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ONLINE DEGREE

PROGRAMS GUIDE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
04 | From the Office of the President
05 | About SAU Online
06 |  Accreditation
06 |  Awards and Recognition
07 | Student Support
08 | SAU Online Programs
08 |  Online Learning Community
08 | Financial Aid

Online Social Work Program
10 | Bachelor of Social Work

Online Education Programs
14 | Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education
19 | Master of Arts in Education
24 | Master of Arts in Reading
29 | Master of Arts in TESOL
37 |  Masters in Special Education

Online Marketing and Communication Program
45 |  Master of Arts in Strategic
Communication and Leadership

Online MBA
49 |  Master of Business Administration
52 | MBA, Healthcare Administration Concentration
53 | MBA, Human Resource Development Concentration
54 | MBA, Management Concentration
55 | MBA, Organized Consulting Concentration
56 | MBA, Executive Leadership Concentration

Online Nursing Programs
59 | Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

64 | Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing
69 | RN-MSN/Education
70 | RN-MSN/MBA
78 | RN-MSN/Nurse Practitioner

83 | Master of Science in Nursing
86 |  MSN/Education
87 | MSN/Master of Business Administration
94 | MSN/Nurse Practitioner

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we understand that you need flexibility and support. professionally and personally – are our focus.0900 | online.arbor. Brent Ellis responsible for effective. a total commitment to Jesus Christ as the perspective for learning. and the these goals top of mind as you engage in critical thinking by asking questions in living integration of faith and your pursuit of wisdom.844. the development You are here to receive a quality education and to advance your career. created in God’s image and thus accountable to Him and Dr. From the Office of the President Our Values As a Spring Arbor University online student. Remember. President redemptive participation in society and culture. Keep of Christian character. learning. and Creation and in His uniquely critical participation in the contemporary world. faculty and your student success advisor.621. you are part of a community of learners that Lord. 4 For more information. involving the pursuit of all truth as God’s truth. Even though you may to Jesus Christ as Savior and not be physically present on campus. Each will enrich your academic to a liberal arts education experience in ways you never imagined possible. As leaders in adult online education. the skills. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. ■ W  e are committed to the value and potential We appreciate your interest in Spring Arbor University and wish you the best in of every human being as your academic endeavors.edu . That is why I encourage you to fully engage with your fellow ■ We are committed students. your growth and success – ■ W  e are committed academically. authoritative revelation through Scripture. knowledge and abilities you gain as a Spring Arbor University student will serve you well long after you have completed your degree. Demonstrate your personal commitment to responsible. and affirm the importance is distinguished by our lifelong involvement in the study and application of the of learning grounded in God’s liberal arts. ethical leadership and effective communication through the original work you do here.

About SAU Online
Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by
offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small
elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a premier
private Christian university that offers engaging online programs designed to
meet the unique needs of busy, working adults. While we’re not the only university
to offer online degree programs, our distinction lies in our total commitment to
providing educational excellence within a Christ-honoring and supportive
online community.

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A full list of awards and recognition can be found at online.arbor.edu/awards-and-recognition

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Accreditation
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) – All degrees offered by Spring Arbor
University are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 30 N. LaSalle St.,
Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. 1.800.621.7440.

Spring Arbor has been approved by the Michigan Department of Education
to offer online reading courses for elementary and secondary teachers that are
required by Michigan law for initial certification renewal. The courses are EDU 624
for elementary and EDU 625 for secondary.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in
nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001,
202-887-6791.

State Authorization
SAU is authorized to offer online education across the nation, with exceptions for
nursing programs in AL, AZ, DC, LA, MA, ND, OR, and SD.

Awards and Recognition
As the popularity of online degree programs grows, the number of schools
offering online degrees grows as well. When researching online schools to earn
your degree, you want to make sure you are looking only at accredited colleges.
Accreditation is important because it means the university is held up to a certain
standard. You also will want to compare the school’s rankings and any recognition
awarded by third-party sources. This way, you’re getting a quality education that is
recognized for its student satisfaction, instructional quality, and credibility.

Spring Arbor University Online offers highly-ranked, highly-respected educational
programs for busy adults. In addition to being accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission, we’ve received numerous awards and rankings for our degree
programs. See below for recent rankings and awards.

■ R
 anked in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges: Regional Universities
Midwest Rankings
■ Ranked in the 50 Best Christian Colleges and Universities*
■ Named in the Best Online Christian Graduate Schools Guide*
■ Named in the 50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges in the U.S.*
■ Ranked by The Economist as No. 1 in economic value for Christian universities
*Christian Universities Online in Michigan and No. 2 for all universities in Michigan.

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Student Support
SAU Online is a pioneer and leader in adult online education. We understand your
needs, and we welcome you with an online environment specifically created to
enhance your strengths and support your journey.

■ A
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help you choose a program that you’ll enjoy rich opportunities to
best fits your needs and walk you strengthen your walk with God,
through the admissions process. build your professional network,
master subjects in your sphere
of influence and build lifelong
■ O
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accurate information on financial around the world.
resources, based on your specific
needs and circumstances. WHEN DO CLASSES START?
■ A
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help you develop a career plan per calendar year. To see start
■ You will have direct access to SAU’s and will notify you of opportunities, dates for your program, go to
highly acclaimed instructors. experiences and resources related online.arbor.edu or call an
to your career plan. Admissions Representative at
1.844.621.0900.
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Success Coach, who will be your Advisor when you are accepted who
personal concierge from day one to will recommend schedules, monitor
graduation day. your progress, answer program-
related questions and direct you to
appropriate support services.
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take tests and review class resources. interesting threaded discussions and thought-provoking videos that transform you in ways you never thought possible. It’s a fully integrated approach to online education that’s specifically designed to inform and transform the mind. you can submit assignments. Online Learning Community Spring Arbor University understands the importance of having an online support network. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. you enjoy an engaging curriculum that prepares you to pursue a more purposeful career with confidence. In addition to instructors. including state and federal aid. which is why we offer so many ways to keep in touch – email. discussion boards. enrich your faith and make you more marketable in your sphere of influence. a state-of-the-art learning management system.   8 For more information. You can also enjoy engaging podcasts. accredited. live audio-conferencing.621. iTunesU® and more. body and spirit of adult learners.844. Keeping you connected is our priority. personal and professional development. career goals and more. From the comfort of your own home. Christ-honoring online degrees designed to broaden your professional reach. Financial Aid There are many different sources of financial aid available to those who qualify at Spring Arbor University Online. As an SAU Online student.edu . staff and peers who know exactly what it’s like to be an adult online learner. chat.0900 | online. We will work with you to identify the financial benefits for which you may qualify.arbor. military discounts and tax benefits. you are assigned your own Student Success Coach who works with you on work-life balance.SAU Online Programs Spring Arbor University offers affordable.

0900 | online.37 $571 $20.$587 Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing/MBA 97 $62.306 N/A $40/sem $105/sem BSN . If a student cannot attend.179 $30 $40/sem $105/sem MSN .556-$21.533 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Master of Science in Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Primary 50 $691 $34. there is a a non-trip version of the course available for registration.763 $30 $40/sem $105/sem MSN .621.Online Degree Programs Total Credit Tuition Per Total Tuition* Application Registration Technology Hours Credit Fee Fee Fee Bachelor of Social Work 124 $587 $72. SAU pays for hotel and food during the Summit.788 N/A $40/sem $105/sem Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education 33 $571 $18.089 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN .edu .843 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Master of Arts in Education 32 $571 $18.844.$691 BSN .127 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership 36 $717 $25.005 $30 $40/sem $105/sem *Student is responsible for additional cost for clinical practicum and residency fee. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.arbor.272 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Master of Arts in Reading 38 $571 $21.812 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing 38 $587 $22.$691 Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing/Family BSN . 9 For more information.698 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Master of Arts in TESOL 33 $571 $18.$587 89 $57.235 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Nurse Practitioner MSN .812 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Master of Business Administration** 36 $717 $25.843 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Masters in Special Education 36 .$587 83 $53.949 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Master of Science in Nursing/MBA 63 $691 $43.$587 Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing/Ed 73 $46.$691 Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing/ BSN .550 $30 $40/sem $105/sem Care Nurse Practitioner Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner 55 $691 $38. **Student is responsible for travel expenses to attend the International Business Summit in New York City.$691 Master of Science in Nursing/Ed 39 $691 $26.

the Bachelor of ■ Program Fees: SWK447 has a Social Work Online program helps students develop the core skills necessary to course fee of $72 improve relationships. social and economic ■ Total Tuition: $72.621. our faculty create learning opportunities that reflect the realities of current social work practice.edu . Develop your ■ Tuition Per Credit: $587 professional practice while focusing on the values of service.844. as ■ Application Fee: N/A well as integrity and competence in the practice of social work. develop solutions and connect with clients on a deeper.Bachelor of Social Work Online Prepare to become a competent. Suited to fit you. confident. this 124 credit hour BSW focuses on both theory and skill development.0900 | online.788 justice. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. 10 For more information. families. engaged and ethical social worker PROGRAM OVERVIEW: committed to social and economic justice.arbor. groups. more spiritual level. Pulling from their real-world experience. and may be completed in as few as 20 months for students with the right transfer credits. the importance of human relationships. we’ve made it convenient to fulfill your BSW field work requirements by allowing you to conduct your internship in your community. In addition. dignity and worth of the person. Learn to provide social work services ■ Total Credit Hours: 124 to individuals. organizations and communities. ■ Registration Fee: $40 per semester ■ Technology Fee: $105 per semester Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Case studies and videos are used to introduce the social issues and vulnerable populations ■ S  WK335 Interviewing (3) with which social work is concerned. techniques of interviewing for the helping relationship.844. The degree also includes general education courses (60 credits) and electives (21 credits) Bachelor of Social Work Curriculum Descriptions . as well as interview assignments outside the and spiritual development of individuals from a life-span classroom. This is a pre-practice course that will teach interviewing skills necessary for effective practice with individuals. culture. You will be encouraged An introduction to the research-based theory and to assess your potential as a social worker through self. organizations and communities. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. race. communities same groups and on white society. discrimination and racism on these practice with individuals.edu .Bachelor of Social Work Online Curriculum Required BSW Courses ■ SWK281 Introduction to Social Work (3) ■ SWK352 Research Design (4) ■ SWK305 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3) ■ SWK442 Social Welfare Policies (3) ■ SWK311 Racial and Ethnic Relations (3) ■ SWK446 Practice with Groups (3) ■ SWK335 Interviewing (3) ■ SWK447 Practice with Communities and Organizations (3) ■ SWK340 Practice with Individuals and Families (3) ■ SWK450 Internship (10) ■ SWK351 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3) ■ SWK480 Senior Seminar (2) The above represents BSW specific courses. Curriculum will This course explores the cultures and experiences of focus on various practice settings. and social welfare. groups. Curriculum will emphasize how the interaction of the individual. 11 For more information. and family life-cycle perspective. reflection and course assignments. groups.0900 | online. the history of social minority ethnic groups in the United States. organizations. ■ SWK305  Human Behavior in the Social Environment families. This course provides the theoretical foundation for social work practice with individuals.621. and the work and the purposes and values that guide social work impact of prejudice. groups. social setting.Required Courses ■ S  WK281 Introduction to Social Work (3) ■ SWK311  Racial and Ethnic Relations (3) An introduction to the field of social work. Role- (3) playing will be used to practice skills within the classroom An overview of normal biological. families. psychological. gender and the social environment affect human behavior using social systems theory. organizations and communities. Issues of gender and other current social problems associated with the family life-cycle will also be addressed.arbor.

arbor. Theories need. with emphasis given to use of these theories in central tendency and dispersion.Required Courses ■ S  WK340 Practice with Individuals and ■ SWK442  Social Welfare Policies (3) Families (3) This course reviews the historical development and This course will cover theoretical foundations of generalist philosophical basis of social work’s response to those in social work practice with individuals and families. It will also of Human Behavior and Social Environment (HBSE) will be examine the current welfare system. community goals. linear regression. and special statistical techniques (analysis to accomplish individual. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. and of social welfare policy in general. Special attention analysis and implementation of social welfare policy at will be given to intervention with diverse and vulnerable local. central limit theorem. SWK 446) by providing additional theory of community and organizational behavior. with an introduction to qualitative research This course builds on theory of human behavior in the methods. Focus ■ S  WK352 Research Design (4) will also be group dynamics. The primary focus is on a macro-perspective involving work both with and in the community. enabling students applied to practice of assessment. proposal for doing program outcome evaluation. inferential statistics (binomial and normal and task groups. intervention. assessment and single subject research.0900 | online. organizations and communities. graphical representation applying the problem-solving methods for treatment of data). goal-setting. chi square test). organizational and/or of variance. The course material will also prepare students social environment (explored in both SWK 305 and for reading and using professional research articles. group development.844. to develop beginning practice skills in the construction. Case materials and role-playing will also be students to effectively utilize social policy as a generalist used. ■ SWK446  Practice with Groups (3) Theories of group behavior and the impact of group ■ SWK351  Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3) participation on human behavior are covered in this This course includes descriptive statistics (measures of course. Students integrate their knowledge of theory and practice by developing and implementing a group project in the community.edu . social worker. use of self within group dynamics. standard tests of how the social work profession makes use of groups significance). termination and practice evaluation. group Basic theory of research design is used to design a decision-making. ■ SWK450 Internship (10) 12 For more information. This course primarily covers design and analysis of quantitative ■ SWK447 Practice with Communities and Organizations (3) research.621. The course is designed to teach students how social work uses knowledge and skills in organizing and planning to change or reform social conditions in order to achieve better organization and coordination of community systems for meeting human needs. with attention given to their practice and application with groups. family. This course will prepare populations. needs group leadership skills and evaluation of group practice. Systems theory is used to understand distributions. state and national levels. Content will cover issues of diversity within and between various groups in our society.Bachelor of Social Work Curriculum Descriptions . Problem-solving processes will also be covered.

■ For transfer students.arbor. program in a community agency. The decision as to whether all requirements are adequately met for admission to the social work major will be made by the social work faculty. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. ■ A completed application and fee ■ Transcripts from all schools attended (HS Transcript only needed if student has taken less than 26 graded college credits) ■ ACT/SAT scores needed if taken within the last 3 years/ writing sample required if ACT/SAT score is over 3 years old ■ GED test must have an average standard score of 500 for regular admission.844. Application to the major takes place after completion of COR 100. This capstone course provides faculty. under the educational knowledge and values learned in previous course work direction of social work professionals and university with agency experience.Bachelor of Social Work Curriculum Descriptions . a cumulative grade point average of 2. sophomores and transfer students can declare their intent to major in social work and will be assigned to a Student Success Advisor who will help them prepare for admission to the major. Students advance their knowledge of the opportunities for students to share learning experiences profession and refine their generalist practice skills. Transfer students who have completed the equivalent of SWK 281 at another accredited program may provisionally take one semester of junior-level courses while they apply to and are accepted into the program. ENG 104 and SWK 281. assignments.0900 | online. from agency placement and to demonstrate their The internship will involve 400 hours of work in a social competencies through a series of integration service setting.5 is needed ■ Completion of 40 credits of general education and liberal arts requirements. ■ SWK480 Internship Seminar (2) Bachelor of Social Work Online Admission Requirements Application to the online BSW major is required before junior level practice courses are taken. Freshmen. which may be fulfilled at Spring Arbor University Online ■ Successful completion of IDS312 and SWK 281 (C or better) ■ Personal interview with social work faculty ■ ACT composite score of 20 or SAT score of 940 13 For more information.621.Required Courses The internship requires participation in a social service This seminar is designed to integrate the concepts.edu .

you will be ■ Total Credit Hours: 33 awarded your degree upon successful completion of coursework. check your State Department of Education to find out how this works for you.Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education An online Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Spring Arbor University prepares students to work with children 8 years old and younger. If you want a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education but are not planning PROGRAM OVERVIEW: to obtain the endorsement (ZS) and/or you live outside of Michigan.0900 | online. 14 For more information. ■ Application Fee: $30 ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem Spring Arbor University has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission ■ Technology Fee: $105/sem since 1960 and the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education is in good standing with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Learn strategies to help young children who are struggling to read or who have self-regulation and behavior challenges.arbor. Students who are elementary-certified.621. upon completion of coursework. This program is taught by highly qualified faculty and equips preschool through third grade teachers with the skills and strategies needed to meet the needs of young children. This is perfect ■ Tuition Per Credit: $571 for someone with a degree in another field – such as social work or psychology – ■ Total Tuition: $18. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.843 who wants to work with young families and children.844. If outside of Michigan.edu . holding a valid Michigan certificate and plan to complete the endorsement (ZS) in Early Childhood Education must pass. the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification for Early Childhood.

As a result. individuals and in group settings. Requires students to research their own development and the use of appropriate assessment socialization histories and evaluate their development in the practices in the ECE environment.621. Some field observations and intervention practices and self-regulation. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. Each student will best practices in assessment and guidance of young children also develop a research proposal and carry out that research (infants. students will determine the most appropriate method to guide children’s ■ E  CE566 Early Childhood Growth & Development (3) behavior. Students will study normal acceptable and appropriate self-directed behavior as and exceptional development of the physical.Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Online Curriculum Required Courses ■ EDU530 Values. cognitive. toddlers.edu . Through a systematic observation experience. will be presented in a formal paper/project. With this. Ethics and Worldview (3) ■ ECE665 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods (3) ■ ECE550 Developing Literacy & Reading Proficiency in ■ ECE668 Young Children with Special Needs (3) Early Grades (3) ■ ECE678 Intervention Strategies for Young Children with ■ ECE565 Early Childhood Social Foundations (3) Developmental Delays (3) ■ ECE566 Early Childhood Growth & Development (3) ■ ECE680 Graduate Thesis and Field Study in Early ■ ECE616 Early Childhood Policies & Standards (3) Childhood (3) ■ ECE620 Effective Behavior Management and Assessment in the Early Childhood Classroom (3) ■ ECE640 Emergent Literacy (3) Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Curriculum Descriptions . the practitioner will develop strategies The prenatal stages of human development through age and practices to guide young children in developing 8 are the focus of the course. A study of appropriate emotional and social domains of young children (infant. Students will examine light of major concepts presented in class.Required Courses ■ E  CE565 Early Childhood Social Foundations (3) ■ E  CE620 Effectice Behavior Management. Assessment Provides comprehensive coverage of the complex & Evalutation in Early Childhood Education (3) socialization process and its effect on the development The focus of this course is assessing young children’s of children. A formal presentation of the findings depth research of contemporary theory and methodology. preschool through grade 3) through in- during the semester. assessment techniques pertinent to child management toddler and pre-K through age 8) in the contexts of home and behavior that informs parents and teachers in selecting and group settings. 15 For more information.0900 | online. interactions required.arbor. assessment and diagnostic strategies that lead to approaches for better learning and procedures will be studied.844.

