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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Information


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

Overview of Schools, Departments, and Programs

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean: Deborah Dooley, Ph.D.
The College of Arts and Sciences engages students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in liberal studies and in the fine and performing arts. The faculty, through teaching, research, and creative pursuits, foster an environment in which the quest for knowledge is considered valuable for its own sake as well as useful preparation for students’ future endeavors. In this environment students develop the habits of mind of thoughtful, adaptable, creative, and productive human beings.

Graduate Programs:
Master of Arts in American Studies
Program Director: Scott Campbell, Ph.D.

Master of Science in Education - Art Education
Program Director: Samantha Nolte, Ph.D.

Master of Science in Education - Music Education
Program Director: Mary Carlson, Ph.D. 

Master of Science in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration
Program Director: Diane Enerson, Ph.D.

School of Management
Dean: Gerard Zappia, M.B.A., M.S.Ed.
We prepare students to be responsible decision-makers who contribute sustainable value for themselves, organizations and society. This is accomplished through learner-centered programs that are global, ethical and entrepreneurial in orientation.

Graduate Programs:
Master of Science in Human Resource Development
Program Director: Albert Cabral, M.B.A., M.S.

Master of Science in Human Resource Management
Program Director: Albert Cabral, M.B.A., M.S.

Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications
Program Director: Mark Weber, M.B.A.

Master of Science in Management
Program Director: Albert Cabral, M.B.A., M.S.

School of Health and Human Services
Dean: Shirley Szekeres, Ph.D.
The mission of the Nazareth College School of Health and Human Services is to prepare professionals who work collaboratively and proactively, and act as agents of change in the global health care community. The mission of the school embraces the vision developed by the Health Professions Education Committee of the Institute of Medicine (2002): “All health professionals should be educated to deliver [person]-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team, emphasizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics.”

Graduate Programs:
Master of Science in Creative Arts Therapy
Art Therapy Program Director: Ellen Horovitz, Ph.D., LCAT, ATR-BC
Music Therapy Program Director: Bryan Hunter, Ph.D., LCAT, MT-BC

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (Combined BS-MS Program)
Program Director: Linda Shriber, Ed.D, OTR/L

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Program Director: Lisa Durant-Jones, Ed.D.

Master of Social Work (joint collaborative program with SUNY Brockport)
Program Directors:
Virginia David, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., L.M.S.W.
Jason Dauenhauer, Ph.D.

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Jennifer Collins, P.T., M.P.A., Ed.D. 

School of Education
Dean: Craig Hill, Ed.D.
The goals of the School of Education are inextricably interwoven with the liberal arts philosophy, traditions, and mission of Nazareth College; therefore, the mission of the School of Education is to prepare teachers who are educated in the liberal arts and committed to a life guided by intellectual, moral, and ethical values.

School of Education Departments and Graduate Programs

Department of Inclusive Childhood Education
Chairperson: Shanna Jamanis, Ph.D.

Inclusive Early Childhood Education Program Director: Ellen Contopidis, Ph.D.
Inclusive Childhood Education Program Director: Ellen Contopidis, Ph.D.

Department of Adolescence Education
Chairperson: Meg Callahan, Ph.D.   

Inclusive Adolescence Education Program Director: James Black, Ph.D.

Department of Language, Literacy, and Technology
Chairperson: James Fenwick, Ed.D.     

Educational Technology Specialist Program Director: James Fenwick, Ed.D.                                                                        
Literacy Specialist Program Director: Naomi Erdmann, Ed.D.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Program Director: Cynthia McPhail, Ph.D. 
TESOL for International Educators Program Director: Rui Cheng, Ph.D.

Department of Social and Psychological Foundations
Chairperson: Poonam Dev, Ph.D.

Graduate Programs in Collaboration with the School of Education

Art Education Program Director: TBA
Music Education Program Director: Mary Carlson, Ph.D.

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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 in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The Creative Arts Therapy Programs of Art Therapy and Music Therapy are approved by NYS as licensure-qualifying. They satisfy the education requirement for licensure as an LCAT. In addition the Art Therapy Program is accredited and approved by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), and the Music Therapy Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and approved by the American Music Therapy Association. Nazareth College’s entry level Occupational Therapy Master’s Degree program was granted Developing Program Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) in 2010. Full accreditation documentation is due in December 2013. An on-site visit by ACOTE evaluators is scheduled for Fall 2014. The Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation council (TEAC). This accreditation includes all Master of Science in Education degree programs. Nazareth College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.The School of Management is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The School of Management has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The business programs in the following areas are accredited: B.S. in Accounting, B.S. Business Administration, M.S. Human Resource Management, and M.S. Management. The College is approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.

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 Fine Arts, 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 of New York College at Brockport. 

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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, higher education student affairs administration, management, human resource development, human resource management, integrated marketing communications, occupational therapy, 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 are programs in American studies and liberal studies, leading to the master of arts degree. The American studies program is a collaborative endeavor that includes optional study abroad at University of Pannonia in Hungary.

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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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, B - 12, Professional Level 0831
• Art Education, B - 12, Initial Certification 0831
• Educational Technology Specialist 0899.02
• Inclusive Education, Early Childhood; Initial Certification 0823
• Inclusive Education, Childhood; Initial Certification 0802
 • Inclusive Education, Adolescence; Initial Certification with Adolescence Content Area and Students with
Disabilities 7-12 Generalist
0803
• Inclusive Education, Early Childhood; Additional Certification, Changing Developmental Levels 0823
• Inclusive Education, Childhood; Additional Certification, Changing Developmental Levels 0802
• Inclusive Education, Adolescence; Changing Developmental Levels with Adolescence Content Area
and Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist
0803
• Inclusive Education, Adolescence; Additional Certification 0808
• 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
• Inclusive Education, Childhood; Professional Level 0802
• Inclusive Education, Adolescence; Professional Level 0803
• Literacy Specialist, birth-grade 6 0830
• Literacy Specialist, 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
• TESOL for International Educators 1508

NYS Teacher Certification Exams, Annual Institution Report (2011-2012)*

  • Total number of students taking tests: 177 / Total number passing: 173
    • Pass rate equals 98%
  • Pass rate ATS-W equals 100%
  • Pass rate LAST equals 99%

* 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
• Creative Arts Therapy (licensure) 1099
• Higher Education Student Affairs Administration 0826
• Human Resource Development 0515
• Human Resource Management 0515
• Integrated Marketing Communications 0604
• Management 0506
• Occupational Therapy (licensure) 1208
• 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 of New York College at Brockport.

Degree:
Master of Arts (M.A.)

Program Title  Hegis Code
• American Studies
0313

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

Program Title Hegis Code
• Physical Therapy 1212

Program:
Teacher Certification Annotations & Extensions

Program Title   Hegis Code
• Gifted Education (Extension) 0811
• Bilingual Education (Extension) 0899
• Bilngual Education - ITI (Extension) 0899.60
• Severe and Multiple Disabilities (Annotation) 0820
• TESOL - Certification only program 0899.60

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Class Schedules and Registration

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 Graduate Student Information Guide 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 after the first term of study. Graduate Student Services registers all new students for their first semester courses.

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. Because this is a state law, students not in compliance will be removed from classes.

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 for day classes 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), WDVI (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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