SAHE Curriculum

Required course work (36 credits)

  • EDPL 6000: Introduction to Educational Inquiry
  • EDPL 6100: Introduction to Student Affairs
  • EDPL 6130: Introduction to Counseling
  • EDPL 6140: Social Justice Advocacy in Student Affairs 
  • EDPL 6200: Student Development in Higher Education
  • EDPL 6210: Environmental Theory and Assessment in Higher Education
  • EDPL 6250: History of Higher Education in the United States
  • EDPL 6260: Organizational Theory and Administration in Higher Education
  • EDPL 6800: American Law and the Educational Organization
  • EDPL 6965: Practicum* in Student Affairs Leadership 1
  • EDPL 6966: Practicum in Student Affairs Leadership 2
  • EDPL 6997: Capstone in Educational Policy and Leadership

The SAHE program meets the following graduate professional preparation standards: Council for the Advancement Standards in Higher Education (CAS) & College Student Educators International (ACPA)

*Practicum Experiences


Practica are field experiences in which students apply theories learned in their coursework to a student affairs setting while taking a seminar class led by a SAHE Faculty. In the practicum class, students discuss their field experiences with one another and engage with relevant readings to enhance their professional practice.

Practicum Opportunities

Local practicum experiences are available at Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Alverno College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary University, Carroll College, Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Cardinal Stritch University. Generally, students have worked in the following areas:

  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions/Recruitment
  • Alumni Relations and Development
  • Athletics
  • Student Activities/Involvement/Engagement
  • Campus Ministry
  • Career Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Greek Life
  • International Education
  • Multicultural/Diversity Affairs
  • Orientation/First-Year Programs
  • Residence Life
  • Student Support Services
  • Women’s Resource Center