This course focuses on policies and regulations specific to early childhood care and educational settings. government regulations for early childhood and with techniques for nurturing their development and programs and personnel.edu .621. materials and model programs to aid preschool and primary teachers in classroom organization ■ E  CE616 Early Childhood Policies & Standards (3) and instructional design. beginning reading for initiating and developing formal reporting assessment and writing.0900 | online. Examines strategies. an appropriate transition plan will be For teaching in a preschool or early elementary program. This course will include practice certification of early childhood professionals. Emphasis on methods and techniques. various stakeholders. and dispositions and skills to develop positive respectful spelling development. The course ■ E  CE668 Young Children with Special Needs (3) covers effective guidance of young children. development for struggling readers. Formal assessment results. assessment and family approaches. strategies and techniques will be shared. creating an appropriate transition plan and exploring the role of technology in providing services for students. introduction to initial analysis of selected topics that are pertinent to the care and screening procedures and service provisions. implemented supporting the goals outlined through the The basic curricular areas in preschool and early elementary IFSP or IEP.Required Courses ■ E  CE640 Emergent Literacy (3) ■ E  CE678 Intervention Strategies for Young Children This course will explore the theories and research in with Developmental Delays (3) emergent literacy and beginning reading. A case study based on needs identified through assessments will be conducted. developed in collaboration with caregivers and grades are covered. Students will compare historical assessment in early childhood. writing. An integral part of the course will include and informal methods of assessment will be conducted with creating and practicing strategies to remediate diagnosed emphasis on at-risk or struggling readers. models and laws pertaining to young children as well as ■ E  CE550 Developing Literacy & Reading Proficiency in inclusive curricular. IFSP. Early Grades (3) teaming and collaboration and managing challenging Through research of current best practices in reading behavior. 16 For more information. and early childhood school settings. An in-depth in observation and interaction. and the interrelationship of reading. planning education of young children in child development centers and implementation of appropriate activities.Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Curriculum Descriptions . ■ E  CE665 Early Childhood Curriculum & Methods (3) Through research. students will identify appropriate interventions.844. IAP. infants and Students will become familiar with the characteristics of toddlers. level. as well as ethical standards for interacting with parents. students will address special education history. In addition. creative dramatics and storytelling. particularly English special needs at the appropriate age and developmental language learners (ELLs). phonics Students will study the theories and implications of formal instruction and spelling. through age 8. and various stages of reading and writing. and develop the essential listening. documents such as IEP. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. Through small groups. examine the procedures perspectives on language acquisition. using a wide range of children’s relationships with children and caregivers when discussing literature. theory.arbor. as individuals and within group young children (birth to 8 years) displaying special needs settings. poetry.

844. conferences. Ethics and Worldview (3) Students examine the diversities (including but not limited to issues related to race. It provides opportunities for the participant to synthesize and apply theoretical learning from a preview course within realistic. 17 For more information. ■ E  CE680 Graduate Thesis and Field Study in Early Childhood (3) This course consists of a carefully planned sequence of experiences including but not limited to directed observations. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. culture. socioeconomic status.Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Curriculum Descriptions . religion. language. small group instruction. whole class instruction and individualized instruction within the inclusive childcare/classroom setting.Required Courses ■ E  CE530 Values. ethnicity. gender and ability) found in American classrooms. planned professional contexts.arbor.621. The field study is under the professional supervision of an education professor. Considerations of how these characteristics affect teaching and learning are explored as students investigate and create practical methods of dealing with them in positive ways.edu .0900 | online.

621.edu . contact an Admissions Representative: 1.844.0900 | online.arbor.00 preferred for the last two years of your bachelor’s program ■ Contact information for two references ■ Teacher certification information (if applicable) ■ Conviction disclosure ■ Completed graduate application ■ School of Education Graduate Program Admission Form 18 For more information.Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Online Admission Requirements ■ Official transcripts from the institution that granted the bachelor’s degree ■ Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university ■ A cumulative GPA of at least 3.

you must constantly reconsider the wisdom of traditional practice while considering new approaches to teaching. and more. program design. PROGRAM OVERVIEW: ■ Total Credit Hours: 32 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $571 ■ Total Tuition: $18. our online Master of Arts in Education program helps you grow beyond the classroom and into a leader within the education system. advocacy. You develop skills in leadership and administration. Master of Arts in Education Online To grow as an educator. This program is specifically designed for those who wish to obtain a master’s degree. meet recertification requirements.844. You may apply these skills immediately to advance learning in your district. collaboration.272 ■ Application Fee: $30 ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem ■ Technology Fee: $105/sem 19 For more information.edu . contact an Admissions Representative: 1. instructional technology. By synthesizing elements of traditional and new assessment techniques into coherent and effective strategies. or broaden or refresh their knowledge in areas of professional education. communications.arbor.0900 | online.621.

to address the needs of their own students. Technology.Master of Arts in Education Online Curriculum Required Courses Plus elective courses to total three credit hours ■ EDU060 Orientation (0) ■ EDU510 Navigating the First Five Years of Teaching (1-2) ■ EDU503 Elements of Successful Teaching (3) ■ EDU517 Workshop-Special Topics (1-3) ■ EDU530 Values. 20 For more information. but not limited to. with special emphasis on K-12 education.edu . Students examine the diversities (including. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.0900 | online. EDU560 is an the effects of a Christian worldview. ethnicity. Ethics and Worldview (3) ■ EDU624 Elementary and Middle School Reading (3) ■ EDU538 Diversity in a Global Society (3) ■ EDU625 Secondary Reading (3) ■ EDU560 Instructional Technology (3) ■ EDU690 Individual Advanced Research (1-3) ■ EDU578 Educational Assessment (3) ■ EDU594 Teaching Discouraged Learners/Troubled Youth (3) ■ EDU639 Critical Issues and Advocacy (3) ■ EDU650 Educational Research Methods and Design (4) ■ EDU656 Graduate Thesis (4) Master of Arts in Education Curriculum Descriptions . issues related to race. ■ E  DU560 Instructional Technology (3) ■ E  DU530 Values. development. and ability) found This course focuses on the development of teaching in American classrooms. Ethical dilemmas for introduction to the field and theory of Instructional teachers and students are explored.” The field of Instructional the development of values and ethics in our nation. This Technology is concerned with the application of technology course provides a foundation for and an understanding of throughout the educational process. language. The course explores the multiple roles of technology in instruction and management of the learning process.621. socioeconomic status. and ethics in contemporary society.arbor.844. utilization. and management of the processes and understanding of the historical influence of Christianity in resources for human learning.Required Courses ■ E  DU060 Orientation (0) ■ E  DU538 Diversity in a Global Society (3) An introduction to the Master of Arts in Education program. gender. culture. Students create as students investigate and create practical methods of plans to apply various techniques and strategies studied dealing with them in positive ways. This course assumes the student has minimum competency in technology. ■ E  DU503 Elements of Successful Teaching (3) religion. Ethics and Worldview (3) Instructional Technology has been defined as “the theory In this study of the influence of Christianity on values and practice of the design. Considerations of how these skills and strategies based on elements documented in characteristics affect teaching and learning are explored effective teaching and brain research. students gain an evaluation.

Prerequisite: EDU 650. and ■ E  DU594 Teaching Discouraged Learners/Troubled create a research plan. and education to create advocacy strategies as they consider tables of figures of the thesis are produced in this course.edu . table of contents. Students implement assessment and evaluation wisely. In this course. craft research questions. and interpretations leading to ■ E  DU639 Critical Issues and Advocacy (3) recommendations for action based on findings. Chapters 1. Students conduct data collection.Master of Arts in Education Curriculum Descriptions . educational initiatives. engagement and achievement. Instructional design based on brain research in the program. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. (Offered in spring.) 21 For more information. and the transformative nature of teacher research. and 6. and instruction. Students report their research via a bound thesis and a contemporary issues. gain skills needed to develop assessment tools for use including the ability to read and understand educational in classroom settings and to use assessment to inform research. Participants acquire a broad understanding of the research process. and the ability to critique methods and findings instruction.621. students put action research in context. Prerequisite: All previous required courses students. the interrelationships of curriculum. theories. Teacher-researchers identify their personal research focus. Chapters Students research and explore current topics and issues in 4. Students review related literature Youth (3) and draft a literature review. (formerly EDU694) and implement their research plans.0900 | online. (formerly EDU678) of selected research. fine-tune.arbor. (Offered in fall) and these principles provides the opportunity for students to translate current research and theory in this ■ E  DU656 – Graduate Thesis (4) field into practice to increase opportunities for student In this course. explore the principles underlying Students in this course examine research approaches the assessment process. teacher-researchers present. and develop the skills needed to to learn more about questions in education.Required Courses ■ E  DU578 Educational Assessment (3) ■ E  DU650 Educational Research Methods and Participants examine the concept of assessment and Design (4) evaluation in education. analysis.844. exploring paradigms. 2 and 3 and the Students study the needs and behaviors of discouraged bibliography and appendices of the thesis are addressed learners with strategies for teaching and reaching these in this course. 5. as well as the abstract. (formerly EDU539) formal academic presentation to a professional audience.

and instructional strategies.844. vocabulary.621. MCL 380. Students who (previously PA118). as well as classroom applications designed to develop effective reading skills and dispositions. The course explores ■ E  DU517 Workshops – Special Topics (1-3) the skills and complexities of the reading process through To obtain graduate credit from Spring Arbor University classroom field experiences. 2009. (Offered online). fluency.1531(4) or tuition refunds under any circumstances. per 2007 PA 32. comprehension. for new teachers in the early stages in their career. Focuses course provides an online mentored networking opportunity include differentiated instruction. three weeks after the instructor of record has submitted Planning for the topic and for the final project and/or grades. fluency. paper must be approved by the instructor before the student may register for the class. 2009. students a variety of instructional techniques to facilitate the must complete the School of Education registration form development of effective readers and learners.Master of Arts in Education Curriculum Descriptions . This course for pre-K through 6th grade teachers includes field experiences in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and provides the educator opportunity to engage with one reader to discover student strengths and needs and develop a case study. spelling and writing assessment tools. This course may be ■ E  DU624 Elementary and Middle School Reading (3) taken more than once. spelling and writing assessment tools. wish to receive graduate credit in conjunction with the affiliated conference or workshop must complete all ■ E  DU690 Individual Advanced Research (1-3) assignments described in the syllabus by the time specified. per 2007 PA 32. Students will explore current models of reading assessment and support.0900 | online. Course focuses include interest inventories.1531(4) (previously PA118).edu . interest inventories. Once students register and pay this course satisfies the Michigan Department of Education for graduate credit in conjunction with the workshop(s). The and pay related fees and the published tuition rate for emphasis will be on practical research-based classroom the graduate credit being offered for the workshop by applications. (Offered online). For those holding an elementary certificate. and instructional strategies. drops issued after July 1. this year-long online secondary reading and skill development. This course is designed to allow a student to research Transcripts will be available through Spring Arbor University a topic of interest to him/her on an individualized basis.arbor. the second day of class.Elective Courses ■ E  DU510 Navigating the First Five Years of ■ E  DU625 Secondary Reading (3) Teaching (2) This course for 6-12 grade teachers investigates issues in Open to SAU-certified teachers. reading requirement for new professional certificates Spring Arbor University will not honor withdrawals. visual and auditory discrimination tools. 22 For more information. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. language expression and processing screening. this course satisfies the Michigan Department of Education reading requirement for new professional certificates issued after July 1. Students will investigate for workshops or conferences partnering with SAU. comprehension. including differentiated instruction in response to student needs. For those holding an elementary certificate. phonics. MCL 380. English language learning screening. phonemics.

621.0900 | online.edu .Master of Arts in Education Online Admission Requirements ■ Official transcripts from the institution that granted the bachelor’s degree ■ Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university ■ A cumulative GPA of at least 3. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.00 preferred for the last two years of your bachelor’s program ■ Contact information for two references ■ Teacher certification information (if applicable) ■ Conviction disclosure ■ Completed graduate application ■ School of Education Graduate Program Admission Form 23 For more information.arbor.844.

this master’s degree is highly valuable for practicing teachers who wish to increase their effectiveness as educators in K-12 education. unprecedented attention has been focused on literacy. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.844. lead and support K-12 literacy initiatives in your district.0900 | online.698 ■ Application Fee: $30 ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem ■ Technology Fee: $105/sem 24 For more information.edu . the Reading Specialist (BR) endorsement is also available for certified teachers who complete the program and pass the required Michigan Test of Teacher Certification (MTTC) in Reading. The Master of Arts in Reading online degree program provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to plan.621. Because reading affects every aspect of student achievement.Master of Arts in Reading Online In recent years. In addition. PROGRAM OVERVIEW: ■ Total Credit Hours: 38 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $571 ■ Total Tuition: $21. State standard initiatives have increased the need for teachers who can develop and enact a comprehensive and balanced curriculum that is responsive to the needs of diverse learners.arbor.

Ethics and Worldview (3) writing experiences and assignments in all subjects. 25 For more information. as well as classroom applications research in best practices for teaching reading and writing designed to develop effective reading skills and to English Language learners will be explored.621. Note: For those holding an programs designed to assist English Language learners. this course satisfies the Michigan (Formerly EDU696) Department of Education reading requirement for new professional certificates issued after July 1. Teachers investigate writing development and applications across the curriculum as they design. This the implications of standardized testing for writing course provides a foundation for and an understanding of instruction. experiential learning. facilitate and assess ■ E  DU530 Value.Master of Arts in Reading Online Curriculum Required Courses ■ EDU060 Orientation (0) ■ RDG680 Content Area Literacies (3) ■ EDU530 Value. 2009. current research. the effects of a Christian worldview. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. and response to student needs.0900 | online. Ethics and Worldview (3) ■ RDG682 History and Psychology of Reading (3) ■ EDU624 Elementary and Middle School Reading (3) ■ RDG684 Program Design and Analysis (3) ■ RDG628 Teaching Writing (3) ■ RDG689 Literacy Mentoring. Current assessment and support. strategies. Teachers dispositions.844. students gain an process approaches. MCL 380. Course focuses include workshop approaches.arbor. including differentiated instruction in use a case study to investigate issues. per 2007 PA 32. and explore the development of values and ethics in our nation. and classroom applications of research and theory ■ E  DU624 Elementary and Middle School Reading (3) This course includes field experiences in the diagnosis ■ R  DG656 English Language Learners (3) and remediation of reading disabilities in the form of a This course offers an overview of the role of language and case study.Required Courses ■ E  DU060 Orientation (0) ■ R  DG628 Writing (3) An introduction to the Master of Arts in Reading program. In this study of the influence of Christianity on values Teachers develop methods and materials for writing and ethics in contemporary society. Coaching and Leadership (3) ■ RDG656 English Language Learners (3) ■ RDG692 Literacy Research Methods and Thesis Proposal (4) ■ RDG678 Children and Young Adult Literature (3) ■ RDG694 Literacy Research Thesis (4) ■ RDG679 Adolescent Literacy (3) Master of Arts in Reading Curriculum Descriptions .edu . Teachers explore current models of reading cultural identity on English language acquisition. investigate instructional strategies understanding of the historical influence of Christianity in for teaching genre and writing conventions. elementary certificate.1531(4) (previously PA118).

Strategies for state and local levels. and literacy foundations of educational leadership. and collaborate to meet these needs.Master of Arts in Reading Curriculum Descriptions . including multicultural literature. schools as teaching strategies are also explored. the role of children reading processes beginning with emergent literacy and young adult literature in developing literacy. Teachers examine the influences in conjunction with critical theory. Contingency Theory. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. research of reading society and explores how educators can advocate. developmental needs. including Teachers explore the acquisition and operation of the most recently published materials. achievement gap. organizations. staff and program development. 26 For more information. Teachers apply criteria for selecting and reading research methods in cognitive and devel- and evaluating literature from a historical perspective and opmental psychology. curriculum in all subjects. create. into the influenced reading assessment tools and development. ■ R  DG689 Literacy Leadership (3) This course addresses essential leadership qualities.arbor. Teachers investigate of psychology on reading theory and topics in the psy- research in the field and explore strategies to incorporate chology of reading. genre study. decision making. Coursework focuses on basic research in reading comprise this course. motivation and leadership. the bureaucratic nature of schools.621. are course focuses. effective leadership styles. theoretical Issues of motivation. daily school operations. communication. Teachers investigate how theory has literature. and the integrated nature successful school literacy leadership: historical and of literacy skills instruction and use across the curriculum. and individual to advocacy. with special attention Teachers analyze societal. programs and literacy research. situations that promote and inhibit literacy learning and develop strategies to address these issues.0900 | online. elements of effective oral information from the following areas into plans for and written communication. ■ R  DG680 Content Area Literacy (3) characteristics and needs of participants.Required Courses ■ R  DG678 Children and Young Adult Literature (3) ■ R  DG682 History and Psychology of Reading (3) A study of literature and its uses for K-12 students. student achievement. family. including technology use. ■ R  DG684 Program Design and Analysis (3) ■ R  DG679 Adolescent Literacy (3) Teachers examine contemporary and historical models for This course examines the needs of and demands on literacy learning and reading. standards and the history and influences on the teaching of reading for selection and evaluation of materials and strategies and reading practices from colonial to contemporary for involving students in particular types of literature times. data for reading and language arts. diversity and the change process will also be explored.edu . current perspectives in educational leadership. informing and involving students and parents in literacy text selection. power and authority. policies at the national. school.844. are featured. Social Systems theory and its impact on schooling. relationship building and leadership styles. Investigations into family adolescent learners to be multi-literate in contemporary literacy strategies and programs. Teachers translate and pedagogy. and the This course addresses reading and writing processes change process for literacy programs. and interpretation of student assessment development. school improvement.

edu . the bibliography of their action research thesis.arbor. Students develop Chapters 1. and 6.844. teacher-researchers implement their action This course focuses on the elements and processes of literacy research plans developed in RDG 692. and their own literacy concerns to design findings.) 27 For more information. based upon their literacy studies. table of contents.Required Courses ■ R  DG692 Literacy Research Methods and ■ R  DG694 Literacy Research Thesis (4) Thesis Proposal (4) In this course. as well an action research study. 5. 2 as the abstract. action research and academic writing. (Prerequisite: RDG 692) and the appendices of their proposal within this course. analysis and interpretations Teachers study literacy research methods. and tables and figures and 3 of their action research proposal. Teachers literacy research. Students complete Chapters 4.Master of Arts in Reading Curriculum Descriptions . existing leading to recommendations for action. conduct data collection.0900 | online. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. (Prerequisite: completion of all previous classes in the program.621.

