Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
8/17/2015Grand Canyon University
Proposal
MultipleOOS Renewal2/17/2016
OOS Renewal Program Description
Previously approved programs requesting renewal include a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Educational Studies, a B.S. in Counseling, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), a Master of Science (M.S.) in Addiction Counseling, a M.S. in Professional Counseling, a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) with three areas of emphasis in Public Health; Nursing Education; and Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction:  Reading, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction:  Technology, a M.Ed. in Educational Administration, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, a M.Ed. in Special Education, a M.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, a M.S. in Christian Counseling, a M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders, and a Post Master’s Certificate of Science in Nursing:  Nursing Education.  <p>The newly proposed programs include:<p> The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English for Secondary Education provides future middle and high school teachers with skills in comprehending and interpreting texts.  The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking about texts in a number of media and effectively expressing ideas orally and in written form.  (120 credit hours)<p> The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History for Secondary Education is designed to provide future middle and high school teachers with the content knowledge needed in the areas of history and social studies.  While completing a solid path in the historical content, students will complete the methodological courses necessary to become certified secondary educators.  (120 credit hours)<p> The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business for Secondary Education is designed to enroll students interested in becoming junior high or high school business teachers.  The program includes preparation for initial teacher licensure.  (120 credit hours)<p> The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics for Secondary Education curriculum focuses on content and pedagogical knowledge future teachers need to successfully teach mathematics.  Graduates will have enhanced their critical thinking abilities and problem-solving skills in order to tackle difficult problems from any field and to teach their own students as well.  (120 credit hours)<p> The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Autism Spectrum Disorders has been developed for certified teachers who are interested in learning how to work more effectively with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  During the program of study, candidates will survey the unique characteristics of students with ASD and the core challenges associated with language and communication, social skills, behavior and processing.  (32 credit hours)<p> The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Reading with an emphasis in Elementary Education is designed for current teaching professionals who would like to become reading specialists or literacy coaches to increase the educational and literacy success of grade K-8 students by working with them to develop and enhance their reading abilities.  Other topics of focus include: foundational theory and research, developmental learning and assessments, corrective reading assessment, and instructional leadership and literacy coaching.  This program does not include a student teaching component, and does not therefore lead to licensure, but may lead to career advancement for those already licensed as teachers. (32 credit hours)<p> The Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.) is designed to help graduates meet the challenges in the expansive health issues in the nation as well as globally.  From environmental health concerns, emerging and re-emerging diseases, socio-political factors affecting both our nation’s health and health globally, to the evolving state of our current health care systems, the M.P.H. degree prepares students to take a leadership role or become subject area experts in the field of public health.  (46 credit hours)