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The MA in Education with a concentration in Student Affairs and Educational Justice (SAEJ) prepares emerging and current student affairs practitioners to successfully lead and transform higher educational environments to promote teaching and development in and outside of the classroom.

Student service professionals and the offices they run have the capacity to positively impact the educational experiences of college students, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups. Through policy, practice, and research, student affairs practitioners foster environments that are inclusive, respect diversity, and promote learning and success.

Program Highlights

Program At a Glance

32 units

Full-time: 11 months
Part-time: Varies by number of units taken per term

*Actual completion times will vary and may be higher, depending on full- or part-time course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

Fall | Spring | Summer

MA in Education

Featured Courses

EDUC 459
Historical Foundations in Higher Education

Explores major trends in American higher education from colonial times to the present in political, social, and economic contexts within which American higher education has evolved.

EDUC 461
The College Student Experience

Explores literature, theory, and research on the increasing diversity of college students, identity issues in college, factors that influence success, and implications for practice in college and universities.

EDUC 464
Theory & Research in College Student Development

Provides an overview of college student development theory and learning in the U.S., including historical and emerging perspectives, relevant research, and critiques influential in understanding students in post-secondary institutions.

EDUC 460
Foundations in Student Affairs

Provides an overview of student affairs administration in post-secondary education, focusing on historical perspectives and foundational philosophies of student affairs and the functions and administrative relationships within the college setting particularly as they relate to theory, research, and practice.

EDUC 481
Organization, Administration & Governance in American Higher Education

Explores how institutions of higher education are organized and governed, including the contexts that shape different organizational structures within administrative units, as well as contemporary issues that higher education institutions must contend with.

EDUC 450
Practicum in Student Affairs

Provides an opportunity to apply what you have learned in your coursework in the authentic context of a student affairs office or related student affairs position.

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