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Higher Education in Maryland

Academic Program Proposals
From Degree-Granting Institutions Authorized to
Operate in the State of Maryland

Certificate Programs

Directed Technology Certificate (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.25.C)

An institution shall provide a copy of the curriculum and a letter from the president of the institution that responds to the following:


(f)     The curriculum for the certificate has been developed in consultation with a specific employer or employers to meet specific training needs;

(g)    The curriculum has been reviewed by the appropriate curriculum approval bodies at the institution;

(h)    A content specialist will be assigned to ensure high standards and maintain written documentation about the curriculum; and

(i)      Financial resources are adequate to support the curriculum.


New Certificate in Existing Degree Programs (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.25.D)

A program proposal for a new certificate in an existing degree program may be made in a brief, one-page document that:


(a)    Explains the centrality of the proposed certificate program to the mission of the institution;

(b)    Provides evidence of the market demand for the proposed certificate program;

(c)    Sets out the curriculum design; and

(d)    Shows that adequate faculty resources exist for the proposed certificate program.

(e)    If the proposed program requires new resources, please submit Finance data (pdf) , to include completed tables of Table 1:  Resources (pdf) and Table 2:  Expenditure (pdf) along with a narrative discussing the resource requirements and sources of funds to support the program.

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