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Graduate Majors

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading (33 credits)

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction (30 credits)

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education (30 credits)

Instructional Coaching Endorsement (12 credits)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Endorsement (12 credits)

Graduate Certificate Program: Program Specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL) (15 credits)

 

Professional Development Center

 

Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Care Administration (37 credits)

 

Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership in Health Care Administration (15 credits)

 

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Administration (15 credits)

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.P.A.S.) (100 credits)

 

Collaborative Master of Science Programs with the University of Notre Dame:

Master of Science in Accountancy

Master of Science in Business

 


Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading (33 credits)

Contact:
Jill Yurko, Ed.D., Program Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5685
e-mail: jillyurko@kings.edu

Graduate courses may be taken to fulfill the requirements for the degree program or they may be taken individually for personal or professional enrichment. Courses are offered during the evening in the fall and spring, in traditional 15-week semesters and certain accelerated sessions. Summer courses are offered in a variety of accelerated formats, both day and evening. Information about graduate course offerings is available from the King's College Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991 and on the King's College Graduate Division website ( www.kings.edu/admissions/graduate).

The Master of Education degree program in Reading offers a scholarship incentive program. All students enrolled in the program are automatically eligible for the incentive, and the scholarship incentive is applicable to all courses within the Reading program. For more information on the scholarship incentive program, see above under Financial Information.

1. Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Science or Arts and Teaching Certification
Teaching certification in elementary education, secondary education, or a K-12 specialty area (e.g., art, music, special education, etc.) is required to enter the master's of education program if the applicant intends to seek reading certification. A photocopy of the certification must be submitted with the other application materials.

2. Required Course Work (30 Credits)

  • Educ 505 -  ELL Adaptations (3 credits)

  • Educ 510 - Developmental Nature of Reading (3 credits)

  • Educ 515 - Reading in the Content Area (3 credits)
  • Educ 517 - The Organization, Administration & Supervision of Reading Programs (3 credits)
  • Educ 520 - The Writing Process K-12 (3 credits)
  • Educ 523 - Children's & Adolescent Literature in Reading Instruction (3 credits)
  • Educ 516 - Reading Disabilities: Diagnosis & Prescription (3 credits)
  • Educ 550 - Reading Clinic Practicum (3 credits; prerequisite: Educ 516)
  • Educ 500 - Educational Research for Teachers (3 credits)
  • Educ 575 - Reading Research Project (3 credits; prerequisite: Educ 500)

3. Elective Course Work (3 credits)

  • Educ 503 - Educational Statistics (3 credits)
  • Educ 518 - Computer Applications for Reading Programs (3 credits)
  • Educ 519 - Reading Instruction for the Exceptional Child (3 credits)
  • Educ 521 - Alternative Assessment (3 credits)
  • Educ 522 - Curriculum Development K-12 (3 credits)
  • Educ 524 - Seminar in Topics of Reading (3 credits)
  • Educ 525 - Independent Study (3 credits)
  • Educ 527 - Special Topics in Education (3 credits)
  • Educ 605 - ESL Instructional Materials, Technologies and Their Development (3 credits)

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction (30 credits)

Contact:
DeBorah Carr, Ed.D., Program Director

(570) 208-5900, ext. 5448

e-mail: deborahcarr@kings.edu

Graduate courses may be taken to fulfill the requirements for the degree program or they may be taken individually for personal or professional enrichment. Courses are offered during the evening in the fall and spring, in traditional 15-week semesters and certain accelerated sessions. Summer courses are offered in a variety of accelerated formats, both day and evening. Information about graduate course offerings is available from the King’s College Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991 and on the King’s College Graduate Division website ( www.kings.edu/admissions/graduate/).

The Master of Education degree program in Curriculum and Instruction offers a scholarship incentive program. All students enrolled in the program are automatically eligible for the incentive, and the scholarship incentive is applicable to all courses within the Curriculum and Instruction program. For more information, see above under Financial Information.

1. Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Science or Arts

2. Required Core Course Work (15 Credits)

  • Educ 580 - Curriculum Theory and Design (3 credits)
  • Educ 582 - Current Issues and Trends in Education (3 credits)
  • Educ 584 - Interactive Learning (3 credits)
  • Educ 586 - Inclusionary Classroom Practices (3 credits)
  • Educ 590 - Educational Research and Statistics (3 credits)

3. Concentration Area Course Work (15 credits)

   PK-4 Elementary Education

  • Educ 510 - Developmental Nature of Reading (3 credits)
  • Educ 625 - Instructional Methods, Technologies and their Development in the Elementary Classroom (3 credits)
  • Educ 630 - Elementary Mathematics and Science Instruction (3 credits)
  • Educ 521 - Alternative Assessment (3 credits)
  • Educ 635 - Master’s Project (3 credits; prerequisite: Educ 590)

