Higher Education is Focus of new Columbus State M.Ed.

Dr. Darryl HollomanCOLUMBUS, Ga. – Starting this fall, Columbus State University will offer a master’s degree in education specifically designed for college and university administrators.

The new Master’s of Education with a concentration in higher education is designed to provide individuals with an interdisciplinary approach to serve as administrators and leaders in a variety of higher education settings.

The program is housed in Columbus State University’s nationally accredited College of Education and Health Professions.

Darryl Holloman, the university’s assistant vice president for student affairs and a professor in the college, was a driving force behind the establishment of this new program.

“This new track was designed in response to student requests,” Holloman said. “College and university enrollment is growing in Georgia, and this program will prepare the next generation of leaders to deal with demands of an ever-changing student population.”

Classes will be taught with a combination of face-to-face classroom and online options, and include opportunities for internships in student affairs and enrollment management areas across the country and at Columbus State University.

Officials are limiting enrollment to enhance student and teacher engagement, and all applicants must meet certain admission criteria and go through a one-day interview process with faculty members of the program.

Applications are being accepted until July 29 for the fall 2011 semester. For more information, go online to http://ColumbusState.edu/cfl/csuleader/http://cfl.columbusstate.edu/csuleader/.