Agenda Item FA 13-50

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Graduate)

(Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management): New Course & Programs of Studies Changes (1 package)- approved

12/05/13: Passed

12/13/13: Approved

Log Number: 201308-25

Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management – Graduate  


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                   
Master of Education - Educational Leadership Major Higher Education Admin. Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
Due to FDOE and LSCSM Department changes to educational leadership requirements for school leaders, the current EDA 6945 Practicum in Educational Leadership is no longer suitable for the Higher Education Administration (HEA) program track. Specifically the EDH 6XXX Practicum in Higher Education Administration now requires certain course elements inapplicable to other concentrations and it will only be offered in summer term, which is opposite the schedule of the HEA program. This package simply proposes replacing the standard school leadership practicum with a new course designed specifically for the HEA program, as follows:
REMOVE EDA 6945 Practicum in Educational Leadership from Major Electives
ADD NEW EDH 6XXX Practicum in Higher Education Administration to Major Electives
This change does NOT eliminate EDA 6945, which remains a program course in other tracks.
Total 36 Hours. 
(Click here for the program of study) 


Add a new course

Practicum in Higher Education Administration (v. 1-3 crs)


Graduate (6XXX)



Course Description:

The primary purpose of this course is to link the theoretical and philosophical frameworks of higher education administration and student affairs to practice in the field. The course requires students to perform in field settings as an assistant to an organizational leader. The course is intended as an elective for students seeking practical experience in higher education, student affairs, and related fields. Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for credit.