00 preferred for the last two years of your bachelor’s program ■ Contact information for two references ■ Teacher certification information (if applicable) ■ Conviction disclosure ■ Completed graduate application ■ Writing sample ■ School of Education Graduate Program Admission Form 28 For more information.621.0900 | online.arbor. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.Master of Arts in Reading Online Admission Requirements ■ Official transcripts from the institution that granted the bachelor’s degree ■ Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university ■ A cumulative GPA of at least 3.edu .844.

844.arbor.S. 29 For more information. but also the minds and hearts of people desiring to learn English ■ Total Credit Hours: 33 around the world.** *CORE credit hours for the ESL (NS) Endorsement **Students taking the MATESOL K-12 Track can apply for the ESL Endorsement from the Michigan Department of Education after completing the 24 credit hours of CORE courses for the endorsement and passing the MTTC Test (NS).621. the Master of Arts in TESOL K-12 track meets the ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem requirements for the ESL Endorsement and will qualify you to better serve EL ■ Technology Fee: $105/sem students in your classroom or to become the ESL specialist in your building.0900 | online.edu . teachers and professionals who want to teach in foreign countries. ■ Total Tuition: $18. Earning your Master of Arts in TESOL is advantageous for both ■ Tuition Per Credit: $571 U. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language Online SAU Online offers a unique faith-based approach to serving not only EL students PROGRAM OVERVIEW: in the classroom.843 ■ Application Fee: $30 For certified teachers.

alternative RDG656 English Language Learners (3) ■ TSL600 Capstone Project.0900 | online.Master of Arts in TESOL Online Curriculum Master of Arts in TESOL in K-12 Education Master of Arts in TESOL Adolescent and Adult Education Required Courses Required Courses ■ TSL500 Linguistics for Teachers of English (3)* ■ RDG628 Teaching Writing (3) ■ TSL501 Cross Cultural Competence in Communication (3)* ■ RDG678 Children and Young Adult Learners (3) ■ TSL502 TESOL Methods and Materials for Second ■ TSL500 Linguistics for Teachers of English (3) Language Acquisition (3)* ■ TSL501 Cross Cultural Competence in Communication (3) ■ TSL505 Assessment & Evaluation of Language Minority ■ TSL502 TESOL Methods and Materials for Second Students & Programs (3)* Language Acquisition (3) ■ TSL506 Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners ■ TSL503 Methods of Teaching. activities and materials and to adapt will compare different theories of language variation. and how knowledge of sentence structure which will help students apply the concepts.621. as well social and academic language registers. in the course requirements. are included instruction fits into current practices in language teaching. Ten hours of lab experiences. syntax and the relat. Practicum & Portfolio (3)* ■ TSL508 English Grammar Approaches for English ■ TSL503 Methods of Teaching. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. The coursework teaching strategies. phonics morphology. This course is designed to assist students in exploring the components of the language system: phonology. 30 For more information. the benefits of as homogeneous classrooms.edu .844. edness of language systems for those preparing to teach This course provides an opportunity to develop appropriate English to speakers of other languages. and evaluate curricula for use in culturally diverse. personal biases and methods of overcoming them and orthography. bilingualism.arbor. Speaking & Listening with Language Learners (3) Beginners (3) ■ TSL510 Integrity in Teaching English as Mission (3) ■ TSL510 Integrity in Teaching English as Mission (3) ■ TSL600 Capstone Project. Field Experiences & Portfolio (3) Electives (choose one) ■ EDU624 Elementary and Middle School Reading (3) ■ EDU625 Secondary Reading (3) ■ RDG628 Teaching Writing (3) ■ RDG678 Children and Young Adult Learners (3) Master of Arts in TESOL in K-12 Education Curriculum Descriptions ■ T  SL500 Linguistics for Teachers of English (3) ■ T  SL501 Cross Cultural Competence in Communication (3) This course provides a study of English as a system. Speaking & Listening with (3)*. the basic principles underlying multicultural education. alternative RDG656 English Language Learners (3) Beginners (3) ■ TSL508 English Grammar Approaches for English ■ TSL505 Assessment & Evaluation of Language Minority Language Learners (3)* Students & Programs (3) ■ TSL509 Sheltered Immersion (SIOP) for Content Area ■ TSL506 Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Teachers (3)* (3).

speaking. speaking. Students will develop lessons for the production of English in speaking and writing activities. Language Proficiency Assessment to assess listening. vocabulary knowledge and writing skills ■ T  SL505 Assessment & Evaluation of Language of a case study student or small group. WIDA and DIBELS_ ELD ■ T  SL508 English Grammar Approaches for English standards will be reviewed and compared. with a focus on communicative competence. how to manage instruction for different levels of acquisition who are learning to read and write in English learners with diverse abilities.0900 | online. research based pedagogy understanding of learners with intermediate language for ELLs. Integrated methods and strategies will This course is a general overview of the interconnected- be explored for teaching listening.edu . writing to ELLs of diverse backgrounds and levels. This Students will review the developmental aspects of second course requires highly constructive class participation and language acquisition. vocabulary and comprehension with English programs. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. used and evaluated in light of issues related to teachers of English language learners by blending bias. particularly in group. providing insights for the the lab setting. teaching English and the preparation of teaching materials for classroom use. Challenges for developing phonemic awareness.844.Master of Arts in TESOL in K-12 Education Curriculum Descriptions ■ T  SL502 TESOL Methods and Materials for Second ■ T  SL506 Literacy Instruction for English Language Language Acquisition (3 credits) Learners (3) (prerequisite: TSL502) This course focuses on the pedagogical aspects of RDG656 may be substituted for this course. social. This course will enhance the classroom instruction of oped.arbor. classroom strategies with a study of the most important grammatical structures of the language. The course will target the most useful grammatical skills needed for beginning and intermediate level English language learners. reading.621. and writing. measuring English language skills of students in ESL spelling. 31 For more information. reading and ness of culture and reading and writing skill development. political. appropriate interactions in the ESL and general education classroom. reading comprehension. Reading Minority Students & Programs (3)* comprehension and writing skill development strategies This course explores theoretical and practical aspects will be implemented with the case study individual or of language assessment and evaluation. The course aims to develop an second language acquisition. and psychological factors. The goals of this course are to develop creation of programs for literacy development for English students’ knowledge in the following areas: theories of language learners. Performance Language Learners (3) based and standardized assessment tools will be devel. The students will use the Michigan English Language Learners will be explored. Students will analyze spoken and written English of native and non-native speakers in order to understand and explain the most frequent error types of learners from different language groups. assess the oral language proficiency. Students will with students and parents from diverse cultural backgrounds. Students will become familiar with the meta-language and key con- cepts of English grammar. as well as the developmental responsible out of class lesson assignment preparation for aspects of reading and writing.

Candidates will plan for multi-levels of listening and speaking skills of beginning speakers of diverse students using standards-based ESL and content English of diverse backgrounds and levels. Documentation of teaching competence and reflection will be part of the portfolio. etc.Master of Arts in TESOL in K-12 Education Curriculum Descriptions ■ T  SL509 Sheltered Immersion (SIOP) for Content Area ■ T  SL503 Methods of Teaching. unit plans. 32 For more information. Knowledge of research in the field of Applied Linguistics will be demonstrated in a comprehensive literature review of an issue related to any one of the domains addressed in the standards. The topic will be pre-approved by the professor. Candidates will design integrated activities requires highly constructive class participation and that focus on listening. and the importance of adequate teacher training. article reflections. article analyses. speaking.0900 | online. Students will develop an understanding of how adults as beginning speakers of English. social studies ■ T  SL510 Integrity in Teaching English as Mission (3) or math classroom with ELLs is required. Speaking & Listening Teachers (3)* with Beginners (3) This course is built around the SIOP model for teaching The course focuses on the pedagogical and teaching content and language in mixed ability classrooms in K-12 materials for classroom use when teaching children and settings. reading and writing responsible out of class lesson assignment preparation.844. This course curriculum. the need for for selected National Board for Professional Teaching integrity. Ten hours of observation and participation in a science. NCATE/TESOL and the Michigan ESL En- dorsement standards.621. Practicum & Portfolio (3)* seas.edu . The coursework will consist of critically examining Teachers will build a web-based portfolio Practicum issues such as linguistic imperialism. that the student has produced as part of the TESOL coursework or during the field experience. The portfolio contents are a collection of the videos. goals that also address content objectives.arbor. lesson plans. webliographies. Integrated to plan a supportive classroom learning environment methods and strategies will be explored for developing for ELL students. Standards. This course provides a study of integrity in effective English language programs in the United States and over- ■ T  SL600 Capstone Project. case studies. teaching English as e-portfolio to demonstrate how they have met the criteria professionals in creative access countries. screencasts. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.

0900 | online. classroom applications of research and theory. Focuses curriculum in all subjects. investigate instructional include interest inventories. interest inventories. this and young adult literature in developing literacy. For those holding an elementary certificate. vocabulary.1531(4) (previously PA118). current research. MCL comprise this course. including multicultural literature. Students will investigate a variety of instructional techniques to facilitate the development of effective readers and learners.arbor. fluency. spelling and writing assessment tools. spelling and approaches. and evaluating literature from a historical perspective and in conjunction with critical theory. include differentiated instruction. comprehension. and instructional strategies. and writing assessment tools. writing instruction. reading disabilities and provides the educator opportunity facilitate and assess writing experiences and assignments to engage with one reader to discover student strengths in all subjects. the role of children needs. Teachers develop methods and materials and needs and develop a case study.Master of Arts in TESOL in K-12 Education Electives ■ E  DU624 Elementary and Middle School Reading (3) ■ R  DG628 Teaching Writing (3) This course for pre-K through 6th grade teachers includes Teachers investigate writing development and field experiences in the diagnosis and remediation of applications across the curriculum as they design. per 2007 PA 32. into the in secondary reading and skill development.844.edu . Course focuses for writing process approaches. English language learning strategies for teaching genre and writing conventions. A study of literature and its uses for K-12 students. this course satisfies the Michigan Department of Education reading requirement for new professional certificates issued after July 1. standards course satisfies the Michigan Department of Education for selection and evaluation of materials and strategies reading requirement for new professional certificates for involving students in particular types of literature issued after July 1. MCL 380. per 2007 PA 32. phonemics.621. Course focuses include workshop phonics. experiential learning. and explore the implications of standardized testing for language expression and processing screening. 33 For more information. 2009. Teachers apply criteria for selecting 380. including including differentiated instruction in response to student the most recently published materials. and instructional strategies. screening.1531(4) (previously PA118). fluency. The course explores the skills and complexities of the reading process through classroom field experiences. The emphasis will be on practical research-based classroom applications. visual and auditory discrimination tools. as well as classroom applications designed ■ R  DG678 Children and Young Adult Learners (3) to develop effective reading skills and dispositions. Teachers investigate ■ E  DU625 Secondary Reading (3) research in the field and explore strategies to incorporate This course for 6-12 grade teachers investigates issues literature. Students will explore current models of reading assessment and support. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. 2009. comprehension. For those holding an elementary certificate.

Course focuses include workshop as well as homogeneous classrooms. Integrated benefits of bilingualism. phonics morphology. experiential learning. social and academic language registers.arbor. investigate instructional This course provides an opportunity to develop appropriate strategies for teaching genre and writing conventions. 34 For more information. including Language Acquisition (3) the most recently published materials. current research. the adults as beginning speakers of English. The goals of this course are to develop literature. how to manage instruction for different levels of ■ T  SL500 Linguistics for Teachers of English (3) learners with diverse abilities. Ten hours of lab approaches. Teachers investigate responsible out of class lesson assignment preparation for research in the field and explore strategies to incorporate the lab setting.844. teaching strategies. orthography. English of diverse backgrounds and levels. and how knowledge of sentence methods and strategies will be explored for developing structure instruction fits into current practices in language listening and speaking skills of beginning speakers of teaching. Teachers apply criteria for selecting writing to ELLs of diverse backgrounds and levels. with students and parents from diverse cultural backgrounds.621. reading and comprise this course. which will help students apply the concepts. Teachers develop methods and materials the basic principles underlying multicultural education. This course requires highly constructive class participation and responsible out of class lesson assignment preparation. The The course focuses on the pedagogical and teaching coursework will compare different theories of language materials for classroom use when teaching children and variation. Speaking & Listening relatedness of language systems for those preparing with Beginners (3) to teach English to speakers of other languages. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.0900 | online. the components of the language system: phonology.edu . ■ R  DG678 Children and Young Adult Learners (3) ■ T  SL502 TESOL Methods and Materials for Second A study of literature and its uses for K-12 students. activities and materials and to and explore the implications of standardized testing for adapt and evaluate curricula for use in culturally diverse. into the students’ knowledge in the following areas: theories of curriculum in all subjects.Master of Arts in TESOL Adolescent and Adult Education Curriculum Descriptions ■ R  DG628 Teaching Writing (3) ■ T  SL501 Cross Cultural Competence in Teachers investigate writing development and Communication (3) applications across the curriculum as they design. Integrated methods and strategies will for involving students in particular types of literature be explored for teaching listening. This course is designed to assist students in exploring facilitate and assess writing experiences and assignments personal biases and methods of overcoming them and in all subjects. syntax and the ■ T  SL503 Methods of Teaching. standards teaching English and the preparation of teaching materials for selection and evaluation of materials and strategies for classroom use. classroom applications of research and theory are included in the course requirements. research based pedagogy for ELLs. writing instruction. second language acquisition. and experiences. the role of children This course focuses on the pedagogical aspects of and young adult literature in developing literacy. speaking. This and evaluating literature from a historical perspective and course requires highly constructive class participation and in conjunction with critical theory. appropriate interactions This course provides a study of English as a system. including multicultural literature. for writing process approaches.

Documentation of teaching competence and reflection will be part of the portfolio. Students will analyze ■ T  SL506 Literacy Instruction for English Language spoken and written English of native and non-native Learners (3) (prerequisite: TSL502) speakers in order to understand and explain the most RDG656 may be substituted for this course. providing insights for the overseas. screencasts. The course aims to develop an English as professionals in creative access countries. The course will target the most useful to bias. NCATE/TESOL and the Michigan ESL developing phonemic awareness. article analyses. reading comprehension.844. spelling. and writing. case studies. in the ESL and general education classroom. and the importance of adequate teacher acquisition who are learning to read and write in English training. with a focus on communicative developed. WIDA and DIBELS_ ELD concepts of English grammar. lesson plans. one of the domains addressed in the standards. and psychological factors. reading. used and evaluated in light of issues related competence. ■ T  SL600 Capstone Project. The students will use the Michigan English grammatical structures of the language. ■ T  SL510 Integrity in Teaching English as Mission (3) Students will review the developmental aspects of second This course provides a study of integrity in effective language acquisition. Challenges for Standards. particularly in teachers of English language learners by blending measuring English language skills of students in ESL classroom strategies with a study of the most important programs.Master of Arts in TESOL Adolescent and Adult Education Curriculum Descriptions ■ T  SL505 Assessment & Evaluation of Language ■ T  SL508 English Grammar Approaches for English Minority Students & Programs (3)* Language Learners (3) This course explores theoretical and practical aspects This course will enhance the classroom instruction of of language assessment and evaluation. The coursework will consist of critically creation of programs for literacy development for English examining issues such as linguistic imperialism. political. grammatical skills needed for beginning and intermediate level English language learners. as well as the developmental English language programs in the United States and aspects of reading and writing. article reflections.0900 | online. Performance lessons for the production of English in speaking based and standardized assessment tools will be and writing activities.edu . become familiar with the meta-language and key speaking. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. The topic will be pre-approved by the professor. Students will develop standards will be reviewed and compared. Reading comprehension and e-portfolio to demonstrate how they have met the criteria writing skill development strategies will be implemented for selected National Board for Professional Teaching with the case study individual or group. The portfolio contents are a collection of the videos. Knowledge of research in the and comprehension with English Language Learners will field of Applied Linguistics will be demonstrated in a be explored.arbor.621. webliographies. Students will assess the oral language proficiency. 35 For more information. frequent error types of learners from different language groups. teaching language learners. This course is a general overview of the interconnectedness of culture and reading and writing skill development. unit plans. Students will review current research into comprehensive literature review of an issue related to any best practices for teaching reading and writing. social. that the student has produced as part of the TESOL coursework or during the field experience. the understanding of learners with intermediate language need for integrity. Students will Language Proficiency Assessment to assess listening. vocabulary Endorsement standards. etc. Practicum & Portfolio (3)* vocabulary knowledge and writing skills of a case study Teachers will build a web-based portfolio Practicum student or small group.

edu .arbor.0900 | online. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.00 preferred for the last two years of your bachelor’s program ■ Contact information for two references ■ Teacher certification information (if applicable.844.Master of Arts in TESOL Online Admission Requirements ■ Official transcripts from the institution that granted the bachelor’s degree ■ Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university ■ A cumulative GPA of at least 3.621. not needed for Adolescent and Adult Track) ■ Conviction disclosure ■ Completed graduate application ■ Writing sample ■ Foreign Language Verification Form ■ School of Education Graduate Program Admission Form 36 For more information.

where a deep knowledge of the special needs population is desired.$21. Master of Arts in Special Education Online For those called to work with children with special needs.* PROGRAM OVERVIEW: ■ Total Credit Hours: 36 . contact an Admissions Representative: 1. This program also prepares individuals to take a leadership role in the field of special education.127 ■ Application Fee: $30 ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem ■ Technology Fee: $105/sem *Teachers who complete the MSE and pass the MTTC test for the special education endorsement as required by the Michigan Department of Education can add the Special Education endorsement to their Michigan teaching certificate.844. This Masters in Special Education online program is for both certified teachers and non-certified teachers who work in fields.556 .0900 | online.edu . 37 For more information.arbor. such as occupational therapy. a 12-course Learning Disabilities concentration and a 13-course Autism Spectrum Disorder concentration. Spring Arbor University Online provides a comprehensive graduate degree program in Special Education with the choice of two endorsements.621.37 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $571 ■ Total Tuition: $20.

legal considerations. procedures for resources relevant to persons with disabilities. Professionals and Agencies (3) ■ SED520 Elementary Methods for Language Arts and ■ SED502 Human Development for Special Education (1) Mathematics (3) ■ SED503 Law and Policy for Special Education (3) ■ SED521 Secondary Methods for Content Area Reading. Instruction will be provided on the development of interpersonal 38 For more information. educational Provides information on identifying and accessing implications. instructional strategies applied in educational settings.edu . and in identification and placement of student with disabilities.arbor.621.Foundation Courses ■ S  ED500 Current Issues in Special Education (3) ■ S  ED501 Support and Collaboration – Special and General Introductory overview of the special education field. ■ SED523 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Study Skills and Transition (3) Education (3) ■ SED522 Language Development and Instruction (3) ■ All students will take ONE of the following courses: ■ SED524 Assistive Technology (3) ■ SED 551 Student Teaching and Seminar (5) OR ■ SED525 Curriculum and Instruction (3) ■ SED 552 Student Teaching and Research (5) OR ■ SED 553 Research Applications with the Special Autism Spectrum Disorder Concentration Needs Population (5) ■ SED530 Introduction to ASD (3) ■ SED531 Language and Communication Development (3) ■ SED532 Assessment and Intervention for ASD (3) ■ SED533 Technology (2) ■ SED534 Collaboration and Transition Planning for Students with ASD (2) ■ SED535 Behavior Programming for Students with ASD (3) ■ SED536 Curriculum and Instructional Methods for Students with ASD (3) Master of Arts in Special Education Curriculum Descriptions .844. These resources philosophical background of special education and the may be within the school setting or from outside agencies. Parents. historical and cooperation between all stakeholders. creating a positive climate that facilitates learning and due process and privacy requirements. Education.Master of Arts in Special Education Online Curriculum Foundation courses Learning Disabilities Concentration ■ SED500 Current Issues in Special Education (3) ■ SED504 Classroom Management and Development of ■ SED501 Support and Collaboration – Special and General Social Competence for Students with Special Needs (3) Education. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. The course will also address factors that impede and facilitate the use of these resources and self-analysis of strengths and weaknesses for the purpose of becoming a more effective communicator and team member. Parents.0900 | online. Professionals and The focus will be the needs of students with disabilities: Agencies (3) knowledge of handicapping conditions.

