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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
4/7/2014

Grand Canyon University

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Renewal Yes 10/7/2014  Authorized  10/8/2014 

OOS Renewal  Program Description

There have been no changes to the programs since they were initially approved. Grand Canyon is authorized to offer the following programs:1. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Counseling2. Master of Science (M.S.) in Addiction Counseling3. Master of Science (M.S.) in Professional Counseling4. Master of Science (M.S.N.) in Nursing5. Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching6. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading7. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction: Technology8. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration9. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership10. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education11. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages12. Post Master’s Certificate of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Educational Studies program does not lead to initial teacher licensure. This program does not include a student teaching component, and does not therefore lead to licensure, but may lead to career advancement for those who are already licensed as teachers. The program develops educators for opportunities outside of the traditional classroom. The program requires 120 semester credit hours.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Christian Counseling program is designed for students interested in becoming professional counselors that are able to integrate Christian principles into their counseling practice and to apply that knowledge in a counseling setting. The program requires 74 semester credit hours. Graduates from this program are prepared to meet the academic requirements for licensure in Arizona as a: Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC), or a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). Grand Canyon has a disclaimer for students enrolled in this program which states “Licensing and/or certification requirements may vary from state to state. It is the student’s responsibility to check the licensing/certification requirements in their respective states.”

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as addiction counseling professionals, treating individuals with substance abuse/dependency disorders and also able to integrate Christian principles into their counseling practice and to apply knowledge in a counseling setting. The program requires 48 semester credit hours. Graduates from this program are prepared to meet the academic requirements for licensure in Arizona as a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) or a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). Grand Canyon has a disclaimer for students enrolled in this program which states “Licensing and/or certification requirements may vary from state to state. It is the student’s responsibility to check the licensing/certification requirements in their respective states.”

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program provides preparation for advanced practice and leadership roles in nursing. The program expands on current theoretical and scientific foundations of health care practice, including the discipline knowledge base, the design and the evaluation of clinical solutions, and clinical and organizational leadership. The program prepares nurse leaders to design and implement evidence-based strategies for practice that improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. The program requires 36 semester credit hours.


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