Course Descriptions

ATRN • Athletic Training

ATRN 601 • Lower Extremity Assessment 3 Credits

Creation of patient centered treatment plans addressing the lower extremity. Synthesis of information to solve problems. Evaluation of patient status and care plans with consideration of patient goals. Carrying out athletic training services that prioritize patient care. Integration of restrictive, assistive, and prophylactic devices into the care plan.

ATRN 602 • Upper Extremity Assessment 3 Credits

Creation of patient centered treatment plans addressing the upper extremity. Synthesis of information to solve problems. Evaluation of patient status and care plans with consideration of patient goals. Carrying out athletic training services that prioritize patient care. Integration of restrictive, assistive, and prophylactic devices into the care plan.

ATRN 611 • Therapeutic Interventions I 3 Credits

Utilization of ethical, respectful therapeutic modalities, that adhere to standards and best practices. Evaluation of a patient's status, including the use of appropriate outcome measures continually. Creation of care plans that meet the needs of the patient and empower the patient to participate in their health care while maximizing efficiency.

ATRN 612 • Therapeutic Interventions II 3 Credits

Utilization of ethical, respectful therapeutic rehabilitation, that adhere to standards and best practices. Evaluation of a patient’s status, including the use of appropriate outcome measures continually. Creation of care plans that meet the needs of the patient and empower the patient to participate in their health care while maximizing efficiency.
Prerequisites: ATRN 611.

ATRN 613 • Therapeutic Interventions III 3 Credits

Performance of ethical, respectful therapeutic interventions. Creation of care plans. Correct identification of appropriate pharmacological agents. Proper administration of medications using enteral and parenteral route of administration. Management of a patient with a behavioral health crisis. Identification of patients with behavioral health conditions. Facilitation of case management.
Prerequisites: ATRN 611, ATRN 612.

ATRN 630 • Introduction to Emergency Care 3 Credits

Integration of plans of care for patients with acute conditions including triaging those that are life threatening. Examination of policies that pertain to emergency preparedness. Creation of care plans designed to meet and advocate for the needs of patients. Integration of restrictive, assistive, and prophylactic devices into care plan.

ATRN 631 • Organization and Administration of Athletic Training 3 Credits

Application of business principles to the management and delivery of healthcare services. Evaluation of contemporary leadership models. Examination of the athletic trainer as a healthcare provider in the healthcare system. Reaction to situations that aligns with professional ethics, values and regulations. Development of risk management strategies in healthcare.

ATRN 632 • Advanced Emergency Care 3 Credits

Integration of plans of care for patients with acute conditions including triaging those that are life threatening. Examination of policies that pertain to emergency preparedness. Creation of care plans designed to meet and advocate for the needs of patients. Integration of restrictive, assistive, and prophylactic devices into care plan.
Prerequisites: ATRN 630.

ATRN 633 • Current Topics in Athletic Training 3 Credits

Application of current treatment techniques of the injured physically active. Administration of medications utilizing best practices for appropriateness. Utilization of evidence-based practice to evaluate effectiveness of current treatment techniques. Evaluation of current professional and legislative issues in athletic training. Creation of a professional development plan.

ATRN 634 • Integrative Assessment and Application 3 Credits

Demonstration of ethical healthcare that advocates for the patient. Education of clients/patients on a variety of health related issues focusing on nutrition. Construction of exercise programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and maximize sport performance. Integration of biometrics/physiological monitoring systems. Translation of data into preventative measures, clinical interventions, and performance enhancement.

ATRN 641 • Pathology and Medical Conditions 3 Credits

Explanation of basic pathologies and standard techniques and procedures for the clinical examination of common injuries, conditions, illnesses, and diseases. Identification of diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical agents to make clinical judgments. Application of principles of disease prevention and behavioral change. Implementation of prevention strategies for at-risk individuals/groups.
Prerequisites: ATRN 602.

ATRN 642 • General Medical Assessment 3 Credits

The delivery of patient care, assessment and appropriate intervention or referral strategies for general medical conditions and disabilities. Completion of comprehensive examinations, development of clinical differential diagnoses and formulation of treatment plans.

ATRN 650 • Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training 3 Credits

Application of research models to athletic training topics. Differentiation between quantitative and qualitative research. Make clinical decisions using evidence-based practice methods. Critically responding to research dilemmas in a way that aligns professional ethics and values. Application of basic statistical measures to clinical problems.

ATRN 671 • Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I 2-3 Credits

Supervised athletic training experience focused on psychomotor and cognitive competencies. Integration of professional standards, codes, regulations, and technologies with effective patient assessment, treatment, and education. Ethical, collaborative practices and ongoing professional development planning. 250 hours over 18 weeks.

ATRN 672 • Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II 2-3 Credits

Supervised athletic training experience focused on psychomotor and cognitive competencies. Integration of professional standards, codes, regulations, and technologies with effective patient assessment, treatment, and education. Ethical, collaborative practices and ongoing professional development planning. 250 hours over 18 weeks.
Prerequisites: ATRN 671.

ATRN 673 • Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III 2-3 Credits

Supervised athletic training experience focused on psychomotor and cognitive competencies. Integration of professional standards, codes, regulations, and technologies with effective patient assessment, treatment, and education. Ethical, collaborative practices and ongoing professional development planning. 250 hours over 18 weeks.
Prerequisites: ATRN 672.

ATRN 674 • Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV 2-3 Credits

Supervised athletic training experience focused on psychomotor and cognitive competencies. Integration of professional standards, codes, regulations, and technologies with effective patient assessment, treatment, and education. Ethical, collaborative practices and ongoing professional development planning. 250 hours over 18 weeks.
Prerequisites: ATRN 673.

ATRN 697 • Master's Project Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which ATRN 790 was taken, required when the project course is incomplete.
Prerequisites: ATRN 790 $375.

ATRN 750 • Athletic Training Master's Project I 3 Credits

Identification of an athletic training problem/issue and examination through theories and research. Analysis of literature and recommendation of evidence-based practices. Use of appropriate academic writing style.
Prerequisites: ATRN 650.

ATRN 790 • Athletic Training Master's Project II 3 Credits

Identification of an athletic training problem/issue and examination through theories and research. Analysis of literature and recommendation of evidence-based practices. Use of appropriate academic writing style. Continuation and completion of work from Athletic Training Master’s Project I.
Prerequisites: ATRN 750.

BIOL • Biology

BIOL 120 • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology 3 Credits

An introduction to cellular and subcellular aspects of living organisms. Includes a study of basic chemistry, biological molecules, cells, enzymes, metabolism, classical genetics, and molecular genetics.
Corequisites: BIOL 120L. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

BIOL 120L • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab 1 Credit

Laboratory experience accompanying BIOL 120.
Corequisites: BIOL 120. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

BIOL 600 • Human Gross Anatomy & Histology 4 Credits

Human anatomy for physician assistant students takes a regional approach to the study of human anatomy. This course will involve dissection of human cadavers by the students. Incorporated into the course content concerning anatomical structures will be a brief examination of histological structure, nervous system structure, and basic function. Corequisites: BIOL 600L.

BIOL 600L • Human Gross Anatomy and Histology Lab 2 Credits

Laboratory experience accompanying BIOL 600.
Corequisites: BIOL 600.

BIOL 610 • Human Medical Physiology 3 Credits

This course is designed for graduate students to learn and gain knowledge in the physiological principles. These concepts are essential for further progress in understanding mechanisms of disease and body systems. This understanding is essential for clinical medicine. Weekly problem solving discussions will emphasize clinical application of physiologic concepts.

BIOL 620 • Pharmacology & Therapeutics I 3 Credits

This is the first course in a series of three clinical pharmacology courses taught in a systems-based approach with the Clinical Medicine series. The course explores clinical implications of pharmacology for these topics (but not limited to): hematologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, genitourinary, and renal.
Prerequisites: BIOL 600, BIOL 600L, BIOL 610, PHAS 601, PHAS 601L, PHAS 611.

BIOL 621 • Medical Pathophysiology I 2 Credits

This is the first of three pathophysiology courses offered concurrently with the Clinical Medicine series. Pathophysiology at the molecular, cellular, organ, and total body levels will be applied in each organ system. Systems covered include, but are not limited to: hematologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, genitourinary, and renal.
Prerequisites: BIOL 600, BIOL 600L, BIOL 610, PHAS 601, PHAS 601L, PHAS 612.

BIOL 630 • Pharmacology & Therapeutics II 4 Credits

This is the second course in a series of three clinical pharmacology courses taught in a systems-based approach with the Clinical Medicine series. The course explores clinical implications of pharmacology for these topics (but not limited to); dermatologic, endocrine, neurologic, psychiatric, musculoskeletal/ rheumatologic, gastrointestinal, and geriatric.
Prerequisites: BIOL 620.

BIOL 631 • Medical Pathophysiology II 2 Credits

This is the second of three pathophysiology courses offered concurrently with the Clinical Medicine series. Pathophysiology at the molecular, cellular, organ, and total body levels will be discussed in each body system. Systems covered include (but are not limited to); dermatologic, endocrine, neurologic, psychiatric, musculoskeletal/rheumatologic, gastrointestinal, and geriatric.
Prerequisites: BIOL 621.

BIOL 640 • Pharmacology and Therapeutics III 2 Credits

This is the third course in a series of three clinical pharmacology courses taught in a systems-based approach with the Clinical Medicine series. The course explores clinical implications of pharmacology focusing on, but not limited to, these areas: women’s health, pediatrics, surgery, ENT/ophthalmology/allergy, and emergency medicine.
Prerequisites: BIOL 630.

BUSN • Business

BUSN 615 • Managerial Accounting 3 Credits

Examination of key managerial accounting concepts and their applications in modern organizations. Exploration of best practices and emerging trends in accounting with a focus on managerial decisions. Research of topics and cases may include ethics, environmental accounting, long-term versus short-term profitability, constraint management, technology, cost structures, and controls.

BUSN 625 • Managerial Finance 3 Credits

Exploration of the managerial finance discipline in business and including international and ethical implications. Topics covered include but are not limited to financial statement analysis, valuation and capital budgeting, risk and return analysis, capital structure and dividend policy, short-term and long-term financing alternatives, and international finance. Extensive utilization of spreadsheets and decision-making in solving problems and cases will be required.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611, BUSN 615.

BUSN 626 • Contemporary Topics in Finance 3 Credits

Examination of key advanced topics that enhance financial management concepts and their applications in modern organizations. Application of strategies related to current events and emerging trends with a focus on the potential of impacting current and future financial and corporate management decisions.

BUSN 627 • Advanced Managerial Finance 3 Credits

Synthesis and evaluation of financial decisions built upon various business issues such as operations, marketing, accounting, human resources, and labor for short-and long-term company improvements. Identification of how faith-based beliefs and company culture impact team decisions .
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611, BUSN 625.

BUSN 628 • Global Finance 3 Credits

Exploration of complexities resulting from the interconnected nature of the global economy. Examination of challenges faced by organizations as they consider conducting business globally during the next decade. Integration of personal faith and ethical thinking with global financial strategies.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

BUSN 641 • Advanced Competitive Advantage 3 Credits

Evaluates examples of competitive advantage in use around the world. Explores the general drivers that create and sustain competitive advantage. Evaluates competitive strategy from a perspective that encompasses both internal and external realities. Explores how to maintain competitive advantage in light of moves by competitors.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

BUSN 642 • Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3 Credits

Exploration of the interplay between innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy. Evaluation of new products and services for start-ups and within existing organizations. Examination of how organizational culture can both foster and hinder innovation and entrepreneurship. Analysis of the relationship between personal faith, ethics, and entrepreneurship.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

BUSN 643 • Strategy Execution 3 Credits

Examination of the research on the causes of failed strategy versus successful execution. Identification of both leadership and organizational best practices leading to successful strategic initiatives. Exploration of the intersection of ethics, faith, and implementation of strategy .
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

BUSN 645 • Marketing Management 3 Credits

Evaluation of market research and effectiveness of various marketing strategies. Analysis of emerging trends that influence marketing strategy decisions. Integration of the impact of globalization on international marketing practices. Distinguish between ethical and unethical marketing practices. Application of marketing concepts in light of a personal faith and the Christian worldview.

BUSN 652 • Global Operations Management 3 Credits

Focus is on a foundation of the globalization of a firm's operations including the production of goods and services, supply chain management, and global distribution. A review of political and societal issues associated with strategic global operations will be undertaken with particular focus on several global cultures.
Prerequisites: BUSN600, LEAD 607. Special Notes: Students cannot earn credit for both BUSN 652 and BUSN 660.

BUSN 656 • Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance 3 Credits

Legal issues and principles that arise in the business environment. The purpose is to identify legal difficulties before they arise and to effectively strategize to prevent legal problems from occurring. Employment law issues, contract disputes, regulatory compliance, environmental investigations, negligence claims, purported violations of fiduciary duties, and securities fraud.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

BUSN 660 • Operations Management 3 Credits

Exploration of operational management, legal, and regulatory issues throughout lifecycles of organizations considering faith, ethics, and Christian worldview. Evaluation of organizational efficiency using quality models such as Six Sigma and Lean. Designing of plans for organizational success (project management steps, outcomes, technology, production, and outsourcing). Distinction between operational management process and function.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611. Special Notes: Students cannot earn credit for both BUSN 652 and BUSN 660.

BUSN 680 • Business Strategy 3 Credits

Analysis of the fundamental elements of organizational strategy. Evaluation of the influences on an organization's strategy and the ability of an organization to achieve its strategy given its characteristics. Integration of ethical thinking and personal faith principles with strategy. Analysis of issues impacting strategic planning in organizations.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

BUSN 789 • MBA Portfolio Deliverable 0 Credit

Synthesis of key learnings from the MBA program, including a reconsideration of earlier work, leadership theories and growth concepts, and the development of a professional portfolio.
Prerequisites: LEAD 611, LEAD 641, LEAD 651, LEAD 661, LEAD 671. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

COUN • Counseling

COUN 600 • Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3 Credits

Exploration of the history and current practice of mental health counseling. Examination of professional identity, practice issues, professional organizations and standards, and working with systems. Evaluation of the issues of serving diverse communities and access to service.

COUN 605 • Family Systems 3 Credits

Exploration of family systems and the major family therapy theories including their application to case conceptualization, clinical treatment planning and clinical intervention methods. Examination of the relationship between theory and practice and critiquing models in light of current research perspectives, including gender and diversity concerns.

COUN 610 • Counseling Microskills 3 Credits

Development of core counseling skills and attitudes that promote effective counseling. Identification of counselor characteristics and behaviors that impact the counseling process. Application of basic counseling skills including ethical and cultural senstive strategies for creating and maintaining therapeutic relationships.

COUN 615 • Worldview and Integration of Faith and Spirituality in Counseling 3 Credits

Examination of different worldviews and their impact on the counseling process. Evaluation of the impact of religious beliefs and spirituality upon clients, counselors and the therapeutic process. Examination of one's own worldview. Integration of religious beliefs and spirituality within the counseling process.

COUN 620 • Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice 3 Credits

Demonstration of knowledge of theories and models of multicultural counseling. Examination of heritage, attitudes and beliefs upon view of others. Application of social justice ethical principles. Evaluation of power and privilege. Examination of personal cultural identity. Integration of ethical and culturally sensitive counseling strategies.

COUN 625 • Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling 3 Credits

A study of the theories, techniques, history, and principles related to group practice in counseling. Emphasis is on development of group facilitation skills. Ethical concerns, multicultural adaptations, and spiritual integration in group dynamics are addressed.
Prerequisites: COUN 610.

COUN 630 • Addictions Counseling 3 Credits

Demonstration of knowledge of addiction counseling and its various forms. Demonstration of understanding of the etiology of addiction, symptoms, assessments, and diagnoses including co-occurring disorders. Examination of neurological factors and the role of psychopharmacology in addiction counseling. Evaluation of evidence-based treatment approaches. Examination of legal and ethical issues and gender and culturally responsible counseling strategies specific to addictions counseling.

COUN 635 • Lifespan Development 3 Credits

Demonstration of knowledge of human development and aging issues. Examination of developmental theory assumptions. Examination of biological, cultural, social and spiritual factors. Evaluation of crisis and trauma. Integration of cultural and developmental factors in clinical practice.

