Careers

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 has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations.

Career Services

The College of Education 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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Outcomes

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

Career

Median Salary*

Directors, Religious Activities & Education

$38,980.00

Education Administrators, All Other

$78,210.00

Education Administrators, Postsecondary

$92,360.00

Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors

$55,410.00

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

$107,320.00

Residential Advisors

$25,570.00

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School

$58,600.00

Special Education Teachers, Middle School

$59,510.00

Special Education Teachers, Preschool

$53,640.00

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

$60,180.00

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