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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

Northcentral University

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Initial Application   10/1/2014  Authorized  9/25/2014 

OOS Initial Application  Program Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in PK-12 Principal Leadership program is focused on developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for leadership roles in the diverse field of education. Students in this program will critically analyze a broad range of theories, current trends and practices, and practical knowledge in education. The program is approved by the Arizona Department of Education to prepare candidates for certification as PK-12 school principals in the State of Arizona. Certification requirements vary by state and students are advised to contact their state department of education for guidance in obtaining certification or licensure. The program requires 36 credit hours.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Marriage and Family Therapy program is focused on developing the skills and personal and professional growth that are required for effective practice in the field of marriage and family therapy. The program is designed to provide an integrated learning experience for adult students seeking specific training in the profession of marriage and family therapy. The program prepares students for therapeutic and educational work in a variety of settings including mental health centers, public service agencies, correctional facilities, industry, medical settings and private practice. Graduates will be prepared to seek licensure in their home state. The program requires 45 credit hours.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Marriage and Family Therapy program is designed to provide a high quality and rigorous education and training experience for students who wish to prepare for professional life as marriage and family therapists. The program offers advanced clinical education and training, research coursework and opportunities, and supervision training and experience. Graduates of the doctoral program will be prepared to carry out advanced clinical work and supervision and/or education and research in the field of marriage and family therapy. The program requires 69 credit hours.

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