Grad Programs

Graduate Studies in the Community Colleges Field

This directory provides a list of graduate programs and professional development opportunities in the field of community colleges. It includes programs that offer leadership training to community college administrators, as well as research-focused, degree-granting programs for scholars in the field. Some institutions included have specific programs or departments related to community colleges (i.e. Community College Leadership) while others offer courses about community colleges as part of broader programs (i.e. Higher Education, Educational Leadership). University departments or programs with at least one faculty member who routinely conducts research on community colleges were included in the directory.

Please contact coe-cscc@unt.edu to add your program to the directory or to update the information on your program.


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For additional information on graduate programs, go to PhDs.org.


For whom is this directory intended?

  • This directory is intended to serve as a resource for students, faculty, researchers, or administrators employed by or interested in community colleges.
  • Current and potential graduate students and community college personnel interested in further education can access information on available programs.
  • Faculty, researchers, and community college leaders can utilize the directory to develop professional contacts and examine programs offered by colleagues around the nation.

    What sort of information is provided?

  • Name, address, web page, and phone number of the department and/or program at each university.
  • Brief description of program emphases and offerings.
  • Degrees offered.
  • Any courses specifically on community or two-year college topics.
  • Contact name and email address of professor or departmental administrator.

    Where can more information be found?

  • For more information about specific programs, contact the programs directly or visit their web pages using the information provided by this directory.

Degree-Granting Programs

Arizona State University
Arkansas State University

California State University, Fresno

California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Northridge

Central Oklahoma University
Colorado State University
Eastern Michigan University
East Tennessee State University
Ferris State University
Fielding Graduate University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
George Mason University
Illinois State University
Iowa State University
Lenoir-Rhyne University-Asheville
Michigan State University

Mississippi State University
Morgan State University

National American University
National-Louis University
New Mexico State University
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northern Arizona University
Nova Southeastern University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Portland State University
San Diego State University
Southern Illinois University
Teachers College, Columbia University
Texas A&M University, Commerce

Texas Tech University
University of Alabama

University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Florida
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Iowa
University of Louisville
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Missouri, Columbia
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of San Diego
University of South Florida
University of Southern California

University of Southern Mississippi
University of Toledo
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Virginia Tech University
Walden University
Western Carolina University


Arizona State University

College of Education
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Higher and Postsecondary Education
Box 872411
Tempe, AZ 85287-2411
http://tikkun.ed.asu.edu/elps/
(480) 965-6357

Program Emphasis: Study of community college is an integral part of the programs in Higher and Postsecondary Education. The faculty includes current and former community college professionals. Many students have a background in community colleges and community colleges are a frequent subjects for dissertations and research.

Degrees Offered: M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community-Junior College

Robert Fenske: Robert.Fenske@asu.edu

Arkansas State University

College of Education
Educational Administration and Secondary Education
Community College Program
P.O. Box 817
State University, AR 72467
http://mutans.astate.edu/ease/specialist_degrees.htm
(870)972-3062

Program Emphasis: The program offers a Specialist degree in Community College Teaching in specific subject areas in cooperation with several other academic departments. Programs of study are flexible and are arranged through conference between a student and the community college coordinator.

Degrees Offered: Ed.S.

Related Courses:

Mitchell M. Masters: mmasters@pawnee.astate.edu

California State University, Fresno

Kremen School of Education and Human Development
Department of Educational Research and Administration
Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Fresno State (DPELFS)
5005 North Maple Avenue (M/S ED 303)
http://www.csufresno.edu/dpelfs
(559) 278-0350

Program Emphasis: The department offers a doctorate in education with a post-secondary educational leadership (including Community College leadership and administration) specialization. The program includes theoretical, practical, methodological and empirical knowledge; field-based research; attention to serving the needs of an increasingly diverse student population; leadership in educational policy and reform; and educational assessment and evaluation.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D

Related Courses: Post-Secondary Legal Issues, Contemporary Issues in Post-Secondary Education, Student Development in Post-Secondary Education, Technology in Post-Secondary Education, Community College Administration, Human Resources in Higher Education, Educational Policy Environments; Educational Evaluation, Assessment and Planning; and Resource and Fiscal Planning.

Sharon Brown-Welty: sharonb@csufresno.edu

California State University, Fullerton

College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership
Doctoral Program in Community College Leadership
2600 Nutwood Avenue, College Park, Suite 520
P.O. Box 6868, Fullerton, CA. 92834-68685005
http://ed.fullerton.edu/edleadership
(657) 278-5605

Program Emphasis: The department offers a doctorate in community college leadership. The program prepares informed and reflective educational leaders who ethically apply critical skills of assessment, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and action to ensure excellence and equity in educational practice as they serve as stewards to the education community. The program emphasizes the practical application of theory and practice considering philosophical and epistemological foundations of educational leadership practice and research. The students and faculty are diverse in terms of their educational, professional, and personal backgrounds reflecting the diversity of California. The Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (C-REAL) is an active research center that engages doctoral students in analyzing local problems and identifying solutions to those problems. The Center is an integral part of the graduate curricula offerings.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D

Related Courses: Epistemology, History and Structures of Contemporary Education, Philosophy and, Resource Management and Development, Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Leadership, Application of Research: Forecasting and Assessment, Student Learning and Development, Community College Systems, Structures, and Cultures, Research Support Seminars, and Leadership for Change and Collaboration.

Dawn R. Person: dperson@fullerton.edu


California State University, Northridge

Michael D. Eisner College of Education
Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge CA, 91330-8265
http://www.csun.edu/coe/doctorate
818.677.2403

Program Emphasis:
Improving urban education is a national priority and The Michael D. Eisner College of Education is a national leader in meeting this challenge. Our doctoral program is unique in offering a separate cohort strand for those interested in community college issues separate from our PK-12 cohort.  This approach allows for courses that can specifically address the issues, needs and interests distinctive to educational leadership, such as promoting instructional leadership for the achievement of diverse community college students and developing organizational strategy, resource management, communication, and other skills to meet the Competencies for Community College Leaders of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Students in the Community College Leadership Cohort will generally be experienced educators interested in pursuing advanced leadership positions, such as dean or college president. In addition to taking classes in community college reform, leadership, and research methods, students engage in field-based inquiry that offers experience with college operations and improvement efforts. This program will create a network of leaders who are committed to profound change for improving urban education.

