Masters Programs in Higher Education

Compare 35 Masters Programs in Higher Education

Higher Education

A masters degree in higher education is a post graduate degree program that is designed to offer individuals a general understanding of higher education. The program allows the individuals enrolled in the program the flexibility of probing deeply into their areas of interest within the wider higher education field. The program provides the students with the skills that should enable them to critically assess the change processes that happen at all levels of higher education.

Taking the masters degree in higher education takes a disciplinary perspective. Different disciplinary theories and concepts are taught to the students; discussions and analysis of change processes form the main coursework of the program. The change processes may originate either from the outside or the inside of traditional institutions or the national frames.

Graduates of the program can take advantage of career opportunities in a number of fields in the education sector at such places as: colleges and universities. Some of the common issues the graduates get to deal with in these institutions include: student activities, academic advisory, multicultural affairs, new student orientation, career services and student success.

The masters degree in higher education takes a specialized approach in imparting the skills graduates in the program need before they can join the real world. The candidates also have an opportunity to specialize in a field that is in line with their own intellectual interests and career goals.

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MEd, Teaching and Learning

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

This course will help you – as a current teacher or educator – to expand your understanding of a range of educational theories, including areas such as curriculum, instruction, and assessment. [+]

Masters in Higher Education. MEd, Teaching and Learning This course will help you – as a current teacher or educator – to expand your understanding of a range of educational theories, including areas such as curriculum, instruction, and assessment. In addition to learning more about these key areas, you will also discover more about teaching strategies for modern development in the field, such as technology, diversity, and complex assessment environments. After graduating from this course, you will have a thorough grounding in sophisticated lesson and curriculum design, how to teach students with a variety of abilities and needs, and how technology can assist in teaching and learning. Typical career paths for graduates include: Dean/academic director Director, learning and development Professor/lecturer Education consultant Training director Teaching and learning development manager Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency*: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 or Bachelor’s degree from international English-speaking university or advanced degree from a U.S. institution Official test scores should be provided. [-]

Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education

Hibernia College
Online & Campus Combined April 2017 Ireland Dublin

Hibernia College Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified post primary school teacher. [+]

Hibernia College Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified post primary school teacher. Due to the structure of the programme and the funding eligibility criteria we can only accept applications from Ireland. Blended online professional master of education The programme, which blends online content, virtual learning environments and face-to-face delivery, is designed to develop professionals and experts who are positioned to be leaders in the field of post-primary education. The programme is ideal for anyone who does not have easy access to one of the traditional education providers or who doesn’t have time to spend commuting to and from lectures daily. Online study with Hibernia Hibernia College has a proven track record in delivering a dynamic online study experience that offer learners maximum support. Our online model is successful because it is dedicated to helping professionals meet their current work challenges and by continually building on the interactions of students and faculty. We provide you with a personal academic advisor, who will guide you through the programme to ensure your success. Accredited Post Primary Masters The programme results in a HETAC Level 9 award. Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education - Subjects The Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education is accredited for the following 15 teaching subjects: Gaeilge, English, Modern Languages, History, Geography, CSPE, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting,... [-]

Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies is designed to teach students how to use new technologies in the field of education. It focuses on analysing and designing computerised learning environments and on managing multimedia pedagogical and e-learning projects. Students may do one or several work placements. [+]

Masters in Higher Education. Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies The Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies is designed to teach students how to use new technologies in the field of education. It focuses on analysing and designing computerised learning environments and on managing multimedia pedagogical and e-learning projects. Students may do one or several work placements. Curriculum Required courses (66Credits) : Information and communication sciences and technologies; Pedagogical VIdeo games; Media communication and e-learning; User-friendly and ergonomic design; Research methodology for education technologies, etc. Electives (66Credits) Internship (66Credits) Dissertation (66Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Teaching and training: head of training facilities, e-learning instructor, ICT teacher trainer, head of ICT in educational establishments; Education engineering: multimedia developer, course designer; Academic researcher; Ergonomist, corporate NICT expert, webmaster, community manager, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree. Merit-based admission. For more information: tecfalabs.unige.ch/maltt/futurs-etudiants/admission Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for applications: 15 June 2017. Applications should be sent to Ms. Aline Meyer, Academic Advisor www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Learning, Teaching and Counseling in Intercultural Context

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu

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Master's Degree Programme in Learning, Teaching and Counseling in Intercultural Context consists of altogether 120 ECTS divided into orientation studies and content studies related adult education and counseling, as well as primary education, special (inclusive) education and education of science. The thematic modules can be flexibly chosen by students according to their personal interests and needs. The curriculum of the programme has a global focus and is not limited to one particular research or study field related to education. Instead it offers a thematical walkthrough through diverse disciplines related to education and pedagogy. On one hand, the programme focuses on the basics of education, lifelong learning, knowledge society and development of working life. The studies open up comparative perspectives to questions pertaining to lifelong learning and expertise, educational policy and educational research. The programme studies focus as well on such topics as active citizenship, career counseling, life and educational paths of individuals and communities in various social and sociopolitical contexts. The programme tackles global and current issues of primary and science education, constituting the core of the Finnish expertise recognized worldwide. It provides academic tools to develop student's theoretical and empirical understanding of primary education and children's development. In the course of their studies, students will become familiar with how to apply their knowledge and skills to observation, monitoring and pedagogical evaluation of children's development, learning processes and learning environments. The programme brings closer to students the very concept of special education and inclusive education and gives a general view... [-]

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Claflin University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Claflin University is designed to meet the needs of 21st century teaching and learning by offering a program that considers the experiences and needs of current teachers and professional educators. [+]

Masters in Higher Education. The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Claflin University is designed to meet the needs of 21st century teaching and learning by offering a program that considers the experiences and needs of current teachers and professional educators. Curriculum A Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction benefits certified classroom teachers as well as professionals with bachelor's degrees in related fields. The program is in an asynchronous online format. Fall and spring semesters are eight weeks long, and there are two six-week summer sessions. The program is a total of 36 credit hours. Core Courses (CC) Required 6 courses - 18 credit hours EDUC 550 - Introduction to Educational Research (3 hours) EDUC 551 - Educational Research Methods (3 hours) EDUC 559 - Working with Diverse Learners (3 hours) EDUC 562 - Seminar in Literacy (3 hours) EDUC 567 - Teaching and Learning (3 hours) EDUC 569 - Reading and Writing across the Curriculum (3 hours) Curriculum and Instruction Courses (CI) Required 4 courses - 12 credit hours EDUC 558 - Schools and Communities (3 hours) EDUC 580 - Curriculum Integration (3 hours) EDUC 581 - Comparative Education (3 hours) EDUC 583 - Behavior Management (3 hours) EDUC 586 - Special Topics (3 hours) Track 1: Content Focus - Comprehensive Examination (Required 2 courses - 6 credit hours) EDUC 560 - Seminar in Math Education (3 hours) EDUC 561 - Seminar in Science Education (3 hours) EDUC 564 - Seminar in Social Studies (3 hours) EDUC... [-]

Master of Education

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Canada Windsor

This course-based program will enable you to examine philosophical orientations, conceptual frameworks, and research methodologies relevant to the study of Canadian Education. [+]

This course-based program will enable you to examine philosophical orientations, conceptual frameworks, and research methodologies relevant to the study of Canadian Education. The program objectives will be accomplished through the completion of nine courses, followed by the capstone course, the Final Project Seminar including an internship at a local school board or the Ministry of Education. A great way to experience the Canadian educational system first hand. You will study and live in Canada for 16 consecutive months. This program includes 10 prescribed courses completed over 4 terms. Students can choose one of three specializations: Curriculum Educational Administration Language Acquisition, Culture and Society Courses May Include Research in Education Qualitative Methods in Educational Research Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development Comparative and International Education Organizational Behaviour in Educational Institutions Educational Policy Analysis Sociological Aspects of Education Approaches to Literacy Development Information and Communication Technologies Issues in Education Final Project Seminar Career Opportunities: Graduates of this Master of Education program move into administrative roles in school boards and government. Intake: September Class Size: 25-35 students [-]

