Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    Mar 27, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Student Affairs, M.Ed.

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The University of West Georgia College Student Affairs program will prepare graduate students for careers serving students in higher education by providing opportunities to:

* Develop advising and helping skills;

* Develop competencies as outlined by the NASPA and ACPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners;

* Understand and appreciate the student development experience and student diversity in higher education;

* Understand the historical and theoretical context of higher education;

* Understand and apply the practice-to-theory-to-practice model;

* Gain focused practical experience through assistantships, internships, and practicums to prepare graduates for successful careers in higher education.


Admission Requirements

• Graduate Application
• Letter of intent articulating professional goals
• Two letters of recommendation
• Official university transcripts from all schools attended
• Bachelor’s degree
• An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.7
• Resume
• Interview with faculty

Learning Outcomes:

Graduates will demonstrate:
• Knowledge of the major historical and philosophical foundations of higher education that inform student affairs practice;
• Sufficient knowledge of the impact of student characteristics and collegiate environment on student learning and learning opportunities;
• An ability to apply college student development theory;
• The knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of an effective student affairs leader;
• The ability to apply leadership, organizational, and management practices that assist institutions in accomplishing their mission;
• A comprehensive understanding of college student affairs expected of an entry level practitioner;
• Knowledge, skills, and dispositions consistent with helping relationships; and
• An understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation.



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