PalauMA 2020

PalauMA 2020


Master of Arts in Education - Postsecondary Education and Leadership with Specialized Courses in Public Administration and Human Resource Development

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This program is presented in collaboration with the Republic of Palau (ROP), Palau Community College (PCC), the Center for Pacific Studies at the SDSU Interwork Institute, the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) within the College of Education (COE) at SDSU. The program begins in August, 2020 and ends in November, 2022.

MA Degree

  • Prepares candidates to function as effective leaders.
  • Includes students from diverse educational and human services organizations.
  • Is recognized nationally and internationally.

Program in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Administration and Human Resource Development

  • This program is intended for Education and Human Services Professionals desiring to earn a graduate degree focusing on leadership and administration.
  • Program content is specifically selected and delivered to meet local needs.
  • The program is designed to accommodate the working adult. Instruction is provided both locally and online employing multiple instructional modalities.

The types of professionals who have benefited from this program of study leading to a Master of Arts degree previously include:

  • Administrators of Education Programs
  • Teachers
  • College Administrators and Instructors
  • Ministry of Education Personnel
  • Human Services Agency Administrators
  • Private Business Leaders and Elected Officials

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • PLO1: Explain how the theoretical foundations of adult learning, development, and success can be implemented and evaluated in daily practice
  • PLO2: Apply self-awareness and self-regulation practices towards one's own leadership strengths and identify areas of continued development
  • PLO3: Identify varying leadership approaches and explain strategies that facilitate meaningful and productive dialogue
  • PLO4: Identify access, learner success and equity issues, for example, the role of risk management, budgeting, policy, and planning within postsecondary education, administration, and human resource development and propose leadership strategies to address these issues
  • PLO5: Engage in meaningful outcomes-based assessment of collaboratively designed adult learning and development programs and initiatives within the context of postsecondary education, administration, and human resource development
  • PLO6: Utilize scholarly literature on leadership, learner success, and organizational change to inform practices that advance access and equity in postsecondary institutions, administrative settings, and human resource development
  • PLO7: Communicate ideas and concepts effectively in speaking and writing
  • PLO8: Employ equity-mindedness to work collaboratively with diverse group members in diverse settings