Academics

students discussing a textbookDegrees

Two degree options are offered within the Higher Education Program (use the menu at right for more information):

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Note: The Higher Education degrees are non-licensure degrees and do not lead to North Carolina K-12 teaching, administration, or supervision licensure.
 

Concentrations

The program offers three concentrations :

  • Adult and Developmental Education (M.A. and Ed.S.)
  • Community College and University Leadership (M.A.. and Ed.S.)
  • Teaching (M.A. only)
     

Structure

The Higher Education Graduate Program offers its degree coursework both on-campus and through ASU's distance education program.

  • On-campus students enroll full-time or part-time and take face-to-face classes on weeknights (6:00-9:00pm).
  • Off-campus cohorts are formed regularly and engage a consistent group of students in two courses per term. These courses are delivered through a hybrid approach, combining face-to-face instruction with online learning. Online components of coursework utilize ASU's Moodle-based platform (AsULearn) and cutting-edge virtual world technology. Some classes may be delivered completely online.
     

For More Information

  • For information about the application process, click here.
  • To see the Graduate Bulletin (2016-2017) program description and requirements, click here.
  • For information about the M.A. and Ed.S. programs, contact Dr. Vachel Miller, Program Director at millervw@appstate.edu or 828-262-2280.
  • For information about ASU's distance education cohorts, contact Bronwen Sheffield at sheffieldbl@appstate.edu or 800-355-4084.