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School of Education and Human Services
Department of Organizational Leadership

Thandi Sulé, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
480 E Pawley Hall
248-370-4339
sule@oakland.edu

Alaina Wood, Administrative Secretary
475E Pawley Hall
(248) 370-4109
alainawood@oakland.edu

MEd in Higher Education Leadership

Application Deadline
All applications must be completed and submitted by April 1.

Program Goals
The program goals are designed to respond to the dynamic nature of the higher education marketplace. Specifically, students in the higher education program will have the tools needed to:

  • Create post-secondary institutions capable of educating students for the knowledge economy
  • Create and sustain environments that promote social justice
  • Apply the latest theories, research and best practices

Social Justice | What is social justice higher education training?
Social Justice education draws upon an interdisciplinary body of scholarship that identifies issues related to educational equity. Students will acquire a fundamental understanding of the intersection between social identity and participation in social institutions, particularly higher education. Thus, the program explores the history and current status of social inequities as a means to equip students with information necessary to inform higher education policies and practices. Essentially, social justice education emphasizes the equitable distribution of resources, consideration of diversity and social responsibility.

Course Requirements
The online program takes 16 months to complete (May year 1 to August year 2):
Early Summer I (8 weeks): one class
Late Summer II (8 weeks): one class
Fall: two classes
Winter: two classes
Summer (8 weeks): one class
Summer (10 weeks): one class