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ISU Student Affairs graduates pursue a Master of Education degree with a specialization in Student Affairs. The program offers:
- A balanced approach to learning and practical experience to help you develop skills for working effectively wherever your student affairs adventure takes you. Through a required assistantship students actively practice the work they are learning about in the curriculum.
- A focus on student development with a social justice overlay. Social justice is not just a broad theme, our program addresses social justice issues as they affect college students and gives them the tools and experience to succeed and thrive in their profession.
- A strong emphasis on knowing yourself and on being sensitive to diverse populations.
- Active practitioner faculty who can share the wisdom that comes from being currently engaged in their practice.
The M.Ed. in Student Affairs is a non-thesis option. A thesis option, that allows for much of the same coursework as the Student Affairs degree with a greater emphasis on research, is available in Higher Education.
All students starting the Student Affairs program after summer 2015 will complete the same curriculum, regardless of enrollment status (full-time or part-time). The curriculum was intentionally designed by the faculty to address the core competency areas in the student affairs profession, while also providing flexibility for students to pursue specialized areas of interested. The 42-credit curriculum includes 30 core, required credits and 12 elective credits.
30 Credits of Core Courses
- HGED 573: Introduction to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
- HGED 574: Introduction to Student Affairs
- HGED 575: Organization & Administration of Student Affairs
- HGED 576: Student Development Theories
- HGED 578: Students in American Higher Education
- HGED 579: Advising & Helping
- HGED 591: Supervised Field Experience
- HGED 598: Capstone Seminar
- RESEV 550: Educational Research
- RESEV 597: Assessment & Evaluation
12 Credits of Electives
Students will work closely with their faculty advisor to identify elective courses that meet their needs and further their education as student affairs professionals. Although great leeway is given for the student and advisor to make these decisions, the faculty have provided the following guidelines:
- 9 credits must be "content-oriented"
- 3 credits CAN BE a second practicum
- Should be related to competencies
- Student must be able to articulate connection
- All electives and/or certificate courses must be approved by advisor on the POS
Sequence of Classes
|First Year – First Semester
HGED 574: Introduction to Student Affairs
HGED 573: Introduction to EDI
RESEV 550: Educational Research
| First Year – Second Semester
HGED 576: Student Development Theories
HGED 579: Advising & Helping
RESEV 597: Assessment & Evaluation
HGED 591: Supervised Field Experience
Second Year – First Semester
HGED 575: Organization & Administration
HGED 578: Students in American HE
Second Year – Second Semester
HGED 598: Capstone Seminar