at Southern Arkansas University
Our programs are routinely recognized as the best value programs nationally. SAU offers out-of-state tuition waivers to students from Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
About the Program
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
|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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Southern Arkansas University offers personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who care about student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability.
Nestled in a quiet and beautiful part of south Arkansas, SAU is a great place to call home and to study a broad range of academic programs, including some unique offerings to the state and region. Along with boasting a complete college experience on campus, the University is a short drive from outdoor activities and is central to many regional hubs, such as Texarkana, Shreveport, Little Rock, etc.
Established in 1909, SAU has built on its dedication to student achievement and continues to grow, both on campus and online, with more than 80 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies.