College Student Affairs Administration, M.Ed.
This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Master of Education (M.Ed.)|
|Major:||College Student Affairs Administration|
|Department:||School of Education|
Building 85, Room 196
|College:||Education and Professional Studies|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 36|
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 Professional Standards for Masters Level Student Affairs Professional Preparation Programs Council set forth by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), and the Professional Competencies as jointly articulated by the College Student Educators International (ACPA)/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), 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 and evaluation. The program also includes substantial supervised internship opportunities.
The master's degree in College Student Affairs Administration is a 36-hour program designed to be completed in two years. At least six hours of internship experience is included in the curriculum. 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 compensated assistantships, such as 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, service, citizenship, 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:
- Undergraduate institutional GPA (a minimum 3.0 is preferred)
- Submission of letter of intent describing reasons for applying to the program and associated career goals
- Submission of a reference list with three professional or academic references
- Submission of résumé
- Fit with program
Students are generally admitted only for the fall semester.
To be eligible for an M.Ed. degree in College Student Affairs Administration (CSAA), a student must do the following:
- Be admitted to the program
- Submit an approved degree plan which includes at least 36 semester hours
- Successfully complete all required coursework with a grade of "C" or higher, with an institutional GPA of at least 3.0
- Complete degree requirements compliant with the time-to-degree policy
- Be recommended for graduation by the School of Education
- Successfully complete a comprehensive ePortfolio. Information about the scheduling of the portfolio defense may be obtained from the faculty advisor/program coordinator.
CSAA Course Requirements
|EDH 5040||The American College Student||3|
|EDH 5070||Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Research||3|
|EDH 6045||Theories of College Student Learning and Development||3|
|EDH 6368||Equity and Justice in Higher Education||3|
|EDH 6369||Capstone Seminar in Student Affairs||3|
|EDH 6405||Law and Policy in Higher Education||3|
|EDH 6505||Budgeting & Financial Management in Higher Education||3|
|EDH 6634||Introduction to College Student Affairs||3|
|EDH 6948||Internship in Higher Education (taken for two semesters)||6|
|EDH 6041||Advising and Supporting College Students||3|
|EDH 6362||Foundations of Leadership and Supervision||3|