Related Courses:
The Art of Collaborative Leadership; Organizational Complexity and Change; Curricular and Instructional Leadership for Systemic Reform; Leading Change through Cultural Competence; Postsecondary Finance/Enrollment Management; Instructional Assessment and Program Evaluation; Public Policy in Education; Entrepreneurship in Education; The Science of Administration; The Ethical Dimensions of Leadership; and Human Relations in Educational Organizations.


Miguel Ceja: miguel.ceja@csun.edu


Central Oklahoma University

College of Education
Occupational and Technology Education
Community College Teaching
100 N. University Drive Box 120
Edmond, OK 73034-5209
http://www.educ.ucok.edu/

Program Emphasis: The Community College Teaching Program offers a Master's degree for current and future faculty members at the community college.

Degrees Offered: M.Ed.

Related Courses: History & Philosophy of the Community College; Instructional Strategies For Community College Teachers; Curriculum Development for Community College Teachers; Contemporary Issues in Community Colleges

Ben D. Duncan: bduncan@ucok.edu

Colorado State University

College of Applied Human Sciences
School of Education
Community College Leadership Program
233 Education Building
Ft. Collins, CO 80523
http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CCLeader/
(970) 491-5199

Program Emphasis: The Leadership Program is designed for current and future professionals interested in further training in instruction or administrative leadership in community colleges. Program is organized around student cohorts. Entering students must have a Master's degree.

Degrees Offered: Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College; Community College Finance; Seminars in Community Colleges

Timothy Gray Davies: davies@cahs.colostate.edu

Colorado State University – Continuing Education

Continuing Education
Distance Community College Leadership Program
1040 Campus Delivery
Ft. Collins, CO 80523
http://www.learn.colostate.edu/degrees/community-college-leadership
(970) 491-5199

Program Emphasis: The distance Community College Leadership Ph.D. is designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in presidential roles and other leadership positions at community colleges and higher education institutions. You will continue through the program with the same group of students and will take online and audio conferencing courses and attend one on-campus visit per semester. This allows you to earn your Ph.D. from a regionally accredited university without living in Colorado and with fewer interruptions to your professional and personal life. Entering students must have a Master’s degree.

Degrees Offered: Ph.D.

Related Courses: Community College Curriculum; Community College Leadership; Professionalism in Education & Leadership; Higher Education Law; Simulated Presidential Cabinet; Leadership Development

Linda Selkirk: lselkirk@learn.colostate.edu

Eastern Michigan University

College of Education
Department of Leadership & Counseling
Higher Education Administration Program
304 John W. Porter Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
http://www.emich.edu/coe/lc/programs.html
(734) 487-0255

Program Emphasis: Eastern Michigan University’s Community College Leadership (CCL) Graduate Certificate enhances the professional development and leadership effectiveness of community college administrators and faculty aspiring instructional or executive leadership positions in two-year institutions of higher learning. The curriculum offers students a unique opportunity to receive graduate training while developing expertise in the study of professional problems through continual emphasis on linking theory with community college practice and research. For those desiring to pursue the graduate degree, completion of 18 credit hours results in the awarding of the CCL certificate (i.e., 15 credit hours in basic concentration and 3 credit hours of elective coursework); In addition, the CCL curriculum interfaces with the Master’s, Specialist, and/or Doctorate of Education degree programs in Educational Leadership. For students interested in advanced graduate study, a specialization/cognate in Community College Leadership may be applied following formal admission.

Degrees Offered: Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate, M.A., & Ed.D.

Required Courses: EDLD 509 – Educational Leadership in a Pluralistic Society, EDLD 551 – Contemporary College Students, EDLD 611 – Adult and Continuing Education, EDLD 632 - Community College Leadership, and EDLD 696 – Seminar in Educational Leadership: Organizational Control and Administration of Community Colleges

Related Courses: EDLD 550 - Introduction to Student Affairs in Higher Education, EDLD 613 - Introduction to Higher Education, EDLD 614 - Law for Higher Education, EDLD 622 - Organization and Administration of Higher Education, EDLD 633 - History of American Higher Education, EDLD 634 - Higher Education Finance, EDLD 635 - Policy Analysis in Higher Education, EDLD 655 - College Student Development Theory, EDLD 660 - Grant writing EDLD 695 – Women in Leadership, and EDPS 667 - Principles of Educational Research

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher: ezamani@emich.edu

East Tennessee State University

College of Education
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Postsecondary and Private Sector Leadership
502 Warf-Pickel Hall, P. O. Box 70550
Johnson City, TN 37614
http://coe.etsu.edu/
(423) 439-7617

Program Emphasis: The postsecondary program offers training to community college professionals. Many students come from local community colleges. Faculty members are affiliated with various two- and four-year public and private institutions. Some program offerings are available to cohorts on local community college campuses.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D.

Related Courses: Community Colleges in the United States; Supervising Community College Curriculum Planning; Administration of Higher Education; Higher Education Law and Finance; The Adult Learner

Terrence Tollefson: tollefst@etsu.edu

Ferris State University

Doctorate in Community College Leadership Program

Program Emphasis: The Ferris doctoral program was created for leaders of mission-driven, 21st century community colleges. Application-based and taught by academic faculty in partnership with experienced community college leaders, including presidents, this program is designed to prepare leaders for the changing environments in education. This inquiry-based, problem-solving, action-oriented approach is designed to develop the essential skills that will lead to success.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D in Community College Leadership

Related Courses: Prospectus, Critical Issues in the Community College, The New Leader - Foundations, Leading Organizational Transformation and Cultural Change, Planning for the College's Multiple Roles, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Managing Physical and Financial Resources, Resource Development, Leveraging Human Resources, Marketing and Community Engagement, Transformative Teaching, Creating a Culture of Student Learning and Success, Practicum, Policy and Governance, Dissertation

Contact: Megan Biller: ccleadership@ferris.edu
Ferris State University
Doctorate in Community College Leadership
410 Oak St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
http://www.ferris.edu/ccleadership
Phone: 231.591.2710
Fax: 231.591.3539 *

Fielding Graduate University

School of Educational Leadership and Change
Concentration in Community College Leadership and Change (CCLC)
2020 De la Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3814
www.fielding.edu/elc/ccl.htm
(805) 898-2940

Program Emphasis: The CCLC doctoral program at Fielding offers the mature adult learner the opportunity to develop and enhance the various competencies that are needed to be a successful community college leader, while also mastering the doctoral-level competencies of a reflective scholar-practitioner. CCLC is aligned with the competencies for community college leaders as delineated by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). CCLC is designed with the 21st century adult learner in mind and is a distributed learning model able to meet the changing needs of busy, mid-career professionals who are time and location bound in their doctoral studies.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D.