Master of Arts in Special Education Curriculum Descriptions - Foundation Courses

skills needed to establish a positive social-emotional ■ S
 ED503 Law and Policy for Special Education (3)
climate in the classroom that works collaboratively with Includes a study of the history of special education laws,
and for differentiated student needs and relationships, each law’s intent, and the working state and federal laws.
and brain based strategies for effectively communicating Special emphasis placed on IDEA and the evolution of
with students, parents, colleagues, and outside agencies. the Reauthorization of IDEA 2004. The learner will also be
The course will also focus on important aspects of inclusion able to effectively communicate the needs and rights of
and the requirements for developing communication persons with disabilities. Knowledge of institutional and
methods to make inclusion work. Modeling methods administrative factors, which facilitate or impede delivery
that facilitate participation on teams within the school, of services, will be studied. An understanding of the roles
and effective strategies to supervise and empower the and organizational structures that regular and special
classroom aide, volunteers, and paraprofessionals to be education play in providing total services
effective will also be discussed. including the development of appropriate IEPs.

■ S
 ED502 Human Development for Special
Education (1)
Complements an educational psychology course with
emphasis on the exceptional development of special
education students. Common mental, emotional,
neurological, environmental, and physiological conditions
that affect learning will be explored.

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Master of Arts in Special Education - Learning Disabilities Concentration Descriptions

■ S
 ED504 Classroom Management and Development of ■ S
 ED522 Language Development and Instruction (3)
Social Competence for Students with Special Needs Provides skill and techniques in understanding learning
(3) problems by focusing on the development of language
Designed to provide students with a practical foundation as it relates to reasoning, thinking, listening, speaking,
in the principles of individual and group management reading, writing and spelling. Emphasis will be placed on
structures. The course will enable students to not only un- understanding of the components of language, knowing
derstand basic behavioral management concepts but also how the assessment of these skills is conducted and what
demonstrate their ability to develop, implement and effect disorders in listening, speaking and thinking have
incorporate appropriate behavioral management techniques. on learning to read, write and spell. Finally, instruction will
The maintenance of appropriate academic and social be provided on teaching strategies to help the language
behaviors in the special education classroom will be learning disabled student and additional information
emphasized as well as the development of strategies in will be provided on resources the teacher can utilize to
the areas of prevention, assessment, identification and become a more effective teacher.
intervention. These strategies will be used to help the LD
student develop the self-management skills required for ■ S
 ED523 Assessment and Evaluation in Special
constructive social participation and independent learning. Education (3)
Many students with learning disabilities face challenges in Provides instruction in appropriate procedures for the
the area of socialization; therefore, this class will include assessment and reporting of the student’s reading,
developing appropriate social behavior. writing, mathematical and social skills. Emphasis will
be placed on assessment methods that lead directly to
■ S
 ED520 Elementary Methods for Language Arts and diagnosing skill deficits and determining current level of
Mathematics (3) functioning, which can be translated directly into goals,
Focuses on the educational methods and strategies to objectives, and statements of progress on the child’s IEP.
meet the needs of the student with learning disabilities Methods of evaluating instructional outcomes will be
at the elementary level. Emphasis will be placed on explored so that an ongoing instructional plan can be
the understanding of remedial techniques for reading, adjusted to meet the student’s needs.
mathematics and written expression. Students will develop
and implement lesson plans in an elementary classroom. ■ S
 ED524 Assistive Technology (3)
Provides an understanding of how adaptive technology
■ S
 ED521 Secondary Methods for Content Area may be used to enhance the education of students with
Reading, Study Skills and Transition (3) disabilities. It teaches a framework for assessing special
Focuses on the instructional methods and strategies to needs students’ abilities, environment, required tasks and
meet the needs of the student with learning and behavior assistive tools. Students will investigate high tech, mid
challenges at the secondary school level. Emphasis will tech, low tech and no tech responses to the needs of
be placed on the understanding of techniques for students’ with disabilities. The focus will include a full
academic supports within the content areas of reading, range of disabilities and emphasis on using assistive
mathematics and written expression. This course focuses technology to access the general education curriculum,
on the goals of secondary special education that are development of assessment and lesson plans.
to provide services to students with disabilities that will
enable them to acquire the skills they need to function
successfully in employment and community settings. This
course will examine the teacher’s role in transition planning
and coordination.

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Master of Arts in Special Education - Learning Disabilities Concentration Descriptions

■ S
 ED525 Curriculum and Instruction (3)
Includes a study of research based curriculum designs
and strategies for the student with learning disabilities.
Topics include preplanning, principles of curriculum
decision making, effective schools research, and
participatory strategies for curriculum and instruction. The
types of learning disabilities and the characteristics of
each are discussed in light of curriculum design. Emphasis
is placed on differentiating instruction for the child with
learning disabilities. Educators will acquire skills that will
enhance student learning.

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844. This data to implementation of meaningful interventions in all course will be a blended learning environment that will educational settings.0900 | online. including parents and autism.Master of Arts in Special Education . and progress monitoring of the impact of the use of assistive technology. ■ S  ED534 Collaboration and Transition Planning for Students with ASD (2) This course introduces students to the idea of collaboration as a special education professional.621. Current treatments and research will be will be placed on collaboration to determine impact of introduced with a focus on evidence-based practices for multiple variables upon student behavior.Autism Spectrum Disorder Concentration Descriptions ■ S  ED530 Introduction to ASD (3) ■ S  ED535 Behavior Programming for Students with ASD (3) This course provides students with an overview of Autism In this course. Students will the effective implementation of techniques and strategies understand the importance of early diagnosis and become in a variety of educational settings. the familiar with recommended screening instruments for collaboration of all team members. of equipment. community- based instruction and skillful assessment of a young person’s goals. will be explored. to develop students with ASD. Research- This course will cover diagnosis criteria in the identification based practices will be examined in this course along with of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Particular focus is placed on linking assessment guardians of students with autism. interventions based upon group consensus. 42 For more information. students will review legal and ethical Spectrum Disorder. ■ S  ED531 Language and Communication Development (3) This course examines procedures for assessment of ■ S  ED536 Curriculum and Instructional Methods for communication. (ASD). language and speech of students with Students with ASD (3) autism spectrum disorder and it will review strategies for This course will examine the most recent topics in the promoting language and communication skills across the education of students with autism spectrum disorders different environments. In addition. Participants in this course will examine evidence- based practices and effective interventions for students ■ S  ED532 Assessment and Intervention for ASD (3) with ASD throughout the educational system.edu . Using supported employment. training and implementation in the use of assistive technology devices.arbor. include course materials and lectures online in addition to pre-determined campus meetings with participants. Social issues and the implications of evidence-based practices for behavior interventions as Autism Spectrum Disorder on an individual’s life will related to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Prevocational and vocational planning as well as transitional issues will be discussed. and to review and modify interventions based upon data. strength. informed choices all team members. The ■ S  ED533 Technology (2) primary objective of this course is to prepare course This course will cover assistive technology applications participants to meet the educational needs of their for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Emphasis students with autism and to collaborate effectively with will be placed on proper assessment. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. Focus be introduced. and skills. as well as learning of identification. It addresses the process and methods guidelines affecting behavior planning.

The seminar portion of the course will focus opportunities to manage the classroom and learning on topics specific to the special education field. and adherence to interpretations leading to recommendations for action. classroom. The researcher conducts data collection. assessment. Their findings will be presented in a formal paper according to the guidelines given in this course and APA style. delivery that establishes the theoretical context.621.844.Autism Spectrum Disorder Concentration Descriptions ■ SED551 Student Teaching and Seminar (5) ■ SED552 Student Teaching and Research (5) In this course. analysis and interpretations leading to recommendations for action. based on their findings.edu . The student a mentored special education teaching assignment teacher assumes responsibility for directing the in a K-12 setting. Their project is to be relevant to their local community or school with regard to students with special needs. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. The teacher-researcher will have classroom. Researchers develop and implement a research plan created from a review of the literature that establishes the theoretical context. assistive technology. Teacher-researchers develop and implement population and the practice of behavior analysis and a research plan created from a review of literature interventions. collaboration. 43 For more information.arbor. based on their findings. The activities of special education pupils. curriculum planning and researcher conducts data collection. The teacher- student teacher will be required to use the knowledge researcher assumes responsibility for directing the gained in their program and apply it in the classroom. The teacher- of intense interventions. The seminar portion of the course will focus He will collect artifacts for a portfolio that demonstrate on the research topics specific to the special education an understanding of the unique needs of the student field.Master of Arts in Special Education . analysis and implementation. teacher-researchers develop and opportunities to manage the classroom and learning implement their special education research plans in activities of special education pupils.0900 | online. using action research methodology on a significant issue in their profession working with students with disabilities. the student teacher will have In this course. all legal requirements of IDEA. ■ SED553 Research Applications with the Special Needs Population (5) Systematic study.

contact an Admissions Representative: 1.0900 | online.844.621.00 preferred for the last two years of your bachelor’s program ■ Contact information for two references ■ Teacher certification information (if applicable) ■ Conviction disclosure ■ Completed graduate application ■ School of Education Graduate Program Admission Form 44 For more information.arbor.Master of Arts in Special Education Online Admission Requirements ■ Official transcripts from the institution that granted the bachelor’s degree ■ Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university ■ A cumulative GPA of at least 3.edu .

edu . you learn skills most important to communication ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem professionals.0900 | online. 45 For more information. Mentors share valuable insights. You also individualize your program and develop a sustainable ■ Technology Fee: $105/sem professional growth plan. professional ■ Tuition Per Credit: $717 development tips and personalized support throughout the program.844. reflect upon and collate creative assets based on your learning experiences at Spring Arbor University Online. This digital portfolio serves as a place to collect.S.812 ■ Application Fee: $30 Working with your mentor. your ePortfolio becomes a powerful and shareable resource for career advancement.. ■ Total Tuition: $25. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.arbor. Upon graduation. you build a professional ePortfolio.Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership Online The only program of its kind in the U.621. Throughout the program. this 18-month Master of Arts in Strategic PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Communication and Leadership program pairs students with mentors who are ■ Total Credit Hours: 36 influencers in communication.

From the Greeks to the geeks. qualitative methods. Covers ethical frameworks as well as theories of diffusion. management as you discover our discipline’s best ideas about how and planning in both formal and informal contexts. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. stewardship and service. few topics have been examined so thoroughly. ■ C  ommunication Research and Application (3) ■ G  roup and Public Communication (3) Develop the skills to design.” Learn what others have already learned and platforms. Includes content creation. 46 For more information.844. Then ground your ambition in humility.Master of Arts in Strategic Commnication and Leadership Online Curriculum The Basics The Building Blocks ■ Communication as Vocation and Calling (6) ■ Interpersonal Communication (3) ■ Communication Theory and Worldview (3) ■ Digital Media Strategies (3) ■ Communication Research and Application (3) ■ Group and Public Communication (3) ■ Advertising and Public Relations (3) ■ Communication Ethics and Moral Reasoning (3) ■ Communication Leadership (3) ■ Writing for Results (3) ■ Conflict Management (3) Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership Curriculum Descriptions The Basics The Building Blocks ■ Communication as Vocation and Calling (6) ■ Interpersonal Communication (3) Explore your career opportunities and vocational Learn how communication works when we are up close impulses while working with a professional mentor to and personal. innovation and identity.621. leaders.edu . leadership and public presentations. ■ A  dvertising and Public relations (3) How does advertising and public relations work? Or not work? Traditional and nontraditional techniques are explored as you examine both theory and practice. research by examining and applying quantitative and conflict.0900 | online. and evaluate Examine how communication impacts group dynamics. team building. The course examines how we interact as individualize your program and develop a sustainable friends. ■ D  igital media strategies (3) Students will learn how to expand personal and ■ C  ommunication Theory and Worldview (3) institutional influence through the strategic use of mobile Kurt Lewin said “there is nothing as practical as a applications. interpret. communication works. and various web-based tools good theory. lovers. professional growth plan.arbor. followers and coworkers. social media.

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership Curriculum Descriptions ■ C  ommunication Ethics and Moral Reasoning (3) ■ C  onflict Management (3) Examine case studies that clarify problems and issues Not all conflict can be avoided.edu . Nor should it.844. ■ C  ommunication Leadership (3) ■ W  riting for Results (3) Explore communication styles of effective leaders through We asked fifty leading scholars and professionals what an analysis of research and practice. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. We’ll help you master the basics as you create messages that are well-crafted and audience-tuned.621. productively. effectively and appropriately. Learn how to do this.arbor. But confronting communicators in contemporary culture. same thing: the ability to write clearly.0900 | online. The most conflict can be managed more effectively and solutions are seldom simple. 47 For more information. Discover your you need to succeed and they pretty much all said the strengths and work on your weaknesses.

844.edu .0 GPA for at least the last two years of the bachelor’s degree ■ Official transcripts from the institution that granted the bachelor’s degree ■ Three recommendations from professional/academic/clergy individuals ■ Recent writing sample ■ Personal Goals Statement of two pages or less ■ Completed graduate application 48 For more information.Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership Online Admission Requirements ■ A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university ■ A 3. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.621.0900 | online.arbor.

812 ■ Application Fee: $30 ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem ■ Technology Fee: $105/sem 49 For more information.0900 | online. SAU Online provides a unique experience for students to consider how their purpose-driven contributions may help restore the dignity of the business profession in today’s organizations. Management. Human Resource Development.arbor. PROGRAM OVERVIEW: ■ Total Credit Hours: 36 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $717 ■ Total Tuition: $25.edu .Master of Business Administration Business professionals who strive for a purpose higher than profit maximization achieve greater results. this 36-credit MBA offers concentrations in Healthcare Administration. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.844. Developed and delivered by the faculty of the Gainey School of Business. Suited to fit you. the people who make the most profound differences are those who stand on principles of service and positively impact people and communities by their actions. Organizational Consulting and Strategic Leadership and can be completed online in as few as 18 months. From small-business entrepreneurs to corporate executives on Wall Street.621.

monitor course progress and grades. self-leadership and professional leadership assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses in handling specific managerial issues and responsibilities. and traditional and emerging peers.621.arbor. and organizational leadership. leading change.Core Courses ■ M  BA060 MBA Orientation (0) ■ M  BA617 Leadership in Business (4) Introduces students to Spring Arbor University and the Introduces students to leadership in business adminis- Gainey School of Business MBA program. interact with leadership development. Covers the nature the learning community. Explores leadership from the perspective system that supports learning through electronic access of the practicing manager and focuses on individual. to learning materials from virtually anywhere. connects group. and promotes collaboration. Special emphasis is placed upon feedback from an instructor through Blackboard. Familiarizes tration as a foundation for effective management of the students with the Blackboard learning management organization.edu . Students practice using Blackboard tools. of leadership.844.Master of Business Administration Online Curriculum MBA Core Courses Management Concentration ■ MBA060 MBA Orientation (0) ■ MBA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4) ■ MBA617 Leadership in Business (4) ■ MBA648 Human Resource Development (4) ■ MBA631 Accounting for Managers (4) ■ MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) ■ MBA622 Statistics for Business Managers (4) ■ MBA661 Marketing for Managers (4) Organizational Consulting Concentration ■ MBA607 International Business (NYC trip) (4) or ■ MBA647 Workplace Learning and Professional ■ MBA607A International Business (no trip) (4) Development (4) ■ MBA688 MBA Capstone Study (4) ■ MBA657 Strategic Leadership (4) ■ MBA658 Organizational Consulting (4) Healthcare Administration Concentration ■ MBA641 Trends in Healthcare Administration & Strategic Leadership Concentration Management (4) ■ MBA654 Strategic Planning & Management ■ MBA642 Managerial Finance in Healthcare (4) ■ MBA657 Strategic Leadership ■ MBA643 Managing Quality in Healthcare (4) ■ MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior Human Resource Development Concentration ■ MBA648 Human Resource Development (4) ■ MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) ■ MBA647 Workplace Learning and Professional Development (4) Master of Business Administration Curriculum Descriptions . 50 For more information. and obtain leadership theories. leadership effectiveness. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.0900 | online.

