Higher Education Leadership

Higher Education Leadership

Education is the key to excellence and success. My advice would be to encourage a family member, friend or co-worker to enroll in SHU and watch their transformation.
Polly McCalister ‘09MA
Director of Recovery Housing and Aftercare at Mariners Inn, Detroit
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  • Admissions Criteria & Requirements
  • Meet the Faculty: Higher Education Leadership
  • HEL Alumni Outcomes
  • 3 Things: Higher Education Leadership

The Higher Education Leadership M.A. program is designed to provide high-quality professional education to students who are currently employed in, or pursuing a career in, higher education.

The focus of the program is the personal and professional development of the individual as a leader in postsecondary education.

The 36-credit-hour curriculum is based on addressing the most important issues facing higher education institutions today. Specific emphasis is placed on student development, effective instruction and assessment, and using technology in higher education to support instructional and administrative tasks.

Minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution of higher education required.

Submission of the following documents:

  • Completed Online Application
  • Current Resume
  • Application Essay
  • All Post-Secondary Transcripts
  • Conviction Disclosure Form
Siena Heights University Graduate College
Attention:  Betsy Brooks
1247 E. Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221

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  • A personal interview is required for all Counseling applicants. 

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Higher Education Leadership M.A.

Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type PROFESSIONAL CORE COURSES
Required Credit Hours 18Credit Hours
Course Type SEQUENCE COURSES
Required Credit Hours 18Credit Hours
Total for major
36Credit Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Finance + Quantitative Leadershp
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name History of Higher Education
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Leadership Theory
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Org Culture & Communication
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Research and Professional Writing in Leadership
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Strategic Leadership
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Ethics and Social Justice
Course Type REQUIRED SEQUENCE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Higher Education Law
Course Type REQUIRED SEQUENCE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Organization and Admin. of Higher Education
Course Type REQUIRED SEQUENCE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Program Planning and Evaluation
Course Type REQUIRED SEQUENCE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Student Development Theory
Course Type REQUIRED SEQUENCE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Teaching and Technology in HED
Course Type REQUIRED SEQUENCE
Credit Hours 3
Professor of Counselor Education
Clinical Mental Health
248-799-5490 ext. 7231
ALUMNI OUTCOMES

Polly McCalister '09MA

Director of Recovery Housing and Aftercare at Mariners Inn?

What Polly is Doing: In June 2014, she was hired as a program manager at Cass Community Social Services, a non-profit organization in Detroit. In September 2014, she was promoted to director. Since 2015, she currently is the director of Recovery Housing and Aftercare at Mariners Inn. She is also a professor at Washtenaw Community College, where she educates adult learners on the philosophy of criminal justice ethics and its importance in the fields of law enforcement, judicial and corrections.

My favorite moment/story while a student at Siena Heights was...: “My presentation on the resurrection of the death penalty and the impact it had upon my classmates.”

My favorite person at Siena Heights was...: Dr. Pat McDonald

My best piece of advice: “Education is the key to excellence and success. My advice would be to encourage a family member, friend or co-worker to enroll in SHU and watch their transformation.”
 

#1. Allows students to grasp the depth of social experiences in an evolving world of learning and understanding

#2. Students gain exposure to the diverse cultural realities that enrich the learning environment while carving out opportunities for themselves and others for the betterment of all people

#3: After significant interaction and learning, students integrate their experiences in the job market and enhance job skills in diverse settings

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Master of Arts

Division:

  • The Graduate College

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