Focus Courses

Student Affairs Focus

EDHP 503 | (3 units)
Curriculum Teaching and Learning in Higher, Adult and Professional Education

Examine curriculum, teaching and learning strategies for general, vocational, and professional education; planning for lifelong learning; theories, policies, and practices for higher, adult, and professional education.

EDUC 531 | (3 units)
Student Disability Issues in Higher Education

Understand the history of the disability movement; examine current research on the success of students with disabilities in higher education; legal and management issues.

EDUC 663 | (3 units)
Race and Racism

Explore topics and issues pertaining to race, racism and racial equity. While most emphasis is placed on P-12 schools and postsecondary institutions, attention also is paid to larger historical, cultural, political, structural, and systemic forces that cyclically reproduce racially disparate experiences and outcomes in the United States.

EDUC 689 | (3 units)
Fiscal Support and Expenditure in Higher Education

Analyze private and public financial support and expenditure patterns; includes recent trends in state and federal legislation related to higher education.


Athletic Administration Focus

EDUC 611 | (3 units)
Athletic Administration

Analyze and discuss critical issues in intercollegiate athletics, including student-athlete academic and social accountability; challenges of NCAA policies; commercialization, marketing, and fundraising in college athletics.

EDUC 617 | (3 units)
The Student Athlete in Higher Education

Examine student athletes in higher education and review effective strategies for counseling and advising college student athletes; issues and challenges of athletic amateurism.

EDUC 613 | (3 units)
Title IX and Gender Issues

Review, analyze and discuss social, political and legal issues surrounding Title IX and its implications for institutions of higher education.