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 Graduate College

Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs (MAE)

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

www.uni.edu/coe/departments/educational-leadership-postsecondary-education/postsecondary-education
508 Schindler Education Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0604

Head: Dr. Victoria Robinson
Phone: (319) 273-3070
E-mail: victoria.robinson@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Michael Waggoner
Phone: (319) 273-2605
E-mail: mike.waggoner@uni.edu


Read the UNI Catalog description:

This major is designed to prepare an individual for a career in the administration of student affairs programs in college and university settings.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education for other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission. (Also www.uni.edu/coe/departments/educational-leadership-postsecondary-education).

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed.  No exceptions will be made.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires a minimum of 48 semester hours, and the non-thesis option requires a minimum of 44 semester hours. A minimum of thirty-two (32) hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option. A minimum of thirty (30) hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.

Required professional core

Educational Psychology:

EDPSYCH 6214 (200:214)

Foundations of Instructional Psychology

3

or EDPSYCH 6235 (200:235)

Theories of Human Development

OR

Social Foundations:

SOCFOUND 6234 (260:234)

Philosophy of Education

Measurement and Research:

MEASRES 6205 (250:205)

Educational Research

3

Postsecondary education core

Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs:

POSTSEC 6218 (170:218)

Organization and Governance of Postsecondary Education

3

POSTSEC 6222 (170:222)

Communication and Leadership in Postsecondary Education

3

POSTSEC 6231 (170:231)

Assessment in Postsecondary Education

3

POSTSEC 6260 (170:260)

History and Philosophy of Higher Education

3

POSTSEC 6264 (170:264)

Introduction to Student Affairs

3

POSTSEC 6266 (170:266)

Administration of Student Affairs

3

POSTSEC 6270 (170:270)

College Student Development

3

POSTSEC 6289 (170:289)

Seminar in Postsecondary Education

3

POSTSEC 6290 (170:290)

Practicum in Postsecondary Education (two are required for 6 hours) *

6

POSTSEC 6299 (170:299)

Research

2 or 6

Thesis option (6 hrs)

Non-thesis option (2 hrs)

Electives may include, but are not limited to, the following:

6

POSTSEC 6250 (170:250)

Teaching in College

POSTSEC 6256 (170:256)

The Two-Year College

POSTSEC 6285 (170:285)

Readings in Postsecondary Education **

POSTSEC 6291 (170:291)

Internship in Postsecondary Education

Education, Interdepartmental:

INTDEPED 7305 (190:305)

Qualitative Methods in Educational Research

Educational Psychology:

EDPSYCH 6214 (200:214)

Foundations of Instructional Psychology

Measurement and Research:

MEASRES 4180/5180 (250:180g)

Statistical Methods in Education

MEASRES 4181/5181 (250:181g)

Educational Evaluation in Teaching

MEASRES 7300 (250:300)

Descriptive Educational Research

Social Foundations:

SOCFOUND 6234 (260:234)

Philosophy of Education

Counseling:

COUN 4105/5105 (290:105g)

Counseling Skills

COUN 6220 (290:220)

Group Counseling Skills and Processes

COUN 6225 (290:225)

Facilitating Career Development

COUN 6256 (290:256)

Multicultural Counseling

Psychology:

PSYCH 3305/5305 (400:157g)

Industrial Psychology

PSYCH 3304/5304 (400:158g)

Organizational Psychology

Communication:

COMM 4344/5344 (48C:151g)

Intercultural Communication

COMM 4346/5346 (48C:153g)

Gender Issues in Communication

Total hours thesis option

48

Total hours non-thesis option

44

*

Note: Upon advisement, some students may substitute course work for practicum. A license to teach is not required for this major.

**

1-3 hrs.; may be repeated for a maximum of 6 hrs.