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Higher Education in Maryland
Academic Program Proposal
Currently Under Review
Date Proposal Received Institution and Proposal Degree Awarded Name of Academic Program Objections Received Decision Deadline MHEC Final Decision Final Decision Date
11/8/2013

Drexel University

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Initial Application Yes 9/8/2014  Authorized  9/19/2014 

OOS Initial Application  Program Description

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.) in Nursing program continues the education of registered nurses to prepare them for the rapidly changing health care environment. Core courses prepare the graduate for population-based cases and the managed care environment. Support courses, electives, and study in an area of the studentís choosing build on foundational educational experiences to facilitate the examination of critical issues from a variety of perspectives. Qualified students are encouraged to sub-matriculate in the MSN program (RN/BSN/MSN pathway) while enrolled in the BSN program. The program requires 180 quarter credit hours.

The Master of Science (M.S.N.) in Nursing program emphasizes the development of competencies related to the use of technology, evidence-based practice, customization of care, health team and interdisciplinary leadership, and outcome and risk assessment. The program offers the following areas of concentration: adult acute care, family primary care, pediatric primary care, adult psychiatric mental health and women's health. The program t is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program ranges from 52 to 57 credit hours.

The Post-Masterís Certificate in Nursing is available for individuals that hold an MSN degree and would like to gain further knowledge in nursing. The program offers for the following areas to focus on:1. Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice: This online post-master's certificate is available for individuals that hold an MSN degree and would like to gain further knowledge in innovation and intra/entrepreneurial business development. 2. Nursing Education and Faculty Role: This online post-master's certificate is available for individuals that hold an MSN degree and would like to gain further knowledge in other areas of nursing. 3. Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: The pediatric primary care nurse practitioner certificate places emphasis on evidence-based learning.4. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: The Post-Masterís Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program is intended for MSN prepared clinicians who would like to gain further knowledge in the acute care continuum. 5. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate is designed for individuals who have earned a Masterís degree in nursing and seek nurse practitioner certification, or for certified nurse practitioners who would like to specify their patient population focus.6. Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner: The Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Certificate program provides MSN prepared nurses and healthcare professionals with advanced female lifespan specialization.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program provides students with the knowledge needed to translate research into practice and advanced competencies for increasingly complex practice and leadership roles to lead healthcare innovations and influence policy. The program is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. The mission of the DNP program is to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles as executives or practitioners and to apply evidence-based practice to improve individual, family, and community health outcomes. The program requires 45 credit hours.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum program provides two options: (Track I) earning a master's degree while completing initial certification to become a classroom teacher; or (Track II) earning a master's degree to enhance an existing career as a classroom teacher. Students in Track II select an area of concentration from among a variety of options, providing an opportunity for intensive study in teaching, learning, and curriculum; educational leadership; international education; instructional technology; or higher education. Students may also customize their own concentration based on their interests and professional needs. The program requires 45 quarter credit hours.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Elementary Education program is designed for elementary school teachers. The BS in Elementary Education uses university-wide resources to prepare fully qualified teachers at the primary education levels. Students in the School of Education participate in one six-month cooperative education (co-op) experience in a professional position related to their area of certification. The program requires that students have a B average (3.0 GPA) in content courses needed for teacher certification in addition to the grade of B or better in each EDUC course throughout their time in the program. These requirements must be satisfied in order for Drexel to recommend the student for teacher certification upon graduation and/or be considered to have completed the program. The program ranges from 180 to 188.5 credit hours.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Teacher Education program uses university-wide resources to prepare fully qualified teachers at the secondary education levels in various subjects of certification. The program applies the microcomputer in teaching and learning, and it is the only such program in the country to incorporate a six-month paid internship in industry related to the studentís area of certification (for example, a prospective chemistry teacher might co-op at a chemical company). The BS in Teacher Education, is focused on secondary education, and provides graduates with the background to work with students in grades 7-12* in a specific subject area. Students may work with their academic advisor to satisfy teacher certification requirements for multiple areas if desired. The program ranges from 180 to 191.5 credit hours.

The Post-Masterís Certificate in School Principal program was designed to produce school leaders who are knowledgeable about current theories and strategies in leadership and change. Components of the programís conceptual bedrock are heuristic diagnostic learning, intelligent use of emotions in interpersonal skills of leadership, creative problem solving, and learning technologies. The program requires 22 credit hours.

The Post-Bachelorís Certificate in Elementary Education: Special Education program seeks to produce professionals who are equipped with the fundamental skills, knowledge, and competencies necessary to meet the needs of students at risk for school failure and students with disabilities in multiple settings. This certificate program focuses on students from the prekindergarten to middle school levels. The special education PreK-8 certification program is intended for those interested in gaining greater skills and expertise in the area of PreK-8 special education and a teaching certificate in the area of PreK-8 special education. The program requires 31.5 credit hours.

The Post-Bachelorís Certificate in Secondary Education: Special Education program seeks to produce professionals who are equipped with the fundamental skills, knowledge, and competencies necessary to meet the needs of students at risk for school failure and students with disabilities in multiple settings. The certificate program focuses on students at the secondary level and is intended for those interested in gaining greater skills and expertise in the area of secondary special education and a teaching certificate in the area of secondary special education. The program requires 31.5 credit hours.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Sport Management program is designed both for individuals already working in the sport management industry as well as for individuals who are new to the industry and looking to make a career change from a "mainstream industryĒ (such as marketing or finance) into the more specialized field of sport management. The Master of Science in Sport Management program prepares its graduates for positions in sport management at all levels (recreational, youth, inter-scholastic, amateur, collegiate, professional) and within several organizational settings (public, private, non-profit, corporations). The program content provides an integrated educational experience directed toward developing the ability to apply knowledge and skills to the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of sport programs and offer solutions to practical problems in the sport management field. The program requires 45 quarter credit hours.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Arts Administration program is designed to provide academic preparation for leadership positions with nonprofit organizations, foundations, corporations, and government agencies involved in the visual and performing arts. The program requires 45 quarter credit hours.


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