COUN 640 • Psychopathology and Diagnosis 3 Credits

Demonstration of knowledge of diagnostic categories of the DSM-5 and ICD. Examination of the history and etiology of psychopathologies. Demonstration of ability to extract important diagnostic information in the diagnostic process. Evaluation of client’s context to formulate diagnosis. Analysis of diagnosis to understand clinical issues. Examination of ethical issues of diagnoses and treatment.

COUN 645 • Individual and Family Assessment 3 Credits

Examination of assessment throughout the counseling process. Current and historical context of assessment and testing in counseling. Emphasis on administration, scoring, and interpretation of instruments for assessment and diagnosis of personality and psychopathology; psychometric properties; ethical use of instruments; factors affecting reliability and validity; and synthesizing data. Ethical and cultural relevant strategies for assessment are addressed.
Corequisites: COUN 650. Course fee: $35.

COUN 650 • Theories and Techniques of Counseling 3 Credits

Demonstration of knowledge of the major theories and models of counseling and consultation. Demonstration of theoretical applications including case conceptualization, clinical treatment planning, and clinical intervention methods. Evaluation of counseling models from theological and contemporary counseling research including gender and diversity concerns. Examination of counseling problems from different theoretical perspectives. Examination of evidence based treatment approaches.
Prerequisites: COUN 625.

COUN 655 • Professional Orientation and Ethics 3 Credits

Demonstration of knowledge of the legal and professional structures of the counseling profession. Demonstration of knowledge of ethical standards, codes of ethics, and MN state licensure. Application of ethical decision making steps. Examination of current professional issues. Examination of cultural and spiritual considerations of ethical issues in the clinical context.

COUN 660 • Research Methods and Evaluation 3 Credits

Evaluation of research designs applicable to professional counseling. Evaluation of effectiveness research in clinical practice. Development of research skills with emphasis on critiquing published research and using effectiveness research in clinical decision making. Application of ethical and culturally relevant strategies for research.

COUN 665 • Clinical Assessment and Intervention 3 Credits

Demonstration of knowledge of crisis intervention models. Application of crisis intervention skills to clinical scenarios. Examination of ethical and culturally responsible strategies with clients in crisis. Application of intake and mental health assessments to clinical scenarios. Specific focus on treatment planning and crisis intervention models including suicidal clients, child abuse and neglect, and IPV.
Prerequisites: COUN 650.

COUN 670 • Theories and Techniques of Career Counseling 3 Credits

Examination of major career development theories and their application to practice. Specific topics include career assessments, gender and cultural implications and career decision-making. Emphasis on practical skills to support client career decisions and development.
Career assessments fee: $55.

COUN 675 • Child and Adolescent Counseling 3 Credits

Overview of the major theories and techniques for working with children and adolescents in counseling. Topics include: behavioral interventions, expressive therapy interventions, communication with school and outside services, legal and ethical issues specific to children and adolescents, and multicultural practice implications. Specific focus on the family system and its engagement in the counseling process.

COUN 677 • Practical Experience Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which a masters level COUN internship, practicum, clinical or other experiential course was taken, required when there are outstanding hours to be completed.

COUN 680 • Neuroscience, Counseling, and Trauma 3 Credits

Identification of biological and neurological mechanisms of mental health. Demonstration of knowledge of crisis and trauma impact on brain and individual functioning. Identification of evidence based trauma treatment strategies. Examination of ethical, cultural, and religious/spiritually responsive strategies for trauma treatment. Application of trauma interventions.

COUN 700 • Introduction to Play Therapy and Techniques 3 Credits

Exploration of the essential elements and principles of play therapy including history and ethics. Examination of play therapy theories and approaches. Application of techniques and skills to various challenges faced by children and adolescents.

COUN 705 • Child and Family Play Therapy Assessment 2 Credits

Exploration of normative child development cycle and the development of play. Application of various assessment techniques to clinical work with children, adolescents, and families. Analysis of play based assessment themes and metaphors. Exploration of ethical, spiritual, and cultural considerations when using play based assessments. Demonstration of the intake process from beginning to end including Diagnostic Interviewing, Developmental Assessment, Individual and Family Assessment, and Treatment Planning.
Special Notes: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

COUN 710 • Foundational Play Therapy and Techniques 2 Credits

Demonstration of knowledge of foundational play therapy theories and techniques. Articulation of rationale for using foundational theories. Analysis of themes present from the application of foundational theories and techniques. Explorations of ethical, spiritual, and cultural considerations when implementing foundational theories and techniques with a child and family. Application of foundational play therapy theories and techniques. Identification of personal cultural and spiritual bias considerations when working with diverse and underserved populations.
Special Notes: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

COUN 715 • Non-Directive Play Therapy Theories and Techniques 2 Credits

Demonstration of knowledge of Non-directive play therapy theories and techniques. Articulation of rationale for using non-directive play therapy theories. Analysis of themes present in the application of non-directive play therapy theories and techniques. Exploration of ethical, spiritual, and cultural considerations when implementing non-directive play therapy theories and techniques with a child and family. Application of non-directive play therapy theories and techniques. Identification of personal cultural and spiritual bias considerations when working with diverse and underserved populations.
Special Notes: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

COUN 720 • Filial Play Therapy 1 Credit

Identification of the basic tenets of Child Centered Play Therapy and Filial Play Therapy. Articulation of the roles of therapist and parent in Filial therapy. Application of techniques and strategies of Filial Therapy into therapeutic work. Demonstration of ethical, cultural, religious, and spiritual considerations when conducting Filial Therapy.
Special Notes: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

COUN 725 • Trauma and Play Therapy 1 Credit

Exploration of the Neurobiology of trauma and the impact of trauma on children and their play. Examination of the philosophy of therapeutic play with traumatized children. Play Therapy strategies and approaches in therapeutic work with children. Application of play therapy strategies and techniques into therapeutic work with children and families.
Special Notes: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

COUN 730 • Introduction to Sandtray 1 Credit

Exploration of the philosophy and principles of Sandtray. Examination of Sandtray strategies and approaches in therapeutic work. Application of Sandtray into therapeutic work with children, adolescents, and families.
Special Notes: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

COUN 780 • Practicum 2 Credits

Demonstration of professional counseling competencies in initial supervised counseling experience at a community placement site. Demonstration of professional and ethical behavior including administration skills and self-evaluation. Application of theoretical constructs to clinical cases. Implementation of individual and group supervision feedback. Completion of 100 hours of experience at a practicum site including 40 hours of direct client contact hours.
Prerequisites: COUN 600, COUN 605, COUN 610, COUN 615, COUN 620, COUN 625, COUN 630, COUN 635, COUN 640, COUN 645, COUN 650, COUN 655, COUN 660, COUN 665.

COUN 781 • Internship I 3.5 Credits

Demonstration of professional counseling competencies in supervised counseling internship experience at a community placement site. Demonstration of professional and ethical behavior including administration skills and self-evaluation. Application of theoretical constructs to clinical cases. Implementation of individual and group supervision feedback. Completion of 300 hours of experience at a practicum site including 120 hours of direct client contact hours.
Prerequisites: COUN 780.

COUN 790 • Internship II 3.5 Credits

Advanced supervised counseling internship provides students the continued opportunity to gain professional and clinical experience providing mental health services to the community. 300 hours of experience at an internship site including a minimum of 120 direct client contact hours. Individual and group weekly supervision is required. Completion of course signified the completion of program clinical training requirements.

ECON • Economics

ECON 635 • Managerial Economics 3 Credits

Application of economic analysis in formulating managerial decisions, drawing upon concepts of demand, production, costs, pricing strategies, profit and competition. Analysis of the broad macroeconomic forces that influence the business environment. Analysis of opportunities and risks in a global economic environment.

EDUC • Education

EDUC 594 • General Methods of Effective Instruction 3 Credits

Develop effective lesson plans that include all required components. Create effective long-range plans, assessments, and evaluations. Integrate a variety of instructional strategies within lesson plans to meet student needs. Describe appropriate data practices related to student assessment and progress.

EDUC 595 • School-wide Systems Field Experience 1 Credit

Supervised observation in K-12 inclusive education setting. Analysis of student needs, classroom environments, and related cultural factors. Development of a personal standard for effective teaching. Implementation of effective lesson plans. Identification of MN edTPA language. Impact of personal faith on the special education teacher role. 30 hours over 10 weeks.

EDUC 609 • Lab Safety Workshop 0 Credit

Standards of safety and chemical hygiene required to make science laboratories safe learning environments. Standards and federal/state guidelines for safety and hygiene in classroom laboratories. Preparation for ACSC certification. Includes a workshop and follow-up online assignments. (Course may be waived for science majors with extensive lab experience and documented lab safety training.) .
Lab fee: $100. Special Notes: Acceptance into Master of Arts in Teaching program required for enrollment.

EDUC 611 • Educational Research 1 Credit

Development of skills needed to search for, find, review, and summarize scholarly research articles and peer reviewed journals. Introduction to the Bethel University Library’s tools which support educational research. Understanding of APA style. Consideration of the connection between a Christian worldview and either a literature review or action research project.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 614 • Locating Resources for Educational Research 1 Credit

Introduction of skills needed to search for and cite resources used in a teacher preparation program and master’s thesis. Identification of differences between research-based sources, non-research-based sources, and other scholarly sources on educational topics using discipline-specific resources.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Required of all master's degree-seeking students and strongly recommended for students seeking a license. Should be taken with a cohort of the student's same major except with program director's permission.

EDUC 621 • Foundations in Education 3 Credits

Introduction to the teaching profession and focus on influences shaping education. History, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current education issues. Student mental health and impact of chemicals in student lives, families, and schools. Personal growth planning and the connection between professional responsibilities and personal faith and values.

EDUC 624 • Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning 3 Credits

Identification of different approaches to K-12 students’ development, learning, performance, and critical elements needed to structure an effective learning environment. Synthesis of early assessment theory and current issues. Analysis of theories that influence learning and behavior related to the learning environment. Integration of Christian or personal faith perspective of learning.

EDUC 627 • Foundations in Education 3 Credits

Introduction to the teaching profession and focus on influences shaping education. History, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current education issues. Student mental health and impact of chemicals in student lives, families, and schools. Personal growth planning and the connection between professional responsibilities and personal faith and values.

EDUC 630 • General Methods of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3 Credits

Active-learning, activity-centered eperience. Application of various pedagogical theories and methods in teaching middle and high school students through the practice of planning, implementation, and assessment procedures.

EDUC 634 • Psychology of Student Learning 3 Credits

Application of educational principles relevant to the physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development of preadolescents and adolescents. Identification of different approaches to K-12 students’ development, learning, performance, and critical elements needed to structure an effective learning environment. Synthesis of early assessment theory and current issues. Analysis of theories and principles that influence and motivate learning, development, and behavior related to the learning environment.

EDUC 641 • General Methods of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 4 Credits

Creation of standards-based, short and long-range plans that are linked to student needs and performance, connected to other disciplines, and include technology resources to support learning. Integration of evidence-based instructional strategies that meet learner needs. Development of assessments and evaluations using appropriate data practices. Examination of Christian perspectives and personal values within the professional practice of teaching.

EDUC 643 • Field Experiences in School-based Settings 3 Credits

Application of information gained through observations of general education, special education, EL and/or other teachers and students with specific learning needs in educational environments. Implementation of principles of effective instruction in the content area and grade level of licensure. Development of planning skills, instructional strategies, assessment skills, self-assessment skills, and professional dispositions using feedback from educational professionals. Observation of teachers’ use of culturally-responsive instructional practices to incorporate students’ experiences, cultures and communication into instruction.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 650 • Portfolio and Licensing 1 Credit

Required of all learners currently enrolled in a Bethel University Graduate School degree program who have a teaching license and are seeking to add a license or to add to a license by taking a program-director-determined list of courses within a license program in a specified content area. Learners will demonstrate proficiency in designated Minnesota state standards via a portfolio.
Prerequisites: EDUC 627, EDUC 634, EDUC 630, EDUC 669, EDUC 665 and one from: EDUC 680 or EDUC 681 or EDUC 682 or EDUC 683 or EDUC 684 or EDUC 685 or EDUC 686 or EDUC 687. Corequisites: EDUC 778, EDUC 779. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Program Director permission and current enrollment in a Bethel University Graduate School degree program required for enrollment.

EDUC 653 • Portfolio and Licensing 1 Credit

Requirement for all students not currently enrolled in a Bethel University Graduate School degree program who have a teaching license and are seeking to add a license or to add to a license by taking a program-director-determined list of courses within a license program in Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications, or Teacher Coordinator of Work-based Learning. Demonstration of proficiency in designated Minnesota state standards via a portfolio.
Endorsement portfolio fee: $300. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Program director permission required.

EDUC 659 • Social Studies 5-12 Teaching Methods 4 Credits

Methods and strategies for designing and implementing standards-based learning plans for secondary social studies students using a variety of materials and educational technology. Creation and implementation of formal and informal assessments for evaluating student progress and performance. Identification of classroom management practices in a technology-integrated environment. Identification of ways to involve business, community, co-curricular activities and extracurricular activities in creating educational opportunities. A Christian or personal worldview perspective on the role of teaching social studies.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 641.

EDUC 661 • Field Experience 2 Credits

Participate in field experiences in K-12 schools and other school-based settings in order to apply coursework to authentic teaching experiences, observe educational contexts and receive mentoring from classroom teachers. Practice reflective skills by debriefing field experiences, writing a formative edTPA, and integrating a spiritual worldview.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 663 • Understanding Diversity and Student Needs 2 Credits

Identification of various groups in American communities and how to foster communication. Analysis of Minnesota-based American Indian tribes. Description of biases, discrimination, prejudices, racism, and sexism in the classroom and the influence personal identity has on student learning. Evaluation of the effects that various diversity factors have in the classroom.

EDUC 665 • Teaching Content Area Literacy 3 Credits

Analysis of knowledge of research-based skills and assessment strategies, reading processes, and instructional practices in the content area. Integration of various instructional strategies to support readers of various proficiency levels, linguistic backgrounds, and specific learning needs in K-12 settings. Implementation of reading research by determining strategies for developing and implementing academic language, vocabulary, fluency, orthographic knowledge, morphological relationships within words, and comprehension. Application of strategies for enhancing K-12 students’ visual, critical, vocabulary, and writing literacy.

EDUC 668 • Classroom Technology 1 Credit

Description of foundations of technology integration practices. Development of a personal technology integration philosophy. Creation of instructional materials to develop understanding of digital citizenship. Evaluation of technology integration resources. Identification of appropriate technology tools for meeting objectives. Application of best practices in technology integration. Analysis of tools for collecting data.

EDUC 669 • Equity in Diverse School Contexts 3 Credits

Identification of various groups in American communities and how to foster communication. Analysis of Minnesota-based American Indian tribes. Evaluation of the effects that racial, cultural, and economic factors have in the classroom. Exploration of practical classroom strategies for addressing diversity and inclusion challenges such as bias, discrimination, prejudices, racism, religion, gender, and sexism. Designing and differentiating a culturally-responsive curriculum for a variety of students. Differentiation of curriculum and teaching for gifted and talented students.

EDUC 671 • Mathematics 5-12 Teaching Methods 4 Credits

Methods and strategies for designing and implementing standards-based learning plans for secondary mathematics students using a variety of materials, educational technology, and multiple representations. Creation of assessments for evaluating student performance. Identification of effective classroom management practices that promote a positive learning environment. Ways to involve stakeholders, co-curricular activities and extracurricular activities to create educational opportunities. Exploration of connections between biblical principles and culturally-relevant mathematics instruction.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634,EDUC 641.

EDUC 672 • Science 5-12 Teaching Methods 4 Credits

Methods and strategies for designing and implementing standards-based learning plans for secondary science students. Creation of assessments for evaluating student progress and performance. Identification of effective classroom management practices in a technology-integrated environment. Safety guidelines for caring for scientific specimens, data, chemicals and equipment. Ways to involve business, industry, community organizations, co curricular activities and extracurricular activities to create educational opportunities. Current topics in science education using a Christian and ethical perspective.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 641.

