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Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education

Course Requirements

All students in the Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership and Student Development will complete 40 units of core courses. The following curriculum is based on the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog.

This program is pending WASC approval.

Course Requirements

HED500 Fndtns of Srvc in Higher Eductn

HED500 Fndtns of Srvc in Higher Eductn

This course introduces the student to leadership and service in higher education. Included is an abridged overview of various eras of higher educational history from the Ptolemaic dynasty to modern times, with emphasis on modes of teaching and learning, educational leadership and student life through the ages. In the modern context, this course compares contemporary campus cultures, objectives and settings, including public, private, and for profit colleges, as well as adult learning centers, online colleges, community colleges, universities, and professional/research institutes. Included is an introduction to structures of campus governance and areas of leadership and service delivery. (3 units; Fall)

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HED505 The College Student Experience

HED505 The College Student Experience

The course will provide an overview of multiple aspects and environments for the college student experience from institutional level to individual, and feature specific discussions of theory and research for broad populations of college students: community college, adult students, students of color, low income, and graduate students. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 HED505-A A Ward, Tracy H. 01/06/2016 Tuesday 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM Yeager Center
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HED510 Student Development in Higher Ed

HED510 Student Development in Higher Ed

An evaluation of developmental theories and issues as applied to college students from late adolescence to adulthood. This course will equip students with a foundational understanding of psychosocial, moral/cognitive, spiritual, intellectual, career, and social ecological development, and will prepare students to effectively integrate theories in assessing college student growth and developmental needs. (3 units; Summer)

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HED520 Wrldvws Mltcltsm Stdnt Affairs

HED520 Wrldvws Mltcltsm Stdnt Affairs

Students will evaluate cultural diversity from worldview, anthropological, psychological, sociological, and theological perspectives so has to promote healthy cross-cultural experiences and build a dynamic inclusive learning community among heterogeneous groups of people. This course sensitizes students to various assumptions and beliefs individuals use when making sense out of the world and develops specific multi-cultural competences in student affairs. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 HED520-A A Ferko, Doreen J. 01/06/2016 Wednesday 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM Yeager Center
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HED530 Intro to College Cnslng & Advsng

HED530 Intro to College Cnslng & Advsng

This course equips students to help both individuals and groups through difficult transitions. Students will develop the ability to incorporate various academic advising approaches, employ effective counseling strategies, and develop career counseling techniques useful in practice. They will demonstrate an understanding of various helping roles (advisor, counselor and therapist), supportive communication, triage skills, and a firm understanding of when one’s expertise ends and referral to other campus and outside resources may be needed. Prerequisite: HED510. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 HED530-A A Gustafson, Jacqueline N. 05/02/2016 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM TBA
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HED550 Law & Finance in Higher Educatn

HED550 Law & Finance in Higher Educatn

An analysis of legal and financial issues confronting higher education today. This course will prepare entry level professions with the essential skills needed to access legal information, recognize economic trends and their influence on the financial health of educational institutions, and understand budget processes at the department, division, or school level. The course is designed to assist students in understanding the role of the University General Counsel, fundamental legislative actions and case laws that have guided and shaped service in higher education, private and public revenue sources and trends, budget proposals, preparation, management, stewardship of resources and accountability. (3 units; Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 HED550-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM TBA
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HED560 Program Development & Assessment

HED560 Program Development & Assessment

This course examines the issues and models associated with developing and implementing comprehensive and holistic assessments of academic and social programs and institutions. Students will develop knowledge and skills needed to direct financial, human and technological resources to bring about program improvement and success. Students will develop necessary strategies and skills to design and implement program improvement plans and effectively manage resources to accomplish institutional objectives. Prerequisite: EDU525 or PSY530. (3 units; Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 HED560-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Tuesday 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM TBA
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HED580 Supervised Practice

HED580 Supervised Practice

Supervised practice for students in the M.S. Higher Education Leadership and Student Development program. Refer to the HELSD Supervised Practice & Portfolio manual for more information. (1 unit; Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 HED580-A A Sonke, Ashley Joy 01/06/2016 Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center
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Spring 2016 HED580-B B Ward, Tracy H. 01/06/2016 Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center
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LDR502 Theories & Fndtns in Ldrshp Stud

LDR502 Theories & Fndtns in Ldrshp Stud

This course evaluates the primary theories and cross-cultural perspectives on leadership and the respective implications and applications in developing a holistic and international model for leadership. Students will develop a comprehensive philosophy of leadership which also evaluates their assumptions about the nature and knowledge of truth, God, humanity, good and evil, and society and their respective implications for leadership in a global society. Students will also develop a leadership improvement plan that examines their leadership strengths and challenges. Students will evaluate established classics in the leadership genre and various case-studies on leadership. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 LDR502-A A Board, Afarah 01/06/2016 Tuesday 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM Yeager Center
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LDR521 Orgnztnl & Institutionl Theories

LDR521 Orgnztnl & Institutionl Theories

This course evaluates leadership in context of organizational and instructional environments. Students will develop an in depth understanding of organizational and institutional theory and practices recognizing the unique contribution of both fields in understanding formal and informal structures and rationale and irrational processes in any collective activity. Students will be equipped with multiple perspectives to strategically frame and leverage organizational and institutional policies and practices to promote ethical and desired outcomes. Prerequisite: LDR 501 or 502. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 LDR521-A A Martinez, Phillip T. 01/06/2016 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Yeager Center
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LDR541 Knowledge Mgmt & Decision Making

LDR541 Knowledge Mgmt & Decision Making

This course evaluates theories on the nature of knowledge, knowledge management and decision making. Students will evaluate common reasoning fallacies and biases that make for flawed decisions and develop more robust and creative decision making strategies and processes that meet the needs of the situation. Student will develop a comprehensive rubric of principles that allows for effective management of knowledge and decision making. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 LDR541-B B STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Monday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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Summer 2016 LDR541-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Wednesday 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM TBA
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LDR550 Ldrshp Ethics, Virtues & Practcs

LDR550 Ldrshp Ethics, Virtues & Practcs

This course evaluates various ethical frameworks and worldviews with an emphasis on the Christian worldview in order to promote ethical and virtuous leaders. Students will establish principles for practicing ethical judgments and habits for virtuous and ethical leadership practices. Students will develop a personal heuristic for developing virtues and making ethical decisions that address ethical and moral dilemmas and choices that confront those in leadership positions. Prerequisite: LDR 521. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 LDR550-A A Key, Scott B. 01/06/2016 Monday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Other Non-Site Locations
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EDU525 Survey of Educational Research

EDU525 Survey of Educational Research

An introduction to research methods in education. Provides opportunity to develop skill in interpreting research literature; to become acquainted with sources of research literature; to develop an understanding of the methodology of educational research; and to become a critical reader of research reports. An emphasis on the teacher as researcher will provide a basis for assignments. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 EDU525-B B Shoup, John R. 01/06/2016 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Yeager Center
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Spring 2016 EDU525-A A Studer, Susan R. 01/06/2016 Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
B221
Summer 2016 EDU525-B B STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Thursday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
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Summer 2016 EDU525-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
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PSY530 Advanced Research Methodology

PSY530 Advanced Research Methodology

Theoretical and practical applications of research methods of psychotherapy. Prerequisite: BEH 383 Statistical Techniques in Behavioral Science or equivalent. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 PSY530-B B Smith, Erin I. 01/04/2016 Monday 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex
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Spring 2016 PSY530-A A Gross, Danielle Marie 01/04/2016 Wednesday 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Yeager Center
B252
Spring 2016 PSY530-C C Deulen, Angela A. 01/04/2016 Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex
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