With a national spotlight on education, there is a demand for leaders who possess both teaching experience and the skills to effectively shape and impact the future of the field. That's why we've developed our Master's Degree Program in Education, with concentrations in Curriculum Leadership, Educational Leadership, and Higher Education Leadership — to help educators advance in their careers and become tomorrow's leaders.
By earning a Master's in Education, you will have a better understanding of learning theory, research and assessment, curriculum development and educational technology. This combination of skills can provide a strong foundation for a number of educational leadership careers.
Our Master's in Education may include these courses:
Contemporary Issues in Education: Evaluate viewpoints on contemporary issues and trends in education theory and practice from both a school and national education perspective.
Educational Technology and Emerging Media: Explore how computers, web-based resources, and multimedia are used to engage K-12 school students in problem-solving, creative inquiry and collaborative learning.
Educational Research: Learn the skills needed to critically review, assess and evaluate educational research using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
Educational Measurement and Assessment: Examine theories and techniques of educational measurement and assessment for curriculum planning, development, delivery, feedback, and improvement.
Many Ways To Learn
DeVry offers classes several different ways:
- At a DeVry campus location
- Through collaborative extended classrooms
Please note that program, courses, and extended classroom availability varies by location.
Master's Degree in Education Career Overview
As the education field continues to evolve, there will be not only new and diverse careers in education but also a growing need to find leaders who understand the landscape of this field. Earning your Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum Leadership or Educational Technology Leadership could give you the credentials you need to take advantage of these career opportunities and position yourself to be an invaluable leader in this field.
When you earn your Master's Degree in Education, you could be prepared to advance your career in a number of educational leadership roles. Careers in education could involve the following responsibilities:
- Supervising educators, staff, and students at the K-12 levels
- Planning for academic development through continuous and cumulative curriculum improvement
- Designing curriculum and training programs for individuals and groups in the education field
- Integrating digital resources and emerging technologies into lesson plans to facilitate the learning experience
- Advising on methods and strategies for communication across various media outlets
- Conducting research to integrate practical classic and current educational methodologies in the classroom
DeVry University graduates in Education could be prepared to enter one of many career fields:
- Educational Consulting
- Distance Learning
- Academic Services
- Training and Development
HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION
With the ongoing advancement and implementation of educational initiatives, the field of higher education is rapidly changing. The industry is transitioning to a performance-based work culture in which educators and school administrators are encouraged to adopt entrepreneurial behavior and manage universities as a business. If you seek the knowledge and ability to positively influence higher education development, our Master's Degree in Education with a Higher Education Leadership Concentration can help you achieve success. You'll learn how to analyze classroom and school-wide educational needs, and evaluate major issues, proposals, and reforms from professors who have experience in the field of higher learning.
Our Master's Degree Program in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership may include these courses:
Higher Education Leadership: This course examines theories of higher education leadership through contemporary cases grounded in history and practice and framed in approaches to "theories for action."
Student Affairs in Higher Education: This course introduces the student affairs profession, from its historical and philosophical foundation to practical aspects of organization and administration of services and programs supporting post-secondary students.
Financial Management in Higher Education: This course introduces cash flow management and fiscal responsibility in post-secondary settings. Financial planning for long-term (capital), short-term (operational) and self-supporting (auxiliary) resource allocations are emphasized.
Faculty Development in Higher Education: This course examines critical aspects of career-long faculty development in higher education. Topics include design and process of establishing sustainable faculty development programs across institutional types.
Issues in Higher Education: This course introduces major themes and issues in higher education, with current practices and challenges considered from their historical and social origins.
Higher Education Leadership Career Overview
Our concentration in Higher Education Leadership can help you become a frontrunner in a variety of exciting careers, including Director of Academic Services, Dean of Student Services or School President. Aided by the fundamental tools and understanding you can gain by earning this degree, you can effectively shape the future of higher education leadership.
Careers in education leadership are rapidly growing and stand to increase in the coming years. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of postsecondary education administrators will grow by 9% percent from 2014-2024. 1
1 "Occupational Outlook Handbook; Postsecondary Education Administrators", Bureau of Labor Statistics, sourced July 2016, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/postsecondary-education-administrators.htm
Earning your Master of Science in Education degree can prepare you to teach in a variety of non-certificated higher education areas or in higher education administration or related positions. Your professional responsibilities may include:
- Developing and managing all aspects of enrollment, record keeping, transcripts, student handbook, campus catalog(s), calendars, schedules, software system functionality and any other academic operating tools.
- Facilitating admissions, career development, and counseling services. Organizing meetings to review and direct school policies, testing procedures, and ensures compliance with state laws and rules. Chairing and participating in committees of a college.
- Designing, developing and delivering programs for college and university presidents and other senior-level campus leaders. Organizing periodic focus groups and roundtables of campus leaders, association representatives, foundation staff and higher education scholars to identify emerging trends and issues that affect institutional governance, management, and effectiveness.
- Providing leadership and strategic direction for a college, overseeing critical policy and advocacy efforts. Responsible for creating a vision for day-to-day operations, working with the executive board on fiscal efforts, and promoting a college’s reputation on a local, state and national level.
DeVry University graduates with this concentration could be prepared for careers such as:
- Director of Academic Services, who develops and manages all aspects of enrollment, record keeping, transcripts, student handbook, campus catalog(s), calendars, schedules, software system functionality and any other academic operating tools.*
- Dean of Student Services, who serves a variety of functions including admissions, career development, and counseling services. They facilitate meetings to review and direct school policies, testing procedures, and ensure compliance with state laws and rules. They may chair and participate in committees of a college.
- School President, who provides leadership and strategic direction for a college, overseeing its critical policy and advocacy efforts. They are responsible for creating a vision for day-to-day operations and working with the executive board to ensure that a college continues to be fiscally sound.*
* Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended DeVry can be found at devry.edu/degree-programs/ge.html
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