A Higher Education degree will prepare you for a career as an administrator in a variety of higher education settings, including colleges and universities, community colleges, higher education systems, proprietary/vocational institutions, and college access and pathway programs.

Voluntary Internships

Internships give you opportunities to get hands-on experience, refine your understanding of your coursework and make professional contacts who can assist your future career development. Internships are optional experiences that take place as part of your program's coursework. 

School & Community Partnerships 

As part of its mission to give back to the surrounding community and provide substantive fieldwork experiences for its students, the College of Education and Human Development has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations.

Career Services

The College of Education and Human Development offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

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Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Higher Education MEd may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Directors, Religious Activities & Education

$43,860.00 (2019)

Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School

$96,400.00 (2019)

Education Administrators, Postsecondary

$95,410.00 (2019)

Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare Center/Program

$48,210.00 (2019)

Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors

$57,040.00 (2019)

Health Educators

$55,220.00 (2019)

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) as of June 10, 2020.