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 are 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 8 hours

  • EDU585 Student Enrollment and Retention
  • EDU590 Assessment and Student Learning
  • EDU624 Crisis Prevention and Intervention in Education
  • EDU640 Higher Education Finance and Budgeting 
  • Two of the following:
  • EDU520 Issues in Student Affairs 
  • EDU635 Human Resource Management in Educational Organizations 
  • EDU642 Higher Education Athletic and Sports Management

MEd Core Curriculum 14 hours

  • EDU532 Diversity In Education
  • EDU536 Philosophy of Education 
  • EDU547 Technology for Educators
  • EDU552 Educational Leadership 
  • EDU572 World History of Education 
  • EDU611 Psychology of Learning 
  • EDU615 Ethical & Legal Issues in Education

Research Total 4 hours

  • EDU541/510 Educational Research
  • EDU680 Capstone Seminar 
     

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

Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

Assistant Professor of Paralegal Studies / Title IX 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.
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Joyce Hall-Yates, J.D.
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

Testimonials

  • "I chose TU because of its reputation for excellence, national recognition, many extracurricular opportunities and because it offers in a small, diverse college environment. I have learned the significance of academics, leadership, diversity, communication, and relationships. TU allowed me to get out of my comfort zone in order to lead and inspire. It has prepared me to make wise and imperative decisions that will benefit me in my career and my life.”

    – Ivan Santiago, Class of 2015

  • "Tiffin University is the college that has helped me grow into the person that I am today. While at Tiffin, I have made unforgettable memories and friends. I continued my education at The University of Toledo College of Law. Although I am moving on, I will never forget everything I have gained from my time at Tiffin University."

    – Jessica Paule, Class of 2015

  • I could not have asked for better faculty. I love how small the class sizes are because I really know the majority of my professors pretty well. More importantly, they know me really well and are aware of my future goals and aspirations. I know that I could seek help from any one of my mentors and they would give me the best advice that they had.

    -Beata Krembuszewski '17

  • "TU gave me the extra boost needed to move forward with accomplishing my dream of becoming a small business owner. With the help and encouragement of my professors and coach, I was able to take that leap into the business world knowing I could not succeed if I did not take risks."

    – Emily Miller

  • "Tiffin University was my top choice when searching for colleges. I knew with nationally recognized Criminal Justice Programs, I would receive the best education for my future career goals. Because my undergraduate experience was so positive and rewarding, I have pursued my Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at TU working as a graduate assistant for First-Year Programs. As a GA, I have been able to give back to an institution that has given so much to me and my fellow classmates. Go Dragons!”

    – Sean M. Durocher, Class of 2015

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