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Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

M.A. in Education Academic Guidelines

Admission Policy for Graduate Education Program

Persons with bachelor’s degrees from accredited colleges, with promising scholastic standing, and with personal and professional potential, will be considered for admission to the Division of Education Graduate Program. New students planning to take graduate courses should contact the Director of Graduate Education at least six weeks before classes begin.

Requirements for admission as a matriculated student in the Master of Arts in Education Program:

  • Completed application form, accompanied by a non-refundable application/registration fee of $25.
  • Official transcript(s) of undergraduate and other graduate study sent directly from the applicant’s college(s) to Graduate Admissions at Walsh University. Transcripts are not necessary for Walsh University graduates.
  • Recommendations by three unrelated persons qualified to appraise scholastic aptitude and personal and professional promise.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) is required for admission to the program.
  • Take and Submit results of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (290minimum score) or the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) (396 minimum score). Institution number is 1926.
  • Notarized Affidavit of Good Moral Character.
  • Copy of Teaching License (If a licensed teacher)
  • Interview with the Director of Graduate Education Studies in the Division of Education
  • Evidence of proficiency in written English (minimum score of 2 [of 3]).

With permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies in the Division of Education, a maximum of three courses or nine semester credits of graduate work may be allowed to transfer from other accredited institutions, provided the work is "B" quality or better. The remainder of the course work for the master’s degree must be earned at Walsh University. Usually no transfer of credit will be allowed for courses taken more than five years prior to matriculation in the graduate program.

Permission to register for a course without formal admission to the Master of Arts in Education program may be granted to a non-matriculated college graduate by the Director of Graduate Education in the Division of Education.

A maximum of six graduate credit hours may be taken prior to admission to the M.A. program. Once application is complete and approved student may continue course work.

Registration Procedures

Students who are fully admitted to the program may register by either of the following procedures:

  • Call 330-490-7367 to reserve a place in a class. You will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number and social security number. You will process the official registration at the first class meeting.
  • Complete the registration form provided on the Walsh website (www.walsh.edu) and return it in person, by mail or fax (330-490-7372).

Categories of Students

  • NON-MATRICULATED: A non-matriculated student is a student enrolled in a graduate course who has not completed admission requirements or who does not intend to pursue a graduate degree but wishes to enroll in graduate coursework for professional development. A non-matriculated student may apply for transfer as a matriculated student. Not more than 6 semester hours taken as a non-matriculated student may be applied toward the master’s degree.
  • MATRICULATED: A matriculated student is a degree-seeking student who has met all admission requirements for the degree program.
  • CANDIDATE: A candidate is a matriculated student who has successfully completed at least one half of the coursework for the degree program with a cumulative quality point average of 3.0 or higher and has received the recommendation of advancement to candidacy status from the Graduate Council.

Academic Advising

Graduate students in all categories are to consult with advisors. The advisors’ duties are to serve as a consultant in planning the student’s program, endorse the student’s application for degree candidacy, and arrange for required culminating action research project.

An interview with the advisor is required prior to the first registration for graduate courses and before each subsequent registration.

Comprehensive Examination:

The comprehensive examination is offered twice a year (October and March). Candidates must make application by October 1st if taking the exam in October or March 1st if taking the exam in March. Application can be obtained through the Division of Education Secretary. Candidates must also include a $50 check payable to Walsh University at the time of application. Candidates must have 30 hours of coursework and all EDF courses completed to take the comprehensive examination

All foundation courses MUST be completed prior to sitting for the Comprehensive Exam.

Action Research/Impact Project:

Candidates can choose to complete the Action Research Project in lieu of the comprehensive examination.

The candidate will also have to apply and receive approval from the Human Subjects Review Committee prior to beginning research. Candidates must complete the tutorial for the HSR proposal by going to the Walsh website (www.walsh.edu) click on academics and then Human Subjects Review. The candidate must complete the tutorial, obtain the certificate, complete the proposal and submit the proposal with the certificate to the HSR board. Candidates need to obtain the approval from the Division of Education and HSR the semester prior to completing the research. Any candidate who begins research before receiving approval from the Director of Graduate Education and Human Subjects Review will NOT be able to continue research until all requirements and permissions/approvals have been met. Data collected prior to approval would not be valid.

The dates for submission of the proposal to the Division of Education are November 1st for candidates completing the action research in Spring semester and April 1st for candidates completing the action research in Fall semester.

