- Student Learning & Development
ContactMs. Carmen Goldsmith
The College Student Affairs (CSA) Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. program at the University of South Florida is designed to foster the intellectual and professional development of individuals seeking careers as student affairs administrators in institutions of higher education. Through intensive coursework and practical experience, individuals gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the theoretical foundation of the profession and the principles and practices that promote holistic college student development. The objective of the program is for individuals to learn and apply the skills necessary for developing climates conducive to college students' learning and personal growth.
The CSA program at the University of South Florida leads to an M.Ed. degree. Students complete the program as a cohort, which is a valuable part of the learning experience. The strength and uniqueness of the CSA program is its emphasis on providing students a sound theoretical foundation combined with integrated and challenging field experience. The instructional method of relating theory-to-practice is accomplished by involving students in rigorous classroom activity along with internships and graduate assistantships in specialized areas of student affairs work. Graduates will be prepared for entry level and mid-management positions in student affairs areas such as: residence life, career services, student activities, and advising.
The CSA program emphasizes three major components: Foundational Studies, Professional Studies, and Supervised Practice as recommended by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. The curriculum includes theories of human growth and development, environmental influences, and social science based interventions as applied to student affairs practice.
Features of the CSA Program
The program is a full-time, two year program of study.
All full-time students have graduate assistantships in student affairs related functional areas.
Coursework includes foundations of student affairs, student development theory, educational research, leadership and management, law and student affairs, diversity and assessment practices.
Number of Program Faculty
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