As a part of the MBA607 course. Examines the business on organizational strategy. global human resource advantage. principles. an understanding of the role of markets and marketing Coverage includes ethics in business. MBA core and concentration curriculum. understanding. hotel. Poverty Cure. Topics include of financial statements. and the client provides an assessment of the student’s performance and contribution to the organization. human rights. structure. development.844. or opportunity. global monetary systems. trade and investments.621.e. ■ M  BA607A International Business (no trip) (4) ■ M  BA661 Marketing for Managers (4) Introduces key aspects of contemporary international Introduces the principles of service and stewardship business management and implications of international through marketing management. Topics include strategies that will provide sustainable competitive Poverty Cure. Focuses on the identification of a group/work unit/team or organizational level issue.. and the development and execution of and application of acquired knowledge and skills from the marketing plans. and conference environment individual of concepts. Coverage includes ethics in business.Core Courses ■ M  BA631 Accounting for Managers (4) ■ M  BA607 International Business (NYC trip) (4) Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and Introduces key aspects of contemporary international principles of accounting as a discipline to support business management and implications of international managerial decision making in businesses. peer reviews. The MBA capstone experience emphasizes the integration positioning. collect data following appropriate protocols and methods. problem. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. country differences. The university covers the costs a statistical thinking framework. and function. from an economic thinking perspective including an trade and investments. conference environment papers. 51 For more information. through application within client organizations. students ■ M  BA622 Statistics for Business Managers (4) attend an International Business Summit as part of a four- Introduces students to data driven decision making using day trip to New York City. and Covers financial ratio calculations and analysis. Topics include: customer value and satisfaction. and solving business scenarios and issues. Special emphasis is placed upon the integration development. explain the issues using appropriate concepts and theories. and auditing issues. country differences. create a proposal to address the problem. preparation competition in a global marketplace. accounting liquidity. and techniques of marketing presentations. and analysis of product markets and developing marketing competition in a global marketplace. structure. The student works with a real organization/ client. global monetary systems. review of the literature. food) to participate in the the use of statistical data for identifying.0900 | online. summit.edu . and expenses. and develop a final business consultancy report and presentation.arbor. global human resource contribution margin. or and analyze data using statistical techniques.Master of Business Administration Curriculum Descriptions . Students will conduct an organizational assessment. Students are responsible for travel arrangements interpreting. including organizational level performance measurements. Develops skills necessary to identify business problems. market research ■ M  BA688 MBA Capstone Study (4) and surveys. and group presentations. marketing segmentation differentiation. use of information for data-driven decision making. and critiques. taxes. human rights. Emphasis placed upon of accommodations (i. as well as the proposed solution to improve organizational performance. and function. budgeting. Focuses on developing business on organizational strategy.

policy. The concentration courses focus on the complexities and trends in the healthcare industry by focusing on contemporary issues in healthcare administration. quality. as well as the leadership processes necessary in supporting the delivery of quality challenges associated with healthcare administration.844. and tools and methods of planning and implementing quality financing within health care systems.621. Examines and the factors influencing the structure. solvency. and strategy in healthcare management. patient care. Covers emerging trends that patient care and process improvements related to the impact healthcare in the U.MBA Curriculum Descriptions . ■ M  BA641 Trends in Healthcare Administration & ■ M  BA643 Managing Quality in Healthcare (4) Management (4) Identifies the principles of quality improvement necessary Addresses contemporary issues in the field of healthcare for creating a quality culture in healthcare.0900 | online. ■ M  BA642 Managerial Finance in Healthcare (4) Examines the fundamentals of financial management in the healthcare sectors.S. Six Sigma. Examines the roles improvement initiatives in healthcare. Prepares nonfinancial healthcare professionals with skills necessary to manage and control costs while simultaneously investing resources in strategic opportunities. Addresses both of various health care institutions and professional groups clinical improvements related to the delivery of quality providing health services. Special emphasis on methodology for Special emphasis on making informed decisions related improving quality in healthcare organizations. process to healthcare administration and management topics that improvement tools and measurement systems. economics.arbor. concern modern healthcare administrators lean management techniques. Focuses on the use of financial analysis techniques. delivery. Special emphasis on financial liquidity. and measuring efficiency of healthcare organizations using key ratio information. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. and financial tools for effective decision making and planning in a healthcare setting. 52 For more information. and medical informatics. financial reasoning.Healthcare Administration Concentration Develops management knowledge and skills necessary for healthcare professionals and builds business acumen required for effective healthcare leadership.edu .

Human Resource Development Concentration Develops knowledge and skills necessary to leverage organizational human resources to improve individual performance and enhance organizational effectiveness. Special emphasis on current topics in the field of human resource development. 53 For more information. personal. including the assessment. development methods and assessments to ascertain Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning factors influencing effective workplace learning strategies.arbor. ■ M  BA648 Human Resource Development (4) Explores major issues of managing human resources. behavior and management such as how people work. the field of industrial and organizational and development. strategic thinking.0900 | online. Prepares students to promote employee and organizational growth through individual and organizational learning. Covers adult learning development through training and learning. well-being. employee theory. design. attitudes. Covers issues related to employee development plans. workplace. and application of HRD in diverse contexts. professional.MBA Curriculum Descriptions .621. motivation. and assessment. psychology. employee wellness. Explores principles of organizational to workplace learning and development in organizations. Develops skills in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. behaviors. Emphasizes productivity. Covers principles of adult learning through designing practical applications in diverse work settings.edu . knowledge. implementation. Various types of training programs will be examined. ■ M  BA647 Workplace Learning and Professional ■ M  GT651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) Development (4) Introduction to the management of behavior in Explores the major issues relevant to workplace learning organizations. career management. organization and management development. performance management. Develops skills in needs analysis.844. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. and evaluation of HRD programs. and critical analysis necessary for identifying and solving human related issues within an organization. and various aspects of people in the learning and development methods. and diversity. and organizational development. and development. skills and technical. and importance of the management of organizational behavior. Strengthen skills in problem solving. and how the workplace operates. Special emphasis on the practical application of learning where they work. principles of traditional and contemporary approaches and leadership. method selection. including onboarding.

■ M  BA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4) ■ M  BA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and Introduction to the management of behavior in management. mission. personal. where they work.edu .MBA Curriculum Descriptions . behaviors.Management Concentration Develops skills necessary for effective traditional management in organizations. design. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. Explores principles of organizational cyclical development of pertinent information necessary for behavior and management such as how people work. professional. and considers the vision. and goals organizations. strategy to action. employee to strategic planning and management for translating productivity. implementation. employee wellness. well-being. and diversity. and how the workplace operates. and application of HRD in diverse contexts. skills and technical. motivation. Develops skills in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. Examines the balanced scorecard approach development through training and learning.0900 | online. the field of industrial and organizational of the organization. behavior. Covers issues related to employee environment. organization and management development. career management. and various aspects of people in the for conducting strategic planning in the organizational workplace. including onboarding. Various types of training programs will be examined. The concentration is designed for individuals interested in strengthening traditional business administration and management knowledge and skills.844. Covers principles of adult learning through designing practical applications in diverse work settings. Special emphasis on current topics in the field of human resource development. Special emphasis is placed upon the and leadership. strategic planning and management. Provides students with a framework psychology.621. including the assessment.arbor. attitudes. 54 For more information. and organizational development. performance management. and evaluation of HRD programs. Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning ■ M  BA648 Human Resource Development (4) and importance of the management of organizational Explores major issues of managing human resources.

researching. skills. assessment and diagnosis. resistance to change. Emphasizes the collaborative consulting to workplace learning and development in organizations. and organizational problems. ■ M  BA647 Workplace Learning and Professional ■ M  BA658 Organizational Consulting (4) Development (4) Examination of best consulting practices for internal Explores the major issues relevant to workplace learning and external change agents. Focuses on the development of strategic leadership skills including the development of strategic thinking and strategic actions for superior organizational performance. Emphasizes the analysis of leader traits. approach and the collaborative consulting cycle as well Special emphasis on the practical application of learning as change management models and effective change development methods and assessments to ascertain management consulting techniques. group/team/work unit. 55 For more information. styles. factors influencing effective workplace learning strategies.edu . predicting. Develops requisite skills necessary for understanding.844.0900 | online. learning and development methods. and influencing individual and group behavior in organizations as the foundation for leading effective organizational development and change initiatives. and the influence on the strategic leadership of organizations. ■ M  BA657 Strategic Leadership (4) Examines characteristics and skills that allow leaders to make positive and strategic contributions to their organizations.MBA Curriculum Descriptions . and finding possible solutions to personnel. theory. In depth exploration and and development. implementation development plans. and assessment. Develop skills in needs analysis.Organizational Consulting Concentration Develops a strong foundation in assessing. knowledge. Emphasizes and other psychodynamics in the organization related principles of traditional and contemporary approaches to change.arbor. and organizations. practice on contracting. data collection.621. groups. and characteristics. method selection. Organizational consultants apply behavioral science and organizational leadership principles in the work context to positively influence individuals. feedback techniques. and development. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. Covers adult learning of planned change initiatives.

goals of the organization. attitudes. Focuses on the development of strategic psychology. ■ M  BA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4) Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and and importance of the management of organizational management. Emphasizes the analysis of leader traits. and characteristics and the influence on the and leadership. Examines the balanced scorecard approach to strategic planning and management for translating strategy to action.0900 | online. ■ M  BA657 Strategic Leadership (4) ■ M  BA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) Examines characteristics and skills that allow leaders Introduction to the management of behavior in to make positive and strategic contributions to their organizations. where they work. well-being. and considers the vision. Covers issues related to employee thinking and strategic actions for superior organizational development through training and learning. mission. employee performance.844. Provides students with a framework for conducting strategic planning in the organizational environment. and advanced management focus. strategic planning. behavior and management such as how people work. The concentration is designed for organizational professionals already proficient in administrative management. and behavior. Broadens knowledge and skills through strategic leadership. behaviors.MBA Curriculum Descriptions . productivity. and how the workplace operates.621. Explores principles of organizational strategic leadership of organizations. Special emphasis is placed upon the cyclical development of pertinent information necessary for strategic planning and management. and various aspects of people in the leadership skills including the development of strategic workplace. motivation. skills. 56 For more information. styles.Executive Leadership Concentration Prepares business professionals to predict and influence individual and group behavior through strategic leadership. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. the field of industrial and organizational organizations.edu .arbor.

contact an Admissions Representative: 1.edu .arbor.621.0 GPA for the last 2 years undergraduate coursework ■ An official transcript from the institution granting the bachelor’s degree ■ At least two recommendation surveys (provided) from professional/academic individuals ■ Completed graduate application ■ Approval by the MBA Admission Committee 57 For more information.844.Master of Business Administration Online Admission Requirements ■ Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university ■ A minimum overall 3.0900 | online.

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you can graduate better prepared to meet both the spiritual and physical needs of your patients. management. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. this program dives deep into what it means to be a Christian caregiver charged with restoring nursing to its core values.306 ■ Application Fee: N/A ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem ■ Technology Fee: $105/sem 59 For more information. PROGRAM OVERVIEW: ■ Total Credit Hours: 38 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $587 ■ Total Tuition: $22. analytical and professional development skills necessary to move forward in your career. Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online The online RN-BSN program at Spring Arbor University is an efficient bridge for you to learn the advanced clinical. In addition to advanced skills in communication. This way. while continuing to practice nursing and staying involved in family activities.0900 | online.844.edu .arbor. technology and population care.621.

c (3) ■ NUR 434 Quality Leadership (3) ■ NUR 341 Patient Centered Care I (3) ■ IDS 400 Values: Personal and Social (3) ■ NUR 422 Spiritual Dimensions of Healthcare (3) ■ NUR 494 Capstone Project (2) ■ IDS 300 Biblical Perspectives (3) RN to BSN Curriculum Descriptions ■ N  UR 318 Adult Development.844. Life Planning. 60 For more information.arbor. and patient-centered care in using online library services. health promotion.0900 | online. principles and techniques of holistic nursing assessment and care planning guided by evidence-based interventions and nursing theory. and Research ■ NUR 442 Patient Centered Care II (3) Writing (3) ■ NUR 360 Information Management/Patient Care ■ NUR 321 Professionalism and Professional Values (3) Technologies (3) ■ NUR 452 Evidence-Based Practice I a. the student will explore elements of his professional values by emphasizing the pursuit of or her personal and professional life journey and how this practice excellence. c (3) ■ NUR 344 Clinical Prevention/Population Health (3) ■ NUR 453 Evidence-Based Practice II a. and style along with the necessary critical thinking and writing skills essential to the successful college experience. In addition. and palliative care planning. The course provides foundational professional assist the student in developing practical skills such as concepts in legal. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. preventative care need. Life Planning. preparation for future courses across the educational and mechanics. E-portfolios are introduced as a method faces when returning to school and the importance of of documenting academic progress and professional time management. This exploration includes examining the student’s examined as well as professional associations and practice learning style and personality preferences as well as regulating bodies. The ANA Standards & Scope of affects readiness for returning to college as a working Nursing Practice and Ethical Code for Nurses are adult. and beginning to master APA formatting continuum and roles in advanced practice nursing. grammar. b. How an aging population affects the health care system and nursing practice are explored. The formal literature review tasks yet to be accomplished. ■ N  UR 341 Patient Centered Care I (3 The student will begin to develop his or her electronic This course has a gerontology focus that utilizes the portfolio.Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online Curriculum ■ NUR 318 Adult Development. ethical. Nursing assessment incorporates review of systems. Integrated writing assignments will development.edu . assessing writing. and ■ N  UR 321 Professionalism and Professional Values (3) Research Writing (3) This course further develops and strengthens core In this first course.621. the student will process and the value of evidence-based practice (EBP) begin to understand the unique challenges that an adult are introduced. b. The course explores the role of nursing reflecting on major life tasks and identification of key theory to guide practice.

data presentation and descriptive outcomes.0900 | online.621. and evaluate measurement tools. The e-portfolio is used as a tool to document statistics. The students continue to from a Christian perspective. ■ N  UR 422 Spiritual Dimensions of Healthcare (2) This course examines the increasing emphasis on spiritual 3. The student learns the value of research. issues. and the steps of the research process. The student will learn the value of evidence-based practice. and document academic prepara.arbor. The literature review process continues through- out the course with a written proposal for the Senior Project submitted at the end of Component 452. Techniques and emphases are examined nursing research studies. ■ IDS 300 Biblical Perspectives (3) Excel instruction progresses during this component to As a Christian liberal arts university. Project is introduced. and critiquing research stud- ies and provides the opportunity to develop a practicum proposal based on scientific research and evidence-based practice. Reviewing the basic elements and concepts of the to guide the baccalaureate student to identify practice research process including levels of measurement. track academic progression through the six EBP components. and models for applying understanding within the context of health care evidence to clinical practice. These one-credit component/modules are designed 1. and learning. This course is practice. the use of EBP to support quality and methods and the use of Excel promotes deeper safety measures in practice.c. The course stimulates critical thinking through locating. with carousel courses.RN to BSN Curriculum Descriptions ■ N  UR 452 Evidence-Based Practice I (3) ■ N  UR 453 Evidence-Based Practice II (3) Three (1) credit components will be taken concurrently Three (1) credit components will be taken concurrently with carousel courses.edu . The concept of the Senior research and evidence-based nursing practice. Students identify educational need in practice or a patient safety issue and then 3. Students living. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. The student is introduced to the basic elements and well-being and healing environments as elements of concepts of statistics and the use of statistical data in health care. appraise and integrate evidence.844. University is committed to nurturing an appreciation for the resources of the Scriptures for creative personal 4. Additional concepts of statistical analysis and major search the databases to begin a literature review to epidemiological study designs are explored. Students learn to use Excel for statistical equations tion as students navigate the Capstone project. learn how bias can influence the design and the implica- tions are explored. Statistical gather evidence to support that issue for their Senior concepts are applied to evidence-based nursing practice. 2. the rights of human subjects are recognized. define their chosen practice or educational topic for the Senior Project and continue the literature review. Students learn the basic steps of the Excel spreadsheet to document their ongoing literature review. in preparation for the utilization of nursing research and using data to make evidence-based changes in 1. implications for faith and human life in the modern world. Spring Arbor build on the skills obtained in the first component. Ethical designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the issues and the advocacy role of the nurse in protecting literature and history of the Bible and integration of faith. 61 For more information. Project. competencies. Integration of the most widely used statistical practice (EBP). evaluating.

■ N  UR 344 Clinical Prevention/ Population Health (3) The course discusses theory and concepts of community/ public/global health including health care systems in transition. and epidemiology. Students assess and identify a care. 62 For more information. students design and implement their issues are investigated. The course explores quality improvement. The course focuses on effective opportunities to improve critical reasoning. Students utilize teaching. ■ N  UR 360 Information Management/Patient Care Technologies: (3) ■ N  UR 494 Senior Project (2) This course emphasizes the use of technology and This course provides the student with the practical information systems for clinical decision-making.RN to BSN Curriculum Descriptions ■ N  UR 442 Patient Centered Care II (3) ■ N  UR 434 Quality Leadership (3) Evidence-based health techniques for disease prevention. and confidentiality nursing process. This course focuses on the professional nurse’s role in health promotion. management and conflict resolution theories are utilized in practice situations.621. analysis of issues and classroom discussion. Younger adult assessment navigate systems in health care organizations across the and health history interview techniques are explored. disease and injury prevention. role in quality and safety. Using the the use of IT. or an educational need supported by research regulatory reporting. and behavioral change theories and concepts to plan care. privacy. project and the BSN portion of the program culminates with a project presentation to faculty. and self-management of chronic applying the principles of leadership and management to conditions are investigated. and a responsible lifestyle in our contemporary world. Change health and wellness. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.844. peers. continuum of care. and population health are applied to patient scenarios. and advocacy for EBP.0900 | online. a practice systems that monitor patient outcomes and required discrepancy.arbor. The Public Health/Community Health Nurse’s (PH/CHN) role as partner with the community in health promotion. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings. The course provides theory as a basis for care. culturally sensitive health promotion plan and apply a policy. and ■ IDS 400 Values: Personal and Social (3) interested parties. accountability in government and nursing practice. interdisciplinary communication in facilitating client movement toward communication techniques. Ethical and legal issues related to through a comprehensive literature review. Students experience of applying and integrating the concepts learn the skills necessary to use information management and theories learned so far in the program to a setting and patient care technologies to deliver safe and effective (community or clinical). The course explores the nurse leader’s The assessment findings are used to formulate a holistic. learning. including copyright.edu . the regulatory environment. This is a capstone course in which the student formulates a philosophy of life providing the base for such concerns as professional ethics.information patient safety or care process problem. and conflict resolution. health policy. respect for human rights.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online Admission Requirements ■ Associate degree in nursing or diploma from a National League for Nursing (NLN) accredited school. HIPAA training.e. proof of TB testing. See general graduate catalog policy.0900 | online. home health agencies. 63 For more information. Convicted felons may be limited to the type of location or client population in which their internships may be conducted* *The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) institutes regulations in order for hospitals. current nursing license from the state of employment. in nursing leading to RN licensure ■ An official transcript from all previous institutions attended with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2. unencumbered.arbor.” Criminal background checks must be initiated by the student and completed prior to beginning any clinically related practicums.5 for all prior college work ■ Completion of at least 58 transferable semester hours ■ A writing sample ■ An unrestricted.844.edu . clinics and so forth to gain or maintain accreditation status. any required immunizations.. One of these regulations requires that “all persons who are involved in patient care activities – i. employees.621. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. volunteers and students – must have criminal background checks as well as other health care related checks. and any additional requirements ■ An internship is required for this program. minimum $1/3 million prior to Senior Nursing Project ■ Compliance with all institutional requirements prior to Senior Nursing Project ■ CPR/BLS certification as required. license must be kept current throughout the program ■ Completed application Practicum/Clinical Requirements ■ At least one year experience working as a registered nurse preferred ■ Provide evidence of current professional malpractice insurance.