Related Courses: The Community College; Action-Oriented Research; Leadership and Change; Systems Thinking and Intervention; Structural Inequality and Diversity.

Barbara P. Mink: bmink@fielding.edu

Florida Atlantic University

Higher Education Program
Department of Educational Leadership
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
www.leadership.fau.edu
(561) 297-3550

Program Emphasis: The FAU higher education program specialization in educational leadership includes Ph.D., Ed.D. and M.Ed. degrees with a strong emphasis in leadership, experiential education and research. Doctoral graduates are required to complete 18 semester hours in leadership and 12 hours in experiential education. Masters graduate must complete 12 semester hours in leadership and 3 hours of experiential education. Courses are offered at night and on weekends with doctoral cohorts formed every few years. Most doctoral students are employed full time in higher education leadership positions and aspire to more responsive executive leaders positions.

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., Ed.D. and M.Ed.

Related Courses: Community College Curriculum, Organization and Administration of Higher Education, History and Philosophy of Higher Education, Action Learning, Law and Higher Education, Finance of Higher Education, Directed Conferences, Field Project, Internship, Leadership Theory and Assessment, Adult Leadership, Introduction to Higher Education.

Deborah L. Floyd: DFloyd@fau.edu

Florida State University

College of Education
Educational Leadership Department
Higher Edcuation Program
113 Stone Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4452
http://www.fsu.edu/~edleadr/index.html
(850) 644-7084

Program Emphasis: The Higher Education Program offers a variety of degrees and emphases in higher education.The Program offers further training for community college professionals, and students may focus research on community colleges. The Louis W. Bender Scholarship is available to experienced community college professionals who wish to seek a doctoral degree in the Higher Education Program.

Degrees Offered: M.S., Ed.D., Ph.D., College Teaching Certificate

Related Courses: The American Community College: History and Development; College Teaching

Beverly Bower: bower@coe.fsu.edu

George Mason University

College of Arts and Sciences
Community College Education Program
MS #1B3
Fairfax, VA 22030
www.dacce.gmu.edu
dacce@gmu.edu
(703) 993-2310

Program Emphasis: The Community College Education program prepares students to be leaders in undergraduate education. In addition to gaining expertise in a selected disciplinary or interdisciplinary knowledge area, graduates of the program are proficient in core areas related to undergraduate education: scholarly activity related to teaching and learning; effective integration of technology in the teaching and learning process; pedagogy appropriate to the discipline; and program and curriculum design, development, and assessment.

Degrees Offered: Doctor of Arts in Community College Education, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies/Community College Education, and the College Teaching Certificate

Related Courses: The Community College, Teaching with Technology, College Teaching, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Curriculum Design and Development, Diversity in the College Classroom

Director: Dr. John O'Connor
Academic Coordinator: Dr. Todd Rose hepadmin@gmu.edu

Illinois State University

College of Education
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations
Higher Education Administration
DeGarmo Hall, Room 331
Normal, IL 61790-5900
http://www.coe.ilstu.edu/eafdept/student/highered.htm
(309) 438-5422

Program Emphasis: The Higher Education Administration program offers a variety of emphases and research opportunities in higher education. Students may focus upon or involve community colleges in their research.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: Organization and Administration of Community Colleges

James Palmer: jcpalmer@ilstu.edu

Iowa State University

College of Human Sciences
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Higher Education Program
N247 Lagomarcino Hall
Ames, IA 50011-3195
http://www.cclp.hs.iastate.edu
(515)294-7113

Program Emphasis: The Higher Education Program offers various research opportunities in higher education for Doctoral students. A Master's degree with an emphasis in community colleges is offered. Master's students may concentrate in community college administration, teaching and leadership, or student services.

Degrees Offered: M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Comprehensive Community College; Current Topics in Community Colleges

Larry H. Ebbers, University Professor: lebbers@iastate.edu

Lenoir-Rhyne University-Asheville

Community College Administration Program
36 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-407-4266
http://asheville.lr.edu/MACommunityCollegeAdmin

Program Emphasis: The CCA program is distanced-based and designed to assist emerging community college administrative leaders in developing the skills needed to serve and advance in a variety of roles in the community or technical college system. The program emphasizes exposure to a variety of community college and higher education administration issues, programs, and services.

Degree Offered: M.A. Community College Administration, 33 credit hours

Related Courses: Introductory Seminar: Community College and American Education; Organization and Administration of the Community College;  Community College Budgeting, Finance and Management, Higher Educational Leadership, Technical Skills for 21st Century Community College Administration, Design and Development of Curricular Programs, Design and Development for Student Support and Development Programs, Planning and Assessing Two-Year Programs, Current Trends in Community College Administration, and Internship in Community College Administration

Contact: Molly H. Duggan, Ph.D.
molly.duggan@lr.edu

Michigan State University

College of Education
Department of Educational Administration
Higher, Adult, Lifelong Education
408 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
http://ed-web3.educ.msu.edu/ead/
(517) 353-8927

Program Emphasis: Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education offers a wide variety of research opportunities in higher education. Students may pursue community college topics in their research. A Master's degree in adult and continuing education is also offered.

Degrees Offered: M.A., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College

Marilyn Amey: amey@msu.edu

Mississippi State University

Department of Leadership and Foundations
College of Education
Mississippi State University
Post Office Box 6037
Mississippi State, MS 39762
http://www.leadershipandfoundations.msstate.edu/
(601) 325-0969

Program Emphasis: The program includes three degrees: the Master of Arts in Teaching in Community College Education, the Master of Science in Workforce Education Leadership, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Community College Leadership. The program is designed to prepare individuals for a variety of administrative and leadership positions in community colleges and universities. Community colleges topics are integrated into a variety of courses.

