Dec 03, 2022  
2006-2007 Graduate Catalog 
    
2006-2007 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Information



Accreditation, Memberships, and Degrees
Approved Programs
Graduate Studies: Purpose
Aims of the Graduate Programs
Class Schedules, Registration, and Attendance

 

Accreditation, Memberships, and Degrees

Nazareth College is incorporated under the authority of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. It is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Speech-Language Pathology Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) formerly Educational Standards Board (ESB) of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The Art Therapy Program is accredited and approved by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). The New York State licensure qualifying Creative Arts Therapy Program, with specializations in Art Therapy and Music Therapy, begins in Fall 2006. The Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and registered with the New York State Education Department. The Management Program has received initial accreditation from the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The Music Education Program is approved by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The programs in Education are registered for approval with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The College holds memberships in the American Council on Education, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Nazareth College awards the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. Also awarded is the Master of Social Work degree through a program jointly offered by Nazareth College and the State University College at Brockport.

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Approved Programs

The following are programs of graduate study approved by the State Education Department of the University of the State of New York:

Degree:
Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

Program Title Hegis Code
• Art Education, pre-k - 12, Professional Level 0831
• Art Education, pre-k - 12, Initial Certification 0813
• Business and Marketing, pre-k - 12, Professional Level 0838
• Business and Marketing, pre-k - 12, Initial Certification 0838
• Educational Technology Specialist 0899.02
• Inclusive Education, Early Childhood; Initial Certification 0823
• Inclusive Education, Childhood; Initial Certification 0802
• Inclusive Education, Adolescence; Initial Certification 0803
• Inclusive Education, Early Childhood; Additional Certification, Changing Developmental Levels 0823
• Inclusive Education, Childhood; Additional Certification, Changing Developmental Levels 0802
• Inclusive Education, Adolescence; Additional Certification, Changing Developmental Levels 0803
• Teaching Students with Disabilities:
   (Inclusive Education, Early Childhood; Additional Certification, Same Developmental Level)
0808
• Teaching Students with Disabilities:
   (Inclusive Education, Childhood; Additional Certification, Same Developmental Level)
0808
• Teaching Students with Disabilities:
   (Inclusive Education, Adolescence; Additional Certification, Same Developmental Level)
0808
• Inclusive Education, Childhood; Professional Level 0802
• Literacy Education, birth-grade 6 0830
• Literacy Education, grades 5-12 0830
• Music Education, birth-grade 12 0832
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, pre-k - 12; Initial Certification 1508
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, pre-k - 12; Additional and Professional Certification 1508

NYS Teacher Certification Exams, Annual Institution Report (2004-2005)*

  • Total number of students taking tests: 382 / Total number passing: 371
    • Pass rate equals 97%
  • Pass rate ATS-W equals 100%
  • Pass rate LAST equals 100%

* In accordance with Title II of the Higher Education Act, Nazareth College has a report available on our teacher preparation programs which includes information on the pass rate of program graduates on required New York State certification examinations.

Degree:
Master of Science (M.S.)

Program Title Hegis Code
• Art Therapy 1099
• Creative Arts Therapy (licensure) 1099
• Gerontological/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner 1203.10
• Advanced Certificate in Gerontological/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner 1203.10
• Human Resource Management 0515
• Management 0506
• Speech-Language Pathology (licensure) 1220
• Speech and Language Disabilities (certification) 1220

Degree:
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Program Title Hegis Code
• Social Work 2104*


* The Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program is offered jointly by Nazareth College and the State University College of Brockport.

Degree:
Master of Arts (M.A.)