EDUC 674 • Visual Arts K-12 Teaching Methods 4 Credits

Methods and strategies for designing standards-based learning plans for K-12 visual arts students. Creation of assessments for evaluating student performance. Identification of effective classroom management practices in a technology-integrated environment. Ways to involve business, industry, community organizations, co curricular activities and extracurricular activities to create educational opportunities. History, philosophy, and purposes of visual arts education. Approaches to teaching art history, religion, criticism, and aesthetics, and creation of art prototypes used in visual art learning environments.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 641.

EDUC 676 • World Languages and Cultures K-12 Teaching Methods 4 Credits

Methods and strategies for designing standards-based learning plans for grades K-12 World Languages and Cultures. Creation of assessments for evaluating student performance. Identification of effective classroom management practices in a technology-integrated environment. How second language acquisition theory informs language teaching. Demonstration of speaking proficiency in the target language and in English. Ways to involve stakeholders, co-curricular activities and extracurricular activities to create educational opportunities. Integration of personal faith or worldview on teaching languages and culture.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 641.

EDUC 678 • ESL K-12 Teaching Methods 4 Credits

Methods and strategies for designing standards-based learning plans for grades K-12 English as a second language. Creation of assessments for evaluating student performance. Identification of effective classroom management practices in a technology-integrated environment. Understanding of second language acquisition theory and research. Demonstration of speaking proficiency in English. Ways to involve stakeholders, co-curricular activities and extracurricular activities to create educational opportunities. Personal faith or worldview perspective on teaching languages and culture.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 641.

EDUC 679 • Communication Arts and Literature 5-12 Teaching Methods 4 Credits

Methods and strategies for designing and implementing standards-based learning plans for secondary communication and language arts students using a variety of materials and educational technology. Creation of formal and informal assessments useful for evaluating student progress and performance. Identification of effective classroom management practices that promote a positive learning environment in a technology-integrated environment. Application of philosophy, theory, and research for forming a healthy, professional, community-supported learning environment that includes Christian perspectives and personal values.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 641.

EDUC 680 • Methods of Teaching Mathematics, 5-12 3 Credits

Tools for becoming lifelong students of teaching. Instructional methods, class management, assessment strategies, math content in the 5–12 curriculum, the NCTM Principles and Standards, Minnesota K–12 Mathematics Framework, Minnesota Academic Standards, learning theory appropriate to mathematics teaching strategies, tools and technologies for support and enhancement of classroom instruction.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 630.

EDUC 681 • Methods of Teaching Science, 5-12 4 Credits

Current methods and approaches used in the teaching of science in grades 5-12. Examination of ways to develop and present curriculum with emphasis on content, scientific investigation, inquiry, assessment, and safe laboratory practices.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 630.

EDUC 682 • Methods of Teaching Visual Arts, K-12 3 Credits

Materials, methods, and curriculum employed in teaching art at both the elementary and secondary levels. Historical survey of philosophy of art education and present trends. Studio time for exploration and application of media suitable for both elementary and secondary levels.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 630.

EDUC 683 • Methods of Teaching World Languages and Cultures, K-12 3 Credits

Theories of language acquisition, language learning, and classroom methodologies at the elementary and secondary levels. Exploration of instructional resources, uses of technology, evaluative procedures, and classroom management. Development of a philosophy of communicative language teaching and practice in unit planning and teaching. Completion of oral proficiency assessment is required.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 630.

EDUC 684 • Methods of Teaching ESL, K-12 3 Credits

Theories of language learning, language acquisition, and classroom methodologies at the elementary and secondary levels. Exploration of instructional resources, uses of technology, evaluative procedures, and classroom management. Development of a philosophy of English as a second language, education, and practice in unit planning and teaching.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 630.

EDUC 685 • Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature, 5-12 3 Credits

Concepts, strategies, and skills necessary for the successful instruction and assessment of students in grades 5-12 in reading, writing, speaking, media, listening, and literature.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 630.

EDUC 686 • Methods of Teaching Business, 5-12 3 Credits

Learn practical methods for teaching business education to middle and high school students. Students will connect their knowledge of business, both real world and course work, with an understanding of how students learn and how to best ensure student success in the classroom.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 630.

EDUC 687 • Methods of Teaching Social Studies, 5-12 3 Credits

Creation of short and long-range learning plans for social studies learners in grades 5-12. Analysis of how content is taught and classroom management is utilized in standards-based middle and high school classes. Design of effective instructional strategies which meet the needs of diverse learners. Implementation of formal and informal assessments.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 630.

EDUC 689 • Business 5-12 Teaching Methods 4 Credits

Methods and strategies for designing standards-based learning plans for secondary business students. Creation of assessments for evaluating student performance. Identification of effective classroom management practices in a technology-integrated environment. Ways to involve business, industry, community organizations, co-curricular activities and extracurricular activities to create educational opportunities. Strategies for recruiting business education students and organizing instruction about careers, entrepreneurship, work-based learning, and career and technical education based on key legislation.
Prerequisites: EDUC 634, EDUC 641.

EDUC 697 • Capstone Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment; required when the thesis/project course is incomplete. The extension allows students continued access to university resources. Student must be registered in an extension course at the time the thesis/project is granted final approval and receives a grade. Fee applies.
Prerequisites: EDUC 790.

EDUC 705 • History and Advancement of Work-Based Learning 3 Credits

Study of the history and progress of work-based learning. Examination of the federal and state legislation that applies to the field. Gives work coordinators knowledge and tools to turn students' work experiences into meaningful learning experiences. Role of human resources in an organization. Career and technical student organizations.

EDUC 707 • Designing School-Based Instruction for Work-Based Learning 3 Credits

Students design instruction for work-based programs that connect students' school experiences to the world of work. Current employment trends. Employment laws. Evaluation of resources for career development.

EDUC 709 • Implementing and Monitoring Work-Based Learning 3 Credits

Tools teacher coordinators will use to implement work-based learning. Monitoring programs. Collaborating with the community, employers, school officials, and parents. Reporting to state and other agencies.

EDUC 711 • Technology Applications for K-12 Schools 3 Credits

Technology tools (primarily software) for instructional and student use at the K-12 level. Legal, ethical, and safety issues of technology applications in schools. Software applications, including Microsoft Office suite of programs. Emerging technologies and the changing nature of technology. Writing curriculum designed to integrate technology into content areas.

EDUC 712 • Technology Curriculum Integration for K-12 Schools 3 Credits

Strategies for planning and implementing technology integration (teaching and curriculum focus) at the K-12 level. Role of leadership in developing a shared vision for integrating technology into learning. Role of technology coordinator in schools. Keyboarding and other computer input devices. Policies and procedures necessary for the use of technology.

EDUC 713 • Providing Leadership in Educational Technology for K-12 Schools 2 Credits

Development of skills for taking a leadership role in district technology planning, implementation, and assessment. Role of leadership in developing a shared vision for integrating technology into learning. Writing plans for the use of technology. Designing professional development activities.

EDUC 715 • Practicum for Teachers of Computers, Keyboarding, and Related Technology for K-12 Schools 1 Credit

Complete approximately 30-40 hours of practicum tasks at a school site, gaining hands-on experience in the use of technology to enhance learning. Write and teach keyboarding and other technology curriculum. Participate in technology planning and integration. Job shadow and interview technology leaders.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 718 • Methods of Online Teaching for K-12 3 Credits

Study of distance learning theories and best pedagogical practices of online course design and delivery. Use a learning management system to design online course content. Facilitate a strong sense of community and collaboration. Create effective supporting structures, foster effective online classroom management, evaluate student learning, and provide appropriate feedback and assessment.

EDUC 730 • Introduction to Differentiation and Responsive Teaching 3 Credits

Overview of the theory and research of differentiated instruction as a model for acquiring content, in processing ideas and in developing products to effectively address varying student needs in the K-12 classroom. Focus is on instructional strategies and the practical application of differentiation in the teacher-student's classroom. Meeting the needs of students with disabilities will be emphasized.

EDUC 745 • Foundations of Classroom Management 3 Credits

Develop proactive skills for effective classroom leadership based on The Catalyst Approach. Strengthen relationships with students while creating a safe, inclusive, predictable, joyful, and productive learning environment that honors students' identities and cultural backgrounds. Establish habits for self-reflection and growth that accelerate implementation and promote continuous growth.

EDUC 746 • Management Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms 3 Credits

Critical analysis of the way in which difference impacts relationships between teachers and students in the classroom. Apply specific strategies for maintaining an environment in which a variety of differences are honored so the teacher can authentically connect with each student as a unique and valued individual. .
Prerequisites: EDUC 745.

EDUC 747 • Facilitating Unified Classrooms 4 Credits

A deep examination of the dynamics that emerge among the people in a classroom community, with a specific emphasis on facilitating opportunities for all individuals to be included by others. Synthesize learning from previous courses to maximize the implementation of impactful and practical strategies that address some of the most sophisticated intricacies of managing a classroom.
Prerequisites: EDUC 745, EDUC 746.

EDUC 750 • Student Teaching Seminar 3 Credits

Development of reflective skills, professional qualities, and instructional and evaluative skills.  Clarification of personal teaching/learning beliefs, modification of instruction for diverse student needs, and development of effective learning environments. Embeded differentiated instruction for ELS and special education students in the general education classroom. Refinement of assessment strategies and classroom management techniques that maximize student learning.
Prerequisites: EDUC 627, EDUC 634, EDUC 630, EDUC 669, EDUC 665 and one from: EDUC 680 or EDUC 681 or EDUC 682 or EDUC 683 or EDUC 684 or EDUC 685 or EDUC 686 or EDUC 687. Corequisites: EDUC 778, EDUC 779. ENVoY classroom management training fee: $60.

EDUC 751 • Special Education Student Teaching Seminar 3 Credits

Development of strategies using personal and professional efficacy skills along with an engagement of school and community resources to provide instruction. Consideration of the learner’s needs while aligning an instructional plan to help ensure student success. Identification of the impact that second language has on learning. Application of appropriate academic language related to lesson planning, instruction, and assessment in the K-12 environment.
Corequisites: SPED 780 or SPED 781 or SPED 782 or SPED 783 or SPED 784. EdTPA fee $300. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 753 • Teacher Candidate Seminar 3 Credits

Analyzation of data from assessments to monitor student progress and guide next steps for instruction. Strategies for managing student behaviors to maximize learning. Use of classroom teaching, information about students, collaboration with professionals, problem-solving strategies and self-assessment in the teaching and learning environment. Creation of professional job search tools. Social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of information and technology. Christian or personal perspectives on the Code of Ethics for Minnesota teachers.
Prerequisites: EDUC 627, EDUC 634, EDUC 641, EDUC 669, EDUC 665 and one from: EDUC 659 or EDUC 671 or EDUC 672 or EDUC 674 or EDUC 676 or EDUC 678 or EDUC 679 or EDUC 689. Corequisites: EDUC 778, EDUC 781. ENVoY classroom management training fee: $60.

EDUC 755 • Preparing the Thesis/Action Research Project 1 Credit

Introduction to the educational research process including planning for the process of writing and defending a thesis. Recognition of the characteristics of quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, meta-analysis, and action research designs. Reflection on research ethics from a Christian worldview. Demonstration of academic research and writing skills including APA formatting proficiency. Summarization of current, relevant literature on a feasible topic. Creation of a prospectus that contains key components of a proposed study.
Prerequisites: EDUC 614. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 763 • Topics in Education 1-4 Credits

EDUC 765 • Topics in Education 1-9 Credits

Selected topics in education.

EDUC 771 • Curriculum Processes 3 Credits

Exploration of the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) origin, mission, and philosophy. Analysis of the teaching and learning approaches in curriculum design that are used as a construct for the four programmes of the IB. Application of the pedagogical frameworks established in IB.

EDUC 772 • Assessment and Learning 3 Credits

Design and implementation of inclusive assessments including tasks and rubrics that support the needs of Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme (CP) for the IB teacher. Consideration of one’s personal beliefs and their potential impact on assessments in IB.
Prerequisites: EDUC 771.

EDUC 773 • Teaching and Learning 3 Credits

Design and application of teaching and learning activities, based on analysis of learning theories and teaching strategies, that meet the needs of all students in achievement of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme (CP). Evaluation of personal beliefs that support the International Baccalaureate mission and philosophy.
Prerequisites: EDUC 771, EDUC 772.

EDUC 774 • Capstone 1 Credit

Synthesis of the International Baccalaureate’s pedagogical frameworks and assessment processes. Incorporation of personal education philosophy including both mission and approach to teaching and learning with consideration of one’s own worldview.
Prerequisites: EDUC 771, EDUC 772, EDUC 773.

EDUC 778 • Student Teaching Placement I 5 Credits

Planning and implementing standards-based instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, educational research and/or theory, appropriate educational technology, and diverse needs of students. Use of formal and informal assessment strategies to monitor growth and progress, give feedback, and guide next steps for instruction. Execution of effective classroom management techniques. Establishment of productive relationships, through effective verbal and written communication, with parents/guardians, counselors, teachers, and other school-based stakeholders.
Prerequisites: EDUC 627, EDUC 634, EDUC 630, EDUC 669, EDUC 665 and one from: EDUC 680 or EDUC 681 or EDUC 682 or EDUC 683 or EDUC 684 or EDUC 685 or EDUC 686 or EDUC 687. Corequisites: EDUC 779, EDUC 750. EdTPA fee: $300; Student teaching fee: $150; Out of state fee: varies. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Taken concurrently with EDUC 750 or EDUC 753. Departmental approval required for enrollment.

EDUC 779 • Student Teaching Placement II 3 Credits

Continued practice of prior teaching experience under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervising teacher while students teach.
Prerequisites: EDUC 627, EDUC 634, EDUC 630, EDUC 669, EDUC 665 and one from: EDUC 680 or EDUC 681 or EDUC 682 or EDUC 683 or EDUC 684 or EDUC 685 or EDUC 686 or EDUC 687. Corequisites: EDUC 778,EDUC 750. Student Teaching Fee: $100, Out of state: varies. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Departmental approval required for enrollment. Taken concurrently with EDUC 750.

EDUC 781 • Student Teaching II 1 Credit

Continuation of student teaching for a K-12 teaching license. Planning and implementing standards-based instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, educational research and/or theory, appropriate educational technology, and diverse needs of students. Use of formal and informal assessment strategies to monitor growth and progress, give feedback, and guide instruction. Execution of effective classroom management techniques. Establishment of relationships, through effective verbal and written communication, with parents/guardians, counselors, teachers, and other stakeholders.
Prerequisites: EDUC 627, EDUC 634, EDUC 641, EDUC 669, EDUC 665 and one from: EDUC 659 or EDUC 671 or EDUC 672 or EDUC 674 or EDUC 676 or EDUC 678 or EDUC 679 or EDUC 689. Corequisites: EDUC 778,EDUC 753. Student Teaching Fee: $100, Out of state: varies. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Departmental approval required for enrollment.

EDUC 790 • Writing the Thesis/Action Research Project 3 Credits

Exploration of a significant educational issue relevant to the student's professional involvement through an independent, individually supervised thesis or project. Oral defense of student’s thesis or project following collaboration with thesis advisor to ensure guidelines have been followed and requirements have been met as noted in the Bethel University Graduate Education Thesis Handbook.
Prerequisites: EDUC 755. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 800 • Historical, Cultural, and Philosophical Issues Impacting School Administration 3 Credits

Examination of the roles school leaders play as they pertain to ethics and influencing the school community. Analysis of how the field of education changes and the factors that influence change. Analysis of the historical, philosophical and cultural aspects of educational reform. Exploration of the balance between personal faith and/or values and professional leadership in an environment characterized by separation of church and state .
Ed.D. assessment fee: $300.

EDUC 801 • Historical, Cultural, and Philosophical Issues Impacting Educational Leadership 3 Credits

Exploration of the historical, cultural, and philosophical trends contributing to the higher education landscape. Current and emerging roles of educational leaders within this landscape are analyzed and practices of self-differentiation and reflection essential to the process of personal formation and ability to inspire and lead are applied.
Ed.D. assessment fee: $300.

EDUC 802 • Leadership Evolution 3 Credits

Exploration and application of innovative leadership practices that build capacity to lead complex educational change. Development of critical self-awareness as foundational to relationships, shared leadership, and diverse perspectives in the K-12 education field. Establishing professional networks to support risk-taking and reflection.
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EDUC 805 • Principles of Organizational Leadership 3 Credits

Application of theory and practice of leadership to educational settings. Implementation of organizational leadership theories and change theory while incorporating a values-informed worldview. Synthesis of philosophical and values anchors, shared priorities and commitments, and vision through policy and program development.

