Beverly L. Bower, Professor and Buchholz Endowed Chair; Ph.D., Florida State University. Leadership; women leaders in higher education; community colleges.
V. Barbara Bush, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University. Leadership; racial and ethnic diversity; women in higher education; student development theory; management; strategic planning; student affairs graduate preparation.
Pu-Shih Daniel Chen, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Spirituality in higher education; student engagement.
Marc Cutright, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Higher Education; Ed.D., University of Tennessee. Academic administration; the professoriate; planning for higher education; essentials of academic publishing; comparative international higher education.
Amy Fann, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles. Access and equity; tribal colleges; transfer issues.
Barrett Taylor, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Policy; higher education finance; distance learning.
Kathleen Whitson, Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Access and equity; teaching and learning; economic development; the evolving mission of the community college.
Carlos Hernandez, Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller for the University of North Texas; Ed.D., University of Texas at El Paso. Higher education finance.
Jesse Jones, President of the North Texas Community College Consortium; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Community college administration; instruction; consortia.
Gwenn Pasco, Assistant Dean for the College of Education; Ed.D., Columbia University. Student cultures; organization and administration; residence life; student affairs administration; retention and academic effectiveness.
Dale Tampke, Associate Professor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Undergraduate retention; higher education organization; higher education budgeting and finance; housing and residence life; assessment; institutional effectiveness.
1155 Union Circle #310829
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
In the higher education graduate program, we develop professionals who plan, operate and improve the effectiveness of higher education. This is accomplished by researching the historical, theoretical and philosophical aspects of the field.
We provide course work, independent study, and research and service opportunities leading to a Master of Education degree in Higher Education. The degree prepares you for entry-level and mid-level management
The curriculum focuses on teaching and practicing academic integrity and ethical behavior as professionals and individuals. Specializations are available in advancement, community college administration, general administration, adult education and student services administration.
Our faculty members have written, co-written or edited more than two dozen books, monographs and book chapters and more than 100 articles in refereed journals. Their research areas include information bases for decision making by higher education administrators, higher education financing strategies for the 21st century and transfer issues in state policies and college
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202-466-7496). This distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education. The college is also one of the top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals
The Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education prepares students for leadership positions (teaching and administration) and to pursue research in the community college field. It also supports the Don A. Buchholz Endowed Chair in Higher Education.
The Center for Higher Education explores the impact of trends and legislation on higher education. Participants conduct research in cooperation with other agencies at national, state and regional levels.
The North Texas Community College Consortium is supported by several community colleges in the region and provides professional development opportunities for member institutions.
You will need to apply for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School as well as the program. The specific requirements and procedures for graduate school admission are outlined at the catalog. You may also contact the higher education program office at 940-565-2045 or visit our website.
When applying to the higher education program, you are required to have an overall 2.8 GPA and submit the following to the department:
An interview may be required. All required admission materials must be filed with the department by July 1 for the fall semester, Nov. 15 for the spring semester, or April 1 for the summer semester.
M. Ed. degree
In addition, you will need to maintain a minimum 3.0 overall GPA to earn the degree.
Our department funds several scholarships to help you pursue your graduate education. We also have graduate and research assistant positions available. For more information on the scholarships and assistant positions, visit our website. Information about other financial assistance programs is at the Graduate School website or the Financial Aid site.