   English as a Second Language

  • Educ 600 - Basics of English Grammar, First and Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Strategies for Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)
  • Educ 605 - Instructional Materials, Technologies and their Development (3 credits)
  • Educ 610 - Assessment and Evaluation of Student, Program, Instruction, Family Involvement and Support Services (3 credits)
  • Educ 615 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversities, Approaches and Collaborative Methods for Developing Cultural Awareness (3 credits)
  • Educ 620 - Master’s Project (3 credits; prerequisite: Educ 590)

   Mathematics Education

  • Educ 640 - Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)
  • Educ 642 - Mathematics Instructional Materials, Technologies and their Development (3 credits)
  • Educ 644 - Advanced Studies in Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Educ 647 - Assessment in Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Educ 650 - Master’s Project (3 credits; prerequisite: Educ 590)

   Science Education

  • Educ 660 - Science Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)
  • Educ 662 - Science Instructional Materials, Technologies and their Development (3 credits)
  • Educ 664 - Advanced Studies in Science (3 credits)
  • Educ 667 - Assessment in Science (3 credits)
  • Educ 670 - Master’s Project (3 credits; prerequisite: Educ 590)

  Social Studies Education

  • Educ 680 - Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)

  • Educ 682 - Social Studies Instructional Materials, Technologies and their Development (3 credits)

  • Educ 684 - Advanced Studies in Social Studies (3 credits)

  • Educ 687 - Assessment in Social Studies (3 credits)

  • Educ 690 - Master’s Project (3 credits; prerequisite: Educ 590)

  Excellence in Teaching

  • Educ 535 - Master’s Project (3 credits; prerequisite: Educ 590)
    Electives (choose four courses; 12 credits)

  • Educ 530 - Standards Aligned System (SAS) 

  • Educ 532 - Assessment Educ 536 - Literacy in the Content Area

  • Educ 537 - Classroom Set-up and Management

  • Educ 538 - Differentiating Instruction

  • Educ 539 - Exceptional Learners: Gifted and Special Education

  • Educ 540 - School Law for Today’s Teacher

  • Educ 541 - Developing Collaboration with Parents

  • Educ 542 - ELL Learners 

  • Educ 5xx - Other courses, as offered.

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education (30 credits)

Contact:
DeBorah Carr, Ed.D., Program Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5448
e-mail: deborahcarr@kings.edu

Graduate courses may be taken to fulfill the requirements for the degree program or they may be taken individually for personal or professional enrichment. Courses are offered during the evening in the fall and spring, in traditional 15-week semesters and certain accelerated weekend sessions. Summer courses are offered in a variety of accelerated formats, both day and evening. Information about graduate course offerings is available from the King's College Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991 and on the King's College Graduate Division website (www.kings.edu/admissions/graduate).

The Master of Education degree program in Special Education offers a scholarship incentive program. All students enrolled in the program are automatically eligible for the incentive, and the scholarship incentive is applicable to all courses within the Reading program. For more information on the scholarship incentive program, see above under Financial Information.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the Special Education master’s program, applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better.  Applicants must submit an application form, an application fee of $35, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, and three letters of recommendation.

1. Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Science or Arts and Teaching Certification. Teaching certification in special education (PK-8, 7-12, or K-12).  A photocopy of the teaching certification must be submitted with the other application materials.

2. Required CORE Course Work (15 Credits)

  • Educ 516 - Reading Disabilities: Diagnosis and Prescription (3 credits)
  • Educ 584 - Interactive Learning (3 credits)
  • Educ 586 - Inclusionary Classroom Practices (3 credits)
  • Educ 590 - Research Design in Education (3 credits)
  • Educ 770 - Master’s Project (3 credits; prerequisite: Educ 590)

3. Special Education Focus (15 credits)

  • Educ 720 - Special Education School Law and Regulations (3 credits)
  • Educ 730 - Early Intervention Infant/Preschool (3 credits)
  • Educ 740 - Universal Design for Learning and Response to Intervention (3 credits)
  • Educ 750 - School-wide Behavior Support and Behavior Management (3 credits)
  • Educ 760 - Transition Systems from School to Adult (3 credits)

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Instructional Coaching Endorsement Program (12 credits)

Contact:
Jill Yurko, Ed.D., Program Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5685
e-mail: jillyurko@kings.edu

The 12-credit (four course) graduate endorsement program in Instructional Coaching is designed for individuals who:

  • are working in public, private or parochial schools within the Commonwealth
  • are seeking Act 48 credits or courses for personal and professional enrichment

The graduate endorsement program in Instructional Coaching offers a scholarship incentive program.  All students enrolled in the program are automatically eligible for the incentive, and the scholarship incentive is applicable to all four courses within the certificate program.  For more information, see above under Financial Information.