EDUC 807 • Organizational Leadership in Higher Education 3 Credits

Analysis of theories related to higher education leadership, organization, and culture, and associated application to decision making, organizational change and conflict management. Connection of organizational theories and cultural concepts with effective approaches to leadership that includes integration of faith and values into developing personal leadership capabilities.

EDUC 810 • Curriculum and Instructional Management and Student Development 3 Credits

Application of issues and trends in curriculum and instruction. Development of an effective curricular and instructional plan for your organization. Analysis of district-wide literacy initiatives and the leading of school-wide literacy efforts. Understanding of the importance of professional development in the areas of curriculum and instruction. Identification of research and best practices on integrating curriculum, technology, and relevant resources. Development of knowledge and skills needed to be an effective curriculum and instructional leader.

EDUC 812 • Curriculum Design and Instructional Management in Higher Education 3 Credits

Fundamentals of curriculum design, effective curriculum planning and implementation are analyzed along with trends, issues, forces, and ideas affecting curriculum in higher education. Cognitive and behavioral issues and theories of learning are synthesized as they impact student development theory and personal and professional formation. Various models for working with academic departments are analyzed. Effective techniques for working with culturally and academically diverse student populations are examined and practiced.

EDUC 818 • Comparative Analysis of Issues in Higher Education 3 Credits

Examination of the forces that affect higher education globally. Analysis of the global issues relevant to various aspects of higher education. Description of the historical roots of higher education globally. Application of a critical lens to debates in higher education. Evaluation of higher education across cultural and national contexts.

EDUC 819 • Meeting the Needs of All Stakeholders 3 Credits

Exploration of the role of educational leaders in developing and growing relationships with students, families, and community members to meet the needs of all stakeholders. Examination of the changing needs of school communities as sociocultural environments. Embedding of relevant resources that support social and emotional learning, culturally and linguistically diverse learners (English learners), mental health, and trauma. Addressing individual and institutional biases and fostering educational equity through the lens of culturally responsive leadership.

EDUC 820 • Doctoral Research I 3 Credits

Introduction to the philosophical foundations of empirical research with an emphasis on qualitative research design and methodology. Assessment of the overall role of research in educational administration. Critique and analysis of qualitative research in the literature. Application of sound research principles in the design of a basic qualitative study.
Special Notes: Grade type chosen must remain consistent for EDUC 820, EDUC 845, EDUC 850, and EDUC 870.

EDUC 825 • Leading in a Complex and Pluralistic Society 3 Credits

Exploration of the dynamics of engaging differences, including cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, ability, age differences, and others. Focus on providing effective leadership in pluralistic systems, including creating a hospitable organizational environment and maintaining relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders. Analysis of one's assumptions, beliefs, behaviors, and capacities with regard to differences.

EDUC 827 • Leading in a Complex and Pluralistic Society 3 Credits

Exploration of the dynamics of engaging differences, including cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, ability, and age differences. Focus on providing effective leadership in pluralistic systems, including creating a hospitable organizational environment and maintaining relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders.Analysis of one's assumptions, beliefs, behaviors, and capacities with regard to differences.

EDUC 830 • Administration of Essential Educational Programs 3 Credits

Analysis of school policies and procedures to ensure that essential programs are in place. Awareness of how personal belief systems affect decision-making. Examination of school relationships, communication, culture and environment, teachers and student engagement, school supervision, safety, instructional supervision, and personalization.

EDUC 832 • Leadership of Academic & Support Systems in Higher Education 3 Credits

Exploration of functions within academic and support departments in colleges and universities. Including academics, accreditation, human resources, enrollment, student development, student support, security, marketing, alumni services, and development. Integration of personal values and belief system with identified best practices in educational leadership.

EDUC 835 • Measurement and Assessment 3 Credits

Engagement in contextual learning experiences that apply principles and practices involved in educational institution’s assessment processes including their uses, misuses, and limitations. Exploration of concepts and skills involved in employing descriptive statistics. Investigation and discussion of ethical issues in assessment, factors that influence test performance, and issues found in current scholarly research.

EDUC 837 • Institutional Assessment in Higher Education 3 Credits

Understanding of the basic elements of assessment in Higher Education. Development of an effective assessment plan for a Higher Education academic or student life program. Creation of assessment reports that include actionable items for improvement based on data. Evaluation of program assessment reports. Synthesis of data from nationally normed assessment instruments. Engaging in ethical issues related to assessment in higher education.

EDUC 840 • Operations and Personnel Administration 3 Credits

Application of personal and organizational management skills. Synthesis of school/district mission and vision in systemic planning. Development of communication to foster public relations and address organizational politics. Synthesis of the relationship between leadership and conflict management. Analysis of the factors of school cultures. Integration of faith/worldview and core values with leadership strategies.

EDUC 842 • Strategic Leadership in Higher Education 3 Credits

Comprehension of strategic and adaptive leadership practices and application to organizational challenges. Analysis of personal strategic leadership strengths and limitations. Identification of how leadership can improve diversity, inclusion, and equity in institutional settings. Analysis of behaviors and traits for strategic innovation. Identification of how faith/values impact leadership philosophy.

EDUC 845 • Doctoral Research II 3 Credits

Development of empirical research with an emphasis on quantitative research. Examination of basic principles and philosophy of post-positivist worldview. Exploration of research design, analysis, ethics and interpretation of quantitative method. Critique and analysis of quantitative research in the literature is a primary learning activity.
Prerequisites: EDUC 820.

EDUC 846 • Academic Writing for Graduate Students 3 Credits

Application of the process approach and stylistic devices appropriate to research writing. Synthesis of others' work through summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting. Demonstration of knowledge and skill in using APA citation style. Practicing of curiosity, open-mindedness, humility, and intellectual courage. Scaffolded approach to creation of a research paper or literature review.

EDUC 850 • Doctoral Research III 3 Credits

Exploration and examination of both qualitative and quantitative research, including sampling, measurement, data collection, and analysis. Training in the use of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis software. Integration of faith and/or ethical values in research. Application of research design and theories to the dissertation prospectus.
Prerequisites: EDUC 845. Grade exceptions: The course will be graded on an A/F basis.

EDUC 855 • Administrators as Agents of Change 3 Credits

Application of critical leadership and change concepts within an educational setting. Integration of literature and information on educational and organizational change. Development of personal qualities that are found in effective leaders. Application of research based practices to a change situation. Integration of a personal moral or faith-based perspective from a leadership perspective. Incorporation of ideas and concepts from other experts into ongoing strategies as a leader.

EDUC 857 • Leaders as Agents of Change in Higher Education 3 Credits

Immersion into educational change and problem-solving process in higher education. Need for change, visionary leadership capacity and skills for designing, leading, and sustaining meaningful ongoing educational change. Current changes and trends, their impact on education, leaders in change. Change literature. Complex change initiatives in students’ own context/setting. Philosophies and strategies for implementing significant change.

EDUC 858 • Re-imagining Higher Education 3 Credits

Consider the future of higher education and the leadership needed. Issues and trends in the current and emerging field higher education, including equity and access, finances and affordability, and competing models and non-traditional offerings, are revisited and intersected with personal growth and leadership formation.
Prerequisites: EDUC 818.

EDUC 859 • Student Engagement in Higher Education 3 Credits

Theory and practice of student development, student success, and academic engagement in higher education. The practical application of student development, academic success, and student retention theories through policies, strategies, interventions, and trust-worthy practices for diverse students groups, including traditional, non-traditional, and online.

EDUC 860 • Legal Issues in School Administration 3 Credits

Examination of educational laws and policies, the process by which they are created, and their impact on schools. Analysis of leadership and communication around legal issues and policies, with emphasis on accuracy, clarity, and correct implementation. Evaluation of laws and policy, along with their application and outcomes, to recommend change.

EDUC 862 • Legal Issues in Higher Education 3 Credits

Students focus on the legal foundation, framework, and issues relevant to higher education institutions. Students critique and interpret the legal and regulatory basis for relationships among educational institutions and external stakeholders. Students analyze the processes of dealing with the legal issues and risks faced by academic institutions and leaders.

EDUC 863 • Topics in Education 1-4 Credits

EDUC 865 • Resource Management in K-12 Education 3 Credits

Examination of constitutional authority for using public funds to support public schools and the tax structure used to generate revenue for schools. Evaluation of the budget process and publications implemented against recognized best practices. Application of emerging practices and essential facets of human resource management. Analysis of the resource allocation pattern of a school aimed toward improved student learning. Exploration of the relationship between personal values/ethical guidelines and resource management practices in schools.

EDUC 867 • Budgeting and Fiscal Management in Higher Education 3 Credits

Students learn about the economic engines of higher education, budgeting concepts, factors that drive revenue and expenses in higher education, and practices that ensure accountability, accuracy, and transparency. Students also gain skills in budgeting processes and advocacy, and calculating costs of academic programs.

EDUC 870 • Doctoral Research IV 3 Credits

Application of research design principles including selection of participants, instruments/protocols, data collection approaches, data analyses, field tests. Analysis of limitations/delimitations and ethical issues in research. Evaluation and development of data collection tools and protocols. Analysis of data using appropriate methods and tools.
Prerequisites: EDUC 850.

EDUC 875 • Special Education Policy, Law, and Finance 2 Credits

Application of state and federal laws, rules, and procedures governing special education to funding structures. Application of state and federal regulations governing the provision of special education services. Understanding of special education program development including needs assessment, design, implementation and evaluation. Understanding of the resources available, along with agencies and organizations that serve students with a disability and their families.

EDUC 876 • Special Education Organization Management 2 Credits

Application of state and federal laws, rules, and procedures relative to School Districts affecting board meetings, policies, communications, procedures, and practices that affect special education governance. Understanding of special education administrative structures used in Minnesota. Understanding of special education program development including needs assessment, design, implementation and evaluation.

EDUC 877 • Practical Experience Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which a doctoral level EDUC internship, practicum, clinical or other experiential course was taken, required when there are outstanding hours to be completed.

EDUC 880 • Comprehensive Examination 0 Credit

Comprehensive examination and the portfolio review after completion of the student's final didactic course.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 881 • Comprehensive Examination and Portfolio Review 1 Credit

Comprehensive examination and the portfolio review after completion of the student's final didactic course.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 882 • Directed Study 1-6 Credits

Individual educational objectives in a specific area of study. Independent reading and/or research, or travel with related study. Designed in cooperation with program director and cohort advisor. Can also be taken by Ed.D. students completing not seeking a license.

EDUC 883 • Scholarly Advancement in K-12 Leadership 3 Credits

Advance scholarship through professional development engagement. Synthesize faith, personal beliefs, coursework, and personal experience with new learnings. Articulate leadership formation relevant to course experience.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 884 • Applied Leadership 1-3 Credits

Application of theory and content to expand leadership capacity. Integration of leadership concepts and insights from courses, research, and personal experiences.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 885 • Individualized Project in Higher Education 3-4 Credits

Students design and complete a practical application project that integrates concepts and insights from courses, research, and personal experiences.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Repeatable course: Course may be repeated for credit.

EDUC 886 • Principal Internship 3 Credits

School-based experience of at least 320 hours in one year. 240 hours at one setting and 40 hours at each of the other two levels. Joint supervision of Bethel faculty member and onsite licensed and practicing principal. May be paid or unpaid. Direct experience in administrative duties and synthesis of learning between academic program and administrative needs of host district.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 887 • Superintendent Internship 3 Credits

School-based experience of at least 320 hours in one year, up to 280 hours in the primary setting, at least 40 hours in a second setting. Joint supervision of Bethel faculty member and onsite licensed and practicing principal. May be paid or unpaid. Direct experience in administrative duties and synthesis of learning between academic program and administrative needs of host district.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 888 • Teaching Internship 1-4 Credits

Teaching internship for students seeking an administrative license without the required teaching experience.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Program director permission required for enrollment.

EDUC 889 • Director of Special Education Internship 3 Credits

School-based experience of at least 320 hours in 1 year; at least 40 hours at a special education administrative unit other than student’s primary experience. Jointly supervised by Bethel faculty member and onsite licensed and practicing director of special education. Direct experience in administrative duties; synthesis of learning between academic program and administrative needs of host district.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 890 • Dissertation Phase One 6 Credits

Development of the major research for one's academic doctoral degree. The four previous research courses provide the foundation for students to develop their dissertation proposals. Guidance is provided by the students' dissertation advisors.
Prerequisites: EDUC 870. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 891 • Dissertation Phase Two 6 Credits

A continuation of EDUC 890. Students are automatically registered for this course during the term following EDUC 890. Successful defense of the dissertation is required prior to graduation. This course must be completed within seven consecutive years (21 consecutive academic terms) from the beginning of the course.
Prerequisites: EDUC 890. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

EDUC 897 • Capstone Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment; required when the thesis/project course is incomplete. The extension allows students continued access to university resources. Student must be registered in an extension course at the time the thesis/project is granted final approval and receives a grade. Fee applies.
Prerequisites: EDUC 891.

HCAM • Healthcare Administration

HCAM 600 • Healthcare Policy and Economics 3 Credits

Examination of healthcare policies from an economic perspective. Exploration of foundational economic theories and their relationships to the structure and function of the US healthcare system. Analysis of the determinants to health, the social distribution of health and disease, health disparities, quality, cost and accessibility of healthcare services.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

HCAM 605 • Health Informatics and Application 3 Credits

Analysis of the role of information systems and technology within a healthcare organization. Appraisal of business and technical issues associated with the selection, deployment, and use of health informatics. Evaluation of analytic methods to design, implement, and evaluate best-practice models for patient care and care delivery.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

HCAM 610 • Legal Aspects in Healthcare 3 Credits

Analysis of the more significant legal issues encountered by healthcare administrators and the ramifications of those issues. Exploration of the legal, policy and ethical issues encountered by healthcare professionals in the continuously evolving healthcare system. Assessment of ethical concepts in the resolution of health care ethical dilemmas.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

HCAM 615 • Finance for Healthcare Administrators 3 Credits

Assessment of planning and financial decision making of healthcare organizations. Financial evaluation both as a proactive exercise and a tool for organizational control. Exploration of issues of budgeting, cost determination, pricing and rate setting in a healthcare environment. Integration of academic and practical approaches and perspectives regarding healthcare financial problems.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

LEAD • Leadership Foundations

LEAD 607 • Engaging Your Potential 0 Credit

Orientation to Bethel University Graduate School, the MBA and MA Strategic Leadership programs, and the career coaching process.

LEAD 611 • Leadership Theory & Personal Agency 3 Credits

Analysis of leadership theory and research as it applies to individuals and organizations. Evaluation of personal leadership capacities and identification of specific areas of growth in capacity and resilience. Analysis of the relationship between personal faith and leadership service.

LEAD 641 • Organizational Diagnostics and Health 3 Credits

Examination of organizational health and the key systems necessary to build and sustain it. Assessment of one’s leadership characteristics and personal approach to organizational health and change. Use of research, theory, and faith and their roles in organizational effectiveness.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

LEAD 651 • Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management 3 Credits

Creation of a personal leadership philosophy grounded in understanding of the importance of developing others. Recognition of one’s ability to both coach and to be coached. Understanding of foundational leadership processes, practices and strategies in effective talent management. Demonstration and recognition of the importance of culture, nondiscriminatory inclusion, and personal faith while providing recommendations to increase effectiveness.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

LEAD 661 • Data Analytics for Leaders: Making Ethical Decisions 3 Credits

Exploration of data analytics relevant to the business setting. Analysis of methods to visualize and explain quantitative data. Synthesis of appropriate strategies to make ethical and effective data driven managerial decisions.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 and one of the following: LEAD 611, LEAD 641, or LEAD 651.

