GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Degrees and Emphases:
Curriculum & Instruction (CUIN)
Literacy (includes Reading Teacher license)
Educational Administration (includes administrative licensure)
Educational Leadership (thesis track)
College Student Personnel Administration (STPA)
Postbaccalaureate Teaching Certification
For 209-2010 academic year: $645/credit
Phone: (414) 288-1432
Web Page (URL) address: http://www.marquette.edu/STPA
Degree first offered: 2002
Typical number of students admitted each year:
MarquetteUniversity?s master of education in college student personnel administration (STPA) is designed to prepare graduate students for careers in a variety of student affairs settings such as academic advising, career development services, international student services, multicultural affairs, student orientation, residential living, and student activities programming. Essential throughout the program is the development of progressive leadership skills that emphasize the ideals of care and respect for all students, particularly in the areas of racial and social justice. STPA students engage in course work that focuses on transformational leadership, critical reflection, and helping skills (e.g., counseling, consultation, and organizational development).
The master of educational leadership (M.Ed.) with special emphasis in college student personnel administration (STPA) will prepare graduate students for a career in a variety of student affairs settings, such as academic advising, career development centers, college student unions, international student services, multicultural affairs, orientation programs, residential living programs and student activities organizations.
Consistent with Jesuit tradition, the master of educational leadership with special emphasis on college student personnel administration has a commitment to social justice within institutions of higher learning. This commitment demands that graduates of the program have a deep understanding of the institutions' role, administrators' practice, and students' participation in creating a comfortable environment for all participants.
Essential throughout the program is the development of progressive leadership skills that emphasize the ideals of care and respect for all students particularly in the areas of racial and social justice. Curriculum for this administrative degree includes course work in transformational leadership, critical refection and helping skills (e.g., counseling, consultation, and organizational development).
As such, the M.Ed. with special emphasis in college student personnel administration is offered as preparation for a career in colleges, professional organizations, and various federal, state, and local entities advocating post-secondary education. This program is collaboratively offered through the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership and the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the School of Education.
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS AND PAID INTERNSHIPS
Each year there are a number of graduate assistantships and internships available only to full time students in the College Student Personnel Administration master's program. Assistantships and internships are typically for ten months and pay an annual stipend of approximately $12,000 for 20 hours/week of work. In addition, assistantships typically include a tuition scholarship that can vary between 6-18 credits. Both new and continuing students may apply for assistantships and internships. A list of available internships and assistantships is made available at the program website (www.marquette.edu/STPA) during the fall semester, and interviews for these positions are held during the STPA Orientation and Interview Day held annually in February.
The M.Ed. with special emphasis in college student personnel administration is a small, student-driven program, with a special emphasis on social justice issues. The curriculum provides students with a strong balance of both theoretical and practical preparation for a variety of careers in student affairs. In addition to a required practicum course, students have the opportunity to gain real-life students affairs experiences through participation in an on-campus and off-campus internships or graduate assistantship positions.NATIONAL STANDARDS
Meets ACPA Professional Preparation Commission Standards: YES
Meets CAS Standards: YES
APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
All applications for admission to the master's programs in educational policy and leadership must originate with the Graduate School. New students can enter the program any semester of each year or during the summer term. All applicants must have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Individuals interested in applying to the program may obtain application information by contacting the Graduate School at (414) 288-7137. Application can also be made online at www.marquette.edu/grad/future/apply.shtml
Apply as a Master of Education (MED) student with a specialization in College Student Personnel Administration (STPA).
Materials to be submitted for application:
- Graduate School Application Form and application fee
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions except Marquette
- Test scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who can address the applicant's academic and professional potential
- A statement of purpose
- Interview (optional but recommended)
Departmental faculty review applicant files on a rolling basis. Application deadlines are:
April 15 (for summer admission)
July 15 (for fall admission)
November 15 (for spring admission)
Applicants should make sure that their files are complete by these dates. Applicant files are reviewed comprehensively, emphasizing all aspects of applicants' backgrounds. Academic transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, statements of purpose and professional background receive particular attention in the review process. If necessary, the department faculty may request an interview before making a final decision.
Program Required Hours: 33
EDPL6100 ? Introduction to Student Affairs
EDPL6200 ? Student Development in Higher Education
EDPL6210 ? Environmental Theory and Assessment in Higher Education
COUN6000 ? Introduction to Counseling
EDPL6250 ? History of Higher Education in the United States
EDPL6260 ? Organizational Theory and Administration in Higher Education
EDPL6000 ? Introduction to Educational Inquiry
EDPL6800 ? American Law and the Educational Organization
EDPL6965 ? Practicum in Educational Leadership I
EDPL6966 ? Practicum in Educational Leadership 2*
EDPL6140 ? Diverse Students on the College Campus
EDPL6997 ? Current Issues in Educational Policy and Leadership
In addition to the above 33 credits, students will also complete THREE (3) Elective credits.
The following types of experience have been arranged by STPA students and participating sites in the past. Practicum opportunities are available through most cooperating departments and/or colleges, and students are encouraged to investigate and arrange their own practicum experiences that will strengthen their base of professional experience in student affairs.
Please note that this is by no means a complete listing and some listed here may not be available for practicum students. This list is to simply give you a better idea of the types of opportunities that may be available.
- Academic Advising
- Alumni Relations and Development
- Campus Ministry
- Campus Union
- Career Development
- International Students
- Minority Students and Multicultural Programs
- Disability Services
Is a thesis required? No
STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION - Students in student affairs or higher education administration programs (200x-200x):
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|% of part-time students||% of full-time students||% of students enrolled in the program who also hold some form of financial assistance (graduate assistantship, fellowship, tuition waiver, scholarship)|
PROGRAM FACULTY (Faculty members with areas of specialization and percentage of time devoted to the program.)
Dr. Joe Example, Ph.D. Program coordinator for the master's program 100%
|Name||Title||Number of Courses Taught||Interests|
Dr. Jody Jessup-Anger
Campus environments, College student development, Undergraduate student learning, Development of lifelong learners, Study abroad, Women in higher education
|Dr. Ellen Eckman||Associate Professor||9||Women in school principalships, the role of the principal, leadership in educational organizations, professional development schools, and the Co-Principalship|
|Dr. Jon Dooley||Assoc Dean of Student Development||Diversity issues in higher education, student development in higher education|
|Dr. Andrew Thon, S.J.,||Associate Professor||1||
Student affairs and Catholic identity
|Dr. Joan Whipp||
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Teaching and learning in online courses, moral development in pre-service teachers, multicultural teacher education.
Dr. Nathan Pruitt, 1, Counseling in Higher Education.
Last modified Nov 10, 2009
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? 2009 ACPA Professional Preparation Commission. Disclaimer.