OOS Initial Application Program Description
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language bridges academic theory and real world practice to develop advocates who can help English language learners cope with the social, cultural and personal challenges associated with simultaneously mastering academic content and English language acquisition. The program requires 30 credit hours. Students learn strategies designed to help practitioners engage and involve communities and families in student success.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Spectrum Disorders equips students with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively with those who have a variety of needs. Students become well prepared to serve as educators, early interventionists, school psychologists, speech pathologist and behavioral analysts. The program requires 33 credit hours.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education is designed for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree and would like to earn early childhood endorsement. Students become advocates for children from birth through the first eight years of their life by learning on early child development and examining the latest trends in research. Students also learn how to appropriately assess children; design integrated learning models and used learned methods to meet a child’s developmental needs. The program requires 33 credit hours.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration and Supervision: Principal Leadership is designed for PreK-12 teachers who want to become future principals, assistant principals, supervisors, district and state administrators, and teacher leaders. The program requires 36 credit hours with several field-based assignments. The program meets the academic requirements for the state of Arizona principal certification.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration and Supervision: Teacher Leadership and Supervision is designed for PreK-12 teachers who want a more defined role in their school district by becoming a certified supervisor. The program requires 36 credit hours. Students learn to manage the challenges of curriculum development, interpreting and using test results, interacting with the community, and leading other teachers to achieve school goals.
The Doctor of Behavioral Health (D.B.H.) is designed for students who want to reform healthcare, as well as implement and evaluate integrated care delivery systems. The program offers two areas of concentration, which the school refers to as “tracks”. The program requires 84 credit hours. Areas of concentration: clinical and management.
The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders is designed for educators who want to enhance their preparation for working with children and adults affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program requires 15 credit hours.
The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Grades K-12 is designed to prepare current K-12 teachers to teach in an online environment and become leaders in the development, implementation and evaluation of online programs. The program requires 15 credit hours.