Program Scope

The core curriculum of the Postsecondary Education Administration (PSE) program fosters growth in research, human relations, multicultural inclusion, and leadership theory. A supervised internship offers students an opportunity to test drive a functional area in higher education from an administrative perspective. Faculty advisors will work closely with each student to identify site placement to best serves his/her personal and professional goals. Students will choose to complete a capstone research project (CPR) or a case study analysis as the exit requirement for the program.

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Program Values
Graduates of the program will:

  • be prepared to explore innovative, alternative solutions to contemporary issues within the P-20 context;
  • be focused on service to the profession and to advancing the holistic needs of college students;
  • be committed to life-long learning and professional growth;exhibit a diverse worldview and maintain an ethical center; and
  • be visionary-thinkers in postsecondary-specific competencies.

Program Delivery 
The program supports candidates with a desire to move into leadership positions within a two-year or four-year postsecondary institution. The program allows for full-time or part-time study. Course content is delivered through traditional, hybridization and online methods.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Innovation: Students will incorporate postsecondary education concepts, theories and practices of innovation to explore solutions to complex problems.
  • Competencies: Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of postsecondary-specific competencies.
  • Diversity: Students will embody principles of inclusiveness and diversity and will apply techniques, tools, and strategies that reflect these beliefs.
  • Leadership: Students will build leadership capacity through research, practice and individual professional growth.
  • Engagement/Service: Students will serve the academy and advance the holistic development of college students.
  • Research: Students will use results from research and assessment projects to inform and improve practice within the context of postsecondary education.