Degrees Offered: MA, MS, PhD

Related Courses: Core courses that focus on community colleges as well as interdisciplinary courses

James Ed Davis: jed11@colled.msstate.edu

Morgan State University

School of Education and Urban Studies
Community College Leadership Doctoral Program
Jenkins Building Room 323
Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road
Baltimore, MD 21251
http://www.morgan.edu/academics/Grad-Studies/programs/HighEd/cclp.asp

Program Emphasis: The Community College Leadership Doctoral Program is designed to prepare working professionals for senior level leadership roles within the community college setting. The intense program of study leading to a Doctor of Education Degree focuses on training professionals for the unique situations encountered by community college leaders. The curriculum is designed to combine theory with practice. It consists of 63 credits and all classes are offered on the weekend. The delivery system allows students to complete the program in three (3) years.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D.

Related Courses:

  • The American Community College
  • Leadership and Administration in Community Colleges
  • Professional Development Seminar for Careers in Community Colleges: Year One
  • The Law of Higher Education in Community Colleges
  • Community College Finance & Budgeting
  • Community College Planning & Management
  • The Learning College
  • Student Development in Community Colleges
  • Technology in Contemporary Community Colleges
  • Contemporary Issues in Community Colleges
  • The Politics of Higher Education in Community Colleges
  • Professional Development Seminar for Careers in Community Colleges: Year 2
  • The Community College Presidency
  • Community College Trustees & Governing Boards
  • Clinical Studies / Community College Internships
  • Introduction to Community College Research
  • Qualitative Research for Community College Leaders
  • Statistical Applications for Community College Researchers
  • Advanced Methodology & Research Design in Community College Research

Christine McPhail: cmcphail@morgan.edu; (443) 885-1983

National American University, Roueche Graduate Center

Community College Leadership Program
6836 Austin Center Boulevard, Ste. 270
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 813-2300
cclp@national.edu
http://cclp.national.edu 

Program Emphasis: The Roueche Graduate Center offers a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Community College Leadership that prepares senior administrators, faculty, and other aspiring leaders for leadership positions in community and technical colleges.  The CCLP’s contemporary community college-centric curriculum--drawing upon the student learning, equity, success, and completion agendas--aligns essential competencies and characteristics with the knowledge base that prepares emerging leaders to tackle complex issues impacting today’s colleges. Program professors all have community college experience and contribute to the profession through scholarship, teaching, and service. Partnering with local community colleges to establish cohorts of 20 to 25 students, the CCLP brings its blended learning program to the college campus. Each eight-week course couples online discussions with two to three face-to-face Friday afternoon and Saturday sessions with renowned faculty members from across the nation. Two practicum experiences with senior community college leaders and research visits to exemplary community colleges bridge policy and practice.

Degrees Offered: Ed. D., post doctorate certificate

Related Courses: All courses have a community college focus: Community College History, Mission, and Emerging Issues; Understanding the Contemporary Community College Student; Policy, Politics, and Public Affairs; Ethics and Values; Planning, Finance, and Resource Development; Leadership Development; Education Analytics; Managing Change: Leading Institutional Transformation; Governance and Administration; Organizational Design and Development; Advanced Leadership Institute

Program Contact: Dr. Linda Welsh, (512)813-2309, lwelsh@national.edu

National-Louis University

Community College Leadership Doctoral Program
National-Louis University
Community College Leadership Doctoral Program
122 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
312-261-3534
http://www.nl.edu/academics/ccl/

Program Emphasis: The National-Louis University Community College Leadership (CCL) Doctoral program prepares key leaders to face the unique challenges found in community college settings. The CCL program is designed to allow doctoral students to continue meeting family and work responsibilities. The 65 credit program is three years in length including an integrated dissertation process. Students participate in regularly scheduled class sessions; day and time designed to meet the needs of each cohort and two summer sessions (two weeks each summer). Guided study over the Internet supports coursework. The CCL Program admits each fall and seeks a diverse cohort of approximately 15-20 learners. National-Louis-University, bringing best practices to education and to professional educators for more than 120 years.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D.

Related Courses:

  • History and Philosophy of Community Colleges
  • Socio-cultural Context in Community Colleges
  • Globalization and Community Colleges
  • Adult Development and Learning for the Community College
  • Technology in the Community College Setting
  • Organizational Theory and Community Colleges
  • Human Resource Development and the Community College
  • Politics, Policy and Law: Community College Issues
  • Community College Finance
  • Strategic Planning & Management in Community Colleges
  • Community College Leadership and Governance
  • Student Affairs and Student Services in the Community Colleges
  • Accountability, Evaluation and Outcome Assessment in Community Colleges
  • Community Development through Partnerships
  • Advanced Research Courses to support the dissertation process

Rebecca S. Lake: Rebecca.Lake@nl.edu


New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University 
College of Education 
Department of Educational Management and Development 
MSC 3N, P.O. Box 30001 
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001 
Phone: (575) 646-3825 
Fax: (575) 646-4767

Website: 

http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/

Program Emphasis: 

The mission of the Department of Educational Management and Development at New Mexico State University is to prepare and graduate capable, skillful and dynamic educational leaders for a diverse society. Through the use of theory and practice we aim to develop change agents and role models for socially-just educational systems. Using cohort models, the department of Educational Management and Developments offers three degree programs: Community College Administration, University Administration, and Educational Leadership.  Students attend interactive classes (on-line, hybrid, weekend format) that accommodate professionals and that allow them to develop leadership skills in a learning community, be informed about current trends and policies affecting higher education, and prepare for careers in community college or university administration.   

Degrees Offered: MA, PhD, EdD

Jeanette Jones, EMD Programs Coordinator, 575-646-5927, jjjones@nmsu.edu

New York University

School of Education
Higher Education Program
Center for Urban Community College Leadership
239 Greene St., Suite 300
New York, NY 10003-6674
http://www.nyu.edu/education/alt/center/
(212) 998-5656

Program Emphasis: The Center focuses on training skilled academic leaders to succeed in the urban community college environment. The Center targets senior-level and mid-level administrators for further training and leadership. Significant field work and internship opportunities are offered to students.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D.

Related Courses: The Community College; Management of Administrative Services in the Community College

Frances King Stage: fks1@nyu.edu

North Carolina State University

College of Education
Dept. of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education 
300 Poe Hall, Box 7801
Raleigh, NC 27695-7801
http://ced.ncsu.edu/lpahe/
Contact:  Director of Graduate Programs 

Dr. Duane Akroyd
Duane_akroyd@ncsu.edu

(919) 515-1745

Program Emphasis: The Department provides a broad range of graduate programs for education professionals interested in teaching, administration and research positions in postsecondary education including community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities, as well as adult education and workforce development providers. Program specializations include Adult and Community College Education, Higher Education (including Student Affairs), Workforce and Human Resource Education, Education Policy and Research, and Educational Leadership (K-12). The community college emphasis can be pursued through a number of these specializations 

Degrees Offered: M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D. , and an Executive Cohort weekend Ed.D. program in Charlotte, NC. Online graduate certificates in community college teaching, e-learning, and training and development are also offered. 

