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    Nazareth College Catalogs
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Introduction to Nazareth


Mission
Curriculum
Recognition
Commitment to the Future
Respect and Diversity
Non-Discrimination Policy
Additional Resources

Mission

The mission of Nazareth College is to provide a learning community that educates students in the liberal arts, sciences, visual and performing arts, and professional fields, fostering commitment to a life informed by intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and aesthetic values; to develop skills necessary for the pursuit of meaningful careers; and to inspire dedication to the ideal of service to their communities. Nazareth seeks students who want to make a difference in their own world and the world around them, and encourages them to develop the understanding, commitment, and confidence to lead fully informed and actively engaged lives.

To carry out that mission, Nazareth College offers graduate programs that prepare students to be effective and ethical professionals in their fields. Nazareth College seeks to define itself as a model for human interaction and as an advocate of human values. It perceives its mission as one of fostering and developing the resources of mind and spirit integral to an education for life.

Nazareth began its current graduate programs in 1971. Today, graduate students receive instruction in dozens of fields—from education and speech-language pathology, to management and art therapy. Nazareth College’s experiential approach to learning gives its students a balance of classroom knowledge and real-world practice. Through field work, clinical experiences, student teaching, and community service, faculty encourage students to view life from different perspectives and apply their skills to making a difference in their community.

True to the vision of its founders, Nazareth College has remained a learning center committed to such academic, cultural, social, and spiritual experiences that enable its students to define their life goals and to advance in their chosen careers. Throughout its history, the College has embraced the concept of lifelong education by providing, through its programs, opportunities to extend the cultural and professional growth of the community of which it continues to be a vital part.

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Curriculum

Nazareth College offers 20 graduate programs of study, all grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, including: Master of Science in education (M.S.Ed.) degree programs in eight areas of specialization in teacher education; Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs in creative arts therapy with specializations in art therapy and music therapy, accounting, management, human resource management, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and higher education student affairs administration; Master of Arts (M.A.) degree programs in American studies and liberal studies; and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree program. In addition, Nazareth College and the State University of New York College at Brockport jointly offer the Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work Program (M.S.W.). To obtain a degree, students must fulfill the individual requirements of their program of study.

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Recognition

Nazareth has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition. Nazareth is one of only approximately 15 percent of all U.S. colleges named to the list.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranks Nazareth in the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of Best Regional Universities—North category in its 2013 America’s Best Colleges guide (covering 11 states and the District of Columbia).

Nazareth ranks among the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities for its number of Fulbright scholars. A record-breaking number of six U.S. Junior Fulbright award recipients from Nazareth College has placed the institution in the number one spot (in the Master’s Institutions category) of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students, 2012–13 list.

Nazareth College was named a Presidential Awardee in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The distinction is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Finance magazine Kiplinger rated Nazareth 89 in its 2012 list of Top 100 Best Value Colleges.

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Commitment to the Future

Since fall 2009, Nazareth has invested $60 million in campus improvements such as new construction, building renovations, and improved technology. Addressing President Obama’s directive for increasing the number of graduates in the fields of math and science, Nazareth opened the Integrated Center for Math and Science in Peckham Hall in September 2012. Peckham Hall is a 74,000-square-foot, LEED-certified building that houses state-of-the-art labs and classrooms and incorporates environmentally responsible and resource-efficient technologies to support and encourage cross-disciplinary science and math education, student-faculty collaborative research, and student-focused learning. In anticipation of the growing demands for allied health professionals, Nazareth plans to expand Carroll Hall, which houses the College’s health and human services programs and its on-campus rehabilitation and wellness clinics. While still early in the planning process, the expanded facility will provide enhanced spaces for academic and clinical learning experiences. Nazareth College’s dynamic learning environment is responsive to the needs of the rapidly changing global workforce. The College will continue to innovate its curriculum and improve its facilities to address these ever-evolving needs.

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Respect and Diversity

We, the Nazareth community, embrace both respect for the person and freedom of speech. The College promotes civility and denounces acts of hatred or intolerance. The free exchange of ideas is possible only when concepts, values, and viewpoints can be expressed and challenged in a manner that is neither threatening nor demeaning. It is the policy of Nazareth College, in keeping with its efforts to foster a community in which the diversity of all members is respected, not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status. Respect for the dignity of all peoples is an essential part of the College’s tradition and mission and its vision for the future.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status in the admission of students to the College; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College; in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the College; or in the employment practices of the College.

Inquiries concerning the application of this policy prescribed by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618, (585) 389-2060. The Director of Human Resources has been named to coordinate the responsibilities under Title IX and Section 504.

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Additional Resources

In addition to academic program information, this catalog contains Academic Policies and Procedures for graduate students and Nazareth College Policies. The catalog should be read in conjunction with important documents/handbooks printed by the student’s academic program of study (if available) that provide valuable information regarding student obligations and course offerings. Also available are the following resources: Handbook on Services for Students with Disabilities (obtained through the Office for Students with Disabilities); Academic Calendar (obtained through the Registrar’s Office).

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