|Degree:||Master of Education (M.Ed.)|
|Department:||Department of Research and Advanced Studies|
Building 78, Room 125A
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 42|
The College Student Affairs Administration (CSAA) program is designed for those students interested in a professional career in the various college and university student affairs and student services areas. Program participants will prepare for careers involving organizational management, student development, leadership training, and administration. Guided by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), the curriculum includes selected foundational studies; student development theory; student characteristics and effects of college on students; individual, group, and organizational interventions; organization and administration; and assessment, evaluation, and research. The program also includes substantial supervised internship opportunities.
The master’s degree in College Student Affairs Administration is a 42 hour program designed to be completed in two years. The program includes a professional core plus opportunities to choose appropriate advisor approved electives. At least six hours of internship experience is included in the professional core. Internships are available in a wide variety of student affairs and student service areas. Students are encouraged to seek at least one internship experience away from the UWF campus.
A quality academic program is enhanced by the opportunity for pre-professional work experience. A number of students in the program will have the opportunity for significant and meaningful work responsibilities that will translate directly into powerful résumés. Various student service areas of The University of West Florida offer several compensated assistantships including: the Office of the Dean of Students, residence life facilities and programs, student union operations and management, student activities and campus programming, Greek affairs, recreation facilities and programs, orientation, admissions, academic advising, and career services.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular
admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are
used to assess the potential success of each applicant:
Full-time students are generally admitted only for the fall semester.
To be eligible for a M.Ed. degree in College Student Affairs Administration (CSAA), a student must do the following:
|EDF 6481||Educational Research||3|
|EDH 5040||The American College Student: Theories and Trends||3|
|EDH 5070||Assessment Issues in College Student Affairs||3|
|EDH 6045||Theories of College Student Development||3|
|EDH 6368||Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs||3|
|EDH 6369||Capstone Seminar in Student Affairs||3|
|EDH 6405||Legal Issues in Higher Education||3|
|EDH 6505||Budgeting, Finance, and Governance in Higher Education||3|
|EDH 6634||Introduction to College Student Personnel||3|
|EDH 6948||Internship in Higher Education||6|
|SDS 6647||Foundations of Counseling Principles for Student Affairs Adminsitration||3|
|Choose two of the following:||6|
|Advanced Communication Leadership|
|Assessing Organizational Dynamics|
|Effective Communication Techniques|
|Educational Statistics I|
|Group Dynamics in Organizations|
|Management of Diversity|
|Management and Organizational Behavior|
|Educational and Vocational Guidance|