Related Courses:  Community Colleges, The Adult Learner & Adult Learning Theory, Organizational Concepts, Finance, Program Planning, Leadership in Higher Education, Social Justice and Diversity courses. 

Dr. Duane Akroyd,  Duane_Akroyd@ncsu.edu 919-515-1745

Northern Arizona University

College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership
NAU Central Phoenix
2715 North Third Street, Suite 208
Phoenix, AZ 85004
http://coe.nau.edu/
(602) 728-9539

Program Emphasis: The Educational Leadership Program offers a Master's degree with an emphasis in community colleges for faculty members and college leaders interested in further education. A Doctoral program is offered with an emphasis in Community College/Higher Education leadership and administration.

Degrees Offered: M.Ed., Ed.D.

Related Courses: The Community College

Bill Wright, Department Chair: bill.wright@nau.edu

Nova Southeastern University

Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services
Higher Education Leadership
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
http://www.fgse.nova.edu/dhel/
954-262-8530

Program Emphasis: Higher Education Leadership offer a field-based Doctorate to practitioners currently working in the fields of adult education, higher education or vocational, technical, and occupational education. Students may specialize in community college administration or instruction.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D.

Related Courses:

Delores Smiley: smiley@nova.edu

Old Dominion University

Community College Leadership Program
Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership
Darden College of Education
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0157
Phone: 757-683-4375 Fax: 757-683-4413
http://education.odu.edu/efl/academics/commcollege/

Program Emphasis: Some of the unique community college leadership issues that are addressed in this program are: community college curriculum development, community college finance, the diversity of the student body, the importance of the workforce preparation the community colleges provide for the local community, and the role of the community college in the higher education system

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., Community College Leadership

Related Courses: Community College Leadership, Community College Finance, Community College Curriculum and Program Development, Community College Politics and Policy Development, The Modern Community College, Trends and Issues in Workforce and Economic Development, Higher Education Law

ccl@odu.edu; 757-683-4375

Oregon State University

Community College Leadership Program
Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership Department
College of Education
210 Education Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
http://oregonstate.edu/education/
(541) 737-5963

Program Emphasis: Oregon State University's doctorate program prepares post-secondary education professionals for leadership roles in community colleges and four-year institutions. The community college leadership (CCL) option focuses on the role and mission of America’s community colleges and on applying high-quality research, best practices, and leadership to the challenges and opportunities facing community and technical colleges in the 21st century.

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D. and Ph. D.

Related Courses: History of American Higher Education; Instructional Leader; Educational Finance; Community College Administration; Legal Issues in Higher Education.

Joe Johnson: joe.johnson@oregonstate.edu

Pennsylvania State University

College of Education
Department of Education Policy Studies
Higher Education Program
Penn State
403 South Allen St., Suite 115
University Park, PN 16801-5202
http://www.ed.psu.edu/hied/
(814) 863-2690

Program Emphasis: The Higher Education Program at Penn State has as it primary goal the preparation of individuals who are capable of analyzing and managing the crucial problems in postsecondary education. Students may incorporate or focus upon community college topics in their research. Community college topics integrated into several courses.

Degrees Offered: M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community Junior College and Technical Institute

Trudi Haupt: tth1@psu.edu

Portland State University

Graduate School of Education
Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education (PACE) Program
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
http://www.ed.pdx.edu/department_epfa.html
(503) 725-4619

Program Emphasis: The PACE program is an area of specialization in both the Master's and Ed.D. programs in the Graduate School of Education. Students may take course concentrations in community college topics and focus research on community colleges. Many students in the program are community college professionals. The program offers courses in The Community College, Contemporary Issues in Postsecondary Education, Adult Development, as well as courses having to do with teaching and learning, student services and administration.

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.S., Ed.D.

Related Courses: The Community College; Contemporary Issues in Postsecondary Education; Adult Development

Janine Allen: allenj@pdx.edu allenj@pdx.edu

 

San Diego State University

College of Education
Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education
San Diego, CA 92020
http://www.edweb.sdsu.edu/newedweb/index.php.
(619)594-3071

Program Emphasis: San Diego State University’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership seeks to advance the work of public schools and community colleges throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. The program is committed to developing reflective leaders and change agents, capable of responding to the area’s demographic shifts, as well as the increasingly complex needs of educational organizations within this diverse multicultural region.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D.

Related Courses:

J. Luke Wood luke.wood@sdsu.edu

Southern Illinois University

College of Education
Educational Administration and Higher Education
Carbondale, IL 62901-4606
http://www.siu.edu/departments/coe/eahe/
(618) 536-4434

Program Emphasis: The Department offers Master's programs in community college teaching and college student personnel. A Doctoral program is offered in educational leadership with an emphasis on postsecondary education.

Degrees Offered: M.S.Ed., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College

Marybelle Keim: mkeim@siu.edu

Teachers College, Columbia University

Graduate and Professional School of Education
Masters and Doctoral Programs in Higher & Postsecondary Education
525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
http://www.tc.edu/o&l/HigherEd
Phone:212-678-3750
Fax: 212-678-3743

Program Emphasis: The Higher and Postsecondary Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University strives to create knowledge, knowledgeable practitioners, and practicing scholars concerned broadly with teaching, learning, and scholarly and professional development; organizational and institutional analysis, including abilities to probe and develop the structures, processes, policies, and technologies that comprise colleges, universities, and state and national systems of tertiary education; and social and comparative perspectives, with attention to the social, cultural, economic, and historical contexts of knowledge production, policy, and institutional development. We expect that students will work within and across these domains, developing programs of study that, though focused on particular themes and issues (e.g., policy, scholarly learning and careers, student development, professional development), will be informed broadly by a diverse array of ideas, perspectives, and questions.