Master in Higher Education and Student Affairs

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. [+]

Masters in Higher Education. Prepare for a professional career in student affairs and leadership in higher education. The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. Program Schedule Consistent with the School of Education's commitment to serve working adults, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester. Classes are typically held Thursday evenings, Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Program Cornerstones: An integrated approach to issues of equity and access in higher education. A commitment to social justice emphasized throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences. A practicum component, which places students in diverse learning environments within student affairs and promotes the development of concrete practical skills and reflective learning. An optional paid internship opportunity, which can provide a compensation package offered by the USF Division of Student Life. “The social justice education component is something that I value most about the HESA program. It adds meaning and purpose to the work I'm pursuing and allows me to see the bigger picture. Joining a program that would afford me the opportunity to merge theory and practice was essential to my decision to attend USF.” - Amiya Powell-Hodge, Higher Education & Student Affairs Alumna The HESA Program at USF seeks individuals who demonstrate an explicit commitment to social justice in higher education and student affairs. As such, we undergo... [-]

Master of Science in Curriculum Development – Higher Education

Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland
Campus or Online Part time Open Enrollment Switzerland Gebenstorf

The Master of Science in Curriculum Development– Higher Education (MSCDHE) is designed to develop leadership in educational settings such as teaching, curriculum theory, curriculum development, and related areas of research for public and private university, school and college settings. [+]

The Master of Science in Curriculum Development– Higher Education (MSCDHE) is designed to develop leadership in educational settings such as teaching, curriculum theory, curriculum development, and related areas of research for public and private university, school and college settings. Work at the graduate level draws upon other divisions of the University, thus enabling the university, school and college to develop strong programs of professional education, which include academic offerings in the various teaching fields in higher education. The MSCDHE program also provides individuals currently in or seeking leadership positions with the conceptual and analytical skills necessary for successful curriculum development in higher education. This program reflects our commitment to promoting community service, personal growth, conducting research and evidence based training opportunities for students. [-]

Master's Degree In Educational Sciences

ISPED
Campus Part time March 2017 Brazil São Paulo

The ISPED maintained by AELA - Latin American Educational Association and the Universidad Autónoma de Asunción offer professionals in the education sector a totally unique and different course for those seeking a certification Stricto Sensu level. It is the Master's Program in Educational Sciences internationally recognized for its level of excellence. The institutions propose to the academic Master the opportunity to perform it in classes designed for Brazilian students, and for professionals who have little time available. Participants will have regular classes in Asuncion - Paraguay, in the periods of January and July, for a total of 3 modules. The dynamics of the program allows the Master adapt their professional routine to the course, providing outstanding performance and a high level of excellence. [+]

Masters in Higher Education. The ISPED maintained by AELA - Latin American Educational Association and the Universidad Autónoma de Asunción offer professionals in the education sector a totally unique and different course for those seeking a certification Stricto Sensu level. It is the Master's Program in Educational Sciences internationally recognized for its level of excellence. The institutions propose to the academic Master the opportunity to perform it in classes designed for Brazilian students, and for professionals who have little time available. Participants will have regular classes in Asuncion - Paraguay, in the periods of January and July, for a total of 3 modules. The dynamics of the program allows the Master adapt their professional routine to the course, providing outstanding performance and a high level of excellence. GOAL Develop knowledge as to achieve educational changes within a given society, analyzing it for all existing problems. Analyze project educational intervention through the development of criteria for proper planning, implementation and evaluation in different contexts. Studying innovation management models in education. Incorporate the educational area with other sectors of the educational area, using for these purposes interdisciplinarity as a reference to the studies. Allow Mestrandos the possibility of developing tools and techniques that allow the educational transformation through training of new professionals. Enable the expansion of knowledge and culture to the Brazilian researchers who work in any educational area. DIFFERENTIALS Spanish course conducted by ISPED EAD with 45 hours / classes for better preparation and adaptation to the country and the course... [-]