089 For all Programs: ■ Application Fee: $30 ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem ■ Technology Fee: $105/sem 64 For more information.edu .844. Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing Online The RN-MSN online program at Spring Arbor University allows you to continue to practice while working towards a position of nurse educator.arbor.763 RN to MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner: ■ Total Credit Hours: 89 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $587/$691 ■ Total Tuition: $57. Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: ■ Total Credit Hours: 83 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $587/$691 ■ Total Tuition: $53. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.621. nurse administrator or nurse practitioner. this program allows you to earn your MSN for less money and in less time than it would take if you were to pursue your BSN first. RN to MSN/Education: ■ Total Credit Hours: 73 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $587/$691 ■ Total Tuition: $46.179 RN to MSN/MBA: ■ Total Credit Hours: 97 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $587/$691 ■ Total Tuition: $62.235 RN to MSN/Adult-Gerontology.0900 | online. Delivered online.

and style along with the necessary critical thinking and writing skills essential to the successful college experience. 65 For more information.844. E-portfolios are introduced as a method faces when returning to school and the importance of of documenting academic progress and professional time management. and ■ N  UR321 Professionalism and Professional Values (3) Research Writing (3) This course further develops and strengthens core In this first course. preparation for future courses across the educational and mechanics. and Research ■ NUR434 Quality Leadership (3) Writing (3) ■ IDS400 Values: Personal and Social (3) ■ NUR321 Professionalism/Professional Values (3) ■ NUR510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making (residency) (3) ■ NUR341 Patient Centered Care I (3) ■ NUR522 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice (3) ■ IDS300 Biblical Perspectives (3) ■ NUR532 Organizational & Systems Leadership (3) ■ NUR452 Evidence-Based Practice I ■ NUR551 Applied Research Methods (3) (broken up over 21 weeks) (3) ■ NUR612 Advanced Pathophysiology (3) ■ NUR442 Patient Centered Care II (3) ■ NUR618 Advanced Pharmacology (3) ■ NUR360 Information Management/Patient Care ■ NUR693 Population Health (3) Technologies (3) ■ NUR683 Health Policy (3) ■ NUR344 Clinical Prevention/Population Health (3) ■ NUR494 Senior Nursing Project ■ NUR453 Evidence-Based Practice II (broken up over 21 weeks) (3) RN to MSN Curriculum Descriptions . and beginning to master APA formatting continuum and roles in advanced practice nursing. the student will explore elements of his professional values by emphasizing the pursuit of or her personal and professional life journey and how this practice excellence.Core Courses ■ N  UR318 Adult Development.edu . grammar. This exploration includes examining the student’s examined as well as professional associations and practice learning style and personality preferences as well as regulating bodies. The student will begin to develop his or her electronic portfolio.Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing Online Curriculum RN to MSN Core Courses ■ NUR318 Adult Development. The course explores the role of nursing reflecting on major life tasks and identification of key theory to guide practice. The course provides foundational professional assist the student in developing practical skills such as concepts in legal. and patient-centered care in using online library services. The formal literature review tasks yet to be accomplished.621. In addition. the student will process and the value of evidence-based practice (EBP) begin to understand the unique challenges that an adult are introduced. Life Planning. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. The ANA Standards & Scope of affects readiness for returning to college as a working Nursing Practice and Ethical Code for Nurses are adult. Life Planning.arbor. Integrated writing assignments will development. ethical. assessing writing.0900 | online.

living. the use of EBP to support quality and health and wellness. and the steps of the research process. health promotion. These one-credit component/modules are designed ■ N  UR442 Patient Centered Care II to guide the baccalaureate student to identify practice Evidence-based health techniques for disease prevention. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. The e-portfolio is used as a tool to document conditions are investigated. The students continue and care planning guided by evidence-based to define their chosen practice or educational topic interventions and nursing theory. provides the opportunity to develop a practicum proposal based on scientific research and evidence- ■ N  UR452 Evidence-Based Practice I based practice. of Component 452. T  he student will learn the value of evidence-based communication in facilitating client movement toward practice (EBP).c. The course focuses on effective 1. Younger adult assessment competencies. Nursing assessment incorporates component to build on the skills obtained in the review of systems.621.Core Courses ■ N  UR341 Patient Centered Care I (3) 2.edu . implications ■ IDS300 Biblical Perspectives for practice. issues. students navigate the Capstone project. appraise and integrate evidence. Students learn the basic steps of the Excel spreadsheet to document their ongoing literature review. Students learn how bias can influence life in the modern world. Excel instruction progresses during this practice are explored. The literature review process (broken up over 21 weeks . and models for applying evidence to clinical practice. need. The concept of the Senior Project is introduced. and evaluate health promotion. 66 For more information.3) continues throughout the course with a written Three 1-credit components will be taken concurrently with proposal for the Senior Project submitted at the end carousel courses. evaluating. and document academic preparation as The assessment findings are used to formulate a holistic. The student learns the value of research. and self-management of chronic outcomes. 3. As a Christian liberal arts university. and history of the Bible and integration of faith. How an aging for the Senior Project and continue the literature population affects the health care system and nursing review.0900 | online. and palliative care planning. culturally sensitive health promotion plan and apply a theory as a basis for care. The student is introduced to the basic elements and This course has a gerontology focus that utilizes the concepts of statistics and the use of statistical data principles and techniques of holistic nursing assessment in nursing research studies. and critiquing research studies and and learning.RN to MSN Curriculum Descriptions . safety measures in practice. EBP components. This course is designed to the design and the implications are explored.arbor. Students identify educational need in practice or a patient safety issue and then search the databases to begin a literature review to gather evidence to support that issue for their Senior Project. track academic progression through the six and health history interview techniques are explored. The foster knowledge and understanding of the literature course stimulates critical thinking through locating. preventative care first component.844. Spring Arbor University Ethical issues and the advocacy role of the nurse is committed to nurturing an appreciation for the resources in protecting the rights of human subjects are of the Scriptures for creative personal faith and human recognized.

regulatory reporting.0900 | online. measurement tools. Students learn to use Excel for statistical equations interested parties. Integration of the most widely used This course provides a meta-cognitive foundational approach statistical methods and the use of Excel promotes to advanced nursing practice in the contemporary deeper understanding within the context of health world. privacy. a practice 1. health policy.621.information policy. in preparation for the utilization of nursing research and using data to make evidence-based changes ■ N  UR510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making in practice. including copyright. and 2. accountability in government and Health/Community Health Nurse’s (PH/CHN) role as partner nursing practice. and advocacy for EBP.RN to MSN Curriculum Descriptions . and conflict the use of IT. and population health are applied to personal values are examined through readings. It explores worldview presuppositions with an care research and evidence-based nursing practice. peers. The course explores quality improvement. Additional concepts of statistical analysis and major epidemiological study designs are explored. students design and implement their presentation and descriptive statistics. Students assess and identify a patient safety or care process problem. Using the measurement. conscious understanding of reality. and epidemiology. Ethical and legal issues related to interdisciplinary communication techniques.3) experience of applying and integrating the concepts and Three (1) credit components will be taken concurrently theories learned so far in the program to a setting with carousel courses. The course explores the nurse leader’s and patient care technologies to deliver safe and effective role in quality and safety. emphasis on a Christian perspective and development of a consistent. learning. Statistical concepts are applied to evidence-based nursing practice. ■ N  UR494 Senior Project ■ N  UR452 Evidence-Based Practice I This course provides the student with the practical (broken up over 21 weeks . 3. and confidentiality resolution. (community or clinical). Students navigate systems in healthcare organizations across the learn the skills necessary to use information management continuum of care. Ethical theories and injury prevention. respect for human rights. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. behavioral change theories and concepts to plan care. project and the BSN portion of the program culminates with a project presentation to faculty. data nursing process. ■ N  UR344 Clinical Prevention/ Population Health ■ IDS400 Values: Personal and Social The course discusses theory and concepts of community/ This is a capstone course in which the student formulates public/global health including health care systems in a philosophy of life providing the base for such concerns transition. Students utilize teaching.edu . or an educational need supported by research the research process including levels of through a comprehensive literature review. 67 For more information. the regulatory environment. disease and lifestyle in our contemporary world.arbor.Core Courses ■ N  UR360 Information Management/Patient Care ■ N  UR434 Quality Leadership Technologies This course focuses on the professional nurse’s role in This course emphasizes the use of technology and applying the principles of leadership and management to information systems for clinical decision-making.844. The Public as professional ethics. analysis patient scenarios. Reviewing the basic elements and concepts of discrepancy. care. The course provides systems that monitor patient outcomes and required opportunities to improve critical reasoning. and a responsible with the community in health promotion. and of issues and classroom discussion. Change management and conflict resolution issues are investigated. theories are utilized in practice situations.

advocating for the health care needs of collaboration with diverse interdisciplinary partnerships vulnerable populations.844. including controlled substances and the potential for abuse. be placed on design. business and education. methodology and data collection relative to development of a research-based capstone PLEASE NOTE – PSY351 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences project or thesis. The Student is notified of This course provides advanced knowledge and clinical this upon acceptance into the program. this is required to be ■ N  UR612 Advanced Pathophysiology taken during the MSN program. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. particularly the that provide a foundation for research and applied systems of care that manage services for frail elderly. ■ N  UR551 Applied Research Methods This course focuses on the significance of research to the The Nursing Department reserves the right to change development of a profession and the practical application curriculum requirements based on professional or accreditation of statistics to evidence-based outcomes. alternatives to pharmacological interventions and therapeutic modalities. Philosophical ideation. the practice in the areas of nursing. and seeking program grants will will be examined. Diagnosis and treatment skills will be analyzed. 68 For more information.0900 | online.) application of normal and pathophysiologic mechanisms related to altered health status and disease processes. The processes associated skills such as working with the media. will be discussed. chronically ill.arbor. Emphasis will recommendations. models and theories outcomes for the most vulnerable groups.RN to MSN Curriculum Descriptions . socialization and effective evaluation. interpreted and evaluated for changes in normal function seen during illness/disease and when assessing an individual’s response to treatment.Core Courses ■ N  UR522 Theoretical Perspectives for ■ N  UR693 Population Health Advanced Practice The focus of this course is on integrating the learning This course promotes examination.edu . is also required FOR ALL MSN programs (if Student has not taken a comparable statistics course. Practical the advanced practice nurse.621. ■ N  UR618 Advanced Pharmacology This course will provide the advanced practice nurse with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess. beliefs. product and service with role development. and other similarly compromised patients. diagnose and manage pharmacologic agents. respect and justice. be addressed. scope and assumptions of select theories and models will be explored. Prescriptive authority. including responsibilities and legalities. analysis and synthesis from previous courses to design treatment and evaluate of a variety of conceptual frameworks. ■ N  UR683 Health Policy The focus is on the knowledge of professional responsibility ■ N  UR532 Organizational & Systems Leadership to support policy issues associated with humane health The focus is on understanding the professional role of care that promotes dignity.

Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing/ Education Online Curriculum RN to MSN/Education Courses ■ NUR620 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (3) ■ NUR625 – Educational Theory & Curriculum Design (3) ■ NUR635 – Instructional Strategies (3) ■ NUR655 Special Topics Elective (1) ■ NUR660 Nurse Educator Internship (6) RN to MSN/Ed Curriculum Descriptions ■ N  UR620 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse ■ N  UR655 Special Topics Elective (1) Educators (2) This course is a self-directed course that explores a This course focuses on advanced skills in health special topic or an emerging issue in nursing education. Students will also design an evidence-based project based ■ N  UR635 Instructional Strategies (3) on their practice setting: Students will delve into the selection and application of 1.844. A variety of approaches for learning convenient for working nurses. or groups will be used. The course also course faculty. Students will have self-graded quizzes at emphasizes comprehensive history. in nursing education with practical teaching situations. A highly-interactive online learning method that instructional strategies for traditional and online learning challenges and engages students while remaining environments.0900 | online. experiences in higher education. ■ N  UR625 Educational Theory & Curriculum Design (3) This course utilizes learning theories to design a teaching/ ■ N  UR660 Nurse Educator Internship (6) learning project. professional/staff 2. and community programs for individuals clinical sites with experienced educator preceptors. physical/psychological intervals during the course to help determine their learning assessment. assessment that prepare the nurse educator to teach these Students will work at their own pace and be monitored by skills to BSN and/or ADN nursing students. An intensive individualized teaching internship (minimum of 200 contact hours) in which each student collaborates with a master educator to implement the nurse educator role. behavioral objectives.edu . 3. instructional design experience in clinical settings that integrates concepts and delivery for non-traditional learners will be explored. Clinical experience with simulated patients and local development. and faculty will be available for questions and discussion during the course.621. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. 69 For more information. A final assessment will be graded by the faculty assessment.arbor. and health promotion needs progress. pathophysiology. Strategic planning steps such as needs This course provides individually supervised field assessment.

Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing/MBA Online Curriculum RN to MSN/MBA Foundation Courses ■ MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) ■ MBA060 MBA Orientation (0) ■ MBA617 Leadership in Business (4) MBA Concentration in Management ■ MBA631 Accounting for Managers (4) ■ MBA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4) ■ MBA622 Statistics for Business Managers (4) ■ MBA648 Human Resource Development (4) ■ MBA661 Marketing for Managers (4) ■ MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) ■ MBA607 International Business (NYC trip) (4) or ■ MBA607A International Business (no trip) (4) MBA Concentration in Organizational Consulting ■ MBA688 MBA Capstone Study (4) ■ MBA647 Workplace Learning and Professional ■ NUR 602 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reason Development (4) (residency) ■ MBA657 Strategic Leadership (4) ■ MBA658 Organizational Consulting (4) MBA Concentration in Healthcare Administration ■ MBA641 Trends in Healthcare Administration & MBA Concentration in Executive Leadership Management (4) ■ MBA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4) ■ MBA642 Managerial Finance in Healthcare (4) ■ MBA657 Strategic Leadership (4) ■ MBA643 Managing Quality in Healthcare (4) ■ MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) MBA Concentration in Human Resource Development ■ MBA647 Workplace Learning and Professional Development (4) ■ MBA648 Human Resource Development (4) RN to MSN/MBA Curriculum Descriptions . contact an Admissions Representative: 1.621. Effective strategies will be developed to address health care issues. communication and client-teaching skills using a holistic approach.0900 | online.edu . including health promotion.MBA Core Courses ■ M  BA060 MBA Orientation (0) ■ NUR 602 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Provides an introduction to the MBA program and Reason (residency) familiarizes students with the online learning environment This practicum will prepare students with the core using Blackboard as the learning management system.arbor. 70 For more information. The practicum will provide clinical opportunities to further refine and practice the history taking and physical examination skills necessary for competence as an advanced practice nurse. family or community perspective. knowledge and competencies needed to complete a comprehensive assessment using client data to detect signs and symptoms of pathophysiological changes and psychosocial variation from an individual.844.

accounting liquidity. market research handling specific managerial issues and responsibilities. day trip to New York City.RN to MSN/MBA Curriculum Descriptions .MBA Core Courses ■ M  BA617 Leadership in Business (4) ■ M  BA661 Marketing for Managers (4) Introduces students to leadership in business Introduces the principles of service and stewardship administration as a foundation for effective management through marketing management. and group Introduces students to data driven decision making using presentations.arbor. structure. and contribution margin. budgeting. Students are responsible for travel arrangements collect data following appropriate protocols and and expenses. human rights. ■ M  BA622 Statistics for Business Managers (4) conference environment papers. methods. group. and function. and the development and execution of ■ M  BA631 Accounting for Managers (4) marketing plans. leadership strategies that will provide sustainable competitive effectiveness. and analyze data using statistical techniques. Topics include Poverty Cure. financial ratio calculations and analysis. leadership development. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. The university covers the costs interpreting. positioning. summit. Special emphasis is of concepts. hotel.0900 | online. food) to participate in the Develops skills necessary to identify business problems. Covers business on organizational strategy. global monetary systems.844. taxes.621.e. understanding. marketing segmentation differentiation. Covers analysis of product markets and developing marketing the nature of leadership. preparation of Coverage includes ethics in business. and organizational leadership. Focuses on developing of the organization. Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles of accounting as a discipline to support managerial ■ M  BA607 International Business (including NYC trip) (4) decision making in businesses. and auditing issues.edu . financial statements. Examines the use of Introduces key aspects of contemporary international information for data-driven decision making. and traditional advantage.. competition in a global marketplace. — or — 71 For more information. principles. global human resource development. Topics assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses in include: customer value and satisfaction. Explores leadership from the an understanding of the role of markets and marketing perspective of the practicing manager and focuses on from an economic thinking perspective including an individual. country differences. trade and investments. and techniques of marketing placed upon self-leadership and professional leadership through application within client organizations. leading change. students a statistical thinking framework. Emphasis placed upon attend an International Business Summit as part of a four- the use of statistical data for identifying. and surveys. As a part of the MBA607 courses. Special emphasis is placed upon the integration and emerging leadership theories. and solving business scenarios and issues. including business management and implications of international organizational level performance measurements. of accommodations (i.

and conference environment individual presentations. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. explain the issues using appropriate concepts and theories. human rights.edu . trade and investments. peer reviews. country differences. global human resource development. Topics include Poverty Cure. and develop a final business consultancy report and presentation. as well as the proposed solution to improve organizational performance. review of the literature.arbor.0900 | online. problem. Coverage includes ethics in business. Students will conduct an organizational assessment.844. and function. ■ M  BA688 MBA Capstone Study (4) The MBA capstone experience emphasizes the integration and application of acquired knowledge and skills from the MBA core and concentration curriculum. The student works with a real organization/client. 72 For more information.RN to MSN/MBA Curriculum Descriptions . structure. create a proposal to address the problem. and competition in a global marketplace. and critiques.MBA Core Courses ■ M  BA607A International Business (no NYC trip option) (4) Introduces key aspects of contemporary international business management and implications of international business on organizational strategy. or opportunity. Focuses on the identification of a group/work unit/team or organizational level issue.621. global monetary systems. and the client provides an assessment of the student’s performance and contribution to the organization.

edu . policy. Focuses on the use of financial analysis techniques. The concentration courses focus on the complexities and trends in the healthcare industry by focusing on contemporary issues in healthcare administration. ■ M  BA 641 Trends in Healthcare Administration & ■ M  BA 643 Managing Quality in Healthcare (4) Management (4) Identifies the principles of quality improvement necessary Addresses contemporary issues in the field of healthcare for creating a quality culture in healthcare. financial reasoning. Examines the roles improvement initiatives in healthcare. and tools and methods of planning and implementing quality financing within health care systems. quality.621. economics. and strategy in healthcare management. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. solvency. delivery. Six Sigma. Special emphasis on financial liquidity.844. Examines and the factors influencing the structure.arbor. Addresses both of various health care institutions and professional groups clinical improvements related to the delivery of quality providing health services.S. Special emphasis on methodology for Special emphasis on making informed decisions related improving quality in healthcare organizations.0900 | online. process to healthcare administration and management topics that improvement tools and measurement systems. ■ M  BA 642 Managerial Finance in Healthcare (4) Examines the fundamentals of financial management in the healthcare sectors.RN-MSN/MBA | Healthcare Administration Concentration Curriculum Develops management knowledge and skills necessary for healthcare professionals and builds business acumen required for effective healthcare leadership. as well as the leadership processes necessary in supporting the delivery of quality challenges associated with healthcare administration. Prepares nonfinancial healthcare professionals with skills necessary to manage and control costs while simultaneously investing resources in strategic opportunities. 73 For more information. concern modern healthcare administrators. and medical informatics. and financial tools for effective decision making and planning in a healthcare setting. lean management techniques. and measuring efficiency of healthcare organizations using key ratio information. Covers emerging trends that patient care and process improvements related to the impact healthcare in the U. patient care.

behaviors. method selection. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. and development. ■ M  BA 648 Human Resource Development (4) Explores major issues of managing human resources. theory. Develops skills in needs analysis. principles of traditional and contemporary approaches Explores principles of organizational behavior and to workplace learning and development in organizations.844. including onboarding. career management. employee productivity. of the management of organizational behavior.edu . skills and technical.RN-MSN/MBA | Human Resource Development Concentration Curriculum Develops knowledge and skills necessary to leverage organizational human resources to improve individual performance and enhance organizational effectiveness. performance management. where they Special emphasis on the practical application of learning work. implementation and evaluation of human resource development programs. Covers principles of adult learning through designing practical applications in diverse work settings. and critical analysis necessary for identifying and solving human related issues within an organization. motivation. 74 For more information. Emphasizes the development methods and assessments to ascertain complexity of organizational functioning and importance factors influencing effective workplace learning strategies. Covers issues related to employee development development plans. and assessment. Covers adult learning through training and learning. employee wellness. ■ M  BA647 Workplace Learning and Professional ■ M  GT 651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) Development (4) Introduction to the management of behavior in Explores the major issues relevant to workplace learning organizations. Various types of training programs will be examined. design. Special emphasis on current topics in the field of human resource development. strategic thinking. psychology.621.arbor. organization and management development and diversity. personal. Prepares students to promote employee and organizational growth through individual and organizational learning. and how the workplace operates. management such as how people work. including the assessment. attitudes. knowledge. professional and organizational development. Strengthen skills in problem solving. Develops skill in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. the field of industrial and organizational and development. and application of human resource development in diverse contexts. Emphasizes well-being. workplace. and leadership.0900 | online. and various aspects of people in the learning and development methods.