LEAD 671 • Strategic Communication for Leaders 3 Credits

Application of the theories of persuasion in communication contexts including public speaking, business writing, and interpersonal responses. Analysis of both ethical and persuasive communication skills during interpersonal interactions. Evaluation of the interactions between technology and communication. Demonstration of public speaking with the use of professional presentation software.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

LEAD 697 • Thesis Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which LEAD 795 was taken, required when the thesis course is incomplete.
Prerequisites: LEAD 795. $375

LEAD 789 • MBA/MASL Dual-degree Portfolio Addendum 0 Credit

Synthesis of key learnings from the two master’s degree programs after having completed LEAD 795 for the first master’s degree.
Prerequisites: LEAD 611, LEAD621, LEAD 641, LEAD 651, LEAD 671. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

LEAD 795 • Integrative Team Capstone 3 Credits

Culmination of leadership courses as students continue in graduate work. Foundation for a collaborative project that synthesizes scholarship and practice around the development of a real-life business/leadership project. Exploration of interconnections within business and connections with other aspects of life.
Prerequisites: LEAD 611, LEAD631, LEAD 641, LEAD 651, LEAD 661. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

MDSC • Medical Sciences

MDSC 610 • Anatomy, Embryology and Imaging 9 Credits

The Anatomy, Embryology Imaging course consists of a detailed study of the normal structure, development, and organization of the human body. This course undertakes a regional approach rather than a systemic approach to Human Gross Anatomy, Embryology Imaging is distributed into three block contents. Gross structures are studied in the laboratory by software modeling. The radiology component of Gross Anatomy serves as the introduction to radiology and prepares the student for further development. Lectures stress the contribution of developmental events to gross anatomical organization and the correlation of this organization with clinically relevant conditions.
Complete Anatomy/iClicker Fee: $70.

MDSC 620 • Medical Biochemistry I 5 Credits

Medical Biochemistry is a five credit hour course designed to lay the foundation for other basic and clinical medical sciences. The goal of this course is to learn the core concepts of biochemistry that apply to human health and disease and to cite specific examples of their application. You will be able to analyze and evaluate the most common biochemistry cited in medical literature. Furthermore, these basics will facilitate further learning in biochemistry and the health sciences.

MDSC 630 • Physiology I 4 Credits

Physiology is the comprehensive study of the function of the human body on an organ system basis. Emphasis is on the integration of functions from the cellular level to that of the total organism and the application of physiology concepts to problem solving. The following units will be covered in the Physiology I course: Membrane and Action Potentials, Cellular and Systemic Physiology of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems.

MDSC 640 • Histology and Cell Biology 4 Credits

Study of the many different aspects of the internal structure of cells, tissues and organs in the human body, presenting a comprehensive survey of many of their complex interrelationships.

MDSC 650 • Health Disparities 1 Credit

This course is designed to provide a general overview of gaps in health outcomes associated with health disparities. A special emphasis will be given to the social determinants of health such as race/ethnicity, social class, socioeconomic status, sex, sexuality, nationality, and migration status. The course will focus on the impact of health disparities' impact at multiple system's levels (e.g. Individual, patient-clinician, health care system, etc.).
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

MDSC 660 • Medical Biochemistry II 5 Credits

The major goal of the Biochemistry Course is to provide students with a complete understanding, at the molecular level, of all the chemical processes associated with living cells. Courses in the Basic Sciences Department aim to guide the student towards an understanding of basic biochemical concepts that deal with life processes.
Prerequisites: MDSC 620.

MDSC 670 • Physiology II 4 Credits

Physiology is the comprehensive study of the function of the human body on an organ system basis. Emphasis is on the integration of functions from the cellular level to that of the total organism and the application of physiology concepts to problem solving. The following units will be covered in the Physiology II course: Gastrointestinal, Renal and Endocrine Physiology Systems.
Prerequisites: MDSC 630.

MDSC 680 • Medical Microbiology 4 Credits

This course teaches students about all the most common pathogens involved in infectious illness and their characteristics. Students are also prepared their licensing examinations by providing the clinical knowledge and problem solving skills they need to approve them. Because it is very important for any physician to recognize, early in the course of any infectious disease, its etiologic agents, imparting this knowledge is the main goal and objective of the courses.

MDSC 685 • Medical Neuroscience 5 Credits

The Neuroscience Course will teach you brain function in health and disease. The course covers neuroanatomy/histology (33 lecture hours) and neurophysiology (21 lecture hours). There is also a brain dissection laboratory (7.5 hours), small group discussion sections (6 hours). For this course, efficient use of independent study time is essential.

MDSC 690 • Medical Ethics 1 Credit

This course will attempt to provide didactic experiences for medical students in specific areas within the field of medical ethics. The need for these experiences stems from the recognition that ethical dilemmas are inherent in medical care. Although dramatic issues such as cloning, abortion and organ donation have strong ethical implications, it is important to realize that the practicing doctor will face ethical decisions every day while solving more commonplace problems. Most everyday ethical questions have well- accepted answers; only the most difficult ethical questions seem to defy resolution. Even so, it is important for physicians to develop an understanding of the principles of medical ethics and a system of ethical reasoning that will result in consistent decisions.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

MDSC 700 • Comprehensive Final Exam 0 Credit

Comprehensive examination after completion of the student's final didactic course.
Prerequisites: MDSC 610, MDSC 620, MDSC 630, MDSC 640, MDSC 650, MDSC 660, MDSC 670, MDSC 680, MDSC 685, MDSC 690. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

NURS • Nursing

NURS 600 • Theory Foundations 3 Credits

An examination of the theoretical foundations of the discipline of nursing, including nursing theory and selected borrowed theories within the contexts of nursing leadership and Christian perspectives. Analysis of nursing theory will include historical perspectives, theory development, application to practice and leadership, and evaluation of grand, middle range, and practice theories in nursing.

NURS 602 • Midwifery Perspectives 3 Credits

Analysis of both historical perspectives and current societal influences with consideration of how each have impacted the development of nurse-midwifery and the midwifery profession.
Exam proctoring fee: $18.

NURS 606 • Advanced Health Assessment 4 Credits

Use of comprehensive and systematic health history to identify patient health status and health promotion needs. Demonstration of the ability to conduct a systematic physical examination with a caring presence and in a proficient manner. Use of evidence based standards to develop relevant diagnoses and plans of care across the lifespan.
Clinical immunization documentation tracking and verification fee: $70, live model patient fee: $100, Typhon clinical tracking system fee: $90.

NURS 611 • Advanced Pharmacology 3 Credits

Application of the principles of pharmacotherapy to promote health and manage illness from a client-centered perspective for diverse populations across the lifespan. Consideration of both ethical and legal implications in relation to the process of drug use from development through distribution and administration. Inclusion of complementary and alternative therapies that are evidence-based.
Prerequisites: NURS 620, NURS 673. Exam proctoring fee: $18.

NURS 614 • Nurse-Midwifery I: Sexual and Reproductive Health for Advanced Practice Nurses 4 Credits

Integration of theory and evidence related to sexual and reproductive healthcare for holistic management and support of health throughout the lifespan.
Prerequisites: NURS 620, NURS 673. Exam proctoring fee: $18.

NURS 615 • Global Perspectives of Health 3 Credits

Development of a global perspective on social determinants of health. Integra¬tion of concepts of interprofessional collaboration including the disciplines of epidemiology, ecology, economics, politics, and religion in determining culturally responsive strategies to improve health.

NURS 616 • Nurse-Midwifery II: Antepartal Care 3 Credits

Management of antepartal care using evidence-based practice guidelines as well as laboratory and diagnostic studies. Determination of health promotion needs and plan of care including deviations from normal during pregnancy. Consideration of the impact of personal and professional ethics and beliefs while providing advanced practice nursing care.
Prerequisites: NURS 606, NURS 620, NURS 626, NURS 673. Exam proctoring fee: $18.

NURS 617 • Nurse-Midwifery III: Intrapartum and Postpartum Care 4 Credits

Integration of theory and evidence related to intrapartum and postpartum care.
Typhon clinical tracking system fee: $90, exam proctoring fee: $18, lab materials fee: $100, verified credentials fee: $40.

NURS 618 • Nurse-Midwifery IV: Newborn Care 2 Credits

Integration of theory and evidence related to the provision of care by nurse-midwives for healthy newborns.
Prerequisites: NURS 602, NURS 620, NURS 673. Exam proctoring fee: $18.

NURS 619 • Fetal Evaluation 1 Credit

Integrates theory and evidence related to evaluation of antepartal and intrapartal fetal status.
Prerequisites: NURS 602, NURS 620, NURS 673.

NURS 620 • Reproductive Physiology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 Credits

Analysis of reproductive physiology in humans that serves as the foundation for clinical assessment, decision making, and holistic management for advanced practice nurses.
Exam proctoring fee: $18.

NURS 621 • Leadership in Nursing Education 4 Credits

Examination of trends, issues, and forces impacting nursing education and higher education. Consideration of the teaching, scholarship, and service components of the academic nurse educator role. Discussion of theoretical frameworks and evidence that inform leadership roles needed to shape and implement change in nursing education and the academic community.
Prerequisites: NURS 600, NURS 655, NURS 660.

NURS 622 • Primary Care for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 Credits

Presentation of the concepts of person-centered primary care from adolescence through the lifespan. Use of evidence-based resources to detect and prevent common health problems, and to compare management options from a holistic perspective within the context of family and community. Incorporation of inclusiveness and respect of diverse backgrounds, identities, and patient’s personal belief systems.

NURS 626 • Evidence Translation for Practice 3 Credits

Analysis of the research process, including critical appraisal of literature, to address questions related to advanced practice nursing. Application of an evidence-based model to problems in advanced practice nursing. Consideration of the role of ethical principles and Christian faith perspectives as they relate to theoretical perspectives, research methods, and evidence dissemination strategies.

NURS 630 • Nursing Leadership Practicum 5 Credits

Overview of the nursing research process and methodologies, with an emphasis on critical appraisal of evidence for improving nursing practice. Reflect on personal leadership capacities and the design of a specific plan for capacity increase. Apply leadership skills needed to coordinate care and plan for practice change to improve healthcare outcomes. 250 Practicum hours.

NURS 650 • Health Policy 4 Credits

The examination of the healthcare policy process at the organizational and governmental levels. Students will analyze sociocultural, ethical, economic, political, and historical factors that influence healthcare policy and propose policy strategies to improve the health status of populations.

NURS 655 • Facilitating Learning 4 Credits

Acquire the ability to create effective learning environments within nursing education. Application of current educational theories and pedagogies, best practices, and a knowledge of learning styles associated with diverse learner populations to support and enhance learning. Investigate instructional techniques, information technologies, and competencies used across nursing education environments. This course includes 8 hours of field experience.
Background check fee: $30, malpractice insurance fee: $80, verified credentials fee: $25 paid directly to the company when account is opened.

NURS 656 • Entrepreneurial Nursing 3 Credits

Development of an entrepreneurial nursing venture that enhances healthcare delivery and includes exploration of funding opportunities.

NURS 660 • Curriculum Design and Evaluation 4 Credits

An integration of philosophical perspectives, best practices, and professional standards used as the foundation for curricular design, learner assessment, and evaluation. Analysis of assessment and evaluation data to enhance teaching/learning across nursing education environments.

NURS 671 • Health Assessment for Nurse Educators 3 Credits

Enhance knowledge and skills of history taking, physical assessment, clinical reasoning, and related teaching/learning strategies in order to prepare for the role of nurse educator. This is a hybrid course; on campus lab experiences and 32 hours of field experience are required.
Placement fee: $40.

NURS 673 • Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Credits

Analysis of the physiologic basis for manifestations of altered structure and function from an advanced practice nursing perspective. Consideration of differences in physiologic responses to health and illness in diverse populations across the lifespan. Use of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention to evaluate management of homeostasis disruptions.

NURS 677 • Practical Experience Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which a masters level NURS internship, practicum, clinical or other experiential course was taken, required when there are outstanding hours to be completed.

NURS 680 • Pathopharmacology for Nurse Educators 4 Credits

Integration of pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and principles needed to form the basis of a comprehensive and holistic approach to the delivery of nursing care. Application of evidence-based pathopharmacology concepts within the nurse educator role.

NURS 685 • Innovations and Information Technologies for Nurse Educators 4 Credits

Focus on innovative curricular design that promotes achievement of established learning outcomes in varied educational environments and fosters the development of clinical reasoning and critical thinking. Incorporate the use of current and emerging information technologies into nursing practice to enhance care outcomes.
Prerequisites: NURS 655, NURS 660. Malpractice insurance fee: $80, placement fee: $40. Special Notes: Course includes 50 hours of field experience.

NURS 697 • Capstone Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment; required when the thesis/project course is incomplete. The extension allows students continued access to university resources. Student must be registered in an extension course at the time the thesis/project is granted final approval and receives a grade. Fee applies.
Prerequisites: NURS 793.

NURS 714 • Nurse-Midwifery I: Practicum 2 Credits

Application of the Advanced Practice Nursing process, theory, and evidence to provide holistic gynecological, and primary care for individuals throughout the lifespan.
Prerequisites: NURS 602, NURS 606, NURS 620, NURS 622, NURS 673. Corequisites: NURS 716 Background check fee: $20, malpractice insurance fee: $167, simulation fee: $50.

NURS 716 • Nurse-Midwifery II: Practicum 2 Credits

Application of the nurse-midwifery management process, theory, and evidence to provide holistic care for low and high-risk childbearing families.
Prerequisites: NURS 602, NURS 606, NURS 620, NURS 622, NURS 673. Corequisites: NURS 714 Simulation fee: $50.

NURS 717 • Nurse-Midwifery III: Practicum 3 Credits

Applies the midwifery management process, theory, and evidence to provide holistic care during labor, birth, and the postpartum period.
Prerequisites: NURS 606, NURS 611, NURS 614, NURS 616, NURS 619, NURS 620, NURS 626, NURS 673, NURS 714, NURS 716. Corequisites: NURS 718

NURS 718 • Nurse-Midwifery IV: Practicum 1 Credit

Applies the midwifery management process, theory, and evidence to provide holistic care to the healthy newborn.
Prerequisites: NURS 606, NURS 611, NURS 620, NURS 626, NURS 673, NURS 714, NURS 716. Corequisites: NURS 717

NURS 719 • Nurse-Midwifery III: Intrapartum Practicum 4 Credits

NURS 753 • Professional Issues for Nurse-Midwives 4 Credits

Understand the political and economic bases of nurse-midwifery practice. Enhance knowledge of professional issues that impact the practicing APN.
Prerequisites: NURS 626. Simulation fee: $100.

NURS 754 • Clinical Integration for Nurse-Midwives 7 Credits

Integration, application, and reflection upon the midwifery management process, theory, and evidence to provide holistic care to women across the lifespan and the healthy newborn in a variety of settings.
Prerequisites: NURS 719. Malpractice insurance fee: $167.

NURS 756 • Master's Capstone I 1 Credit

Application of theoretical perspectives and the research or project management process to the examination of a nursing problem or issue. Requires initial draft of chapters one and two of the master’s project, a project plan, and beginning matrix of literature.
Prerequisites: NURS 626. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

NURS 760 • Directed Study 1-4 Credits

Directed study experience under the guidance of a faculty member.
Repeatable course: This course may be repeated with different learning objectives for credit.

NURS 774 • Nurse Educator Internship 3 Credits

Integration and synthesis of current nursing knowledge and teaching/learning theory to function effectively within an educational context. Evaluation of personal effectiveness in the educator role. Demonstrate an integration of knowledge of theories, research, ethical and Christian perspectives, global realities, policy-making issues, higher education, and information technologies into the nurse educator role. Includes 110 hour internship.
Prerequisites: NURS 600, NURS 655, NURS 660, NURS 685.

NURS 788 • Comprehensive Examination 0 Credit

Nurse educator comprehensive examination.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

NURS 793 • Capstone: Methodological Reviews 2 Credits

Application of key components of the research process with a focus on critical review of the literature exploring nurse-midwifery problems defined in collaboration with clinical partners. Format: Seminar.
Prerequisites: NURS 673, NURS 620.

NURS 798 • Master's Capstone II 1 Credit

A capstone experience resulting in a master’s thesis or project.
Prerequisites: NURS 756. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

NURS 800 • The Art and Science of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 Credits

Articulation of the DNP role in developing and evaluating approaches to practice and improving healthcare. Interrelationships between nursing knowledge, theory, and science and other disciplines to promote change. Analysis of evidence-based development, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare practices. Integration of ethical principles and Christian perspectives in analyzing knowledge and theories.