Master of Education

BRAC University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Bangladesh Dhaka + 1 more

The nationally recognized MEd/PGD is a one-year program that provides government officials, private individuals and working professionals a rich and diverse learning environment to explore educational theory and practice within a Bangladeshi context. [+]

BRAC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT The BRAC Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University has been involved in the field of education since its establishment in 2004 as a part of BRAC and BRAC University. Since its inception it has been contributing to the overall improvement of the national education system in Bangladesh. Over the years it has been flourishing by taking on new challenges and opportunities in fulfilling the overarching societal goals of fighting poverty, building human capital and enabling people to realize their potential. Mission BIED, BU aims to improve quality, equity and efficiency in the education system through research and development, capacity-building and training, policy dialogue and advocacy. Masters of Education (MEd) The nationally recognized MEd/PGD is a one-year program that provides government officials, private individuals and working professionals a rich and diverse learning environment to explore educational theory and practice within a Bangladeshi context. Its tailored pedagogy also helps develop students’ competencies in areas such as leadership and management, academic and educational research, curriculum and development, advanced skills in communication, critical thinking and analysis to lead to whole school improvement. Eligibility Mid-career professionals working in government educational system and institutions, as well as in NGO and private educational institutions. Applicants must have a total of 15 years of study and at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognized/accredited institution in any discipline (with no third class/division or CGPA below 2.5. English is the medium of instruction and applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English. Course... [-]

Master of Education (Applied Linguistics)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters February 2017 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Brisbane + 3 more

A Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction. [+]

Masters in Higher Education. Enhance your communication management skills A Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction. Study flexibility If you are not sure whether you would like to complete an entire Masters degree, apply to study USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) and take the credit from your studies to the Master of Education if you decide to continue studying. Develop research skills A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project. The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace. The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your education interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialisation offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting all... [-]

Master in Training Teachers of General Subjects at Lower and Higher Secondary Schools - English Language + Music

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study programme, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and didactic disciplines designed to give the graduate substantial knowledge in all these, in correspondence to the MA level. [+]

English Language The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study programme, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and didactic disciplines designed to give the graduate substantial knowledge in all these, in correspondence to the MA level. Music The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach music at all kinds and grades of schools. The study is tied with preceding bachelor study, concentrated on gaining special musical knowledge and abilities. Master study degree focuses in collaboration with pedagogical and psychological subjects and with praxis at basic and high schools to development of musical pedagogical skills. The subjects take account of pedagogical orientation of master degree. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria 1. Exam in the first subject – a maximum score of 30 points. 2. Exam in the second subject – a maximum score of 30 points. 3. Oral exam – assessing the applicants’ general awareness of pedagogy and psychology, and their motivation to study the chosen subjects – a maximum score of 30 points. Total score – 90 points maximum. English Language The entrance exam is conducted as a written text consisting of a linguistic and literary part. The linguistic part (langue disciplines): text analysis with regard to its phonetic, morphological, lexicological and syntactic aspects. A successful applicant needs to be well-versed in all the basic disciplines within the English language system (phonetics, phonology, lexicology, morphology and syntax). The linguistic test plumbs the applicants’... [-]

Master in Education

University of Redlands
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Redlands

The University of Redlands School of Education offers five graduate degree programs at the master’s level with an emphasis on school counseling, college counseling, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, and higher education. [+]