Course Schedules

Courses are offered on main campus during the fall, spring and summer semesters.  Information about graduate course offerings is available from the Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991 and on the King’s College Graduate Division website (www.kings.edu/admissions/graduate/).

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the graduate endorsement program, applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better.  Applicants must submit an application form, an application fee of $35, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, and two letters of recommendation.

The Instructional Coaching is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Endorsement. This endorsement builds off courses in the Reading Specialist’s Certification Program, although participants do not have to have a reading specialist certification to enroll in the program.  The Endorsement itself is four courses with a 45 hour field practicum included. Although Instructional Coaches are not widely utilized in local school districts, the program itself provides support for the new Pennsylvania teacher evaluations and builds teacher leadership.

Listed below you will find the course descriptions for the four courses required for the Instructional Coaching Endorsement.

 

Educ 501 - Foundations of Instructional Coaching (3 credits)

Designed for educators at all levels developing the foundational knowledge of Instructional Coaching and focusing on specific roles for Instructional Coaches.

Educ 517 - Literacy Leadership (also in Reading Program) (3 credits)

Examines the effectiveness of managing reading and general instructional programs through analysis of organizational frameworks and leadership styles of actual settings.

Educ 521 - Assessment Strategies in the Classroom (also in Reading Program) (3 credits)

Examines A variety of assessment tools available for use in the classroom and how those assessment strategies may impact instruction

Educ 525 - Instructional Coaching Practicum

Knowledge will be put into practice in an authentic clinic setting with a 45 hour field practicum.

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Graduate Certificate Program: Program Specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL) (15 credits)

Contact:

 

DeBorah Carr, Ed.D., Program Director

(570) 208-5900, ext. 5448

e-mail: deborahcarr@kings.edu

 

The 15-credit (five course) ESL Program Specialist graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who:

  • are working as ESL teachers in public schools within the Commonwealth;
  • are working in public schools within the Commonwealth;
  • are seeking Act 48 credits or courses for personal and professional enrichment;
  • are graduate students seeking elective credits to transfer into their degree programs.

This program is approved by The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Upon successful completion, students will receive certification as a Pennsylvania Program Specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL). Courses are offered on the campus of King's College in Wilkes-Barre through an accelerated weekend format. Each three-credit course runs for two consecutive weekends, with classes held at the following times:

  • Friday, 5:00-9:00 p.m., and
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.;

Information about graduate course offerings is available from the King's College Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991 and on the King's College Graduate Division website ( www.kings.edu/admissions/graduate).

The graduate certificate program in ESL offers a scholarship incentive program. All students enrolled in the program are automatically eligible for the incentive, and the scholarship incentive is applicable to all five courses wtihin the certificate program. For more information, see above under Financial Information.

1. Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Science or Arts and Teaching Certification
Teaching certification in elementary education, secondary education, or a K-12 specialty area (e.g., art, music, special education, etc.) is required to enter the ESL certificate program if the applicant intends to seek certification as a Program Specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL). A photocopy of the teaching certification must be submitted with the other application materials.

*ESL Program Specialist Certification applicants whose native language is not English are required to take and pass the ACTFL English Language OPI Test.

2. Required Course Work (15 Credits)

60 hours of field experience required

  • Educ 600 - Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)
  • Educ 601 - ESL Clinical Field Practicum (3 credits)
  • Educ 605 - ESL Instruction: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • Educ 610 - ESL Assessment: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • Educ 615 - Dimensions of Culture (3 credits)

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Professional Development Center

Denise Reboli, Ph.D, Program Co-Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5498
e-mail denisereboli@kings.edu

DeBorah Carr, Ed.D., Program Co-Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5448
e-mail: deborahcarr@kings.edu

King's College has created the Professional Development Center to give K-12 teachers opportunities for meaningful professional development, with convenient scheduling formats and affordable tuition. PDC classes are three-credit graduate-level courses offered by experienced instructors on the main campus of King's College (unless otherwise noted).

Regular tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year is $695 per course. Students who register two weeks or more before class start are eligible for a $25 discount.

The Professional Development Center is a collaborative effort with the Education Department and the Graduate Division at King's College, and teachers and administrators at schools within the Wyoming Valley. Instructors and course offerings are selected by members of an advisory board chaired by Dr. Nicholas Holodick, professor of education, associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, and director of the Professional Development Center.

Courses taken through the Professional Development Center may not normally be used for degree credit in the King's master's of education program. Courses may be used in transfer for degree credit at other institutions, at the discretion of the individual institution. Act 48 credit is automatically processed by King's for all students who complete graduate courses, including PDC courses.