Covers principles of adult learning through designing practical applications in diverse work settings. and goals organizations.RN-MSN/MBA | Management Concentration Curriculum Develops skills necessary for effective traditional management in organizations. Explores principles of organizational cyclical development of pertinent information necessary for behavior and management such as how people work. behavior. Various types of training programs will be examined. Examines the balanced scorecard approach development through training and learning. employee to strategic planning and management for translating productivity. Special emphasis is placed upon the and leadership. well-being. including the assessment.844. ■ M  BA 654 Strategic Planning & Management (4) ■ M  BA 651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and Introduction to the management of behavior in management. and organizational development. mission. the field of industrial and organizational of the organization. attitudes. and application of HRD in diverse contexts. organization and management development. including onboarding. Covers issues related to employee environment. behaviors.621. career management. The concentration is designed for individuals interested in strengthening traditional business administration and management knowledge and skills. implementation. and various aspects of people in the for conducting strategic planning in the organizational workplace.arbor. and evaluation of HRD programs. strategy to action. Develops skills in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. personal.edu . design. performance management. where they work. 75 For more information. and how the workplace operates. Provides students with a framework psychology. and diversity. and considers the vision.0900 | online. strategic planning and management. Special emphasis on current topics in the field of human resource development. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning ■ M  BA 648 Human Resource Development (4) and importance of the management of organizational Explores major issues of managing human resources. skills and technical. professional. motivation. employee wellness.

styles. learning and development methods. skills. resistance to change. factors influencing effective workplace learning strategies.edu . and the influence on the strategic leadership of organizations. researching. 76 For more information. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. approach and the collaborative consulting cycle as well Special emphasis on the practical application of learning as change management models and effective change development methods and assessments to ascertain management consulting techniques.844. and development. Develops requisite skills necessary for understanding.621. and organizations. groups. and organizational problems. Emphasizes and other psychodynamics in the organization related principles of traditional and contemporary approaches to change. and assessment.0900 | online. Develops skills in needs analysis. ■ M  BA 647 Workplace Learning and Professional ■ M  BA 658 Organizational Consulting (4) Development (4) Examination of best consulting practices for internal Explores the major issues relevant to workplace learning and external change agents. data collection. Emphasizes the collaborative consulting to workplace learning and development in organizations. feedback techniques. and characteristics. and influencing individual and group behavior in organizations as the foundation for leading effective organizational development and change initiatives. ■ M  BA 657 Strategic Leadership (4) Examines characteristics and skills that allow leaders to make positive and strategic contributions to their organizations. assessment and diagnosis. implementation development plans. predicting. Covers adult learning of planned change initiatives.RN-MSN/MBA | Organizational Consulting Concentration Curriculum Develops a strong foundation in assessing. Organizational consultants apply behavioral science and organizational leadership principles in the work context to positively influence individuals. theory. method selection. knowledge.arbor. Focuses on the development of strategic leadership skills including the development of strategic thinking and strategic actions for superior organizational performance. group/team/work unit. In depth exploration and and development. Emphasizes the analysis of leader traits. and finding possible solutions to personnel. practice on contracting.

and how the workplace operates. where they work. ■ M  BA 654 Strategic Planning & Management (4) Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and and importance of the management of organizational management. Provides students with a framework for conducting strategic planning in the organizational environment. Broadens knowledge and skills through strategic leadership. skills. motivation.0900 | online. styles. and behavior. Emphasizes the analysis of leader traits. and considers the vision.844. employee performance.arbor. and various aspects of people in the leadership skills including the development of strategic workplace. Explores principles of organizational strategic leadership of organizations. attitudes. the field of industrial and organizational organizations. Focuses on the development of strategic psychology. productivity. Covers issues related to employee thinking and strategic actions for superior organizational development through training and learning. Special emphasis is placed upon the cyclical development of pertinent information necessary for strategic planning and management. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. The concentration is designed for organizational professionals already proficient in administrative management.edu . 77 For more information.621. strategic planning. ■ M  BA 657 Strategic Leadership (4) ■ M  BA 651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) Examines characteristics and skills that allow leaders Introduction to the management of behavior in to make positive and strategic contributions to their organizations. goals of the organization. well-being. behavior and management such as how people work. behaviors.RN-MSN/MBA | Executive Leadership Concentration Curriculum Prepares business professionals to predict and influence individual and group behavior through strategic leadership. Examines the balanced scorecard approach to strategic planning and management for translating strategy to action. and characteristics and the influence on the and leadership. mission. and advanced management focus.

and spiritual needs psychosocial variation from an individual. that applies the evidence-based treatment/solution. The practicum will provide clinical ■ N  UR 681 Capstone Project opportunities to further refine and practice the history Students will examine the evidence base for resolving a taking and physical examination skills necessary for current health problem. Effective strategies will be physical examination techniques. Students will combine history taking. Gerontology concepts will be applied in meeting signs and symptoms of pathophysiological changes and the biological. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.Additional Core Courses ■ N  UR 602 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reason ■ N  UR 686 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II (residency) This course prepares students with the skills to function This practicum will prepare students with the core as an advanced practice nurse in addressing chronic and knowledge and competencies needed to complete a complex alterations in health experienced by the older comprehensive assessment using client data to detect adult. practice nurse can use in delivering evidence-based nursing for the adult population. 78 For more information. and diagnostic developed to address health care issues. community perspective.edu . and evaluate the change that occurs in the target group. Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track ■ NUR602 Advanced Assessment & Diagnostic Reason ■ NUR632 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3) (residency) (3) ■ NUR642 Chronic Disease and Complex Problems in Older ■ NUR 685 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I (3) Adults (3) ■ NUR 686 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II (3) ■ NUR 680 Clinical Practicum (8) ■ NUR 681 Capstone Project (3)) Family Nurse Practitioner Track ■ NUR633 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (3) ■ NUR645 Family Systems and Clinical Management of the Child Bearing Family (3) ■ NUR687 Advanced Practice in Primary Care of the Child (3) RN to MSN/NP Curriculum Descriptions . including health interpretation with problem-solving and clinical strategies.Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing/ Nurse Practitioner Online Curriculum RN to MSN/NP Additional Core Courses Adult Gerontology. promotion.arbor. This ■ N  UR 685 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I project is not designed as a thesis but an application of This course will present critical concepts the advanced concepts and learning throughout the graduate program. Using a holistic approach.621. family or of the older adult.0900 | online. communication and client-teaching skills using a holistic approach. students will apply theory to practice. psychosocial. design and implement a project competence as an advanced practice nurse.844. mental.

contact an Admissions Representative: 1.0900 | online. 79 For more information.Additional Core Courses ■ N  UR680 Clinical Practicum The clinical practicum is arranged with a local preceptor with the approval of the program faculty. In the Adult Gerontology concentration. Students have regular contact with SAU clinical faculty. equating to a total of 625 clinical hours. however.edu .844. the minimum is 500 hours. who also provide oversight of the preceptor led experience.arbor. students taking the Family Nurse Practitioner track have an additional two credits.RN to MSN/NP Curriculum Descriptions .621.

providers and within a multidisciplinary team. both as independent clinical strategies. Evidence-based.arbor. Emphasis is placed on collaborative management of women and families during pregnancy. 80 For more information. families are explored. Students will apply the history taking.0900 | online.edu . all from a Christian perspective. Concepts focused on promoting well-being will be explored. communities and special and children. individuals. as are the responses and adaptations physical. Students will consider and apply the knowledge. skills and competencies essential to the holistic management of child-bearing women and their families. skills opment will inform the student’s exploration of the impact and competencies essential to the holistic management of the family on the health of individuals across their of children and families. with an emphasis on family interventions that promote resiliency as well as the health and well-being of the family. Students will consider and apply the knowledge. both as independent providers lifespan. skills and competencies essential to the diagnostic interpretation with problem-solving and promotion and maintenance of health.RN to MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner Track Curriculum Descriptions ■ N  UR633 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (3) ■ N  UR687 Advanced Practice in Primary Care of the This course prepares the advanced practice nurse (APN) Child (3) to apply theoretical and current research concerning This course prepares the family nurse practitioner to health promotion and disease prevention to clinical provide evidence-based. A review of of the child and family to common health problems. all from a Christian perspective. physical examination techniques and knowledge.621. Students will focus on the care of healthy ante-partum women and those with health pattern variations that may result in at-risk pregnancies. all from a Christian perspective. primary health care to infants practices. health-promoting strategies and within a multidisciplinary team. families. Using a populations. and to apply this knowledge to clinical practice within diverse family systems. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. mental and behavioral health status. Relevant nursing learn to apply culturally appropriate communication skills interventions for common health problems of children in adapted to the individual’s cognitive. students examine the scientific basis of will explore the transformative effect of compassion and common health problems and factors influencing nursing caring in facilitating healthful behavior changes and will management of these problems. Students will combine and modalities will be analyzed. both as independent providers and within a multidisciplinary team. the patterns and variations of human growth and devel. ■ N  UR645 Family Systems and Clinical Management of the Child Bearing Family (3) This course prepares the family nurse practitioner-student to examine evidence-based principles of nursing care in the context of family and nursing theory.844. developmental. Students holistic approach.

arbor. compromised clients.RN to MSN/Adult-Gerontology Track Curriculum Descriptions ■ N  UR632 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3) ■ N  UR642 Chronic Disease and Complex Problems in This course is designed to prepare the student to apply Older Adults (2) evidence-based principles of wellness. The focus of this course is on management of chronic and health risk in individuals. families. communities.edu . Diversity is examined will be on case management and interdisciplinary collab- relative to social and communication patterns. roles. 81 For more information.621. Emphasis aggregate/clinical populations. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.0900 | online. disease prevention. and oration to arrange and evaluate care for the most health value/beliefs underlying health-illness behaviors.844. and disease and complex care needs of older adults.

0900 | online. See general graduate catalog policy. home health agencies.. *The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) institutes regulations in order for hospitals. ■ Proof of professional nursing liability insurance coverage throughout the enrollment period (minimum $1 million/$3 million). employees.0 GPA calculated from the most recent 60 academic credits ■ An unrestricted.arbor.RN-MSN Admission Requirements ■  n associate degree from a regionally accredited institution and nursing program (CCNE or NLN) A ■ Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended ■ A 3.” Criminal background checks must be initiated by the student and completed prior to beginning any clinically related practicums. or as required by an institutional setting. any required immunizations or vaccinations.844. It is the responsibility of the graduate registered nursing student to maintain currency of records.edu . unencumbered.e. Requirements may include but are not limited to: ■ Current unrestricted. current nursing license from the state of employment. One of these regulations requires that “all persons who are involved in patient care activities – i. 82 For more information. proof of TB testing. license must be kept current throughout the program ■ Two letters of recommendation ■ A two-page goal statement that explains your rationale for pursuing a graduate nursing degree ■ Completed application Practicum/Clinical Requirements Prior to the start of any clinical practice. HIPAA training and any additional requirements. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. unencumbered RN license in the state or country of practice. clinics and so forth to gain or maintain accreditation status. there must be proof of compliance with all agency or institutional requirements. volunteers and students – must have criminal background checks as well as other health care related checks.621.* ■ CPR/BCLS certification as required. ■ Criminal background check at the federal or international level.

edu .621.550 For all Programs: ■ Application Fee: $30 ■ Registration Fee: $40/sem ■ Technology 83 Fee: $105/sem For more information.533 MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner: ■ Total Credit Hours: 55 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $691 ■ Total Tuition: $38. Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: ■ Total Credit Hours: 50 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $691 ■ Total Tuition: $34.0900 | online.949 MSN/MBA: ■ Total Credit Hours: 63 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $691 ■ Total Tuition: $43.005 MSN/Adult-Gerontology.arbor. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.Master of Science in Nursing Online MSN/Education: ■ Total Credit Hours: 39 ■ Tuition Per Credit: $691 ■ Total Tuition: $26.844.

pharmacological interventions and therapeutic modalities.00) (3) ■ NUR532 Organizational and Systems Leadership (3) Not required for the Education concentration ■ NUR551 Applied Research Methods (3) ■ NUR693 Population Health (3) ■ NUR612 Advanced Pathophysiology (3) ■ NUR683 Health Policy (3) MSN Curriculum Descriptions . Emphasis will presuppositions with an emphasis on a Christian be placed on design. will be discussed. The processes associated This course will provide the advanced practice nurse with with role development. socialization and effective the knowledge and skills necessary to assess.Core Courses ■ N  UR510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making (residency) ■ N  UR551 Applied Research Methods This course provides a meta-cognitive foundational This course focuses on the significance of research to the approach to advanced nursing practice in the development of a profession and the practical application contemporary world.0900 | online.Master of Science in Nursing Online Curriculum MSN Core Courses ■ NUR618 Advanced Pharmacology (3) ■ NUR510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making (residency) (3) ■ NUR602 Advanced Assessment & Diagnostic Reason ■ NUR522 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice (3) (residency fee 425. 84 For more information. interpreted Philosophical ideation. beliefs. including responsibilities and legalities. illness/disease and when assessing an individual’s response to treatment. scope and assumptions of and evaluated for changes in normal function seen during select theories and models will be explored. alternatives to will be examined. conscious relative to development of a research-based capstone understanding of reality. including controlled substances and the potential for abuse. It explores worldview of statistics to evidence-based outcomes. business and education. diagnose collaboration with diverse interdisciplinary partnerships and manage pharmacologic agents.edu . models and theories application of normal and pathophysiologic mechanisms that provide a foundation for research and applied related to altered health status and disease processes. ■ N  UR532 Organizational and Systems Leadership The focus is on understanding the professional role of ■ N  UR618 Advanced Pharmacology the advanced practice nurse.844. ■ N  UR522 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice ■ N  UR612 Advanced Pathophysiology This course promotes examination.621.arbor. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. practice in the areas of nursing. Prescriptive authority. analysis and synthesis This course provides advanced knowledge and clinical of a variety of conceptual frameworks. project or thesis. Diagnosis and treatment skills will be analyzed. methodology and data collection perspective and development of a consistent.

psychosocial variation from an individual. the signs and symptoms of pathophysiological changes and chronically ill. product and service history taking and physical examination skills necessary evaluation. 85 For more information. Effective strategies will be ■ N  UR683 Health Policy developed to address health care issues. particularly the comprehensive assessment using client data to detect systems of care that manage services for frail elderly. including health The focus is on the knowledge of professional responsibility promotion. Practical clinical opportunities to further refine and practice the skills such as working with the media. and other similarly compromised patients.Core Courses ■ N  UR602 Advanced Assessment & Diagnostic Reason ■ N  UR693 Population Health (residency fee 425. family or community perspective. communication and client-teaching skills to support policy issues associated with humane health using a holistic approach.00) The focus of this course is on integrating the learning This practicum will prepare students with the core from previous courses to design treatment and evaluate knowledge and competencies needed to complete a outcomes for the most vulnerable groups. vulnerable populations. advocating for the health care needs of for competence as an advanced practice nurse. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.edu .621.arbor. respect and justice. The practicum will provide care that promotes dignity. and seeking program grants will Not required for the Education concentration be addressed.844.0900 | online.MSN Curriculum Descriptions .

A final assessment will be graded by promotion needs assessment.Master of Science in Nursing/Education Online Curriculum MSN/Education Courses ■ NUR625 Educational Theory & Curriculum Design (3) ■ NUR635 Instructional Strategies (3) ■ NUR620 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators ■ NUR655 Special Topics Elective ■ NUR660 Nurse Educator Internship MSN/Ed Curriculum Descriptions ■ N  UR620 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse ■ N  UR655 Special Topics Elective Educators This course is a self-directed course that explores a This course focuses on advanced skills in health special topic or an emerging issue in nursing education. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.edu . Students will have self-graded quizzes course also emphasizes comprehensive history. 86 For more information.arbor.621. and community programs for individuals clinical sites with experienced educator preceptors. physical/ at intervals during the course to help determine their psychological assessment. pathophysiology. in nursing education with practical teaching situations. 3. An intensive individualized teaching internship (minimum of 200 contact hours) in which each student collaborates with a master educator to implement the nurse educator role. assessment that prepare the nurse educator to teach Students will work at their own pace and be monitored these skills to BSN and/or ADN nursing students. Clinical experience with simulated patients and local development. and health learning progress. behavioral objectives. experiences in higher education. ■ N  UR625 Educational Theory & Curriculum Design This course utilizes learning theories to design a teaching/ ■ N  UR660 Nurse Educator Internship learning project. the faculty and faculty will be available for questions and discussion during the course. professional/staff 2. or groups will be used. Students will also design an evidence-based project ■ N  UR635 Instructional Strategies based on their practice setting: Students will delve into the selection and application of 1.844.0900 | online. Strategic planning steps such as needs This course provides individually supervised field assessment. instructional design experience in clinical settings that integrate concepts and delivery for non-traditional learners will be explored. The by course faculty. A variety of approaches for learning convenient for working nurses. A highly interactive online learning method that instructional strategies for traditional and online learning challenges and engages students while remaining environments.

