MS in Higher Education: College Teaching and Learning

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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Higher Education with a specialization in College Teaching and Learning program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue a career as an educator in higher learning institutions. Read more about the Master of Science in Higher Education with a specialization in College Teaching and Learning program at Kaplan University here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of program is it?

The Master of Science in Higher Education with a specialization in College Teaching and Learning program is offered online. This program is designed to focus on higher education foundations, laws, regulations, organization, governance, multiculturalism and diversity, finance, and research methods. Specialization courses give students the opportunity to study such topics as teaching adult learners, curriculum design and implementation, student learning assessment methods, and teaching and learning online. In addition to the specialization component of the program, students have the option to add a concentration in the areas of accounting, environmental policy, information technology, health care administration, psychology, management, legal studies, or marketing. There are two track options for this program: thesis and nonthesis. Students who add a concentration to this specialization are not eligible to pursue the thesis track.

What are the prerequisites?

To enroll in the Master of Science in Higher Education with a specialization in College Teaching and Learning program at Kaplan University, applicants must already have a bachelor's degree and be interested in teaching adults. In addition, applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED. Since the program is offered online, applicants need access to a computer.

What are the course requirements?

In order to earn Kaplan University's Master of Science in Higher Education with a specialization in College Teaching and Learning, students must complete 50 credits. This program consists of 30-40 core credits and 10-20 specialization credits. Prospective students should check with Kaplan University regarding the availability of the thesis and nonthesis tracks. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Master of Science in Higher Education with a Specialization in College Teaching and Learning Requirements

Nonthesis Track

  • Foundations of Higher Education
  • Higher Education Laws and Regulations
  • Higher Education Organization and Governance
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Research Methods for Education and Instructional Technology
  • Teaching Adult Learners
  • Curriculum Design and Implementation
  • Student Learning Assessment Methods
  • Teaching and Learning Online

Thesis Track

  • Foundations of Higher Education
  • Higher Education Laws and Regulations
  • Higher Education Organization and Governance
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Research Methods for Education and Instructional Technology
  • Master's Thesis Proposal
  • Master's Thesis Defense
  • Choose two of the following:
    • Teaching Adult Learners
    • Curriculum Design and Implementation
    • Student Learning Assessment Methods
    • Teaching and Learning Online

What could I do after I graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates earning a Master of Science in Higher Education with a specialization in College Teaching and Learning program at Kaplan University could be prepared to pursue employment as a faculty member at a university, four-year college, community college, or technical college. Your work could include teaching adults.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Adjunct professor
  • College faculty member
  • Professor
  • University faculty member