Information about graduate course offerings is available from the King's College Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991, by e-mail at gradprograms@kings.edu and on the King's College Graduate Division home page ( www.kings.edu/admissions/graduate).

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Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership in Health Care Administration (15 credits)

Fevzi Akinci, Ph.D., Program Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5786
E-mail: fevziakinci@kings.edu

The Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership in Health Care Administration is designed to provide adults who may already have a master's degree or who may not wish to complete a degree program with basic business and management skills in the field of health care.

Course Schedules
Courses are offered on main campus during the fall and spring both in the evening in traditional 15-week semesters and on Saturday mornings in an accelerated format. Summer courses are offered in an accelerated format, either in the evening or on Saturday mornings. Certain graduate courses are now available to be taken entirely on-line through Moodle. Information about graduate course offerings is available from the Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991 and on the King's College Graduate Division website ( www.kings.edu/admissions/graduate).

Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the graduate certificate program, students must have completed a Bachelor of Science or Arts with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better. Applicants must submit an application form, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, and two letters of recommendation. A meeting with the program director is also required.

Students who complete the graduate certificate program and then choose to enter the master's program may transfer the certificate courses into the degree program.

Required Course Work (15 credits)

  • HCA 501 - Health Policy (3 credits)
  • HCA 507 - Health Care Financial Management (3 credits)
  • HCA 571 - Health Care Marketing (3 credits) 
  • HCA 572 - Health Law (3 credits)
  • HCA 595 - Leadership and Executive Skills for Health Care Managers (3 credits)

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Graduate Certificate in Public Health Administration (On-line; 15 credits)

Fevzi Akinci, Ph.D., Program Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5786
E-mail: fevziakinci@kings.edu

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health Administration is designed for anyone working in the field of Public Health Administration. The entire program is offered on-line through Moodle and may be taken at the student's convenience.

King's College has been certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to offer a course in principles of epidemiology that presents concepts, principles, and methods generally used in the surveillance and investigation of health-related events. After completing HCA 505 Epidemiology for Health Care Managers, student will receive a certificate in Principles of Epidemiology from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the graduate certificate program, students must have completed a Bachelor of Science or Arts with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better. Applicants must submit an application form, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, and two letters of recommendation.

Students who complete the graduate certificate program and then choose to enter the master's program may transfer the certificate courses into the degree program.

Required Course Work (15 credits)

  • HCA 500 - Introduction to Health Services Systems (3 credits)
  • HCA 505 - Epidemiology for Health Care Managers (3 credits)
  • HCA 521 - Community Health Administration (3 credits)
  • HCA 575 - Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • HCA 595 - Leadership and Executive Skills for Health Care Managers (3 credits)

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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.P.A.S.) (100 credits)

Contact:
Diana Easton, M.P.A.S., PA-C  Program Director

(570) 208-5900, ext. 5728

e-mail: dianaeaston@kings.edu

Admissions Coordinator

(570) 208-5853

e-mail: PAadmissions@kings.edu

A Physician Assistant is a dependent, mid-level health professional licensed by the state to practice medicine as delegated by and under the supervision of a physician. Physician Assistants perform physical exams, diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out treatment plans, order and interpret lab tests, assist in surgery, provide patient education and prescribe medications. PAs are employed in virtually all types of health care settings, including private offices, clinics, and hospitals. PAs can practice in almost any field of medicine, including family practice, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and orthopedics, to name just a few.

The King’s College Department of Physician Assistant Studies has over 30 years of experience in preparing students for the PA profession. Faculty members provide sophisticated didactic and clinical training in all areas of general medicine. King’s College has graduated over 900 Physician Assistants, who practice throughout the U.S.

Mission & Goals

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide students with a primary care based foundation of knowledge, technical skills, critical thinking and moral values to become competent and cost-effective healthcare providers.

PROGRAM GOALS

1. Identify for admission those students with the academic background, interpersonal skills, and maturity necessary to complete the training in the PA Program.

2. Maintain accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

3. Develop and maintain a comprehensive didactic and clinical curriculum that will prepare students to successfully complete Board Certification and become competent health care providers.

4. Promote an interdisciplinary approach to medicine which utilizes effective oral and written communication between members of the healthcare team and the patient.

5. Promote a comprehensive approach to health and disease by emphasizing primary care, health maintenance, and disease prevention.

