M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education student at USF

Are you ready to take your career in education in a new direction? Are you looking to move into administration at the postsecondary level? Consider this online master’s degree in Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Educational Administration for Adult Education and Higher Education careers from the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in South Dakota. This program prepares professionals to work in contexts such as adult learning organizations, higher education institutions, business and industry.

Fully Online & Accredited

This 100% online master’s degree in Educational Administration provides a broad understanding of postsecondary education from historical, philosophical, social and developmental perspectives. Because USF is a liberal arts university as well as a Christian university, our master’s degree in educational administration faculty bring depth, ethics and Christian compassion and service to their work with our online master’s degree in education students.

The online master’s degree in Educational Administration format allows you to continue working full-time.

Best Reasons to Earn Your M.Ed. in Educational Administration at USF

Accreditation. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Fredrikson School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Higher Salary. Career educators with a master’s degree in Administration often earn higher salaries and can compete for educational administration jobs that require an advanced degree.

Flexibility. USF’s program allows you to complete your master’s degree in Educational Administration entirely online.

Christian University. USF is a private, Christian university. For many of our students at the master’s degree level, this is an important factor in their graduate school decision.

Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration Degree Program Overview

To earn your online M.Ed. in Educational Administration, you’ll complete a total of 33 credits.

Summer Year 1

EDU 501 Professional and Ethical Leadership (3 s.h.)

BUS 520 Managing Organizational Dynamics (3 s.h.)

Fall Year 1

AHE 510 Introduction to Adult Learning (3 s.h.)

BUS 548 Organization Development and Change (3 s.h.)

Spring Year 1

AHE 512 Foundations of Postsecondary Education (3 s.h.)

EDU 585 Research Methods (3 s.h.)

Summer Year 2

AHE 516 Sociology of Adult Education (3 s.h.)

BUS 558 Current Issues in Management (3 s.h.)

Fall Year 2

AHE 520 Higher Education Administration (3 s.h.)

AHE 524 Quality Assurance in Higher Education (3 s.h.)

Spring Year 2

AHE 534 Internship in Adult and Higher Education (3 s.h.)

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration Admission Requirements

You’re eligible for USF’s Master of Education in Educational Administration online degree program if you meet the following criteria:

  • You already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting institution.
  • You earned a minimum 3.0 GPA for full admission; 2.6 GPA for provisional admission.
  • You can provide two completed recommendation forms that address your potential as a candidate in USF’s master’s degree in administration program.
  • You’ve submitted a completed USF graduate admissions application form.
  • You’ve submitted official undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

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Recommendation Form

When can I start?

This program is designed to begin in the summer (end of May, early June) because this is when most prerequisite courses are offered, but students can also begin in the fall (late August or early September). Depending on exact dates and circumstances, the program can offer extra flexibility, so please contact USF to discuss the next starting opportunity. We are here to help!

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