Interested in learning more about the inner workings of colleges and universities? Saint Martin’s new Higher Education and Student Affairs (MED-HESA) program is opening up three classes this spring to all alumni, staff and faculty members.

Program highlights & requirements

Classes meet one day a week in the evenings at Saint Martin’s Lacey campus.

Courses offer you the opportunity to:

  • earn continuing education credits
  • learn more about the student population you are currently serving in your workplace
  • enrich your education and experience to pursue a career in higher education

No prerequisites are required.

Learn more about admission requirements for the full MED-HESA program.

Affordability

Saint Martin’s HESA Alumni Scholarship

Saint Martin’s alumni are eligible for a 50% tuition ($620 per class) scholarship for the spring 2019 semester only.

Tuition remission for staff and faculty members

Staff and faculty members who are eligible for tuition remission may use this benefit to cover up to six credits per semester.

HESA spring 2019 course offerings

  • MED 665: The American College and University

    Join us for an engaging class focused on the social, political, and economic changes and challenges in American Higher Education in the 21st Century. We will explore both public and private, two-year and four-year, non-profit and for-profit institutions of higher education within an ethical framework.  

    MED 665 is a hybrid class that combines the engagement of face-to-face class sessions as well as an online portion to meet the needs of working professionals. Class sessions will be highly interactive in a supportive environment conducive to learning.   

    Face-to-face class sessions will be held on Monday nights from 4:30 to 7:20 p.m. approximately once every 2 to 3 weeks with online postings between sessions.

  • MED 664: Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration

    This course explores the connections of theory and practice in administrative leadership and management of higher education student services/student affairs. Beginning with higher education finance and budget management the course broadens to include the principles of supervision and management and their connections to professional standards and best practices.

    MED 664 meets Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:10 p.m.

    Class sessions will be interactive and utilize a variety of activities to engage students in conversation, critical thinking, and engagement with the content.

  • MED 662: Introduction to Higher Education & Student Affairs

    This introductory course explores a wide range of institutional types and functional areas (i.e., academic advising, admissions, campus ministry, career development, financial aid, residence life, student activities, etc.). In addition, students will learn the role of student affairs in facilitating the learning and personal development of students. Knowledge and appreciation of connecting functional areas with the history, philosophy, and theoretical underpinnings of the field and current issues facing higher education will help students build a professional framework.

    MED 662 meets Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7:10 p.m.  

    Class sessions will be interactive and utilize a variety of activities to engage students in conversation, critical thinking, and engagement with the content.

Questions?

For more information, contact:

Jackie Clark
Program Director, M.Ed.-Higher Education and Student Affairs
jclark@stmartin.edu