844. advantage. principles. ■ M  BA617 Leadership in Business (4) Develops skills necessary to identify business problems. accounting liquidity. and analyze data using statistical techniques. and solving business scenarios and issues. Special emphasis is placed upon the integration of concepts. Explores leadership from the perspective of the practicing manager and focuses on ■ M  BA661 Marketing for Managers (4) individual. and techniques of marketing ■ M  BA631 Accounting for Managers (4) through application within client organizations.621. marketing plans. leading change. Introduces students to leadership in business collect data following appropriate protocols and administration as a foundation for effective management methods. market research principles of accounting as a discipline to support and surveys. Covers Introduces the principles of service and stewardship the nature of leadership. leadership through marketing management. and the development and execution of use of information for data-driven decision making. group. Special emphasis is from an economic thinking perspective including an placed upon self-leadership and professional leadership analysis of product markets and developing marketing assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses in strategies that will provide sustainable competitive handling specific managerial issues and responsibilities.Master of Science in Nursing/MBA Online Curriculum MSN/MBA Core Courses ■ MBA060 MBA Orientation (0) ■ MBA661 Marketing for Managers (4) ■ MBA617 Leadership in Business (4) ■ MBA607 International Business (NYC trip) (4) or ■ MBA631 Accounting for Managers (4) ■ MBA607A International Business (no trip) (4) ■ MBA622 Statistics for Business Managers (4) ■ MBA688 MBA Capstone Study (4) MSN/MBA Curriculum Descriptions ■ M  BA060 MBA Orientation (0) ■ M  BA622 Statistics for Business Managers (4) Provides an introduction to the MBA program and Introduces students to data driven decision making using familiarizes students with the online learning environment a statistical thinking framework. Focuses on developing effectiveness. and auditing issues. understanding. Examines the positioning. and traditional an understanding of the role of markets and marketing and emerging leadership theories. and organizational leadership. 87 For more information.0900 | online. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. taxes. of the organization. interpreting. Covers financial ratio calculations and analysis. contribution margin. the use of statistical data for identifying. Topics Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and include: customer value and satisfaction.arbor. Emphasis placed upon using Blackboard as the learning management system. leadership development.edu . preparation of financial statements. marketing segmentation differentiation. including organizational level performance measurements. managerial decision making in businesses. budgeting.

844. global human resource development. trade and investments. problem. explain the issues and group presentations. and develop a final as part of a four-day trip to New York City. Students are responsible for provides an assessment of the student’s performance travel arrangements and expenses. As a part of the MBA607 using appropriate concepts and theories. structure.0900 | online. structure. guidance. or opportunity. human rights. global monetary systems. trade and investments. and assessment on the applied research project. The student covers the costs of accommodations (i. and competition in a global marketplace. The university business consultancy report and presentation. Students will conduct an organizational resource development. hotel. and contribution to the organization. Topics include Poverty Cure. and the client participate in the summit. as systems.621. food) to works with a real organization/client. global human performance. Topics well as the proposed solution to improve organizational include Poverty Cure. and function. human rights. assessment. conference environment papers. Case Study faculty provide oversight. 88 For more information. country Focuses on the identification of a group/work unit/team differences.MSN/MBA Curriculum Descriptions ■ M  BA607 International Business (NYC trip) (4) ■ M  BA688 MBA Capstone Study (4) Introduces key aspects of contemporary international The MBA capstone experience emphasizes the business management and implications of international integration and application of acquired knowledge and business on organizational strategy. and critiques.e. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. — or — ■ M  BA607A International Business (no trip) (4) Introduces key aspects of contemporary international business management and implications of international business on organizational strategy. country differences. Coverage includes ethics in business. review of the literature. students attend an International Business Summit proposal to address the problem.edu . peer reviews. global monetary or organizational level issue. create a course.. and conference environment individual presentations. and skills from the MBA core and concentration curriculum. Coverage includes ethics in business. function. and competition in a global marketplace.arbor.

■ M  BA642 Managerial Finance in Healthcare (4) Examines the fundamentals of financial management in the healthcare sectors. Covers emerging trends that patient care and process improvements related to the impact healthcare in the U. Prepares nonfinancial healthcare professionals with skills necessary to manage and control costs while simultaneously investing resources in strategic opportunities. quality.0900 | online. The concentration courses focus on the complexities and trends in the healthcare industry by focusing on contemporary issues in healthcare administration.844. process to healthcare administration and management topics that improvement tools and measurement systems. as well as the leadership processes necessary in supporting the delivery of quality challenges associated with healthcare administration. concern modern healthcare administrators. lean management techniques. and medical informatics. delivery. Examines and the factors influencing the structure. 89 For more information. Examines the roles improvement initiatives in healthcare.S. financial reasoning. and tools and methods of planning and implementing quality financing within health care systems. policy. and financial tools for effective decision making and planning in a healthcare setting.MSN/MBA | Healthcare Administration Concentration Curriculum Develops management knowledge and skills necessary for healthcare professionals and builds business acumen required for effective healthcare leadership.arbor. ■ M  BA641 Trends in Healthcare Administration & ■ M  BA643 Managing Quality in Healthcare (4) Management (4) Identifies the principles of quality improvement necessary Addresses contemporary issues in the field of healthcare for creating a quality culture in healthcare. Special emphasis on methodology for Special emphasis on making informed decisions related improving quality in healthcare organizations. and measuring efficiency of healthcare organizations using key ratio information.edu . Special emphasis on financial liquidity. economics. Six Sigma. Addresses both of various health care institutions and professional groups clinical improvements related to the delivery of quality providing health services.621. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. and strategy in healthcare management. Focuses on the use of financial analysis techniques. patient care. solvency.

90 For more information. and development. employee wellness.edu . attitudes. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. Special emphasis on current topics in the field of human resource development. where they Special emphasis on the practical application of learning work. Covers adult learning through training and learning. and critical analysis necessary for identifying and solving human related issues within an organization. Covers issues related to employee development development plans.844. ■ M  BA648 Human Resource Development (4) Explores major issues of managing human resources.621. Develops skill in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. theory. and how the workplace operates. design. organization and management development and diversity. of the management of organizational behavior. implementation and evaluation of human resource development programs. Prepares students to promote employee and organizational growth through individual and organizational learning. workplace. career management. principles of traditional and contemporary approaches Explores principles of organizational behavior and to workplace learning and development in organizations. and various aspects of people in the learning and development methods. motivation. personal. Various types of training programs will be examined. psychology. employee productivity. method selection. Emphasizes well-being. skills and technical. and application of human resource development in diverse contexts. Covers principles of adult learning through designing practical applications in diverse work settings. knowledge. management such as how people work. performance management.0900 | online. ■ M  BA647 Workplace Learning and Professional ■ M  GT651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) Development (4) Introduction to the management of behavior in Explores the major issues relevant to workplace learning organizations. and assessment. professional and organizational development. Strengthens skills in problem solving. including onboarding. and leadership. Develops skills in needs analysis. behaviors. Emphasizes the development methods and assessments to ascertain complexity of organizational functioning and importance factors influencing effective workplace learning strategies. including the assessment.arbor.MSN/MBA | Human Resource Development Concentration Curriculum Develops knowledge and skills necessary to leverage organizational human resources to improve individual performance and enhance organizational effectiveness. strategic thinking. the field of industrial and organizational and development.

behaviors. including onboarding.MSN/MBA | Management Concentration Curriculum Develops skills necessary for effective traditional management in organizations. and goals organizations.844.621. career management. and application of human resource development in diverse contexts.0900 | online. employee wellness. attitudes. and how the workplace operates.arbor. well-being. Covers issues related to employee environment. behavior. motivation. Provides students with a framework psychology. personal. skills and technical. performance management. where they work. including the assessment. organization and management development and diversity. ■ M  BA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4) ■ M  BA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and Introduction to the management of behavior in management. design. strategic planning and management. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.edu . professional and organizational development. The concentration is designed for individuals interested in strengthening traditional business administration and management knowledge and skills. Covers principles of adult learning through designing practical applications in diverse work settings. Special emphasis is placed upon the and leadership. 91 For more information. Explores principles of organizational cyclical development of pertinent information necessary for behavior and management such as how people work. Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning ■ M  BA648 Human Resource Development (4) and importance of the management of organizational Explores major issues of managing human resources. Various types of training programs will be examined. Examines the balanced scorecard approach development through training and learning. Develops skill in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. Special emphasis on current topics in the field of human resource development. the field of industrial and organizational of the organization. and considers the vision. implementation and evaluation of human resource development programs. and various aspects of people in the for conducting strategic planning in the organizational workplace. mission. employee to strategic planning and management for translating productivity. strategy to action.

Organizational consultants apply behavioral science and organizational leadership principles in the work context to positively influence individuals. Focuses on the development of strategic leadership skills including the development of strategic thinking and strategic actions for superior organizational performance. groups. 92 For more information. styles. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. Develops requisite skills necessary for understanding. implementation development plans. and characteristics. and organizations. method selection. and assessment. In depth exploration and and development. ■ M  BA647 Workplace Learning and Professional ■ M  BA658 Organizational Consulting (4) Development (4) Examination of best consulting practices for internal Explores the major issues relevant to workplace learning and external change agents.MSN/MBA | Organizational Consulting Concentration Curriculum Develops a strong foundation in assessing. and finding possible solutions to personnel. assessment and diagnosis.edu . learning and development methods. and development. Emphasizes the collaborative consulting to workplace learning and development in organizations.844. factors influencing effective workplace learning strategies. researching.621.0900 | online. practice on contracting. predicting. approach and the collaborative consulting cycle as well Special emphasis on the practical application of learning as change management models and effective change development methods and assessments to ascertain management consulting techniques. Develops skills in needs analysis. skills. data collection. knowledge. and influencing individual and group behavior in organizations as the foundation for leading effective organizational development and change initiatives. resistance to change. Emphasizes the analysis of leader traits. and organizational problems. and the influence on the strategic leadership of organizations. Covers adult learning of planned change initiatives. ■ M  BA657 Strategic Leadership (4) Examines characteristics and skills that allow leaders to make positive and strategic contributions to their organizations. theory. group/team/work unit. Emphasizes and other psychodynamics in the organization related principles of traditional and contemporary approaches to change.arbor. feedback techniques.

strategic planning. Covers issues related to employee organizational environment. skills. pertinent information necessary for strategic planning where they work. behaviors. styles.0900 | online. ■ M  BA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4) ■ M  BA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4) Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and Introduction to the management of behavior in management. Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning and importance of the management of organizational ■ M  BA657 Strategic Leadership (4) behavior.arbor. and management. Special and leadership. Examines characteristics and skills that allow leaders to make positive and strategic contributions to their organizations.MSN/MBA | Executive Leadership Concentration Curriculum Prepares business professionals to predict and influence individual and group behavior through strategic leadership. Broadens knowledge and skills through strategic leadership. attitudes. and how the workplace operates.edu . motivation. The concentration is designed for organizational professionals already proficient in administrative management. Examines the balanced development through training and learning. and considers the vision.844. and characteristics and the influence on the strategic leadership of organizations. Provides students with a psychology. the field of industrial and organizational goals of the organization. and organizations. well-being. and advanced management focus. mission. Focuses on the development of strategic leadership skills including the development of strategic thinking and strategic actions for superior organizational performance. 93 For more information. and various aspects of people in the framework for conducting strategic planning in the workplace.621. Emphasizes the analysis of leader traits. Explores principles of organizational emphasis is placed upon the cyclical development of behavior and management such as how people work. management for translating strategy to action. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. employee scorecard approach to strategic planning and productivity.

844. Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track ■ NUR602 Advanced History & Physical Exam (residency) (3) ■ NUR632 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3) ■ NUR 685 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I (3) ■ NUR642 Chronic Disease and Complex Problems in Older ■ NUR 686 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II (3) Adults (3) ■ NUR 680 Clinical Practicum (8) ■ NUR 681 Capstone Project (3) Family Nurse Practitioner Track ■ NUR633 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (3) ■ NUR645 Family Systems and Clinical Management of the Child Bearing Family (3) ■ NUR687 Advanced Practice in Primary Care of the Child (3) MSN/NP Curriculum Descriptions . The practicum will provide clinical complex alterations in health experienced by the older opportunities to further refine and practice history taking adult. mental.621. Using a holistic comprehensive assessment using client data to detect approach. and diagnostic Educator students will have an internship in year 3.edu . family or community perspective. interpretation with problem-solving and clinical strategies. psychosocial. and there is no residency for these students. Effective strategies will be ■ N  UR686 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II developed to address health care issues including health This course prepares students with the skills to function promotion. signs and symptoms of pathophysiological changes and psychosocial variation from an individual. students will apply theory to practice. 94 For more information.Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner Online Curriculum RN to MSN/NP Additional Core Courses Adult Gerontology. and spiritual needs Nurse Educator students will not take this course in their of the older adult. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.arbor.Additional Core Courses ■ N  UR602 Advanced Assessment & Diagnostic Reason ■ N  UR685 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I (residency) This course will present critical concepts the advanced This practicum will prepare students with the core practice nurse can use in delivering evidence-based knowledge and competencies needed to complete a nursing for the adult population. Gerontology concepts will be applied in meeting and physical examination. communication and client teaching skills using as an advanced practice nurse in addressing chronic and a holistic approach. Nurse physical examination techniques.0900 | online. core. the biological. Students will combine history taking.

and have regular contact with SAU clinical faculty. however.844. equating to a total of 625 clinical hours. the minimum application of concepts and learning throughout the is 500 hours. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.0900 | online. provide oversight of the preceptor led experience.MSN/NP Curriculum Descriptions . students taking the Family graduate program. Nurse Practitioner track have an additional two credits.Additional Core Courses ■ N  UR681 Capstone Project ■ N  UR680 Clinical Practicum Students will examine the evidence base for resolving a The clinical practicum is arranged with a local preceptor current health problem.621.arbor.edu . 95 For more information. Students that applies the evidence-based treatment/solution. In This project is not designed as a thesis but an the Adult Gerontology concentration. who also evaluate the change that occurs in the target group. design and implement a project with the approval of the program faculty.

developmental. physical examination techniques and knowledge. Students will apply the history taking. Using a populations. skills and competencies essential to the diagnostic interpretation with problem-solving and promotion and maintenance of health. communities and special and children. providers and within a multidisciplinary team.arbor. families. all from a Christian perspective. all from a Christian perspective. ■ N  UR645 Family Systems and Clinical Management of the Child Bearing Family (3) This course prepares the family nurse practitioner-student to examine evidence-based principles of nursing care in the context of family and nursing theory. all from a Christian perspective. both as independent clinical strategies. A review of of the child and family to common health problems.0900 | online. Emphasis is placed on collaborative management of women and families during pregnancy. the patterns and variations of human growth and devel. and to apply this knowledge to clinical practice within diverse family systems. students examine the scientific basis of will explore the transformative effect of compassion and common health problems and factors influencing nursing caring in facilitating healthful behavior changes and will management of these problems. Students holistic approach. Evidence-based. Concepts focused on promoting well-being will be explored. contact an Admissions Representative: 1. Relevant nursing learn to apply culturally appropriate communication skills interventions for common health problems of children in adapted to the individual’s cognitive. health-promoting strategies and within a multidisciplinary team.MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner Track Curriculum Descriptions ■ N  UR633 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (3) ■ N  UR687 Advanced Practice in Primary Care of the This course prepares the advanced practice nurse (APN) Child (3) to apply theoretical and current research concerning This course prepares the family nurse practitioner to health promotion and disease prevention to clinical provide evidence-based. with an emphasis on family interventions that promote resiliency as well as the health and well-being of the family. primary health care to infants practices. skills and competencies essential to the holistic management of child-bearing women and their families.edu . mental and behavioral health status. 96 For more information. Students will combine and modalities will be analyzed. as are the responses and adaptations physical. families are explored. Students will focus on the care of healthy ante-partum women and those with health pattern variations that may result in at-risk pregnancies. both as independent providers and within a multidisciplinary team. Students will consider and apply the knowledge.621. both as independent providers lifespan. skills opment will inform the student’s exploration of the impact and competencies essential to the holistic management of the family on the health of individuals across their of children and families.844. Students will consider and apply the knowledge. individuals.

MSN/Adult-Gerontology. Emphasis aggregate/clinical populations. Nurse Practitioner Track Curriculum ■ N  UR632 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3) ■ N  UR642 Chronic Disease and Complex Problems in This course is designed to prepare the student to apply Older Adults (2) evidence-based principles of wellness. The focus of this course is on management of chronic and health risk in individuals. compromised clients. and disease and complex care needs of older adults. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.844. Diversity is examined will be on case management and interdisciplinary collab- relative to social and communication patterns. 97 For more information. roles. families. disease prevention.edu . and oration to arrange and evaluate care for the most health value/beliefs underlying health-illness behaviors.arbor.0900 | online.621. communities.

unencumbered. contact an Admissions Representative: 1.. any required immunizations. clinics and so forth to gain or maintain accreditation status.MSN Admission Requirements ■ B SN degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) ■ Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended ■ A 3.edu . e. Convicted felons may be limited to the type of location or client population in which their internships may be conducted*.0900 | online.0 GPA calculated from the most recent 60 academic credits ■ An unrestricted.844.arbor. See general graduate catalog policy. current nursing license from the state of employment.” Criminal background checks must be initiated by the student and completed prior to beginning any clinically related practicums.621. NUR452 (SAU course) ■ Statistics –200-level or above Practicum/Clinical Requirements ■ At least one year experience working as a registered nurse preferred ■ Provide evidence of current professional malpractice insurance. license must be kept current throughout the program ■ Two letters of recommendation ■ A two-page goal statement that explains your rationale for pursuing a graduate nursing degree ■ Completed application ■ Research – Nursing related.g. HIPAA training. and any additional requirements ■ An internship is required for this program. minimum $1/3 million prior to Senior Nursing Project ■ Compliance with all institutional requirements prior to Senior Nursing Project ■ CPR/BLS certification as required.. employees. proof of TB testing. One of these regulations requires that “all persons who are involved in patient care activities – i. volunteers and students – must have criminal background checks as well as other health care related checks.e. 98 For more information. home health agencies. *The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) institutes regulations in order for hospitals.

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