There has never been a more dynamic time to work in higher education. Students’ profiles and needs are radically different than they were in previous decades. Wrap-around academic support is becoming a growth area as retention is seen as both a moral and a financial imperative. Forward-thinking institutions are re-aligning themselves to meet this challenge: job postings related to student academic success increased to 86% from 2013 to 2018 – by far the fastest increase of any sector in higher education.
Regis’ new MEd in Higher Education Student Success is designed for professionals who wish to be success-makers. Its forward-looking curriculum will prepare you for positions in Advising, Academic Coaching, Tutoring, and Disability Services. Created by industry-active experts, the curriculum is built on cutting edge research and theories on neurodevelopment, executive functioning, and diverse learning styles. You’ll develop the skills to tap into individual students’ strengths and create tailored strategies for success, as well as to work with groups of students to develop and manage learning communities.
This program is ideal for individuals drawn to the teaching and helping professions who wish to work with secondary and post-secondary students to help them succeed, using academic strategies as well as building social/emotional skills such as self-advocacy and resiliency. The coursework, combined with a shadowing requirement and a field placement, will open doors to a new career or greatly expand your current responsibilities.
Courses are provided in a fully online format, however, we recognize that networking is important! All MEd students are strongly encouraged to attend twice-yearly lecture series with accompanying reception and to complete one of your two placements in the Regis Learning Commons.
Online doesn’t equal anonymous! Whether you are able to come to campus or not, you will find that our instructors come to know you, your learning style, and your career aspirations.
Six credits, or two classes, may be transferred into Regis’ EdD in Higher Education Leadership.
We strongly encourage students to move through the program in a cohort model. Our 1.3 year/4-term schedule of two classes per term enables you to continue working full time as you complete the degree. Courses begin in July during the “Summer II” session, and you will complete at the end of the following August.