Degrees Offered: MA, Ed.M., and Ed.D

Related Courses: The Community College, College and University Organization and Administration, Advanced Seminar in the Community College, How Adults Learn

Thomas Rock: highered@tc.edu

Texas A&M University, Commerce

College of Education
Department of Secondary and Higher Education
Center for Community College Education
Young Education North, Room 103
Commerce, TX 75429
http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/coe/shed/
(903) 886-5609

Program Emphasis: The Department offers Master's degrees in Higher Education Administration and in College Teaching, as well as the Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education. These degrees are designed to prepare people for careers as faculty and administrators in community colleges and senior institutions. The Center for Community College Education is a unit sponsored by the Department and the University. It provides services for local community colleges, engages in research projects with member colleges, and shares concerns of common interest with community college faculty and administrators.

Degrees Offered: M.S., Ed.D.

Related Courses: The American Community College; Community College Curriculum; Fundamental Theories in Community College Instructional Leadership; Seminar in Instructional Leadership; Analysis of Teaching in Higher Education; Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Higher Education and the Law; Finance and Governance in Higher Education; Administration in Higher Education.

Jon Travis: Jon_Travis@tamu-commerce.edu

Texas Tech University

College of Education

Educational Psychology and Leadership
Higher Education Program
Box 41071
Lubbock, TX 79409-1071
http://cms.educ.ttu.edu/academic-programs/psychology-and-leadership/higher-education/default
(806) 742-1997, ext. 245

Program Emphasis: The Higher Education Program offers Master's and Doctorate degrees in higher education. They offer an online Ed.D. in Community College Administration.

Degrees Offered: M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Comprehensive Community College; Community College Leadership; Community Engagement and Workforce Development

Contact: Stephanie J. Jones, Ed.D., stephanie.j.jones@ttu.edu

University of Alabama

College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies
Higher Education Program
The University of Alabama
Box 870302
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0302
http://hea.ua.edu
(205) 348-6871 (Higher Education Programs)
(205) 348-3828 (Executive Ed.D. Program)  

Program Emphasis:

The program in higher education administration offers three post baccalaureate degrees: the M.A., Ed.D. (as well as the Ed.D. Executive Cohort), and Ph.D. Course offerings are designed primarily to train, sensitize, and broaden the information base of administrators and personnel already affiliated with various types of postsecondary institutions, including community colleges. Preparation for employment with institutions of higher learning in Alabama and the Southeast is a program goal as well. The curriculum, centered on small seminar classes, is intended to produce scholars and scholar practitioners who can think critically about problems, discover ways to solve them, and put those solutions into practice. Community college topics are integrated into several course and students may investigate community college topics in their research and dissertations. 

Degrees Offered: M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College 

Contact:
Dr. Nathaniel Bray
Program Coordinator Higher Education
(205) 348-1159
nbray@bamaed.ua.edu

Dr. Arleene P. Breaux, Ed.D.
Coordinator, Executive Cohort
(205) 348-1169
apbreaux@bamaed.ua.edu

University of Arizona

Professor Gary Rhoades
College of Education
Center for the Study of Higher Education
College of Education, P.O. Box 210069
Tucson, AZ 85721-0069
http://www.ed.arizona.edu/html/highed.html
(520) 621-0947

Program Emphasis: The Center offers Master's programs in higher education and community college teaching. A variety of research opportunities in higher education are available, including a Doctoral program with a concentration in community colleges.

Degrees Offered: M.A., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College

Professor Gary Rhoades: GRhoades@mail.ed.arizona.edu

University of Arkansas

College of Education and Health Professions
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations
254 Graduate Education Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
http://www.uark.edu/depts/coehp/ELCF.htm
(501) 575-2207

Program Emphasis: The Department offers Doctoral programs in educational leadership in higher education. Many students are community college personnel. The Master's program concentrates on student personnel services, at both community college's and four-year institutions.

Degrees Offered: M.Ed, Ed.S. Ed.D.

Related Courses:

James Hammons: jhammons@comp.uark.edu

University of California, Berkeley

College of Education
Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation
POME, 3659 Toman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
http://www-gse.berkeley.edu/program/POME/pome.html
310-642-0709

Program Emphasis: The POME program offers a variety of research opportunities in higher education. Students may focus research efforts on community college topics.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Role of Community Colleges in Higher Education

Norton Grubb: wngrubb@uclink4.berkeley.edu

University of California, Los Angeles

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Education
Higher Education and Organizational Change
1009 Moore Hall, Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/~heoc/
(310) 825-8326

Program Emphasis: The HEOC Division offers a variety of research opportunities in higher education. Students may focus research activities on community colleges and community college topics are integrated into various courses.

Degrees Offered: M.A., Ph.D.

Related Courses: Community College Seminar

Dr. Richard Wagoner: wagoner@gseis.ucla.edu

University of Florida

College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations
Institute of Higher Education
200 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
http://www.coe.ufl.edu/ihe/ihe.html
(352) 392-0745

Program Emphasis: The Institute prepares graduates for careers in teaching and administration in community colleges, four-year institutions, vocational-technical schools, and government agencies. The programs include coursework on community college topics.

Degrees Offered: Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College in America

Dale F. Campbell: dfc@coe.ufl.edu

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

College of Education
Department of Educational/CommunityCollege Leadership
Department of Educational Organization and Leadership
333 Education Building MC-708, 1310 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
http://occrl.illinois.edu/
(217) 333-0807

Program Emphasis: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers the Community College Executive Leadership (CCEL) program, which is a weekend cohort program for working professionals throughout the state of Illinois. The program emphasizes theory, research, and practice pertinent to contemporary community college leadership, and graduates of this program assume positions of leadership from the presidency to the dean. Students interested in full-time Ph.D.studies on campus at UIUC can also enroll in the Higher Education program in the Department of EOL, with a specialization in CCL. In addition to programs having an administrative focus, students interested in professional developmment opportunities for community college faculty can enroll in the Community College Teaching and Learning (CCTL) Online program, offered by the Human Resource Education Department. Instituted as a non-degree program, CCTL offers the master's degree for students who complete all courses required for the degree, or a certificate for those completing one-half of the full program or four units (16 graduate hours).

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College; The Community College Student; Community College Leadership Seminar; Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education; and Diversity in Higher Education.

Debra Bragg: dbragg@illinois.edu

University of Iowa

College of Education
Division of Planning, Policy and Leadership Studies
Higher Education; Iowa Community College Licensure
N491 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, IA 52242-1529
http://www.uiowa.edu/~epls/programs
(319) 335-5302

Program Emphasis: The Higher Education program offers a variety of research opportunities. Students may focus their coursework and research on community college topics. The Iowa community college Licensure program offers both instructor and administrator licenses.

