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Get a foundational overview of the scope and functions of higher education, its history, current issues, and leadership theory.
Apply higher education theory and best practices to make positive decisions for your organization.
Create an action plan for your professional development and an e-portfolio.
Engage in a curriculum that emphasizes scholarly inquiry and critical thinking, and communication within higher education.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
Apply credits from this program to our MS in Higher Education degree program.
Create a professional development plan in your first course that can help you stay on track throughout your program.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you
need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Depending on the program and school, you may be able to apply transfer credits to your Capella education.
These need-based federal education funds never need to be repaid.
This program, sponsored by the U.S. government, provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt amounts. An enrollment counselor can tell you more.
This online higher education leadership and administration graduate certificate fine-tunes your understanding of the culture and politics of colleges. You’ll dive into current theories and trends in higher education leadership.
Leadership in Higher Education
Learners in this course examine the leadership philosophies,
theories, and decision-making structures associated with higher
education administration. Learners explore the nature and function of
leadership; leadership roles; and institutional history, vision,
culture, politics, and organizational structure.
Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
History, Issues, and Trends in Higher Education
Learners gain an understanding of the evolution of colleges,
universities, and other postsecondary institutions. Learners focus on
the cultural, societal, and economic influences that have shaped the
development of higher education curricula, culture, practices, and
governance. Learners also relate historical events and milestones to
current issues and trends in higher education.
|4 quarter credits|
Organization and Functions of Higher Education Programs
This course exposes learners to the organizational structures and
functions within higher education institutions, including the
operational roles that each division plays. Within this context,
learners explore student services, academic affairs, financial
affairs, institutional advancement, and enrollment management.
|4 quarter credits|
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