Program Structure and Requirements
The HALE MA program is a combination of experiences designed by the student in conjunction with a faculty advisor. It includes a set of core and elective courses, as well as several intellectual hallmarks that include practicum experiences and a portfolio defense. Aspects of the program of study are detailed in this section.
With the assistance of an advisor, master's students plan a program of study tailored to meet their educational needs and professional goals.
Students in the HALE MA program will enroll in a minimum of 30 credit hours. In addition to the following program requirements, candidates must satisfy all college and university graduation requirements.
The HALE MA program requires successful completion of 30 credit hours as follows, in addition to college and university requirements.
- Core Courses ( 6 credit hours)
EAD 840 - Inquiry in Postsecondary Education
EAD 868 - Higher, Adult and Lifelong Learning Education Pro-Seminar
- Major courses (9credit hours)
EAD 801 - Leadership and Organizational Development
EAD 805 - Administration and Organization
EAD 860 - Concept of a Learning Society
EAD 861 - Adult Learning
EAD 870 - Foundations of Postsecondary Education
EAD 866 - Teaching in Postsecondary Education
EAD 876 - Budgeting and Finance
EAD 877 - Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Education
- Support courses (15 credits of supplemental/related courses with at least 9 additional credits from EAD courses):
These credits are elective courses, approved by the student's academic adviser, in which a minimum of three are thematically connected to the student's area of interest. These credits may include additional courses within the HALE program courses within EAD, and courses outside the department, field experiences, practica, or independent studies.
- Final Project/Graduation Requirement
Required for students admitted for fall 2011 and after and available for continuing students admitted prior to fall 2011. HALE MA students complete the degree with a project representing their work in the program.
Final Projects will be reviewed by the HALE MA Review committee (P/F grading). The committee will consist of the student’s advisor with two other faculty members. If the Review Committee judges the student’s work to be unacceptable, in order to graduate the student must re-submit a revised project by the first day of Finals Week.
Complete projects are due:
Spring and Summer Semester Graduates: Friday of the first full week in April
Fall Semester Graduates: Friday of the first full week of November
HALE MA Final Project/Graduate Requirement Directions
HALE MA Portfolio Directions (option available for students admitted prior to Fall 2011)