New Cybersecurity Major, Education Programs Announced this Fall


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With more than 100 academic programs, Walsh University continues to explore the latest employment trends and industry needs to create academic programming that is relevant and in-demand. This fall, students can now choose from a new major in Cybersecurity, while educational professionals can enhance their skills with an endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language and School Treasurer Licensure.

Cybersecurity Major

Walsh University will launch a new Cybersecurity major this fall. With an increase in reports of online threats, data breaches and cyber-attacks, there is a global demand for cybersecurity professionals to minimize the risks for individuals and businesses. In fact, according to the Center for Cyber Security and Education’s 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study, by 2022 approximately 1.8 million cybersecurity positions will go unfilled due to lack of qualified workers.

A bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity will provide advanced technical knowledge and skills that employers are seeking to monitor, manage and prevent online threats. In addition to Walsh’s general education course requirements, Cybersecurity majors will take an array of Computer Science and Information and Communications Technology courses aimed at teaching the fundamental concepts of computer and network security, cyber-attacks and cyber defense. Students will examine the legal aspects of cyber-crime and investigate standards and best practices for mitigation. Advanced courses will focus on ethical and criminal aspects of cybersecurity and the economic impact to society. Students will examine the forensic protocols involved with investigating security threats and breaches as well as system defense through mechanisms such as physical and software controls.

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New Education Endorsement/Licensure

Walsh University offers a number of education endorsements for licensed teachers looking to enhance their credentials and expand their career options within the field of education. Two new programs this fall will focus on Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and School Treasurer.

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)

Walsh is one of only a handful in the state of Ohio to offer a certified endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement. The new program not only fulfills Walsh’s commitment to service but also promotes the cultural understanding that the University continues to encourage for students. Walsh University’s new TESOL Endorsement is comprised of four online courses and 60 clinical experience hours.  In the clinical experience hours, candidates, who are mentored by experienced certified/licensed teachers, practice teaching second (new) language learners in a formal classroom setting. Candidates establish communication with students' families and other professionals to enhance the student's educational experiences.  

School Treasurer Licensure

For those interested in pursuing the School Treasurer Licensure, professional experience must be at the level of chief or assistant (deputy) fiscal officer, and must be representative of the broad functions, and areas of responsibility must include at least four of the following:

  • Accounting and financial reporting
  • Forecasting and planning 
  • Budgeting and appropriations
  • Cash and asset management
  • Finance and investments
  • Supervision of payroll procedures
  • Compliance functions including tax payments and filings
  • Office management