NURS 805 • Evidence Appraisal and Translation Science 3 Credits

Skills for critically appraising existing evidence as a basis for improved healthcare practice in light of effectiveness, ethical principles, and Christian perspectives. Examination of methods to measure outcomes and to translate and implement evidence. Overview of designing guidelines that improve healthcare practice and outcomes. Introduction to the process of dissemination.
Prerequisites: NURS 850. Corequisites: NURS 887.

NURS 810 • Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 3 Credits

Examination of healthcare policy process at the institutional, local, state, regional, federal, and international levels. Preparation to design, influence, implement, and advocate for health care policies to strengthen the nursing profession and to improve the health status of populations.
Prerequisites: NURS 890.

NURS 815 • Healthcare Economics and Finance 3 Credits

Utilization of healthcare economics and finance to examine complex strategic and operational decisions related to improving health outcomes within systems of care. Analyze basic economics and financial concepts to formulate healthcare strategies as applicable to the healthcare industry.

NURS 820 • Population Health and Epidemiology 3 Credits

Utilization of epidemiology to promote leadership in clinical prevention and population health. Analysis of the impact policies, socioeconomic status, and the environment have on diverse populations within the framework of healthcare access, quality of care, and cultural sensitivity.
Clinical Verification Fee: $100. Special Notes: 25 practicum hours.

NURS 825 • Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 4 Credits

Examination of critical topics related to leadership principles and organizational systems; including improving clinical practice management, patient safety, interprofessional collaboration, and health outcomes. Designed to facilitate the development of the skills needed to coordinate care and lead practice change and reduce healthcare disparities.
Intensive/Lab Fee: $100 Special Notes: 50 practicum hours.

NURS 835 • Healthcare Innovations and Informatics 3 Credits

Examination of information management and technology systems to promote safe, quality, and cost-effective healthcare. Development of knowledge and technical skills related to the fields of informatics and healthcare innovations. Explore standards, clinical decision support systems, data management systems, big data, and patient care technologies.
Special Notes: 25 practicum hours.

NURS 840 • DNP Practicum I 2 Credits

Enhancement of knowledge and clinical expertise through interaction with experts in the DNP project area of study. Synthesis of DNP leadership roles with assessment, intervention, evaluation and collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes.
Prerequisites: NURS 800, NURS 820. Corequisites: NURS 887. Malpractice Insurance: $200. Immunization Tracking and Background Check: $100. Special Notes: 100 practicum hours.

NURS 841 • DNP Practicum II 1 Credit

Enhancement of knowledge and clinical expertise through interaction with experts in the DNP project area of study. Synthesis of DNP leadership roles with assessment, intervention, evaluation and collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes.
Prerequisites: NURS 800, NURS 820. Special Notes: 50 practicum hours.

NURS 842 • DNP Practicum III 2 Credits

Enhancement of knowledge and clinical expertise through interaction with experts in the DNP project area of study. Synthesis of DNP leadership roles with assessment, intervention, evaluation and collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes.
Prerequisites: NURS 800, NURS 820, NURS 887. Malpractice Insurance: $200. Special Notes: 100 practicum hours.

NURS 843 • Elective Practicum 2-3 Credits

Enhancement of knowledge and clinical expertise through interaction with experts in the DNP project area of study. Demonstrate synthesis of DNP leadership roles with assessment, intervention, evaluation and collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes.
Prerequisites: NURS 800, NURS 820, NURS 840, NURS 887. Special Notes: Each credit equals 50 practicum hours.

NURS 850 • Application of Biostatistics for Healthcare 2 Credits

Biostatistical skills for critical appraisal of literature, including factors that contribute to validity, reliability, and generalizability of research. Interpretation of statistical output from scientific data sets using biostatistical skills. Appraisal of the rigor and appropriateness of biostatistical methods used in relation to the findings in selected research studies.

NURS 887 • DNP Project I: Idea Generation and Literature Appraisal 3 Credits

Development of a relevant question to improve practice guidelines, practice, or the practice environment. Critical evaluation of literature to determine the best evidence. Consideration of diverse cultures, vulnerable and underserved communities. Leadership skills for collaboration with interprofessional teams. Synthesis of evidence to create the critical appraisal for the DNP project.
Prerequisites: NURS 800, NURS 820, NURS 850. Corequisites: NURS 805, NURS 840. Special Notes: 150 practicum hours can be earned through project work.

NURS 888 • DNP Project II: Implementation Plan 2 Credits

Integration of theories from nursing and other disciplines to develop an implementation plan. Development of evidence-based intervention for nursing practice using implementation science and technology. Consideration of diverse, vulnerable and underserved communities. Leadership skills to collaborate with interprofessional teams. Application of ethical principles and Christian perspectives to the implementation plan.
Prerequisites: NURS 800, NURS 805, NURS 820, NURS 840, NURS 850, NURS 887. Special Notes: 150 practicum hours can be earned through project work.

NURS 889 • DNP Project III: Implementation 1 Credit

Application of the critical appraisal of the literature to improve practice and clinical outcomes. Collaboration with an interprofessional team to implement the DNP project. Application of ethical principles, Christian perspectives and leadership skills throughout the project implementation process.
Prerequisites: NURS 800, NURS 805, NURS 820, NURS 850, NURS 887, NURS 888. Special Notes: 150 practicum hours can be earned through project work.

NURS 890 • DNP Project IV: Analysis 1 Credit

Synthesize and lay the foundation for future research by using evidence to improve either practice or clinical outcomes. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation plan and the DNP project and disseminate the findings.
Prerequisites: NURS 800, NURS 805, NURS 820, NURS 850, NURS 887, NURS 888 and NURS 889. Corequisites: NURS 810. Special Notes: 150 practicum hours can be earned through project work.

NURS 897 • Thesis Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment; required when the project course is incomplete. The extension allows students continued access to university resources. Student must be registered in an extension course at the time the project is granted final approval and receives a grade. Fee applies.
Prerequisites: NURS 890 or NURS 793.

PHAS • Physician Assistant

PHAS 601 • Introduction to History and Physical Examination 2 Credits

This is the first of four sequential courses designed to facilitate the development of medical history taking, physical examination skills, patient communication, clinical problem solving, clinical procedures, and ethical/legal considerations for the physician assistant. This first course focuses on history taking and physical examination in the healthy adult.
Corequisites: PHAS 601L. Malpractice Fee: $90.

PHAS 601L • Introduction to History and Physical Examination Lab 1 Credit

Laboratory experience accompanying PHAS 601.
Corequisites: PHAS 601. ExamN fee: $50.

PHAS 602 • Patient Assessment and Diagnostics I 2 Credits

This is the second of four sequential courses designed to facilitate the development of medical history taking, physical examination skills, patient communication, clinical problem solving, clinical procedures, and ethical/legal considerations for the physician assistant. Focus is on physical examination skills and procedures that coincide with topics in PHAS 612.
Prerequisites: BIOL 600, BIOL 600L, BIOL 610, PHAS 601, PHAS 601L, PHAS 611 Corequisites: PHAS 602L. Malpractice insurance fee: $90.

PHAS 602L • Patient Assessment and Diagnostics Lab I 1 Credit

Laboratory experience accompanying PHAS 602.
Corequisites: PHAS 602. AllofE fee: $80.

PHAS 603 • Patient Assessment and Diagnostics II 3 Credits

This is the third of four sequential courses designed to facilitate the development of medical history taking, physical examination skills, patient communication, clinical problem solving, clinical procedures, and ethical/legal considerations for the physician assistant. Focus is on physical examination skills and procedures that coincide with topics in PHAS 613.
Prerequisites: PHAS 602 Corequisites: PHAS 603L. Malpractice insurance fee: $90.

PHAS 603L • Patient Assessment and Diagnostics Lab II 1 Credit

Laboratory experience accompanying PHAS 603.
Corequisites: PHAS 603. Lab fee: $50.

PHAS 604 • Patient Assessment & Diagnostics III 1 Credit

This is the fourth of four sequential courses designed to facilitate the development of medical history taking, physical examination skills, patient communication, clinical problem solving, clinical procedures, and ethical/legal considerations for the physician assistant. Focus is on physical examination skills and procedures that coincide with topics in PHAS 614.
Prerequisites: PHAS 603 Corequisites: PHAS 604L. Malpractice insurance fee: $90.

PHAS 604L • Patient Assessment and Diagnostics Lab III 1 Credit

Laboratory experience accompanying PHAS 604.
Corequisites: PHAS 604.

PHAS 611 • Foundation to Clinical Medicine 4 Credits

Designed as an introduction to clinical medicine topics, this course will lay the foundation for future clinical medicine courses by helping the student understand and apply fundamental concepts to patient care. Topics presented include radiological imaging, infectious disease, oncology, genetics, and fundamentals of pharmacology, immunology, preventative medicine, and laboratory studies.

PHAS 612 • Clinical Medicine I 6 Credits

This course is the first of a three-course sequence, which provides students with a systematic approach to the etiology, epidemiology, manifestations, laboratory and diagnostic studies, prognosis, and treatment of disease. This course will focus on, but is not limited to, hematological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, genitourinary, and renal systems.
Prerequisites: BIOL 600, BIOL 600L, BIOL 610, PHAS 601, PHAS 601L, PHAS 611. $125 MAPA and AAPA Membership fee.

PHAS 613 • Clinical Medicine II 7 Credits

This course is the second of a three-course sequence, which provides students with a systematic approach to the etiology, epidemiology, manifestations, laboratory and diagnostic studies, and prognosis and treatment of specific diseases. This course will focus on, but is not limited to, dermatologic, endocrine, neurologic, psychiatric, musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, gastrointestinal systems, and geriatrics.
Prerequisites: PHAS 612.

PHAS 614 • Clinical Medicine III 5 Credits

This course is the third of a three-course sequence, which provides students with a systematic approach to the etiology, epidemiology, manifestations, laboratory and diagnostic studies, and prognosis and treatment of specific diseases. This course will focus on, but is not limited to: women’s health, pediatrics, ENT/ophthalmology/allergy, surgery, and emergency medicine.
Prerequisites: PHAS 613 ACLS/BCLS fee: $340, PACKRAT fee: $40.

PHAS 620 • Evidence-Based Medicine and Research I 3 Credits

This course facilitates student’s ability to effectively identify, appraise, and apply medical literature to health care practices. Students will also begin work on an original, publishable article for a peer-reviewed journal.

PHAS 625 • Clinical Reasoning I 2 Credits

Designed for first-year physician assistant (PA) students, this course is the first of two Clinical Reasoning courses designed to develop PA students’ problem-solving, patient assessment, and interpersonal communication. Using problem-based learning methods, this course corresponds with modules of PA clinical medicine and exposes students to an array of medical, social, and ethical issues.

PHAS 627 • Clinical Reasoning II 2 Credits

Designed for first-year physician assistant (PA) students, this course is the second of two Clinical Reasoning courses designed to develop PA students’ problem-solving, patient assessment, and interpersonal communication. Using problem-based learning methods, this course corresponds with modules of PA clinical medicine and exposes students to an array of medical, social, and ethical issues.

PHAS 630 • Patient-Centered Care and Applied Medical Ethics 3 Credits

Students interact with the concepts of cultural humility, diversity, social determinants of health, and patient advocacy. Students study the ethical dynamics of healthcare including principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice, fairness and dignity. Learning is applied to realistic clinical and professional situations including inalienable rights, reproductive technologies, allocation of healthcare, death and dying, confidentiality, and professional conduct. Students will examine preventative medicine guidelines related to disease screening, risk identification, and risk stratification for diverse patient populations.

PHAS 632 • PA Professional Practice Issues 2 Credits

Designed for first-year graduate physician assistant (PA) students, this introductory course is the first of two professional issues courses to develop PA students’ awareness and professional attributes. Professional history, certification, PA professional organizations, and other health delivery topics will be discussed.

PHAS 635 • Clinical Rotation Skills and Orientation 3 Credits

Students will be presented with expectations for clinical rotations and future clinical practice, with a focus on professional behaviors, attitudes, and processes. Students will be required to demonstrate understanding of policies and requirements for successful completion of their clinical rotations, and will have the opportunity to interact with clinical faculty to prepare for the clinical year. Patient simulations will be used to develop and assess students’ clinical and professional skills.

PHAS 640 • Evidence-Based Medicine and Research II 3 Credits

This is the second course in the PA research sequence to build upon students’ application of medical literature to healthcare. Students will continue work on their capstone project, while learning about applied statistics and evidence-based medicine. Emphasis on application of EBM to clinical case studies related to risk management, patient safety, and quality improvement.

PHAS 677 • Practical Experience Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which a masters level PHAS internship, practicum, clinical or other experiential course was taken, required when there are outstanding hours to be completed.

PHAS 697 • Thesis Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which PHAS790 was taken, required when the thesis course is incomplete.
Prerequisites: PHAS790. $375

PHAS 710 • Clinical Field Placements I 12 Credits

Transition from didactic to clinical training. Assignment to a combination of clinical rotations selected from emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, general surgery, and two elective rotations. Participation is required in the seven core/required rotations and two elective rotations by the end of the clinical field placement series.
Malpractice insurance fee: $90, site supervision fee: $50.

PHAS 720 • Clinical Field Placements II 15 Credits

Ongoing clinical training. Assignment to a combination of clinical rotations selected from emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, general surgery, and two elective rotations. Participation is required in the seven required rotations and two elective rotations by the end of the clinical field placement series.
Malpractice insurance fee: $90, site supervision fee: $50.

PHAS 730 • Clinical Field Placements III 9 Credits

Ongoing clinical training. Assignment to a combination of clinical rotations selected from emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, general surgery, and two elective rotations. Participation is required in the seven core/required rotations and two elective rotations by the end of the clinical field placement series. Includes program’s overall summative evaluation of student.
Malpractice insurance fee: $90, PACKRAT fee: $40, site supervison fee: $50.

PHAS 760 • Directed Study 1-6 Credits

Directed study experience under the guidance of a faculty member for any independent or remedial work as needed.
Repeatable course: This course may be repeated with different learning objectives for credit.

PHAS 791 • PA Capstone and Summative Exams 2 Credits

In this final course, students will review requirements for certification, licensure, and employment as a physician assistant. This course will mark the end of their capstone project and students will have the opportunity to present their findings to their research committee and guests. Students will complete a personalized plan for integrating faith with their medical practice. They will also complete the program’s summative assessment of their acquisition of program competencies.

PSYC • Psychology

PSYC 609 • Therapeutic Play 3 Credits

Techniques in expressive therapies, emphasis on play therapy. The continuum from client-centered to directive therapy and application possibilities based on client needs and setting. Common themes in children’s play, and dynamics of interpretation are considered and applied. Applying skills and techniques in working with children.

PSYC 613 • Expressive Therapies with Children and Adolescents: Art, Play, Drama, Music 3 Credits

In-depth description of expressive therapy theories, research, and practice. Learners will gain an understanding of the neurobiological basis of art therapy and other expressive therapies. Exploration of the benefits of using drawings and other art forms with children and adolescents. Focus is on various interactive learning experiences and art techniques with discussion of applications to various settings and populations.

PSYC 621 • Therapeutic Art and Play 3 Credits

A focus on techniques in expressive therapies, with an emphasis on art therapy and play therapy. The continuum from client-centered to directive therapy is examined, and the application possibilities based on client needs and the setting are explored. Common themes in children's art and play are identified, and the dynamics of interpretation are considered and applied in light of current outcome research.

PSYC 623 • Individual and Group Microskills with Children and Adolescents 3 Credits

Issues (abuse, divorce, domestic violence, chemical abuse, etc.) from the child/adolescent point of view, impact of these issues on their functioning. Core helping skills for this population, including facilitating support groups, individual counseling skills, and applications of cognitive behavioral therapy. Ethical issues regarding working with children/adolescents and influence of gender, class, and cultural diversity factors on counseling processes.

PSYC 625 • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Assessment 3 Credits

Students are equipped to be informed communicators with mental health professionals with whom they collaborate. Emphasis on distinguishing among common psychological disorders falling in normal and clinical significant ranges, as well as on beginning experience in administering and interpreting behavioral, cognitive, and personality assessment instruments.
Assessment fee: $50.