Degrees Offered: M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College; Community College Teaching Internship

Jerald Dallam: jerald-dallam@uiowa.edu

University of Kentucky

College of Education
Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
131 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506
http://education.uky.edu/EPE
859-257-2626 (office)
859-257-4243 (fax)

Program Emphasis: Our department offers three broad areas of concentration: the historical and socio-cultural study of education which provides historical, sociological, anthropological, and comparative/ international perspectives on educational trends and issues; a higher education focus upon research concerning higher education policies, programs, and services, including student affairs; and a measurement and evaluation concentration which focuses upon approaches to evaluating educational policies and programs, advancing critical quantitative techniques used in such evaluation settings, as well as examining the relationships among ethics and educational policy analysis.  We have recently participated in the Carnegie Foundation Project on the Education Doctorate with with an emphasis on Community and Technical College Leadership. Approximately 20% of our enrollment are community & technical college faculty, staff, and administrators.  

Degrees Offered: MS in Social and Philosophical Studies, MS in Higher Education, Ed.D. in Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation, Ph.D. Studies in Higher Education

Related Courses: The Community College, College Teaching & Learning, Student Services, and topical seminars on current issues in post-secondary education.

Jane Jensen:  jjensen@uky.edu

University of Louisville

College of Education and Human Development
Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education
Education Building #343
Louisville, KY 40292
http://www.louisville.edu/edu
502-852-6475

Program Emphasis: The Department offers a Master's degree for current and future administrators of both two and four year institutions. This program includes internship opportunities that may be conducted at community college sites. Doctoral students may focus research on community colleges. The Department also offers an online M.A. in Higher Education that specifically serves community college personnel.

Degrees Offered: M.A. (online and traditional), M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.

Related Courses: The Community College

Kelly Ising: kelly.ising@louisville.edu

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

School of Education
Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education
610 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259
http://www.soe.umich.edu/highereducation/index.html
(734) 764-7563

Program Emphasis: The Center offers a variety of research opportunities in higher education. A Doctoral program focusing on community college governance and leadership and a Master's program in community college administration are offered.

Degrees Offered: M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College; Community College Governance and Leadership

Richard L. Alfred: ralfred@umich.edu

University of Missouri-Columbia

College of Education
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
202 Hill Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
http://education.missouri.edu/ELPA/index.php
(573) 882-8231

Program Emphasis: The Department offers a Master's and a Doctoral program in higher and continuing education, as well as programs in educational leadership.

Degrees Offered: M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College

Distance Offerings: EL455 The Community College (asynchronous web course)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

School of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
http://www.uncg.edu/cui
(336) 256-1368

Program Emphasis: The higher education program prepares extraordinary leaders for administrative, academic, and research positions in community colleges and four-year institutions of higher learning.

Degrees Offered: M.Ed., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College, Supervised Practicum in Higher Education, Internship in Higher Education (Applied Research in the Community College), College Teaching and Adult Learning

David Ayers: dfayers@uncg.edu

University of North Texas

Higher Education Program
College of Education
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #310829
Denton, TX 76203-5017
https://www.coe.unt.edu/counseling-and-higher-education/higher-education
(940) 565-2045

Program Emphasis: The UNT Program in Higher Education promotes human development through education, research, and service that advance the profession of, and scholarship in, higher education. The Program provides education and professional development for individuals who serve or will serve as administrators, faculty, and scholars in higher education institutions, governmental agencies, policy or research centers, and professional associations that conduct postsecondary education in the United States and globally. Within the UNT Program in Higher Education is the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education. The Priest Center is dedicated to preparing individuals for exemplary community college leadership in both teaching and administration and assisting those individuals to make significant research contributions to the community college field. In achieving this mission, the Bill J. Priest Center is dedicated to: delivering quality instruction; engaging in research activities that expand the knowledge of community colleges; seeking and supporting a diverse environment; encouraging the development of each student.

Degrees Offered: M.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D., Community College Leadership Certificate, Certificate in Adult Learning & Education

Related Courses: History and Philosophy of the Community College; Finance and Administration in the Community College; Teaching and Learning in the Community College; Economic and Community Development in Higher Education; Leadership in the Community College; Contemporary Issues in the Community College

Beverly L. Bower, Ph.D., Don A. Buchholz Endowed Chair & Director, Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education; Beverly.Bower@unt.edu; (940) 369-7112

University of Oklahoma

College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Adult and Higher Education
Collings Hall, Room 227
Norman, OK 73019
http://www.ou.edu/education/elps/edah/
(405) 325-4202
edah@ou.edu

Program Emphasis: Degree programs are offered in Adult and Continuing Education, Distance Education, Training and Development, Higher Education Administration, Institutional Research, Student Personnel Services, Intercollegiate Sports Administration, and Community Colleges.

Degrees Offered: M.Ed., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The American Community/Junior College

Debra Gutierrez: gutierrez@ou.edu

University of Oregon

College of Education
Educational Leadership
5267 University of Oregon
170 and 270 Education
Eugene, OR 97403-5267
http://education.uoregon.edu/
(541) 346-5171

Program Emphasis: The Educational Leadership Program offers a Master of Science degree with specializations in Learning Assessment and System Performance, Policy Management and Organization, and Higher Education. The Educational Leadership Program also offers Doctorate degrees (D.Ed. and Ph.D.) with specializations in Learning Assessment and System Performance and Policy Management and Organization. Students may focus their research on community colleges.

Degrees Offered: M.A., D.Ed., Ph.D. (There is also an M.Ed. degree offered through the Administrative Licensure Program. Contact Linda Kelm at lmk@oregon.uoregon.edu (541) 346-1497 for more information.)

Related Courses: Administration of the Community College; Programs in the Community College

Gerald Tindal, Area Head: edlead@darkwing.uoregon.edu

University of San Diego

School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Leadership Studies Program
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
www.sandiego.edu/ccldi/
(619) 260-7442

Program Emphasis: The higher education specialization within the leadership studies program at USD offers a community college leadership emphasis within both the M.A. and Ed.D. degrees. The program offers further training for community college professionals, as well as master‚s and doctoral students whose research interests are related to community colleges. A new program, which will be in place in 2007, will offer weekend courses toward an MA in community college teaching, learning, and leading for faculty and junior administrators who seek advanced administrative training. CCLDI (Community College Leadership Development Initiatives), which is now housed at USD, offers a summer leadership academy for community college administrators (see http://www.sandiego.edu/ccldi/academy.html); this week-long, intensive leadership experience will be offered for three units of degree credit toward the MA degree or community college leadership certificate beginning in 2007.