Masters in Higher Education. There are a number of reasons that teachers decide to pursue a master’s degree. Not only does it reinforce a commitment to education, but it can also have a substantial impact on a teachers’ lifetime earning potential, particularly if completed early in their career. A recent analysis conducted by University of Redlands School of Business Professor Mak Kaboudan confirms that for teachers who earn a master’s degree from the University of Redlands at age thirty, or even at age forty, their increased income would not only pay for the cost of the master’s degree after ten years, but their lifetime income could increase by more than $650,000. Below is a quick look at the total financial benefits a teacher might expect from earning a master’s degree. More information and conclusions from this analysis can be found on the pages that follow, including: Income comparisons based on receiving a master’s degree at age 30 and age 40 Income comparisons during retirement Return on investment for taking a loan to finance a master’s degree About Our Master’s Degrees in Education The University of Redlands School of Education offers five graduate degree programs at the master’s level with an emphasis on school counseling, college counseling, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, and higher education. Each master’s degree program is based on a foundation of common graduate courses which provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to perform: graduate level research; assessment, evaluation and writing; curriculum and program development; and personal... [-]

Master In Specialized Education And Inclusion In The School Context - Aee

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time 18 months March 2017 Brazil Aracaju

The course aims to encourage the education professionals: teachers of the regular room, the rooms of ESA (Educational Service Specialist), managers, among others, discussions able to subsidize them in pedagogical practices that contribute to inclusion, with the development, autonomy and learning disabled person, providing an understanding of the teacher's role of the Educational Service Specialist and its relationship with various disabilities in the school context. [+]

Differentials Course The course aims to foster education professionals: teachers of the regular room, the rooms ESA (Educational Service Specialist), Managers, among others, discussions able to subsidize them in pedagogical practices that contribute to inclusion, with the development, autonomy and learning disabled person, providing an understanding of the teacher's role of the Educational Service Specialist and its relationship with various disabilities in the school context. For this it is necessary to draw up the plans call from the recognition of the type of disability and the existing skills; identify, develop, produce and organize learning resources, accessibility and strategies, considering the type of disability in order to build an action plan according to the needs presented and understand the importance of assistive technology in the person's inclusion process with disabilities and AEE . General objective • The course aims to encourage the education professionals: teachers of the regular room, the rooms of ESA (Educational Service Specialist), managers, among others, discussions able to subsidize them in pedagogical practices that contribute to inclusion, with the development , autonomy and learning disabled person. Specific objectives • Provide an understanding of the teacher's role of the Educational Service Specialist and its relationship with various disabilities in the school context; • Develop plans call from the recognition of the type of disability and the existing skills; • Identify, develop, produce and organize learning resources, accessibility and strategies, considering the type of disability in order to build an action plan as presented to need; Understand the importance... [-]

Master of Education

Virginia International University
Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2017 USA Fairfax

The Master of Education at Virginia International University is designed to prepare future educators for leading roles in a variety of educational and education-related settings by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to excel in an array of education-related positions. VIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree will enable professional educators to work in culturally diverse and technologically immersed environments by empowering students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and scholars. [+]

Masters in Higher Education. The Master of Education at Virginia International University is designed to prepare future educators for leading roles in a variety of educational and education-related settings by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to excel in an array of education-related positions. VIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree will enable professional educators to work in culturally diverse and technologically immersed environments by empowering students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and scholars. Graduates from VIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree will be able to successfully apply their understanding of teaching in a variety of educational settings locally, nationally, and globally. Upon graduation from VIU's M.Ed. degree, as educators, they will have the ability to build careers in K-12 settings, post-secondary educational settings, businesses, and non-profit organizations. VIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree maintains the university's mission of striving to embrace freedom of thought and diverse interpretations of human experiences, aspects that are vital in the field of education and in a global context. Our goal is to graduate students who display and make use of their moral, intellectual, and professional excellence to serve as role models for and educate future generations and make a difference in their communities. World Class Faculty & Staff The Master of Education program boasts a history of highly skilled and dedicated faculty and staff who are ready to assist students along their journey through the program. The program's faculty offer expertise in various areas including math, science, and ESOL. Delivery... [-]