Master of Education

MEd with a concentration in Higher Education Administration

You’re a natural born leader. You build character. Inspire dreams. Encourage creativity and build confidence. But most of all, you instill a love of learning. Education is a specialized business, so lead the field with our MEd Higher Ed Administration degree. You will learn everything from human resources, to crisis management, to budgeting. Whatever you should be faced with, you’ll be ready.

Graduate Program Tabs

The MEd concentration in Higher Education Administration is designed to prepare students for professional careers in a broad range of higher education settings. Graduates will be prepared for roles involved in student life, student enrollment, orientation, student academic advising, financial services, administration and management of academic programs, administration of sports programs, and campus security programs. The degree will also provide a solid foundation for future doctoral work in higher education.

This online course of study is for professionals looking to pursue a career in a non-academic aspect of higher education. Most students are currently working in areas such as admissions, financial aid, student affairs, and athletics with an ultimate goal of moving into a management position. The degree provides a great overview of the higher education landscape, while exposing students to the purpose and functions of a variety of the key departments at a typical college or university.

Tiffin University’s M.Ed. Higher Ed Administration program was recently recognized as one of the best in the nation. Tiffin University has been continuing to grow online master’s degrees for many years and has excellent faculty, staff, and support services to help students succeed.

 

Did you know?

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for post-secondary education administrators as reported in 2010 is $83,710 annually, or $40.24 per hour.
  • Post-secondary administration employment is expected to grow by 19 percent through 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Higher Education Administration Concentration 18 hours

  • EDU520 Issues in Student Affairs
  • EDU552 Educational Leadership
  • EDU572 World History of Education
  • EDU585 Student Enrollment and Retention
  • EDU590 Assessment and Student Learning
  • EDU624 Crisis Prevention and Intervention in Education
  • EDU635 Human Resource Management in Educational Organizations
  • EDU640 Higher Education Finance and Budgeting
  • EDU642 Higher Education Athletic and Sports Management

MEd Core Curriculum 12 hours

  • EDU532 Diversity In Education
  • EDU536 Philosophy of Education 
  • EDU541 Educational Research
  • EDU611 Psychology of Learning 
  • EDU615 Ethical & Legal Issues in Education
  • EDU680 Capstone Project

Total MEd 30 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Student Enrollment and Retention (EDU585) - This course covers a systematic set of activities designed to enable educational institutions to exert more influence over their student enrollments, ways to attract and retain a pool of students based on the goals of the educational organization in selectivity in enrollment practices. The student will learn the procedures involved in the application process, methods of marketing the university and programs to attract applicants to the university. The course will also cover predictive models. The course will focus on undergraduate enrollment, covers both graduate and professional school enrollment. Students learn the roles involved in admissions and retention of students through academic, social and athletic integration.

Assessment and Student Learning (EDU590) - This course introduces how to develop assessment programs to support student learning. Higher education administrators will need to understand assessment techniques. In addition, the student will learn how to employ the applicable assessment strategies to insure that the goals of the organization are ultimately attained. The student will learn to identify evidence and use this evidence for assessment of and improvement of program objectives. This course will contain assignments that will guide the student in performing effective, high quality assessment and program evaluations.

Crisis Prevention and Intervention in Education (EDU624) - This course will cover effective institutional management of crises impacting students and the stability of the educational organization. The curriculum covers an overview of the types of threats and hazards facing higher educational institutions. The student will learn traditional crises models of response, but also identify models of prevention. Identification of risk factors impacting organizational security will be covered, including student and employee mental health issues, alcohol and other drug use, and campus violence. Students will learn to structure systems to manage immediate emergency situations, and use assessment tools to identify changes in processes to enable strengthened safety structures. Students will learn to engage with the community and law enforcement to prevent and manage campus crises.

Higher Education Finance and Budgeting (EDU640) - This course focuses on the language and processes in budget development and management. A study of budgeting models for public and private organizations. This course includes the factors involved in implementing institutional budgets. Application to case studies.

Faculty

 Dr. Joyce Hall-Yates, J.D.
 Dr. Joyce Hall-Yates, J.D.

Joyce Hall-Yates, J.D.

HallYatesJC@tiffin.edu
419-448-3049

Vice Provost, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor of Legal Studies / Civil Rights Investigator

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., Asbury College
  • J.D., Ohio Northern University

Joyce Hall-Yates, J.D.

Dr. Hall-Yates holds a Bachelor of Science from Asbury College and a Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University, and did post graduate work in law at Capital University. She practiced law in both civil and criminal cases. Many of her cases dealt with contract negotiations, IRS representation and estate planning. While practicing law, she managed the human resources role in law firms and trained personnel to fulfill the role of a paralegal within the legal services profession. She was also responsible for the management of computer technology and legal software for the law firms. Prior to coming to Tiffin University, she directed and taught classes in a paralegal education program in a two-year degree program.

She had taught both undergraduate and graduate law courses for many years as an adjunct instructor. Hancock County Chamber of Commerce presented her an Outstanding Educator award for the 2003-2004 academic year. She has presented many public educational seminars to explain difficult legal issues. She was a Research Contributor to Education Management Corporation Employee Retirement Answers for the January 2007 issue.

She is a volunteer with Bridge Home Health and Hospice. She participates in walks to raise funds for various organizations, including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Steps for Sarcoma Walk, March of Dimes Walk, and the Children’s Miracle Network Walk.

Joyce Hall-Yates, J.D.
Vice Provost, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Joyce Hall-Yates, J.D.
Vice Provost, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Michelle Meadows
Michelle Meadows

Michelle Meadows

meadowsml@tiffin.edu
419-448-6028

Assistant Professor of Education, Chair of the Masters in Education program

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Kent State University
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Mathematics, Kent State University
  • B.S. in Middle Childhood Education: Science and Mathematics, Kent State University

Michelle Meadows

Dr. Michelle L. Meadows, Assistant Professor of Education, has been with Tiffin University as an Affiliate Professor since 2015. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Education degree in also in Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Mathematics, and Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education: Science and Mathematics, all from Kent State University.

Michelle Meadows
Assistant Professor of Education, Chair of the Masters in Education program
Michelle Meadows
Assistant Professor of Education, Chair of the Masters in Education program

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