Concordia makes your career in higher education possible

Chances are you’ve benefited greatly from somebody with a degree in student personnel administration. Think of your life as a student, and you’ll understand exactly how important a professional in this field can be to a student’s success. From resident life and student activities to academic advising and campus ministry and more, this program allows you the opportunity to become a leader in academia and make a positive difference in today’s high schools, colleges, and universities.

Cost Per Credit$646
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Program Overview

This is a program designed for professionals seeking careers in higher education. It may be completed in one year by doubling up courses, or 2-3 years if you seek a slower pace. Additionally, if you've ever considered a doctorate program, this program allows you to take 1 EdD course as an elective and seamlessly transition into our EdD program.

This program will prepare you in mind, body, and spirit – through courses grounded in student affairs – to provide you with a better understanding of how to bring your “whole self” to your profession. Whether you’re an associate dean, a director in admission, or a leader in resident life, you’ll graduate this program with a strong understanding of how to be the kind of servant-leader every student needs.

Academic Community Partnership

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated course
What to Expect

Think of all the ways you have benefited from a student affairs administrator while in school. Those are the types of things you’ll learn to do in this program. You’ll study the basics of student affairs administration and learn how generational, social, racial, ethnic, and religious diversity impacts the campus environment. You’ll also gain an understanding of the legal issues that crop up between public and private institutions and their governing boards, administrators, faculty, student affairs staff, and governmental bodies. You’ll explore higher education law, the role of law on campus, and the relationship between the law and the work in student affairs and athletics.

You’ll be surprised by how much you learn from your peers in this program, not just from their knowledge but from their own personal experience as a student. But to sum it up: everything you learn in this program will sharpen your leadership skills and edge you closer to being the servant leader you are destined to become.

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