Degrees Offered: M.A., Ed.D. (A community college leadership certificate program is being developed)

Related Courses: The Community College; Community College Leadership; Higher Education Policy; The Dynamics of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Higher Education.

Athena Perrakis: athena@sandiego.edu

University of South Florida

College of Education
Higher Education Programs
Department of Adult, Career and Higher Education
Tampa, FL 33620
http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/ache/ache.html
(813) 974-3420

Program Emphasis: The intent of the Ed.D. degree in College Leadership at the University of South Florida is to develop the competencies of educational practitioners in two- and four-year colleges and to obtain and synthesize knowledge for the solution of educational problems and practices. The Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration prepares individuals interested in teaching and research positions in community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. In addition, individuals who intend to pursue state and national policy positions are enrolled in both the Ed.D. and the Ph.D. programs, depending upon their areas of interest.

Higher education courses are offered on the main USF-Tampa campus. All classes are held in the evenings or on Saturdays, year round. A few selected support courses in the doctoral program (such as statistics) are typically scheduled on the Tampa campus during weekday evenings (not Saturdays).

Programs and Degrees Offered: Ph.D. in Higher Education/Community College Administration; Ph.D. in College Teaching; Ed.D. in College Leadership; M.A. in Junior College Teaching; Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (18 semester hours)

Related Courses:

  • Community College in America
  • Higher Education in America
  • Seminar in College Teaching
  • History of Higher Education
  • Organization and Administration of Higher Education
  • Organizational Theories and Practice in Higher Education
  • Governing Colleges and Universities
  • Curriculum Development in Higher Education
  • Globalization and Higher Education
  • Policy and Legal Dimensions of Higher Education
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Leadership in Higher Education
  • Critical Issues in Higher Education: Powerful Pedagogies
  • Higher Education Capstone Seminar

James Eison: jeison@coedu.usf.edu

University of Southern California

Community College Leadership
University of Southern California
Rossier School of Education
3470 Trousdale Pkwy
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0031
ATTN: Dr. Linda Serra Hagedorn
http://www.usc.edu/dept/education/
(213) 740-6772

Program Emphasis: USC's program is designed for the busy professional interested in either administration or instruction at the community college level. Courses are offered in the evenings (4:15 PM or 7:00 PM start times) or on weekends. USC also offers the program at the Orange County campus in Irvine.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership; Certificate in Community College Leadership

Carolyn Stirling: stirling@usc.edu

University of Southern Mississippi

College of Education and Psychology
Department of Educational Leadership and Research
Box 5027
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
http://www.usm.edu/edleadership/
601-266-5832

Program Emphasis: The Department offers a variety of research areas in higher education. Students may focus coursework and research on community colleges.

Degrees Offered: Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community Junior College; Organization and Administration of Occupational Education in the Community College

K. B. Melear: kb.melear@usm.edu

University of Toledo

College of Education
Department of Foundations and Leadership
Center for Educational Leadership
(use department name)
Toledo, OH 43606
http://www.utoledo.edu/colleges/education/
419-530-7295

Program Emphasis:

Degrees Offered:

Related Courses: The Community College

University of Virginia

Center for the Study of Higher Education
Curry School of Education
Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy
179 Ruffner Hall405
Emmet Street South
P.O. Box 400265
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4265
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/highered/
(434) 924-3880

Program Emphasis: The Center provides college, university, and adult education leaders with the opportunity to explore practices in higher education and analyze current issues and programs. Students may focus research on community college topics.

Degrees Offered: Ed.D., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The Community College
Annette Gibbs: HigherEd@Virginia.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison

School of Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
253 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1326
http://elpa.education.wisc.edu/elpa/about
(608) 262-3106

Program Emphasis: The Department offers Master’s degrees in Higher, Postsecondary, and Continuing Education, Global Higher Education, and Educational Policy, as well as Ph.D. degrees in Higher, Postsecondary, and Continuing Education, and Educational Policy for scholars and scholar practitioners. Both Master’s and Doctoral students may choose two-year colleges as an area of concentration. Students pursuing this focus include practitioners employed at two-year institutions and students aspiring to research, teach, and/or practice in the area of community colleges.

Degrees Offered: M.S., Ph.D.

Related Courses: The American Community College, Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education, Facilitating Learning for Adults, The Adult Learner Implications for Curriculum and Instruction

Xueli Wang: xwang273@wisc.edu

Virginia Tech

College of Human Resources & Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Higher Education and Student Affairs
308 East Eggleston Hall (0302)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
http://www.chre.vt.edu/ELPS
(540) 231-5106

Program Emphasis: The Higher Education program prepares beginning and mid-level professionals for advanced practice in the field of student affairs and higher education administration. Students come from both two- and four-year institutions.

Degrees Offered: M.A., Ph.D.

Walden University

155 Fifth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Main Telephone: 800-WALDENU (925-3368)
Fax: 612-338-5092
http://www.waldenu.edu
Program Info: (410) 843-6233

Program Emphasis: This program combines online and research-based models that allow individuals to learn at a distance. It is based on Knowledge Area Modules (KAMs) created by Walden’s national experts to provide customized learning experiences to meet the specific objectives of community college leaders. In addition, the program is based on a cohort model, organizing program components on a regional basis accessible to large numbers of community college professionals and allowing for personal, face-to-face interaction.

Degrees Offered: Ph.D. in Community College Leadership

Contact Kathryn McFarland at 410-843-6233

Western Carolina University

College of Education and Allied Professions
Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations
Two Year College Teaching and Administration
Room 250, Killian Bldg.
Cullowhee, NC 28723
http://www.ceap.wcu.edu/ELF/home.html
(828) 227-7415

Program Emphasis: The Program offers degrees for faculty or administrators in two-year colleges. Strong emphasis is placed on an academic area for those who plan to teach. Theory, practice, and organization in administration are emphasized in the administration program.

Degrees Offered: M.A.Ed., M.I.E., Ed.S.

Kevin Pennington: penningtn@wcu.edu