6. Promote life-long learning in students and graduates and foster education between providers, students, and patients.

7. Promote information literacy and technological competency to be effective healthcare providers.

8. Promote moral values and ethical behavior as a healthcare provider.

 

The Degree Program
Unlike the other King’s College graduate programs, the M.S.P.A.S. program offers classes during the day and is a full-time program.  Students may enter the professional phase of the King’s College Physician Assistant Program in one of two ways. Students may enter by applying to our 5 year BS/MS major as an undergraduate student. Students in the 5 year BS/MS major must complete 6 semesters of pre-professional course work. For these students, the first three years are considered the pre-professional phase.  The pre-professional phase of the PA Program consists of core classes at King’s and the pre-requisite sciences required to enter into the professional phase of the Program.  Students in the pre-professional phase must meet or exceed the “progression criteria”, which includes completion of Clinical Experience Hours, in order to enter the professional phase of the PA program. The pre-professional phase is not part of the PA Program’s continued accreditation status awarded by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Admission to the five-year major is done through the undergraduate admissions office at King’s College.  Students may also enter the professional phase as graduate students into the two-year master’s (M.S.P.A.S.) degree program.  These students who already have abachelor's (or higher) degree apply to the two-year master’s program through the Centralized Application System for Physician Assistants (CASPA).  For information, contact:

CASPA
P.O. Box 70958
Chevy Chase, MD  20813-0958
(270) 497-1895
www.caspaonline.org

Applicants who have received a bachelor degree from King’s College are not required to apply though CASPA. They can call the PA Program at 570-208-5853 to request a King’s Alumni Application. These applicants will be required to meet the same minimum criteria as the CASPA applicants, but will be recognized during the initial scoring process. These applicants do not have to pay the CASPA application fee when applying to the King’s Physician Assistant Program.

The deadline for application to the King’s College PA Program is October 1st.  Applicants are strongly encouraged, however, to apply as early as possible, since it may take CASPA up to four-six weeks to process an application and forward it to King’s.  The enrollment process and seat availability are determined by the number of undergraduate BS/MS students who matriculate successfully.  Candidates should check with CASPA and/or our website (www.kings.edu/paprog) for availability of enrollment.

 The term “professional phase” refers specifically to the 24 month training program during which the student trains to be a physician assistant.  The professional phase consists of ten and one half months of didactic instruction followed by thirteen and one half months of clinical rotations.  Upon completion of this phase, students will graduate with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistants Studies and are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  This phase was awarded continued accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistants, Inc. (ARC-PA) in 2010.  The term “PA Program” refers only to the professional phase of the training at King’s College.

For more information, see the Program’s website ( www.kings.edu/paprog) or call the King’s College Physician Assistant Program Office at (570) 208-5853.

Program Prerequisitesfor the M.S.P.A. S. Major

 .   Completion of a bachelor's (or higher) degree.

  • Completion of prerequisite science courses, preferably with labs: anatomy and physiology (8 credits), general biology (8 credits), chemistry (8 credits), and microbiology (4 credits). No grade less than a C- (1.75) will be accepted for any prerequisite science courses.
  • A minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum cumulative science GPA of 3.2 for applicants applying to begin the program in Fall 2014.
  • Completion of 500 clinical experience hours, either voluntary or paid. Of these 500 hours, a minimum of 300 must be direct patient care while the remainder can be indirect. In addition, students must have physician assistant shadowing experiences.

For more information on the specifics of admission requirements or procedure, see the Program’s website (www.kings.edu/paprog).

The Curriculum
This master's program is 24 months in duration, beginning with 10.5 months of didactic instruction in all areas of general medicine. Direct patient encounters begin early and are greatly expanded during the final 13.5 months of clinical rotations. Full-time program faculty members, along with clinical preceptors, including physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care professionals, present the curriculum and coordinate and monitor the clinical experiences.

The master's program does not allow exemption from any courses, clinical skills, laboratories or clinical education, laboratories or clinical education, regardless of prior experience, degree or credential. Also, due to the rigorous nature of the PA program during both the didactic and the clinical phases of training, it is inadvisable for students to hold a job during their professional training. Employment demands will not justify an excused absence from any academic or clinical requirements of the Program nor will any special accommodations be made.

Students must matriculate through all aspects of the two-year curriculum and must successfully complete all program requirements in order to graduate.

Summer Semester Prior to Admission
Medical Terminology is a required self-study module that must be passed prior to entrance into the Professional Phase of the program. The grade from this module is incorporated into a course grade in the fall semester.

