|Completion Time:||2 years *|
* Based on 2 classes per semester including summer
SAU’s M. Ed. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) is intended for:
- individuals seeking or occupying an advance in administrative or management positions in a variety of educational settings;
- faculty and other educators who seek to improve their adult teaching skills;
- other individuals who work with adults in a variety businesses or social services agencies.
The M. Ed. HALE degree program includes coursework in foundations, curriculum and teaching (including distance learning), organization and administration, research, and electives so students can create an emphasis area to fit their career aspirations. Students elect either higher education or adult education emphasis area; however, students may elect to take courses in both emphasis areas.
The program is comprised of 30 required hours. Students must complete 30 hours of coursework to complete the M. Ed. program. A student must also complete any additional college and university graduation requirements.
- Graduates will write effectively. Graduates will effectively present ideas.
- Graduates will seek solutions to educational problems.
- Graduates will consider alternative approaches to an educational problem or challenge.
- Graduates will synthesize information from many resources. Graduates will successfully use technology to solve an education problem.
- Graduates will identify and propose a solution to a HALE problem or challenge.
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Core Courses: (6 hours) EDUC 6003 Educational Research HALE 6343 Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Learning Education Seminar Capstone Project: (3 hours) HALE 6373 HALE Capstone Project Select 21 hours from the following: Students should meet with their advisor to determine which courses align with career goals. HALE 6233 Distance Learning Design and Administration HALE 6313 Budgeting and Finance in Postsecondary Education HALE 6323 Curricular Design & Evaluation in Postsecondary Distance Learning HALE 6353 Foundations of Distance Learning HALE 6363 History & Philosophy of Postsecondary Education HALE 6383 Leadership and Organization Development HALE 6393 Post-secondary Teaching HALE 6413 Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Contexts HALE 6423 Special Problems in Adult Education HALE 6433 Survey of Adult Learning HALE 6443 The College Student HALE 6453 The Community College COUN 6843 Introduction to Student Affairs in Higher Education COUN 6853 Student Affairs Theory and Practice COUN 6863 The American College Student COUN 6873 Organization and Administration of Student Affairs Services ID 6023 Instructional Design Theory & Practice ID 6063 Issues & Trends in Instructional Design ID 6043 Instructional Strategies and Tools MATH 5003 College Geometry* MATH 5043 Numerical Analysis** MATH 5053 Higher Order Thinking Math MATH 5073 Intro to Probability & Statistics* MATH 5083 Calculus for Teachers I MATH 5093 Calculus for Teachers II MATH 5123 History of Math * Pre-requisite: linear algebra **Pre-requisites: linear algebra and differential equations