Requirements and curricula | Taylor University

Additional Graduation Requirements

Help: Each MAHE student is placed in paid two-year graduate assistance on-campus based on his or her personal area of ​​interest. Aid stipends vary from $7,500 to a minimum of $9,000 annually for tuition assistance and fee costs. Each help is designed as a learning experience that delivers marketable skills.

Internship: In addition to your two years on-campus assistantship experience, you will have at least one additional internship opportunity at Taylor or an institution of their choice to add to your work experience.

hypothesisYou will have the opportunity to conduct original research through a thesis project under the supervision of a faculty.

Curriculum development

Taylor’s organizational commitment to research and continuous improvement in educational offerings helps Taylor graduates stand out in a competitive academic environment. Since launching the MAHE program in 2007, leaders have responded to the changing landscape of higher education and feedback from alumni. Some examples of important changes include:

  • Addition of a distinctive international trip to England and Wales to study comparative international higher education for second year students. Students and faculty attend an international higher education conference where students can present their original research to an international community of higher education scholars and practitioners.
  • New course content that addresses cultural issues of diversity, equity and inclusion from a biblical perspective.
  • New course exploring mental health for college students.

Learning Outcomes

The MAHE program aims to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of higher educational roles and contexts. In accordance with this objective and recognized professional standards, the program will focus on the following learning outcomes:

1. Education and development of college students

Graduates of the program will be able to describe the key elements and issues for the development of college students and will demonstrate the ability to apply developmental concepts in professional practice.

  • Counseling and Referral: Graduates will demonstrate an understanding and proficiency in essential assistive skills as well as the skills and knowledge required to provide referrals to students in need of professional mental health care.
  • Student Learning: Graduates will possess knowledge of the Student Learning Model and demonstrate competence in promoting, developing and implementing a Smooth Curriculum.
  • Spiritual Development: Graduates will demonstrate personal spiritual maturity and demonstrated ability to integrate and practice faith effectively and appropriately. In addition, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to enhance and encourage spiritual formation in others. This outcome forms the basis for the whole person philosophy of this Christ-centered program and its alumni.

2. Leading for Change

Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and practical principles of leading change. In addition, graduates will develop a personal leadership model and gain experience by assisting with university leadership development initiatives.

  • Management and Governance: Graduates will be familiar with the unique management, organizational and governance issues and structures found in higher education. In addition, they will demonstrate the ability to navigate and work effectively within these structures.
  • Higher Education Finance: Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of higher education finance and funding structures as well as the ability to build and manage institutional and administrative budgets.
  • Program Development: Graduates will demonstrate the theoretical understanding and organizational skills needed to develop and implement effective educational curricula and programmes.
  • Legal Issues in Higher Education: Graduates will gain exposure to legal concepts and issues in higher education and demonstrate practical knowledge of working with legal counsel.
  • Global Engagement: Graduates will understand higher education in a global context and will be prepared to work skilfully in multiple cultural environments.
  • Contemporary issues and trends in higher education. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of important issues and trends in higher education. In addition, they will have a practical understanding of methods for identifying and evaluating contemporary developments.

3. Educational values, philosophy and history

Graduates will possess knowledge of the philosophical, psychological, and social foundations of American higher education. In addition, they will be able to discern the important implications of these foundations in the practice and implementation of program and curriculum design.

  • History of Higher Education: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major historical events, movements, and trends that have shaped American higher education.

4. Research, Scholarship and Evaluation

Graduates will demonstrate the research competence necessary for the purposes of program evaluation and improvement, the development of optimal educational practice, and the advancement of knowledge in the field. Students will participate in original research and will have opportunities to present or publish results professionally.

  • Assessment: Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of program assessment principles, the skills needed to construct such assessments, and a knowledge of how assessment findings can be incorporated into continuous quality improvement.

5. Experiential learning

Graduates will gain hands-on professional experience by participating in a variety of practical training and internship opportunities.

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