  • PA 451C Medical Terminology

Year One

Fall Semester

  • PA 451 - Physical Diagnosis I (3 credits)
  • PA 553 - Clinical Medicine I (4 credits)
  • PA 473 - Diagnostic Methods I (3 credits)
  • PA 475 - Behavioral Sciences I (3 credits)
  • PA 581 - Basic Medical Science I (5 credits)

Spring Semester

  • PA 454 - Clinical Medicine II (5 credits)
  • PA 564 - Specialty Medicine I (5 credits)
  • PA 474 - Diagnostic Methods II (5 credits)
  • PA 582 - Basic Medical Science II (3 credits)

Intersession Semester

  • PA 500 - Specialty Medicine II (4 credits)
  • PA 510 - Research Methods (2 credits)

Summer Semester

  • PA 511 Clinical Rotation I (6 credits)
  • PA 515 Clinical Rotation II (6 credits)

Year Two

Fall Semester

  • PA 520 Clinical Rotation III (6 credits)
  • PA 525 Clinical Rotation IV (6 credits)

Spring Semester

  • PA 530 Clinical Rotation V (6 credits)
  • PA 535 Clinical Rotation VI (6 credits)

Spring/Summer Semester

  • PA 540 Clinical Rotation VII (6 credits)
  • PA 547 Clinical Rotation VIII (6 credits)
  • PA 549 Clinical Rotation IX (6 Credits)
  • PA 554 Capstone (4 credits)

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Endorsement

Contact:
Lee Evans
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5449
e-mail: leeevans@kings.edu

The 12-credit (four course) graduate endorsement program in Autism is designed for individuals who:

  • are working in public, private or parochial schools within the Commonwealth
  • are seeking Act 48 credits or courses for personal and professional enrichment

The graduate endorsement program in Autism offers a scholarship incentive program.  All students enrolled in the program are automatically eligible for the incentive, and the scholarship incentive is applicable to all four courses within the certificate program.  For more information, see above under Financial Information.

Course Schedules
Courses are offered on main campus during the fall, spring and summer semesters.  Information about graduate course offerings is available from the Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991 and on the King’s College Graduate Division website (www.kings.edu/admissions/graduate/).  Courses requires an additional 20 hours per course field experience.

Admission Requirements
To be admitted into the graduate endorsement program, applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better.  Applicants must submit an application form, an application fee of $35, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, and two letters of recommendation.

1 in every 88 children has been diagnosed with autism.  King's College has developed a program for educators to enhance their skills to meet the needs of this growing population.  Participants will learn techniques for implementation in the regular classroom environment, self-contained learning environments, and the community.  The King's College Graduate Program offers four courses in an accelerated weekend format the moves educators progressively through a tiered level of learning with an additional eighty (80) hours of field experience.  The tiers begin with the Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), and continue with ASD assessment, ASD instructional and intervention methodology and practice, and community collaboration for school-aged and adults.

Listed below you will find the course descriptions for the four courses required for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Endorsement Certificate.

Educ 700 – ASD: Etiology (3 credits)

This course is an introduction and overview of characteristics and learning traits of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The course is an examination of the common manifestations of ASD including the psychological, physiological, behavioral, social, communication, and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified on the spectrum as having Autism, Pervasive Developmental disorder, Rhett's disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. The classification system, assessment strategies / issues, approaches, and interventions related to individuals with ASD will be explored.  Focus will be on causes, diagnosis and intervention. The theoretical, prevalence, and scientific hypothesis related to the etiology of ASD will be researched and explored.

Educ 705 – ASD:  Instruction & Intervention (3 credits)

This course is designed to focus upon the various methodologies and intervention strategies that are currently being used to instruct students with ASD. The positive features and the limitations of each research-based method will be examined for integrity and validity.  In addition to methodology, classroom management, intervention strategies, accommodations, and adaptations that are successful in the general education setting will be introduced. These accommodations are used to ensure to provide for least restrictive environments in education and the community settings along with the use of augmentative and alternative communication. 

Educ 710 – ASD: Assessment(3 credits)

This course will create a framework for understanding and implementing effective interventions for children and adolescents with ASD in consideration of their cultural values and beliefs.  The role of the families and collaborative, interdisciplinary models of service delivery will be examined.   Effective research-based assessment and interventions will be reviewed utilizing current research regarding neuro-developmental issues in autism.  This course requires a 20 hour practicum consisting of a field experience in a school and community based agency setting providing direct clinical, instructional, and social interaction with individuals with ASD. These experiences will take place in regular and specialized settings in order to ensure the student an opportunity to observe and participate in the assessment and instructional levels.

Educ 715 – ASD: Community Collaboration  (3 credits)

This course is designed to promote the collaboration process between, schools, family, and community. Schools can no longer rely on just the educational system to deliver the services needed to the diverse student populations in our schools. Advocacy reaches out not only to the educational community but also to officials involved with law enforcement, health care (including first responders) and individual groups that connect with the family needs. The course will also emphasis the importance of the transition process in the schools in identifying  instructional programs to meet the unique individual needs of each student for school to work partnerships. Legal mandates and requirements will be examined.

DEFINITION OF AN ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATE

Program Endorsement documents knowledge in new and emerging areas where formal certification does not exist. The Program Endorsement is intended to improve a teacher’s skills in dealing with complex classroom settings. These endorsements are added to existing Level I or Level II Certificates but are not required to perform service in these areas. Requires 80 hours of field experience.

 

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Master of Science in Accountancy
The University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business

Dr. Paul Lamore, Associate Professor of Management and MSA Coordinator

King’s College has a collaborative agreement with the University of Notre Dame and the Mendoza College of Business for their Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) Program.  This program is open to undergraduate accounting majors.  It is a 1 year, full time course of study over the traditional fall and spring semesters (30 credit hours), that incorporates a broad-based curriculum while allowing students to choose from two tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance Services, or Tax Services.  Students successfully completing the program will also earn the minimum 150 credits necessary to earn a Certified Public Accountant license following successful completion of the CPA exam.

The University of Notre Dame MSA Agreement with King’s College

The University of Notre Dame guarantees a maximum of two seats each academic year for two accounting majors from King’s College to be granted admission into the MSA Program.  To be eligible, King’s College accounting majors must be US citizens, or permanent US residents, and meet the following criteria and submit their completed admissions application for early decision consideration by November 15 of their senior year:

  • An overall GPA of 3.4 or above;
  • Average Grade of 3.4 or better in all of the program prerequisites taken at the time of application;
  • A GMAT score of 620 or above (68th percentile); and
  • A written recommendation of the Dean or department chair

Notre Dame will also give full consideration to all King’s College students who:

  • Have completed, or are on track to complete, their undergraduate degree with  a strong record of academic achievement;
  • Have  completed, or will complete prior to the planned date for matriculation, all of the currently required accounting prerequisites; and
  • Submit a completed application for admissions along with two letters of recommendation, official GMAT scores, and official transcripts.

The Financial Reporting and Assurance Services Track provides depth in the areas of financial reporting and assurance services, as well as finance. This track is ideal for those preparing for a career in public accounting, especially in the audit area. Students interested in corporate finance or in careers with financial institutions will also benefit from this specialization.

The Tax Services Track equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to confront the increasing complexity of tax laws and to meet the growing demand for highly trained tax professionals. This track provides an in-depth study of taxation issues in the context of today’s business environment while improving students’ problem-solving skills. The Tax Services Track is designed to prepare students for a variety of professional opportunities in the taxation area, including careers with public accounting firms, business enterprises, and governmental agencies. As a result of industry input, students choosing the Tax Services Track have the ability to complete 21 credit hours of tax related courses.

The One-Year Master of Science in Accountancy Program

  • Has consistently been ranked in the top ten in the nation.
  • Ranked nationally as the 4th “Best Accountancy Program” by Public Accounting Report (2013)
  • Ranked #1 in like-sized programs with 16-21 Accounting faculty members
  • 100% placement of 2013 graduates in their chosen field
  • 83% placement of graduates with Big Four firms
  • Open to domestic and international applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an accounting concentration.
  • The AACSB accredited program satisfies the 150-hour educational requirements adopted by more than 48 states and jurisdictions for certification and licensure as a CPA.
  • The program is a one-year, two-semester (30-hour) degree program, which is offered on a full-time, traditional academic year basis.

The following prerequisite coursework is required of all applicants to the program:

Accounting:

  • Accounting & Accountancy I (Financial Accounting) – MSB 110
  • Accounting & Accountancy II (Managerial Accounting) – MSB 120
  • Measurement and Disclosure I (Intermediate Accounting I) – ACCT 240
  • Measurement and Disclosure II (Intermediate Accounting II) – ACCT 250
  • Strategic Cost Management (Cost Accounting) – ACCT 340
  • Audit & Assurance Services – ACCT 410
  • Federal Taxation – ACCT 420, ACCT 460

OTHER: (Introductory Level)

  • Finance – MSB 320
  • Management – MSB 200
  • Marketing – MSB 210
  • Macroeconomics – CORE 153
  • Microeconomics – ECON 112
  • Information Technology / Computer Science – CIS 110, ACCT 440
  • Statistics – ECON 221

M.S. in  Accountancy Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded by Notre Dame based on academic performance, work and internship experience, honors, performance on standardized tests, leadership potential, letters of recommendation, and each applicant’s personal statement. The personal statement should include as many of the following components as apply:

  • Significant life experiences and/or challenges overcome
  • Ethnicity/cultural heritage
  • Educational attainment of parents and grandparents (i.e., whether you are a first-generation college student)
  • Unique background or special talents
  • Community service
  • Goals and achievements
  • How past leadership experiences have prepared you for active involvement in the University of Notre Dame M.S. in Accountancy program.

