher education.
Who would benefit from this program:
Christina Yao’s research focuses on the study of undergraduate and graduate student experiences in higher education, examining the intersection between racial climate and the internalization of college campuses. Her current research agenda includes the racialization of international students on U.S. campuses, teaching and learning practices in graduate STEM education in Vietnam and researcher reflexivity development for international research. Through research and teaching, Yao challenges ideas related to navigating being and knowing within national and international scholarship.
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|Foundation of Research & Methods of Inquiry in Educational Administration||3|
Course Number: EDAD 800
A written report is required. Investigation and analysis of current problems in education administration and supervision.
Course Number: EDAD 830
Introduction to classic and contemporary administrative theory as applied to educational organizations. The theoretical nature of the course content is relevant to those with an interest in a broad variety of educational institutions. General organizational theory, organizational models, historical schools of administrative theory, authority, power, motivation, and leadership. Frequently students are involved in studying problems of practice as a means of testing theory.
|Current Issues in Education||3|
Course Number: EDAD 832
This course is designed to provide the educational administrator with a view of the contemporary educational issues for focused investigation. Topics will include but not be exclusive to current curriculum issues and trends, diversity in the classroom, global education, assessment, change and reform. Prerequisites: enrollment in Master's or Educational Specialist degree programs
|College Students in America||3|
Course Number: EDAD 842
This course is designed to provide students an understanding of a broad range of facts and issues pertaining to undergraduate college students in America.
|Human Resources Management in Higher Education|
Course Number: EDAD 845
The various aspects of human resources (HR) management and how they contribute to mission accomplishment and organizational success in American higher education (HIED). Students will examine traditional HR responsibilities (e.g., recruitment and selection, supervision and utilization, evaluation, professional development, pay and benefits, etc.) and how these activities operate within a college/university setting. Strategic HR planning concepts will be emphasized for optimizing human capital and strengthening institutional capabilities in the ever-changing HIED environment.
|The Higher Education Environment||3|
Course Number: EDAD 910
Universities are adaptive, living systems interacting with their environment. Equips participants with the skills required to analyze and assess the environment of higher education institutions. Environment concepts, components and structures are studied together with analysis techniques and methodological approaches to future study.
|Finance in Postsecondary Education||3|
Course Number: EDAD 922
Federal and state government funding, institutional planning, technological and community influences, human resources finance, budgeting, and sources of financial support as they relate to postsecondary education institutions and agencies.
|Law and Higher Education||3|
Course Number: EDAD 925
Examination of legal principles applicable to postsecondary education institutions. Overview of the legal system, postsecondary education institutions as legal entities, authority for governance and administration, faculty rights and responsibilities, student rights and responsibilities, institutional and personal liability, and other selected issues.
|Seminar in College Student Development||2-3|
Course Number: EDAD 980
EDAD, EDPS 977. (2-3 cr per sem, max 6) Current knowledge, theories, and practices, and related issues in the area of college student development. Special field experiences and research projects are available to students for additional credit.
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.