*Candidates must choose one of the above options (Comprehensive Exam or Action Research) and must successfully complete and pass in order to complete degree requirements. Canfield candidates will only take the Comprehensive Exam option.

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Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Founders of Walsh University

Graduate Academic Calendar 2013 – 2014

General Information

The DeVille School of Business

The DeVille School of Business Course Descriptions

The Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing

The Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing Course Descriptions

NURS 600 Theoretical Development of Nursing Science 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 601 Research Methods & Evidence Based Nursing Inquiry 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 603 Professional Role Development and Ethical Issues 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 605 Epidemiological Methods for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 606 Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 610 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 612 Advanced Pharmacology 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 614 Advanced Health Assessment 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 615 Seminar in Advanced Clinical Specialty 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 616 Practicum in Advanced Clinical Specialty 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 617 Seminar in Nursing Professional Development 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 618 Health Informatics 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 619 Practicum in Nursing Professional Development 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 620 Clinical Leadership I 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 621 Clinical Leadership II 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 625 Clinical Immersion Project 5 sem. hrs.

NURS 630 Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation in Nursing Education 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 631 Curriculum Design in Nursing Education 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 632 Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 635 Practicum in Nursing Education 4 sem. hrs.

NURS 640 Clinical Assessment and Management 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 641 FNP I: Care of the Adult & Gerontological Client 6 sem. hrs. (4 didactic; 2 clinical)

NURS 642 Clinical Pharmacology 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 643 FNPII: Care of Children and Adolescents 6 sem. hrs. (3.5 didactic; 2.5 clinical)

NURS 644 Dynamics of Family Practice Nursing 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 645 FNP III: Care of Women 6 sem. hrs. (3.5 didactic; 2.5 clinical)

NURS 646 Legal Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 1 sem. hr.

NURS 647 FNP IV: Care of Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions 6 sem. hrs. (3 didactic; 3 clinical)

NURS 648 Interprofessional Collaboration 1 sem. hr.

NURS 649 FNP V: Care of Families in Primary Care 5 sem. hrs. (1 didactic; 4 clinical)

NURS 701 Nursing Science in Advanced Practice Theories and Foundations 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 702 Advanced Nursing Research 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 703 Biostatistics for Outcomes Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 705 Applications of Epidemiology to Health Service 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 706 Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 708 Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 710 Nsg Leadership Role and Ethics in Complex Health Care Systems 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 715 Clinical in Advanced Specialty 1-3 sem. hrs.

NURS 718 Health Informatics 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 720 Organizational Systems Analysis and Design 3-4 sem. hrs.

NURS 721 Mgmt. for Quality Improvement & Health Care Outcomes Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 725 Advanced Leadership in Clinical Practice 3-4 sem. hrs.

NURS 730 Residency Practicum 4 sem. hrs.

NURS 731 DNP Scholarly Project 1-4 sem. hrs.

M.A. Counseling and Human Development

CHD Course Descriptions

BSC 560 Introduction to Counseling and the Counseling Profession 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 602 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 603 Assessment in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 610 Principles, Techniques, and Theories of Counseling and Development 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 612 Lifespan Development 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 624 Career Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 626 Group Process 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 635 Addictions 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 662 Individual Study: Counseling & Human Development 1-3 sem. hrs.

CHD 730 Social & Cultural Diversity in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 740 Ethics and Issues in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 790 Practicum: Counseling Techniques 3 sem. hrs.

SCHOOL COUNSELING SPECIALTY COURSES

CHD 620 Foundation and Organization of School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 637 Consultation, Collaboration and Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 680 Issues in School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 795 Internship in School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING SPECIALTY COURSES

CHD 665 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practice 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 772 Advanced Abnormal Behavior 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 775 Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 777 Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 780 Personality Assessment 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 796 I & 796 II Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I & II 3 sem. hrs. each

COUNSELING INTERVENTION COURSES (CHD 710, 749-770) (ELECTIVES)

CHD 710-1 Counseling Adolescents 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-2 Counseling Children 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-4 Spirituality in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-6 Cross-Cultural Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-8 Conflict Resolution 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-9 Counseling Families 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 749 Crisis Intervention 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 751 Counseling for Grief and Loss 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 752 Trauma Assessment/Treatment 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 753 Relational Cultural Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 754 Psychopharmacology 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 755 Supervision & Consultation 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 756 Art Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 757 Couples Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 762 Eating Disorders 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 763 Wellness 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 764 Motivational Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 767 Art Therapy II 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 768 Cognitive Behavioral Interventions 3 sem. hrs.

