The Student Affairs in Higher Education certificate is designed for those interested in beginning or advancing their career in student affairs. Candidates study research-based best practices and will develop the knowledge and skills to create a positive learning environment for student engagement and success. A 120-hour field experience is included in this certificate.
Courses are available in a hybrid format or a fully online format.
Multiple assessments are used to determine candidate growth toward achievement of the knowledge and skills described in the Graduate Certificate and the university-wide graduation competencies. Performance-based assessments are used to evaluate projects, assignments, and research papers. Goals, learning outcomes and activities, external assignments, and assessment strategies are linked directly to program and graduation competencies as stated on each course syllabus.
Candidates are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements associated with the Graduate Certificate. The certificate includes 15-credits of content-specific courses related to content knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary, applied approach.
MED 6102 E-Folio
MHE 7300 Introduction to Student Affairs
MHE 7301 Student Development Theory and Contemporary College Students
MHE 7302 Assessment of Student Learning Outside of the Classroom
MHE 7201 Law and Policy in Higher Education
MHE 7403 Field Experience
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2019 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.