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Course Sequence 

TWO-YEAR COURSE SEQUENCE

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Postsecondary Educational Leadership and a specialization in Student Affairs is a 30-unit degree program. The following is a recommended course sequence for the two-year program. Please remember that additional courses may be taken above the 30 units for professional development but only 30 units are applied to the official program. All program requirements are listed in the Graduate Bulletin.

First (Fall) Semester
ARP 620 Student Affairs in Higher Education (3)
ARP 610 Educational Leadership (3)
***ED 690 Methods of Inquiry (3)

Second (Spring) Semester

ARP 621 Theoretical Foundations of Student Affairs (3)
ARP 747 Educational Leadership in a Diverse Society (3)

Third (Fall) Semester

ARP 622 Communication and Group Process in Student Affairs Leadership (3)
ED 795A Research Seminar (Part 1) 3
ARP 760 Internship in Educational Leadership (optional) (3) or 
Elective selected with consent of faculty advisor. This can also be taken in the spring semester.

Fourth (Spring) Semester

ARP 623 Seminar: Critical Leadership Issues in Student Affairs 3
ED795B Research Seminar (Part 2) 3


*** Can be taken Fall or Spring. Must be taken in the first year.
Participation in an internship is expected if you plan to be competitive in your job search. Program faculty encourage you to enroll in more than one semester of internship experience

 

THREE-YEAR COURSE SEQUENCE
The following is a recommended course sequence for the three-year program. Please remember that additional courses may be taken above the 30 units for professional development but only 30 units are applied to the official program. All program requirements are listed in the Graduate Bulletin.

First (Fall) Semester

ARP 620 Student Affairs in Higher Education (3)
ARP 610 Educational Leadership (3)

Second (Spring) Semester

ARP 621 Theoretical Foundations of Student Affairs (3)
ARP 747 Educational Leadership in a Diverse Society (3)

Third (Fall) Semester

ARP 622 Communication and Group Process in Student Affairs Leadership (3)
ARP 760 Internship in Educational Leadership (optional) (3) or 
Elective selected with consent of faculty advisor

Fourth (Spring) Semester

ARP 623 Seminar: Critical Leadership Issues in Student Affairs (3)
ED 690 Methods of Inquiry (3)

Fifth (Fall) Semester

ED 795A Research Seminar (Part 1) (3)

Sixth (Spring) Semester

ED 795B Research Seminar (Part 2) (3)

 

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Degree Requirements

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Fact Sheet

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Handbooks

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