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Higher Education in Maryland
Academic Program Proposal
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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

Walden University

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Renewal   10/7/2014  Authorized  10/17/2014 

OOS Renewal  Program Description

There have been no changes to the programs since they were initially approved. Walden is authorized to offer the following programs:1. Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology 2. Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology3. Master of Science (M.S.) in Mental Health Counseling4. Master of Science (M.S.) in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling5. Master of Science (M.S.) in Addictions Counseling6. Master of Science (M.S.) in Career Counseling7. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision8. Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)9. Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Informatics10. Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)11. Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Research Administration12. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies13. Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Education Leadership and Administration: Principal Preparation14. Endorsement in Special Education Certificate15. Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in Teaching: Teacher Preparation16. Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)17. Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)18. Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Areas of concentration:1. Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner2. Family Nurse Practitioner3. Leadership and Management4. Nursing Education5. Nursing Informatics

The Master of Science (M.S.) in School Counseling program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The program provides a foundation in school counseling theories, approaches, and best practices while getting hands-on experience in the classroom. Students learn the various issues affecting children, preteens and teens today and learn how to provide guidance and support to diverse student populations. The program requires 75 quarter credit hours and two six-day residencies.

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in K-12 Reading Endorsement program is designed to prepare students to be skilled reading and literacy instructors. It prepares the graduates to engage future students in active reading, critical thinking, and thoughtful writing. The program requires 19 semester credit hours.

The Master of Science (M.S.N.) in Nursing: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare students to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care to individuals 13 years or older with complex acute and chronic medical conditions. The program requires 56 quarter credit hours and 576 practicum hours.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Education: Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) program is designed for educators who want to become a principal or administrator at the masterís level. The program is designed to develop the management, leadership and advanced instructional skills necessary to be a successful educational leader. This newly proposed area of concentration provides the legal, financial, data and personnel management knowledge needed to meet the daily challenges of school administration as well as the instructional leadership skills required to improve student outcomes. The program requires 36 semester credit hours.

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