As practitioners, students get more out of and bring more to the curriculum as they hone skills they put to use in their professional setting.

Because this program has a strong practitioner focus, one of the requirements for the Student Affairs M.Ed. is the completion of a supervised assistantship experience in a student affairs (or related) area at an approved assistantship site. Student learning is enhanced through hands-on experience with the opportunities and demands of work in this field while they work to carry out the goals of the assistantship office.

The required assistantship, is arranged through Interview Days. Part-time students must have a current position in higher education.