This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.
|Course Code||EDPD 8030||Course||Higher Education in the 21st Century||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||EDPD 8031||Course||Leading and Managing Instructional Change||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||EDPD 8042||Course||Education Law, Policy, and Governance||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||EDPD 8033||Course||The Politics of Higher Education: Policy Development and Implementation||Credits||(5 cr.)|
Higher education is in a period of review as it responds to global issues and often shrinking resources. This course provides educational professionals with a foundational understanding of higher education and the origins of practices and problems of educational institutions. Educational professionals investigate solutions to today's higher education issues and assess the relevance of current education models in relation to 21st-century needs.
The politics of education come into play as leaders work to implement innovation and change within higher education organizations. Issues such as access, funding, speed of change, priorities of diverse stakeholders, the relation of work to education, the impact of technological change, and mobility of students are examined. Leaders examine change theory. Educational professionals investigate how internal and external forces impact change and consider the global challenges in leading and managing change.
In this course, education professionals examine legal and ethical issues within the context of an educational setting. Supporting development of their legal reasoning skills, education professionals discuss the laws and statutes that inform policy and governance of educational organizations. They also engage in assignments that emphasize the ways ethics affect decision making, professional conduct, and educational policies when analyzing critical issues in educational leadership.
This course is an introduction to the higher education politics and the policy-making process. In this course, education professionals survey the general nature of policy making with examples and readings from higher education. Key stakeholders, institutional structures, and processes in the federal, state, and local higher education policy arenas will be studied. The origins and consequences of key policy enactments affecting college access and success, instruction, performance accountability, and the economic development role of higher education are studied through scenarios and case studies.
All courses taken in this certificate program will articulate into the PhD in Education with a specialization in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy.