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)

STEM Endorsement (12 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 Executive Leadership Certificate for Health Care Professionals (12 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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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Endorsement

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

The King’s College STEM Endorsement Program is designed to meet the needs of educators who are seeking to expand their knowledge of STEM practices as well as designing STEM programs K-12.  The faculty for the King’s STEM endorsement includes full-time and part-time instructors who have experience designing and implementing STEM schools, NASA simulations, and engineering programs.

Class Format:

Each course incorporates lecture, discussions, collaborative work, and participant presentations in a face-to-face and blended learning environment.  Each course is to be scheduled for two weekends three weekends apart.  Additionally, final assignments would be due two weeks after the weekend of the course to provide adequate time for online interaction, research, assigned reading, and reflection time.

Field Experience:

A five (5)  hour field experience is required for each course.  This requirement fits into most school district’s contractual “personal day” allotment in the event that travel is warranted to complete the field experience.  Each instructor is responsible to guide participants to relevant experiences for their individual course for the integration of comprehensive and coordinated competencies within the King’s program.   Likewise, instructors are to provide discussion and feedback time within class and online exchanges. Verification of each field experience is required to be documented on the King’s college Field Experience Log and to be accompanied by a narrative reflection which describes the experience and then explains how the experience has enhanced or expanded the course’s competencies’ focus.  Each course offers a different perspective of STEM design and the implementation of theory to practice. 

The graduate endorsement program in STEM 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.

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.

Listed below you will find the course descriptions for the four courses required for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Endorsement Certificate.

Educ 672 STEM Design

By examining the conceptual development of STEM programs and courses, the goal of this course will be to design learning organizations and environments that support collaborative practice for multidisciplinary integration, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary experiences and real-world problem-solving.   Global perspectives will be discussed along with a focus on Next Generation Science Standards, PA Core Mathematics Standards, PA Science and Technology Standards.  Emphasis will also be placed on the development of teacher and student leadership in a STEM meta-discipline.

Educ 674 STEM Methods

This course will explore the implementation of differentiated methods/pedagogies for implementation in courses integrating STEM.  Participants will experience model STEM lessons, participate in Problem Based Learning Scenarios, Research components for STEM integration, investigate community resources to advance STEM Education, and create a portfolio of resources, lessons and project-based activities. Emphasis will be on the designing and facilitating lessons implementing a learning cycle model for student-centered inquiry learning for collaborative multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary environments.

Educ 676 STEM Assessment

This course will review the design of formative and summative assessment in regards to the implementation of differentiated instructional methods utilized in effective STEM instruction. Participants will review competency expectations and testing requirements for PA Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.  Emphasis will be on the development of authentic assessment for individual, group, project-based, and self-assessment in multi- disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary learning environments.   

Educ 678 STEM Practicum

An experiential real-life problem solving laboratory experience utilizing the engineering laboratory at King’s College.  This course will be a hands-on experience with students learning how to use current technology to create solutions to engineering tasks.  Integral to this course will be developing the mindset of an engineer, problem-solving, working collaboratively in a group, and effective communication of work done in the laboratory. This course should provide students with experiences that can be used as inspiration for creating opportunities for their students to experience STEM and STEM projects in the K-12 classroom.

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. 

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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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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 jump start 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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