Once the M.S. in Accountancy program receives a completed application, decisions regarding admission and scholarship will be made on a rolling basis. The average scholarship granted in recent years was $16,000 - $17,000 with several exceeding $30,000.

 

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Master of Science in Business
The University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business

Dr. Paul Lamore, Associate Professor of Management and MSB Coordinator

King’s College has a collaborative agreement with the University of Notre Dame and the Mendoza College of Business for their Master of Science in Business (MSB) program.  This program is open to all students who earn an undergraduate degree in a non-business major.  The Master of Science in Business program provides a foundational set of business skills for students who want to bridge their undergraduate studies into a career in business.  The MSB program is an 11 month, full time course of study with a structured curriculum totaling 41 credits hours. 

The program teaches you the necessary language of business—tools, skills and processes—to give your business career an accelerated start. With the graduate business degree you will be ready to read a financial statement, engage in a conversation with a brand manager, analyze operational issues, manage a project and all of its complexities, and much more. Through the signature Bridge Course, you will explore your individual area of undergraduate study and how it has uniquely positioned you for success in your field of interest when coupled with a business education.

In general, King’s College students who meet the following conditions may apply for the Master of Science in Business program at Notre Dame:

  • Will have earned an undergraduate degree at the start of the MSB program
  • Will have earned an undergraduate degree in a non-business area (such as liberal arts, science and engineering)
  • Will have little to no work experience

The University of Notre Dame MSB Agreement with King’s College

The University of Notre Dame guarantees a maximum of two seats each academic year for two non-business majors from King’s College to be granted admission into the MSB Program. To be eligible, King’s College students must be US citizens, or permanent US residents, and meet the following criteria and submit their completed admissions application for early decision consideration by November 15 of their senior year:

  • An overall GPA of 3.4 or above;
  • Average Grade of 3.4 or better in all of the program prerequisites taken at the time of application;
  • A GMAT score of 620 or above (68th percentile); and
  • A written recommendation of the Dean or department chair

Notre Dame will also give full consideration to all King’s College students who:

  • Have completed, or are on track to complete, their undergraduate degree with  a strong record of academic achievement;
  • Submit a completed application for admissions along with two letters of recommendation, official GMAT scores, and official transcripts.

Master of Science in Business – Career Building Courses

Career and Job Search Methods - 1 credit hour

This course allows students to jumpstart the career development process, and is designed to provide MSB students with the tools to manage their career throughout their lifetime. It not only addresses the planning process necessary to start the job search, but also incorporates specific assistance in such areas as resume writing, interview preparation and skills, networking and other tactics.

Bridge: Your Background and Its Unique Value to Business - 1 credit hour

The knowledge, skills and abilities gained by students throughout their undergraduate training have great potential value within the profession of management. The objective of this course is to help students identify how they may best leverage their undergraduate training to produce unique value for business. This is accomplished by way of a series of guided exercises requiring students to discern specifically the ways in which their undergraduate experiences have affected the way they seek, evaluate and process information, how they present themselves and are perceived by others in new and unfamiliar settings, and how they tend to analyze situations and solve problems. Students will be encouraged to draw on the experiences of alumni who have similar undergraduate training, and who have achieved success in the business world. By way of these explorations, students will discern the value-creating potential of the habits of mind and behavior they have developed as a result of their own, personal educational and life experiences.

Master of Science in Business – Career Building Opportunities

Students in the Master of Science in Business program will work with Assistant Director of Career Services to connect with employers, recruiters and alumni to cultivate new and exciting career opportunities. The dedicated staff will support and assist you with your career development in the following ways:

  • Career Fairs, both on-campus (3 per year) and off-campus
  • Workshops (resume writing, career fair preparation, job search strategies, interview skills, and many more)
  • GoIrish, the Career Center’s primary recruiting database, including both on-campus and off-campus interviewing opportunities
  • Career Search, Career Shift, and other online tools that allow you to search for companies and jobs by industry, location, size and other factors
  • Focus, the Harrison Assessment, and other online career exploration and self-assessment instruments

The One-Year Master of Science in Business Program Fellowships

All MSB applicants are eligible to apply for a fellowship during the application process. Fellowships are awarded based on merit and furtherance of our mission to create leaders who demonstrate the capacity to lead with integrity, foster effective organizations and consider the greater good.  The criteria for selection of a fellowship award may include leadership traits, personal background, academic or extracurricular achievement, or commitment to serving or working with historically underserved or underprivileged populations.  Since a fellowship evaluation is completed in conjunction with the admissions decision with no extra paperwork required, a candidate only needs to apply to the program to be considered.

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