PSYC 638 • Counseling Theory 3 Credits

The fields of counseling and clinical psychology introduced through in-depth study of major counseling models and their application to case formulation, clinical treatment planning, and clinical intervention methods. Relationship between theory and practice. Critiquing models in light of current research and perspectives, including gender and diversity concerns. Developing personally coherent counseling approaches. Dynamic, phenomenological, behavioral, and cognitive approaches focus.

PSYC 642 • Integration of Psychology and Worldview 3 Credits

Overview and critique of the models that articulate the interface between psychology and Christianity. Focus is on topics central to the practice of counseling within the context of a Christian worldview. Discussion of such areas as the nature of personhood, the nature of evil and psychopathology, and the process of healing. The course has at its core the importance of personally integrating one's Christian faith and the discipline of psychology.

PSYC 643 • Counseling Microskills 3 Credits

Demonstration and supervised practice of interview skills. Emphasis is on development of core helping skills and attitudes foundational to an effective counseling process. Introductory issues in counseling relationship ethics and how gender, class, and cultural diversity factors may influence the counseling process.

PSYC 645 • Intro to Family Systems 3 Credits

Exploration of basic family dynamics (such as intimacy, communication, power, shame), with special emphasis given to examining those dynamics from the family systems and family development theoretical perspectives. Differences in family structures and patterns with opportunities for learners to apply theoretical principles to real-life family situations.

PSYC 647 • Group Therapy 3 Credits

Introduction to the history, processes, principles, and techniques related to the practice and functioning of group therapy in counseling and psychotherapy. Both didactic and experiential components will be used to understand and develop group leadership skills.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

PSYC 648 • Individuals and Families in Cultural Context 3 Credits

Study of cultural variations in individual and family identity development and functioning. Exploration of how underlying culture-specific values and assumptions may impact gender roles, marital and parental adjustment, and interaction patterns. Emphasis is on societal changes, critical issues, and stressors in family adaptation related to diverse worldviews, immigration, and acculturation challenges.

PSYC 651 • Psychological Assessment 3 Credits

Introduction to and beginning competence in administration, scoring, and interpretation of instruments for assessment of personality and psychopathology and thier application to career and life transition counseling. Psychometric properties, ethical use of instruments, factors affecting reliability and validity. Synthesizing data, clinical interviewing, and report writing skills.
Assessment fee: $130.

PSYC 654 • Research Methods and Treatment of Data 3 Credits

Methods of empirical research particularly applicable to clinical and counseling situations, with primary emphasis on evaluation and application of published research. Secondary emphasis is development of skills necessary for completion of thesis project.
Prerequisites: PSYC335M (in College of Adult Professional Studies catalog).

PSYC 656 • Psychopathology 3 Credits

Critical review of theoretical perspectives and current research on the development and maintenance of major forms of maladaptive behavior. Examination of the diagnostic process will also include discussion of ethics, biases, and the reliability/validity of categorization. Discussion of formulations, symptoms, and progression of various disorders will interface with a consideration of appropriate therapeutic interventions.

PSYC 657 • Human Sexuality and Therapy 3 Credits

Human sexuality in individuals and couples; sexual understanding, formation, and function. Helping skills for sexual dysfunction and understanding one's sexuality and sexual spirituality. Human sexuality, attitudes, values, beliefs, and self-awareness, as they relate to counselor, client, and clinical issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy and emotionally focused therapy in human sexuality. Ethical and diversity issues and how they influence counseling processes.

PSYC 658 • Multicultural Counseling 3 Credits

The influence of culture and related factors on client/counselor interactions. Developing greater multicultural counseling competence. Increasing: 1) self-awareness of attitudes and beliefs shaped by one's own experiences as a cultural being; 2) knowledge of and sensitivity to worldviews and perspectives of ethnically and racially different individuals; and 3) understanding of the use of culturally appropriate skills in counseling.

PSYC 660 • Neuropsychology 3 Credits

Nervous system structure and function, with emphasis on clinical/counseling applications. Includes biological causes of normal behavior, organic causes for behavioral disorders, and drug influences on behavior.

PSYC 661 • Ethics and Professional Issues 3 Credits

Legal, ethical, and professional issues facing mental health providers, including confidentiality, informed consent, client dangerousness, conflicts of interest, boundary issues (including sexual involvement), values conflicts, religious issues and ethics, and scope of competence. Emerging ethical standards, particularly with regard to new technologies. Codes of ethics and professional conduct of mental health professional associations and licensure boards.

PSYC 670 • Private Practice Entrepreneurship 3 Credits

Exploration of clinical, ethical, financial, legal, and business aspects of owning a private practice, including development of business plan that fits with students' values and vision.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

PSYC 671 • Lifespan Development 3 Credits

Development from conception through late adult-hood. Familial, cultural, and societal contexts as framework for understanding individual development. Physical and physiological, intellectual, personality, normative and non-normative transitions, social relations, family development, vocational development, retirement, and death. Individual differences (gender, culture, and class), issues of continuity-discontinuity, nature and assumptions of developmental theory, and importance of developmental factors in counseling.

PSYC 697 • Capstone Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which PSYC 792 was taken, required when the thesis course is incomplete.
Prerequisites: PSYC 792 $375.

PSYC 760 • Directed Study - Psychology 1-4 Credits

PSYC 781 • Practicum I 4 Credits

A nine-month, supervised counseling/clinical experience (Practicum I and II total 700 hours minimum over the nine-months), primary with individual, family, and group therapy contact. Opportunity to integrate classroom learning, personal skills, and prior experience into a new therapeutic setting with onsite supervision. The State of Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy guidelines for clinical placements and supervision are applied.
Prerequisites: Counseling Psychology program: PSYC 625 or PSYC 651, PSYC 638, PSYC 642, PSYC 643, PSYC 645, PSYC 648 or PSYC 658, PSYC 654, PSYC 656, PSYC 660, PSYC 661, and Counseling Psychology Program Director permission. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor program: Certificate in Addiction Studies and Addiction Studies Program Director permission.

PSYC 783 • Practicum II 4 Credits

Nine-month, 700-hour, supervised counseling/clinical experience (with PSYC 781). Individual, family, and group therapy contact. Minimum of 250 supervised hours. Opportunity to integrate classroom learning, personal skills, and prior experience into therapeutic settings with onsite supervision. State Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy guidelines for clinical placements and supervision will be applied.
Prerequisites: PSYC 781, and consent of the Department of Psychology faculty.

PSYC 785 • Practicum III 1-3 Credits

A supervised counseling/clinical training experience designed for students who are needing to begin their PSYC 781/783 Practicum course series in the summer or have already completed an M.A.-level practicum and need additional hours in order to meet state licensure requirements for practicum.
Prerequisites: PSYC 625 or PSYC 651, PSYC 638, PSYC 642, PSYC 643, PSYC 645, PSYC 648 or PSYC 658, PSYC 654, PSYC 656, PSYC 660, PSYC 661 or Master’s degree and completion of 500-600 hour supervised practicum experience. Consent of the Program Director or Clinical Director required. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Students who complete a summer practicum prior to PSYC 781 will register for 2 credits and will attend 6 processing class sessions during their summer practicum. Individuals who are registering to complete hours for licensure requirements will negotiate the number of credits and duration with the Clinical Director.

PSYC 790 • Comprehensive Examination 3 Credits

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology comprehensive examination.
Prerequisites: PSYC 781. Corequisites: PSYC 783. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Consent of the Department of Psychology faculty required for enrollment.

PSYC 791 • Thesis I 3 Credits

Research project designed and completed by student, under direction of faculty advisor and graduate committee. Designed to prepare students to contribute to research in the field and to gain important research experience necessary for entrance into a doctoral program. Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. should seriously consider completing a master’s thesis.
Prerequisites: PSYC 654. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Students must register for both PSYC 791 and PSYC 792 in order to complete the thesis. Students may enroll in PSYC 791 and PSYC 792 in the same academic term or in two consecutive academic terms.

PSYC 792 • Thesis II 3 Credits

A continuation of PSYC 791.
Prerequisites: PSYC 791. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

SLDR • Strategic Leadership

SLDR 605 • Topics in Leadership Studies 3 Credits

Course is offered as an elective, and covers a variety of emerging, transitional, and/or exploratory leadership topics.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

SLDR 615 • Managing Projects & Quality Initiatives 3 Credits

Introduction to project management theory, issues, challenges, and skills associated with project management. Analysis of connections among human behavior, knowledge, and processes that influence the success of projects in organizations. Assessment of projects, management, and tools for management based on best practice including the integration of cultural and diversity intelligence for competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611, LEAD 641.

SLDR 627 • Global Leadership Summit Studies 3 Credits

The Global Leadership Summit, presented annually by the Willow Creek Association, is the foundational context for this elective course. Effective leading and following for any venue is studied through the lens of varied presenters.

SLDR 630 • Systems Perspectives on Leading Change 3 Credits

Introduction to systems thinking, and systems-based approaches to leading change. Analysis of the relationships between the elements and dynamics in an organizational system. Evaluation of organizational change situations and change initiatives, given a variety of variables and perspectives. Development of leadership approaches to organizational change.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611, LEAD 641, LEAD 671.

SLDR 635 • Emerging Models of Work and Leadership 3 Credits

Exploration of emerging models of work and the leadership necessary to support them. Evaluation of leadership practices and how leadership must align to the needs of the work. Evaluation of the place of work and leadership in various community contexts.Alignment of leadership practice with faith commitments, justice, fairness, and the common good.
Prerequisites: LEAD 611, LEAD 641.

SLDR 640 • Beyond Diversity 3 Credits

This course examines diversity in the 21st century to include numerous and complex dimensions that relate to the workplace. Use of cultural intelligence resources, tools and assessments to increase personal awareness and an understanding of others. Synthesis of diversity theory, cultural intelligence theory, cooperation and competition theory, along with tools to build an inclusive and effective workplace. Construct an inclusive workplace model to increase innovation and creativity for competitive advantage in business.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611, LEAD 651.

SLDR 645 • Leading in Times of Crisis 3 Credits

Assessment of crisis situations and the variables contributing to particular episodes. Analysis of resources and opportunities available during crisis and their impact on a crisis situation. Synthesis of self-awareness, faith foundations, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills for the organization and direction of individuals and groups during times of intense difficulty.
Prerequisites: 2 courses from LEAD 611, LEAD 641, LEAD 651, LEAD 671.

SLDR 650 • Learning and Leading Through Conflict 3 Credits

Analysis of conflict from psychological, spiritual, and organizational perspectives. Development of personal and organizational conflict management approaches that reduce fear-based responses to conflict, distinguish between healthy and unhealthy conflict, and value healthy conflict as a necessary lab for learning and a gateway to deeper shared interests.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611, LEAD 651.

SLDR 660 • Followership: The Other Side of Leadership 3 Credits

Examination of followership. Overview of traditional views and attitudes toward followers. Analysis of Kelley’s model of followership types and the characteristics of an exemplary follower. Analysis of the relationship between leaders and followers and investigation into the relationship between followers and toxic leaders. Application of Values-Based Leadership including identification of traits and values of followers. Evaluation of personal followership style and development of a plan for improving abilities as a follower.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611, LEAD 651.

SLDR 670 • Collaborative Leadership and Associative Platforms 3 Credits

Explores how leadership takes place between and within organizations, and how leaders can develop networks for shared planning and action. Technology and connectivity as another platform for collaboration and developing and pursuing shared goals. Planning and managing organizational learning and global information flow, in terms of alliances, networks, and partnerships.
Prerequisites: LEAD 607 or LEAD 611.

SLDR 789 • Portfolio Deliverable 0 Credit

Synthesis of key learning from the Master of Arts program, including a reconsideration of earlier work, leadership theories and growth concepts, and the development of a professional portfolio.
Prerequisites: Choose 2 of the following: LEAD 611, LEAD 641, LEAD 651, LEAD 661, LEAD 671. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. $110 Coach Portfolio Evaluation Fee.

SOWK • Social Work

SOWK 600 • Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 Credits

Analysis of individuals, families and groups utilizing systems theory, learning theories and psychosocial frameworks as part of the human behavior in the social environment perspective. Appraisal of important lifespan milestones and the influence of social environment on human development. Application of information and theories consistent with social work values and the promotion of social and economic justice.
EXXAT fee: $195, SWEAP FCAI- professional assessment (pre) fee: $75, IDI (pre) fee: $75.

SOWK 605 • Advanced Social Work Practice I: Individuals and Families 3 Credits

Introduction to the generalist social work practice with individuals and families. Understanding of the theoretical framework of the phases of social work practice including engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation, and termination. Emphasis placed on anti-racist, evidence-based intervention skills in the areas of rapport building, interviewing, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making. Practicing of social work skills related to the use of the professional self in relationships with clients.
Corequisites: SOWK 615.

SOWK 610 • Social Welfare History and Policy Practice 3 Credits

Exploration of how social welfare history informs the development of social workers’ skills in contemporary society. Exploration of the ways the developing American societal culture, structure and values contributed to oppression and marginalization. Identification of the strengths and weaknesses of the American welfare state. Analysis of the major social policies and programs that exist. Development of the skills of policy analysis, formulation and advocacy. Identification of social policy positions of diverse religious traditions.
Day at the Hill fee: $30, Day at the Capital fee: $30.

SOWK 615 • Field Seminar I 2 Credits

Introduction to the field experience in community-based practice setting. Integration of beginning knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes for ethical social work practice with an emphasis on the development of professional identity under supervision of a qualified field instructor.
Corequisites: SOWK 605. EXXAT Fee $195, SWEAP FPPAI professional assessment fee: $25, Professional expert training fee: $50.

SOWK 620 • Field Seminar II 2 Credits

Continuation of the field experience in a community-based practice setting. Application and integration of developing knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes for ethical generalist social work practice with an emphasis on diversity, human rights and justice under supervision of a qualified field instructor.
Prerequisites: SOWK 615. SWEAP FPPAI professional assessment fee: $25, Professional Trainings by outside licensed experts for CEHs fee: $50.

SOWK 630 • Advanced Social Work Practice II: Groups, Communities, and Organizations 3 Credits

Explanation of how diversity shapes the human experience in the context of organizations, groups and communities. Analysis of the extent to which sociocultural structures create privilege and power. Application of theoretical models incorporating social justice practices in macro practice. Application of practices reducing oppressive structural barriers. Application of multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks. Investigation of the issues, problems, needs, resources in macro practice. Interpretation of organizational and community data to inform effective evidence informed intervention strategies.
SWEAP FCAI- professional assessment fee (post) fee: $15.

SOWK 640 • Diversity, Human Rights, Social Economic and Environmental Justice 3 Credits

Examination of historical and current societal conditions and their impact on individuals and communities. Exploration of culture, power, oppression, exclusion, and the impact of diverse realities in the U.S. Comparative examination through the synthesis of contemporary writings, social theory, and diverse voices. Understanding and critical evaluation of how market economies operate, their broad socioeconomic consequences, and their impact on the lives of socially disadvantaged people.

SOWK 650 • Social Work Research Methods & Design I 2 Credits

Evaluation of the ethical concerns in research. Critique of research methodologies including quantitative, qualitative, and single subject design. Connection of evidence-based practice and program evaluation research to improvements in practice, policy, and social service delivery. Critique of relevant evidence-based scholarly published research as research consumers. Explanation of protections for research subjects, ethical standards found in the NASW Code of Ethics regarding research, and ethical research guidelines and procedures.

SOWK 700 • Advanced Social Work Practice III 3 Credits

Assessment of diverse factors when making ethical, justice-informed practice decisions to attend to complex personal and systemic injustice factors which impact well-being. Application of evidenced-based, justice-informed social work theories and modalities in manners that are culturally appropriate and utilize critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments. Development of advanced engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations with application of justice promoting practices.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650. EXXAT fee (for Advanced Standing Students only): $195, SWEAP FCAI- professional assessment (pre) fee: $15. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course.

SOWK 705 • Mental Health, Diagnosis, and Advanced Social Work Practice 3 Credits

Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for working with individuals with a SPMI diagnosis (serious mental illness) using recovery-oriented, evidence-based practices. Students will become familiar with evidence-based practices, within a recovery-oriented paradigm, as a general approach to practice as well as specific evidence-based interventions to use for individuals with a diagnosis of serious mental illness. Students will learn to examine research literature to determine the various levels of support for specific interventions and essential principles for translating research into practice. In addition, they will identify the appropriate treatment outcomes that reflect effective, quality mental health practice with diverse groups.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650, SOWK 700. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course, with the exception of SOWK 700.