Master of Arts in Education

Endorsement Programs

L.E.A.D. Program (Licensure in Education for Adults with Degrees)

M.A. in Education Course Descriptions

EDF 601 Psychology of Learning 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 606 Accommodating Learners with Special Needs 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 607 Research Methods 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 620 Teaching and Learning 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 621 Legal and Ethical Issues in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 622 Philosophy of Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 701 Capstone Experience 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 705 Pupil Services 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 706 Principalship 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 707 Personnel Management and Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 708 Internship (Principal License) 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 709 School Finance for School Adminstrators (Principal License) 3 sem. hrs.

Electives

EDT 600 Creative Approaches to Individualizing Instruction 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 601 Information and Communications Technologies for Teaching and Learning 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 602 Implementing Content Area Curriculum 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 603 Mentoring and Supervision: 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 605 School-Community Relations 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 608 Historical Perspectives in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 611 Multicultural Education: Curriculum and Instruction 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 614 Instructional Leadership 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 616 Survey of 21st Century Teaching and Learning Technologies 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 617 Advanced Instructional Technologies 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 618 Design, Development and Delivery of eLearning 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 619 Applying 21st Century Teaching and Learning Research to Education Practice 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 650 Developmental Language and Literacy 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 651 Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 652 The Principles & Practices of Teaching Phonics 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 653 Reading Assessment and Intervention 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 654 Reading in the Content Areas 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 655 Clinical Practicum in Reading 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 662 Independent Study in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 670 Positive Strategies in Discipline 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 700 Seminar: Current Trends in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 710 Assessing Student Performance 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 7XX Special Topics in Education 1-3 sem. hrs.

Communicate Institute Courses

Master of Arts in Theology

M.A. in Theology Course Descriptions

THEO 670 The Catholic Tradition

THEO 679 Christology and the Trinity 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 680 Catholic Moral Life 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 681 Ecclesiology 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 682 Old Testament Scriptures 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 683 New Testament Scriptures 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 690 Spiritual Formation 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 691 Liturgy and the Sacraments 3 sem. hrs.

Theology Electives

Religious Education Concentration

Pastoral Ministry Concentration

Concentration in Parish Administration

Culminating Assignment

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

DPT in Physical Therapy Course Descriptions

PT 503/603 Human Anatomy 6 sem. hrs.

PT 504/604 Foundations of Neuroscience 4 sem. hrs.

PT 506/606 Foundations of Pharmacology 2 sem. hrs.

PT 511/611 Foundations of Clinical Science 4 sem. hrs.

PT 515-1A/615-1A Biomechanics I 2 sem. hrs.

PT 515-1B/615-1B Biomechanics II 2 sem. hrs.

PT 605 Motor Learning/Motor Control 3 sem. hrs.

PT 608 Foundations of Clinical Exercise 4 sem. hrs.

PT 612 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment I 3 sem. hrs.

PT 613 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment II 5 sem. hrs.

PT 614 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment III 5 sem. hrs.

PT 701 Professional Issues I 1 sem. hr.

PT 702 Professional Issues II 1 sem. hr.

PT 703 Professional Experience I 4 sem. hrs.

PT 704 Professional Experience II 4 sem. hrs.

PT 705 Professional Experience III 5 sem. hrs.

PT 706 Professional Experience IV 6 sem. hrs.

PT 710 Health Care Business Management I 2 sem. hrs.

PT 711 Health Care Business Management II 2 sem. hrs.

PT 712 Community Health in Physical Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

PT 713 Service Project 1 sem. hr.

PT 720 Research Methodology I 3 sem. hrs.

PT 721 Research Methodology II 2 sem. hrs.

PT 722 Research Methodology III 1 sem. hr.

PT 723 Research Methodology IV 2 sem. hrs.

PT 730 Neuromuscular Impairment I 6 sem. hrs.

PT 731 Neuromuscular Impairment II 6 sem. hrs.

PT 732 Physical Therapy Management of Multi-System Impairment 4 sem. hrs.

PT 734 Physical Therapy Management of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Impairments I 4 sem. hrs.

PT 735 Physical Therapy Management of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Impairments II 5 sem. hrs.

PT 736 Capstone Seminar: Clinical Decision Making 2 sem. hrs.

PT 740 Special Topics 1 sem. hrs.

PT 740-01 Special Topics: Pediatrics 1 sem. hrs.

PT 742 Life Span 4 sem. hrs.

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