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Higher Education in Maryland
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Date Proposal Received Institution and Proposal Degree Awarded Name of Academic Program Objections Received Decision Deadline MHEC Final Decision Final Decision Date
1/31/2013

Messiah College

MA/MS/MSN/ MEd/ Certificates  OSS Initial Application: Counseling/Nursing/Higher Ed/Teaching/Autism Spectrum Disorder   7/31/2013  Authorized  8/1/2013 

OSS Initial Application: Counseling/Nursing/Higher Ed/Teaching/Autism Spectrum Disorder  Program Description

The Master of Arts in Counseling program is designed to help prepare individuals to become competent counselors who are capable of working in a variety of settings. Students emerge prepared to serve others in the counseling process, develop leadership abilities in the counseling field, and reconcile relationships within the counseling setting. This program offers concentrations in clinical mental health, school, and marriage, couple and family counseling. The Master of Education program is structured to enhance individuals’ abilities as an effective educator, leader and collaborator. These skills will prove invaluable when working with students, their families, and other educational professionals. This program offers concentrations in special education and TESOL.The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to prepare nurse educators at the graduate level to have an opportunity for entry-level teaching positions in undergraduate nursing education programs or to serve as clinical nurse educators in clinical practice settings. This program offers a concentration in nurse educator.The Master of Arts in Higher Education program prepares students to be transformative, visionary leaders for a variety of higher education settings. This program offers concentrations in students affairs and college athletics.The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program is designed for students who desire additional coursework and training in TESOL.The Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders program is designed for individuals with a desire to learn more about teaching children and adolescents with autism. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Counseling program is designed for students who already have a master’s degree in an appropriate counseling-related field. This certificate helps students earn additional credits towards stat licensure or certification.The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Nursing program is designed for registered nurses who already hold an advanced degree in nursing without a focus in nurse education but who would like to advance their career as a nurse educator.The Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN) program is designed for registered nurses who have earned an associate degree or nursing diploma and wish to streamline their education to earn a Master of Science in Nursing that will advance their career in nursing education. This program offers a concentration in nurse educator.


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