College of Health, Education and Human Development
The Counselor Education Unit, a CACREP accredited program, has designed its studies in Student Affairs to provide a comprehensive model of leadership in higher education and student development. The blending of theoretical background with practical work experience creates an excellent learning environment. Students also benefit from the close collaboration of the program faculty with the Division of Student Affairs and other administrative staff. Students are afforded opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.
Student Affairs Practice is designed for individuals planning a career as a student affairs practitioner. Through this program there are opportunities to become members of and participate in professional organizations associated with your intended profession. Partnerships with the Division of Student Affairs and other administrative offices on campus present students with options for graduate assistantships and practicum and internship placements.
Two required field experiences, a 100 clock hour practicum and the 600 clock hour internship, allow students to apply theory in a practical, professional atmosphere. These field experiences allow students to tailor the Master of Education program to fit their specific interests, thus enhancing each student's professional development.
The Master of Education in Students Affairs program is included within the Counselor Education program to promote a holistic approach to student services. The Student Affairs program conceptualizes the field of Student Affairs as encompassing the intellectual, emotional, recreational, social and spiritual facets of student development. The faculty and student affairs staff represent diverse educational backgrounds and experiences essential to an understanding of the nature of higher education as a system and as a field of study.
A CACREP accredited program
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