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Education (Community College)


Program Overview

For over 40-years the Master of Arts degree in Education with a Community College concentration (MAE-CC) has been developing leaders throughout the community college system. This advanced degree program prepares professional educators with the tools needed to address and solve complex issues in postsecondary systems. The MAE-CC program provides a comprehensive curriculum focusing on the future success of vocational postsecondary systems around North America.

Courses are taught online in the US and Canada and face-to-face at select Ontario colleges in eight-week terms. Many of the face-to-face courses offer the convenience and flexibility of a hybrid delivery format or a combination of face-to-face and online formats.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Part-Time
Location: Online
Program Length: 2-3 years
Credit Hours: 33

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

The Master of Arts degree in Education with a Community College concentration prepares students to impact, influence, and advance community colleges and postsecondary educational systems for the 21st century. With a specific focus on developing professional knowledge, students will develop a deep understanding of foundational concepts within the community college system that can be applied immediately within professional settings. A strong focus on ethical leadership recognizes the importance of social and cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion and translates into increased professional aptitude. Finally, students will engage in a process of knowledge creation and implementation through applied practices and action-oriented research. All candidates for the MA must complete a minimum of 30-34 semester hours.

For information:  Sarah Marshall Ph. D, 195 Ojibway Ct, EHS 314, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; 989-774-3635, For Canadian students, learn more about international admissions.

Program Highlights

This program is designed for professionals working the postsecondary educational system. With a focus on understanding how adults learn and develop and how postsecondary institutions and programs are designed to fit their needs, this versatile degree will help students reach their career goals in the college system or other postsecondary institutions and systems.

Select an emphasis for this program:

  • Administration/Student Affairs - Examine the professional roles of deans, presidents and vice presidents, college administrators, program chairs, and various positions dealing with student and staff development, labor relations, leadership, and program measurement.
  • College Teaching - Strengthen an understanding of how learning experiences are designed and developed and evaluated and how to measure program relevance and effectiveness.
  • Training and Development - Analyze the role of training in organizations and understand how to align the training goals with an organization’s strategic plan to evaluate the relationship between needs analysis and training.

Careers & Outcomes

Graduates of the MAE-CC program have become college professors, college and university presidents, student affairs professionals, senior administrators, academic counselors, student success coaches, registrars, admission representatives, alumni development and advancement officers, community leaders, hospital administrators, military leaders, industry trainers, and many other positions related to the field of postsecondary education.

Career Projected Salary
Postsecondary Teacher $79,540
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