Mar 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate 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: Dianne Oliver, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: C. Yousuf George, 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 Music - Performance and Pedagogy
Program Director - Mario Martinez, D.M.A.

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 Business and Leadership
Dean: Kenneth Rhee, Ph.D.
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 Business Organization and Management
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 Marketing Communications Leadership
Program Director: Mark Weber, M.B.A.

Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Change
Program Director: Mark Weber, M.B.A.

School of Health and Human Services
Dean: Brigid Noonan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Compliance and Clinical Affairs: Cathy S. Rasmussen, 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: Renee van der Vennet, Ph.D., LCAT, ATR-BC, LMHC, CGP
Music Therapy Program Director: Bryan Hunter, Ph.D., LCAT, MT-BC

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (Combined BS-MS Program)
Program Director: Elizabeth Baltus Hebert, Ph.D., OTR/L

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Program Director: Dawn Vogler-Elias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Master of Social Work
Program Director: Carol Brownstein-Evans, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., L.M.S.W.

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Program Director: Mary Ellen Vore, PT, MSCS

School of Education
Dean: Kate DaBoll-Lavoie, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs: Shanna M. Jamanis, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Cynthia L. McPhail, Ph.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.

Graduate Programs:

Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Interim Program Director: Cindy McPhail, Ph.D.

Inclusive Childhood Education
Interim Program Director: Cindy McPhail, Ph.D.

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

Literacy Specialist
Program Director: TBD

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Program Director: Rui Cheng, Ph.D.

TESOL for International Educators
Program Director: Rui Cheng, Ph.D.

Graduate Programs in Collaboration with the School of Education

Art Education
Program Director: Samantha Nolte, Ph.D.

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 Schools. Documentation regarding this incorporation and accreditation may be seen during regular business hours in the Office of the President. The College holds memberships in the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the New American Colleges and Universities. The College is approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Nazareth College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

School of Business and Leadership

  • The School of Business and Leadership is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

School of Education

  • Nazareth College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). [Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Nazareth College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.]

School of Health and Human Services

  • Nazareth College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • 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 (NASM) and approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
  • The Occupational Therapy program is accredited the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
  • The Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  • The Nazareth College programs in Social Work (BS and MSW) are accredited by the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE). The Master of Social Work Program is fully registered with the New York State Education Department and is in pre-candidacy status with CSWE until the opening of the program in Fall 2019. The Nazareth College Social Work Department has been an experienced and collaborative partner in the fully accredited Greater Rochester Master of Social Work Program for twenty years.  The Nazareth College MSW Program will pursue full individual program accreditation, expected in Spring 2020, under an expedited process for independent programs following the closure of the collaborative.
  • Nazareth College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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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, business organization and management, human resource management, leadership and organizational change, marketing communications leadership, music performance and pedagogy, 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 is a program in American studies, leading to the master of arts degree. This 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
• Inclusive Education Early Childhood/Childhood (Non-certification for International Students) 0801
• 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 (2017-2018)*

  • Total number of students taking tests: 99 / Total number passing: 84
    • Pass rate equals 85%

* 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
• Business Organization and Management 0506
• Creative Arts Therapy (licensure) 1099
• Higher Education Student Affairs Administration 0826
• Human Resource Management 0515
• Marketing Communications Leadership 0604
• Leadership and Organizational Change 0599
• 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*

Degree:
Master of Arts (M.A.)

Program Title  Hegis Code
• American Studies
0313

Degree:
Master of Music (M.M.)

Program Title Hegis Code
• Performance & Pedagogy 1004

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 Registrar’s website. Students are responsible for following registration procedures.

Course registration takes place on-line for fully and provisionally accepted students during specific time periods after the first term of study. The Registrar’s Office registers all new students for their first semester courses after they have been advised by their academic department. Students register themselves through Student Planning in subsequent semesters.

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 may 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 Registrar’s Office, thereby interfering with other college business. Students are expected to exercise good judgment concerning their local environment.

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