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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
12/20/2013

Capella University

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Initial Application Yes 6/20/2014  Authorized  6/20/2014 

OOS Initial Application  Program Description

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program provides practicing professionals the opportunity to further develop their skills and demonstrate proficiency in the essential competency areas of their discipline. The program emphasizes creative and critical thinking and practical application of inquiry, research, leadership, and management skills and prepares successful graduates to excel as effective strategists, problem solvers, and change managers in their chosen fields. The program offers one area of concentration in reading and literacy.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education program expands on previous learning within a discipline and fosters the critical thinking that practicing professionals need to excel as practitioners. The program offers four areas of concentration in curriculum and instruction, leadership in educational administration, special education leadership, and instructional design for online learning.

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program serves learners seeking a post-masterís graduate experience that emphasized both practice and scholarship. The program assists practitioners by moving them toward the scholarly focus of the doctoral experience. The program offers two areas of concentration in curriculum and instruction and leadership in educational administration.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Education program integrates recognized theory and best practices with practical application in a collaborative environment in order to enhance learnersí abilities to excel as practitioners in their chosen specializations. The program offers seven areas of concentration in curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, K-12 studies in education, leadership in educational administration, reading and literacy, special education teaching, and instructional design for online learning.

The Post-Masterís Certificate in College Teaching is designed to assist learners in mastering academic instructional skills, including the ability to teach effectively online.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is designed for advances practice nurses who want to move into administrative positions, nurse administrators who want to expand their leadership responsibilities or nurse leaders who want to design and implement health care delivery programs. The program is not designed to prepare advanced practice registered nurses for roles as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwives, or certified nurse anesthetists.

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) is designed to prepare registered nurses to assume roles as nurse educators, diabetes nurse specialist, or nurse executives in a variety of health care delivery settings. The program will not lead to American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification. The program offers seven areas of concentration in diabetes nursing, nursing leadership and administration, nurse educator, RN to MSN general nursing, RN to MSN diabetes nursing, RN to MSN nursing leadership and administration, and RN to MSN nurse educator.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision program offers preparation for counseling/therapy professionals seeking career advancement within the counseling profession or leadership positions in academic, clinical and consultative settings. The program offers an area of concentration in general counselor education and supervision.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Addiction Counseling is designed to prepare learners to pursue careers in mental health counseling or addiction counseling, treatment, and prevention. The program offers an area of concentration in general addiction counseling.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy is designed to prepare learners to serve as marriage and family counselors/therapists for a diverse population of clients in various therapeutic settings. The program has specialized accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program offers an area of concentration in general marriage and family counseling/therapy.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare learners to serve as mental health counselors serving individuals and groups in institutional, public, or private practice settings. The program has specialized accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program offers an area of concentration in general mental health counseling.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in School Counseling is designed to prepare learners to serve as school counselors and leaders who advocate for the academic, career, personal and social needs of students. The program has specialized accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program offers an area of concentration in general school counseling.

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) is designed to prepare learners for professional psychology practice. The program offers an area of concentration in clinical psychology which provides learners with comprehensive clinical training based on theoretical and scientific foundations of psychology, including psychological assessment and intervention.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology is designed for learners seeking entry into the profession of psychology. The program offers two areas of concentration in clinical psychology and counseling psychology.


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