Program Title Hegis Code
• Liberal Studies 4901

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

Program Title Hegis Code
• Physical Therapy 1212

Program:
Advanced Certificate

Program Title Hegis Code
• Gerontological/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner 1203.10
• Gifted Education (Extension) 0811
• Bilingual Education (Extension) 0899
• Middle Childhood (Extension) 0804
• Severe and Multiple Disabilities (Annotation) 0820
• Coordinator for Work-Based Learning 0838
• Nursing Education 1203.12

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Graduate Studies: Purpose

Nazareth College offers, at the graduate level, master’s degree programs that initiate or extend professional preparation in selected fields of teacher education, creative arts therapy with specializations in art therapy and music therapy, management, human resource management, gerontological nurse practitioner, speech-language pathology, and social work. The college also offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Students may expect to study, at an advanced level, the areas of knowledge required for professional practice and to acquire the skills necessary for implementing current professional patterns.

Also offered is a program in liberal studies leading to the master of arts degree. Students will study in subjects of lasting and intrinsic human value, exploring a diverse range of human knowledge in a curriculum that is interdisciplinary and comprehensive.

The graduate programs share the general aims of the college to provide an environment of study and scholarship conducive to the intellectual life, always with emphasis on the student. Nazareth is committed to the belief that a strong interaction between student and teacher provides the best promise of achieving these goals.

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Aims of the Graduate Programs

The distinctive objectives of the graduate programs include the following:

•engage students with faculty and colleagues in the pursuit, discovery, evaluation, and dissemination of knowledge and its application to human thought and behavior;
•discover, explore, and share innovative strategies;
•enable students to make insightful analyses of contemporary trends and problems;
•communicate the results of growth in knowledge and the applications of evidence as discovered in the study of the humanities and social sciences through which the professional and citizen of the global community serves humankind.

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Class Schedules, Registration, and Attendance

Graduate courses are offered during fall, spring, and summer sessions. Most fall and spring classes are scheduled in late afternoon or evening, once a week, Monday through Thursday. A limited number of classes are taught during the day in the fall and spring semesters. Summer classes meet more frequently each week during the session, and day and evening classes are available.

All courses in the master’s degree programs are numbered at the 500 and 600 levels, with additional 700 level courses in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. In some instances a course may carry double numbers (cross-listed), indicating that credit may be claimed in more than one area. Students should indicate clearly at registration in which area they intend to receive credit.

The dates of class registration and the semester calendar are published on the college website, and also in a class schedule brochure for each term. Students are responsible for following registration procedures as communicated to students by the Office of Graduate Student Services.

Course registration takes place on-line for fully and provisionally accepted students during specific time periods. Mail-in course registration is available only to new students.

The college reserves the right to cancel, combine, limit, change, or add sections of any published course.

New students should obtain photo ID cards and parking decals from the Office of Campus Safety.

All graduate students enrolled in six credit hours or more must comply with New York State immunization requirements. Proof of immunity is needed Rubeola-2 doses, mumps-1 dose, and rubella-1 dose. Those born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement.

Attendance - Students are expected to be prompt and regular in attending classes except for illness and unavoidable emergencies. Excessive absence affects the quality of work and therefore the grade. Students with a poor record of attendance may be required to withdraw from a course or be given a grade of “F” at the discretion of the instructor. Instructors should review attendance requirements at the beginning of each semester.

Weather Policy - In the event of severe weather conditions that create hazardous driving, it may be necessary to cancel classes. Cancellation of classes will be announced on the radio and television stations in the early morning or by mid-afternoon for evening classes. Radio: WYSL (1040 AM), WHAM (1180 AM), WXXI (1370 AM), WXXI (91.5 FM), WZNE (94.1 FM), WCMF (96.5 FM), WPXY (97.9 FM), WVOR (100.5 FM), WRMM (101.3 FM), WDKX (104 FM). TV: Channels 8, 9, 10, 13. Also, the home page of the Nazareth College website will carry emergency closing announcements. The main picture on the home page will be changed to a special picture that says there is an emergency announcement in effect - click for details. Please do not call the college switchboard or the Office of Graduate Student Services, thereby interfering with other college business. Students are expected to exercise good judgment concerning their local environment.

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