SOWK 710 • Trauma and Crisis in Social Work Practice 3 Credits

Exploration of the nature of trauma/ crises, current practice trends and related theories associated with conceptualizing trauma informed practice.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650, SOWK 700. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course, with the exception of SOWK 700.

SOWK 715 • Theology, Justice and Human Rights (Advanced Standing) 3 Credits

Discussion of contemporary issues related to theology and praxis around the central biblical concept of justice, integrated into a social work perspective. Reflective exploration of lived human experience and how theology shapes approaches to justice in these contexts.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course.

SOWK 720 • Advanced Social Work Methods and Design II 2 Credits

Examination of diverse scholarship and literature with a justice-informed perspective. Development of justice-informed research used to advance human rights by informing policy and empowering vulnerable populations.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course.

SOWK 725 • Advanced Social Work Field Seminar III 2 Credits

Continuation of the field experience in a community-based practice setting. Application and integration of advanced justice-informed knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes for ethical generalist social work practice with an emphasis diversity, human rights, and justice under supervision of a qualified field instructor.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650. Corequisites: SOWK 700. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course. SWEAP FPPAI professional assessment fee: $25, Professional Trainings by outside licensed experts for CEHs fee: $50.

SOWK 730 • Advancing Social Policy, Justice Issues and Human Rights in our Communities 3 Credits

Exploration of advanced justice-informed models of policy analysis applied to social welfare issues and challenges from a socio-cultural/political viewpoint. Identification of the significance of policy analysis and advocacy in justice-informed social work. Advanced justice-informed analysis of major US social policies and discussion of how policies impact marginalized communities. Advanced development of justice-informed social policy advocacy skills.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course.

SOWK 735 • Advanced Social Work Field Seminar IV 2 Credits

Continuation of the field experience in a community-based practice setting. Application and integration of advanced, justice-informed knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes for ethical generalist social work practice with an emphasis on diversity, human rights, and justice, under the supervision of a qualified field instructor. Students practice a minimum of 250 hours in field.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650, SOWK 700, SOWK 725. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course, with the exception of SOWK 700 and SOWK 725. SWEAP FPPAI professional assessment fee: $25, Professional Trainings by outside licensed experts for CEHs fee: $50.

SOWK 740 • Advanced Theory and Practice in Community and Global Contexts 2 Credits

Understand the complexity of global community practice and social development and the roles that social work plays in advancing social, economic, and environmental justice. Understand and critically analyze globalization and its impact on local contexts, to develop skills in working with communities and marginalized groups. Develop an advanced understanding of the civil society and current trends in international social development. Using a human rights framework, develop an awareness and analyze ethical issues facing global communities. Apply a rights-based discourse analysis to develop community and capacity building strategies in global and local contexts.Develop awareness of the global community from a social work perspective.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650, SOWK 700. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course, with the exception of SOWK 700.

SOWK 745 • Advanced Social Work Research Methods and Design III 2 Credits

Application of current justice-informed research methods to develop an agency-based research project. Engagement of key stakeholders in the research process to develop community action skills.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650, SOWK 720. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course, with the exception of SOWK 720.

SOWK 750 • Advanced Social Work Field Seminar V 2 Credits

Culminating field seminar with master case presentation and overview of cutting edge therapies and practices in advanced justice-informed social work micro, macro, and meso practice.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650, SOWK 700, SOWK 725, SOWK 735. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course, with the exception of SOWK 700, SOWK 725, and SOWK 735.

SOWK 755 • Program Development, Fundraising and Grant Writing 2 Credits

This experiential course will introduce social work students to the grant-development process. The course will familiarize students with how to: Plan and conceptualize a grant geared for specific funders, write selected elements of the grant narrative, develop a budget/justification. Students will gain knowlege about various types of funders including government, private and philantropical organizations. Studnets will gain an understanding of how to adminster and report on a grant. Issues related to sustainablility will be explored from the perspective of acquiring grant funding to serive marginalized communities. Students will create a grant project.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course.

SOWK 765 • Justice-Informed Clinical Practice with Children and Families 2 Credits

This course is designed to equip clinical social work students with the knowledge base and skills to work with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other historically marginalized populations in clinical settings.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650, SOWK 705, SOWK 710. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course.

SOWK 770 • Environmental Justice, Health Disparities and Community Health 2 Credits

Explore and understand the concept of a critical, decolonizing, anti-oppressive and ecological framework for engaging in social work practice. Develop ability to engage in professional practice which incorporates critical theory to investigate the impact of colonialism from a systems perspective. Learn key issues about health, social determinants for health and disparities in health across marginalized communities.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course. Diversity plan fee: $125, Professional Trainings by outside licensed experts for CEHs fee: $50.

SOWK 780 • Diversity, Oppression and Decolonization in Social Work 2 Credits

Examination of assumptions underlying theory and research methodologies from which basic constructs of human behavior are drawn to understand how power and other dynamics manage and sustain oppression at the individual and institutional levels. An interest in how oppression affects service delivery at the micro and macro levels, particularly social policies and strategic planning. Examination through the synthesis of contemporary writings, social theory, and diverse voices with an eye to continued decolonization of social work practice.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course. Diversity plan fee: $125, Professional Trainings by outside licensed experts for CEHs fee: $50.

SOWK 790 • Capstone Integrative Seminar 2 Credits

Integrative seminar to demonstrate readiness to practice social work at an advanced level in the student's area of specialization.
Prerequisites: SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650, SOWK 700, SOWK 705, SOWK 710, SOWK 715, SOWK 720, SOWK 725, SOWK 730SOWK 735, SOWK 740, SOWK 745, SOWK 750, SOWK 765, SOWK 770, SOWK 780. Special Notes: Students in the Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements of SOWK 600, SOWK 605, SOWK 610, SOWK 615, SOWK 620, SOWK 630, SOWK 640, SOWK 650. Capstone Professional Presentation Materials fee: $45, ASWB Practice Exam fee: $30, SWEAP FCAI- professional assessment (post) fee: $15, IDI (post) fee: $50.

SPED • Special Education

SPED 600 • Characteristics of Mild-Moderate Disabilities 3 Credits

Exploration of the five disability categories represented under Academic Behavioral Strategist (ABS). Identification of strategies that support stakeholders of children with mild-moderate needs. Explanation of topics that form the basis for special education practice for students with mild-moderate disabilities. Identification of the impact culture and linguistics has on special education.

SPED 601 • Characteristics of ASD 3 Credits

Identification of theories, research, legal requirements and medical perspectives related to serving ASD students. Synthesis of information associated with ASD. Examination of early indicators of ASD. Identification of associated factors and their relationship to ASD behavior. Presentation of the impact of factors on ASD students. Evaluation of professional ASD-related resources.

SPED 604 • Child & Adolescent Psychopathology 3 Credits

Explanation of etiology, characteristics, and classifications of behavioral disorders. Description of foundation and conceptual models related to emotional/behavioral disorders. Identification of current educational definitions, identification criteria, and labeling issues. Analysis of behavioral manifestations and the relationship between emotional/behavioral disorders. Determination of consultation with other professionals.

SPED 605 • Introduction to Special Education 1 Credit

Identification of the impact historical and philosophical foundations, legal bases, and contemporary issues have on special education. Identification of common disability category characteristics. Description of the impact culture, faith, and linguistics have on special education. Description of how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) impacts special education.

SPED 607 • Foundations of Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities/Intellectual Disabilities 3 Credits

Examination of the historical, legal and philosophical foundations of educating students with developmental cognitive disabilities. Survey of etiology and characteristics of students, definitions and identification, assessment, and current issues related to disabilities. Integration of personal faith, reflection, vision, and professional development practices to improve service to students and families.

SPED 608 • Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner 3 Credits

Introduction to how special education and general education academic systems work together. Identification of functional behavioral assessments processes and principles of individual and school-wide systems of supports. Demonstration of how evidence-based instruction can be adapted. Identification of how required curricular components direct instruction. Analysis of positive instructional environments.

SPED 610 • Norm-Referenced Assessment 3 Credits

Description of standards and critical elements in the special education assessment process. Identification of test development principles and evaluation of standardized assessment instruments for special education decision-making. Description of responsibilities of assessment team members. Synthesis of assessment data. Application of scriptural principles to assessment in special education.
Corequisites: SPED 670, SPED 655. Assessment materials fee: $10.

SPED 611 • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment, Communication and Instructional Strategies 3 Credits

Generation of comprehensive assessment plan for ASD evaluation. Designing of instruction based on evaluation results, in collaboration with outside service providers. Designing of communication and assistive technology systems for individuals with ASD. Development of instructional programs and opportunities that support individuals with ASD and promote social participation and interpersonal interactions.

SPED 612 • Planning, Instruction & Consultation for ASD 3 Credits

Development of individualized programs and interventions for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Collaboration models and techniques for best collaborating with stakeholders. Evaluation of environments, classrooms, and academic lessons for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Creation of instructional strategies and resources for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

SPED 613 • Intervention Strategies for Moderate to Severe Behavioral Disabilities 3 Credits

Identification of policy and procedures for educational services to pre K-12 students with EBD. Application of essential features of EBD classrooms. Description of how Functional Behavior Assessments are utilized. Analysis of theories of behavior change. Description of interagency collaboration and program accommodations. Integration of faith perspective and students with EBD.

SPED 615 • Instruction and Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disabilities 3 Credits

Assessment selection for data-based, educational decision making for students with developmental cognitive disabilities/intellectual disabilities. Application of effective education planning and strategies to support improved student outcomes in the areas of social skills, academics, motor skills, communication, self care, and home and community skills.

SPED 618 • Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities 3 Credits

Interpretation of student performance data. Description of differentiation strategies. Application of evidence-based instructional practices and theories for students with a range of disabilities and diverse needs. Designing of positive instructional environments. Reflection on the relationship between faith concepts and educational practice in K-12 special education.

SPED 619 • Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities Across Systems 3 Credits

Exploration of how the case manager of students with intellectual disabilities and the special education process can leverage comprehensive systems, agencies, and people within and outside of schools to contribute to positive outcomes for students with complex needs.

SPED 620 • Reading Foundations 3 Credits

Identification of relationships among reading, writing, and oral language, comprehension processes, and instructional strategies. Description of the structure of the English language and word identification strategies, and the role of vocabulary knowledge in language. Analysis of different texts for K-12 classrooms. Assessment strategies for reading and writing needs. Recognition of characteristics and instructional strategies for the specific learning disability: dyslexia.

SPED 621 • Reading Field Experience 1 Credit

Supervised reading instruction in a K-12 setting. Assessment and analysis of reading ability. Creation of lessons and application of reading instruction skills/strategies. Designing of an environment that fosters reading. Identification of how personal faith connects with the professional responsibilities of a teacher. 30 hours over 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: SPED 620.

SPED 625 • Special Education: Planning and Programming 3 Credits

Development and evaluation of an individual education program (IEP) based on student assessment results. Consideration of technology, supplementary aids, services, and transition needs of students. Synthesis of cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity. Demonstration of best practice and collaboration techniques between school, family, and outside agencies.

SPED 631 • Responsive Instruction, Intervention, and Assessment 3 Credits

Identification of assessment measures for instructional decisions, professional organizations and publications related to interventions, and the historical context and educational movements. Interpretation of assessment data. Designing of instruction and modifications and analysis of progress monitoring data. Description of students’ assessment results and progress understandable to all stakeholders.

SPED 641 • Introduction to Behavioral Methods & Mental Health for Mild to Moderate Special Needs 3 Credits

Introduction to behavior methods and mental health for students with mild/moderate SPED needs. Interventions for K-12 students with mental health and behavioral needs. Impact of mental health and behavioral labels/diagnoses within K-12 education. Identification of roles of professionals within and outside the school related to mental health.

SPED 655 • Classroom-Based Assessment 3 Credits

Description of legal, professional, and ethical standards in assessment related to informal assessment measures and environmental factors influencing student achievement and behavior. Description of student’s learning style, strengths, and analysis of behavior based on observations and assessment data. Identification of the influence diversity, age, and gender have on assessment. Corequisites: SPED 610, SPED 670.

SPED 670 • Special Education Assessment Field Experience 1 Credit

Identification of students’ strengths and needs through assessment. Identification of the purpose of multidisciplinary teams. Development of an evaluation report. Explanation of assessment results with family, student and staff. Creation of interventions. Development of a plan for continued professional development in the area of assessment. 30 hours/12 weeks .
Corequisites: SPED 610, SPED 655 Special Notes: A test kit replacement fee of $700 will be charged to your account two weeks after the final grade is posted if the test kit has not been returned.

SPED 671 • ASD Field Experience 1 Credit

Identification of the impact characteristics and collaboration in coordinating resources have on learners with autism. Description of individualized programming based on evaluation results. Explanation of how lessons target social, communication, academic, behavioral, functional skills. Identification of program modifications. Interpretation of how instructional strategies promote the generalization of skills.
Special Notes: 35 hour field experience.

SPED 672 • Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities: Field Experience 1 Credit

A 35-hour field experience in which students complete observational experiences in mild, moderate, and severe K-12 EBD settings. Participate in behavioral techniques and programming, accommodations and modifications both in the resource and general education classrooms, and observe mental health providers for K-12 EBD students with mild, moderate and severe needs.

SPED 673 • ABS Field Experience 1 Credit

A 35-hour field experience in which students observe K-12 educational programming process for children with mild to moderate disabilities in the areas of LD, EBD, DCD, ASD, and OHD with an emphasis on defining characteristics in each category. Experience the referral process, evaluation, eligibility, IEP development, programming, and professional collaboration to prepare for work in this field.

SPED 674 • Development Disabilities: Field Experience 1 Credit

Observation of K-12 educational programming processes for students with mild, moderate, or severe disabilities in the areas of developmental cognitive disabilities/intellectual disabilities (DCD). Experience with referral process, evaluation, eligibility, IEP development, programming, and professional collaboration. Integration of personal faith perspective with vision for serving students with DCD.
Special Notes: 35 hour supervised observation experience.

SPED 675 • Consultation, Collaboration & Resources 2 Credits

Identification of collaborative partners and structures needed to provide effective special education services to students and their families. Inclusion of community, interagency, educational organizations, and other professional services while considering family background, socioeconomic status, cultural and linguistic diversity. Evaluation of current research and its relevance to planning and implementing emerging special education practices.

SPED 677 • Practical Experience Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which a masters level SPED internship, practicum, clinical or other experiential course was taken, required when there are outstanding hours to be completed.

SPED 700 • Characteristics of Selected Mild-Moderate Disabilities 2 Credits

The mild-moderate range of five disability categories under Academic Behavior Strategist (ABS): Learning Disabilities (LD), Emotional and Behavior Disorders (EBD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), Developmental Disabilities (DD), and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Definitions, eligibility criteria, characteristics, curriculum, and contemporary issues of each. Students with two or more of these licenses adding ABS license will cover only the other disability areas.
Special Notes: Enrollment requires program director permission.

SPED 760 • Directed Study 1-4 Credits

SPED 779 • Developmental Disabilities: Practicum 3 Credits

Implementation of procedures necessary to incorporate interventions and IEPs for students with developmental cognitive disabilities using engaging resources. Management of timelines, responsibilities, and consultation with parents, school and community professionals. Analysis of personal and professional growth as a special educator (80 required hours in a special education school setting).
DD practicum fee: $100, out-of-region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: This course is for add-on SPED license candidates.

SPED 780 • Student Teaching - Academic Behavior Strategist 4 Credits

Implementation of procedures necessary to incorporate referral, assessment, evaluation, IEPs, and interventions for students with mild-moderate disabilities. Management of timelines and responsibilities including consultation with parents, school and community professionals. Development of strategies for efficacy and engaging resources. Analysis of personal and professional growth as a special educator. 12 consecutive weeks required.
Prerequisites: SPED 600, SPED 605, SPED 608, SPED 610, SPED 618, SPED 620, SPED 621, SPED 625, SPED 631, SPED 641, SPED 655, SPED 670, SPED 673, EDUC 594, EDUC 595, EDUC 621, EDUC 624, EDUC 663, EDUC 668. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. ABS student teaching fee: $150. Special Notes: Graduates of the BA in Special Education Studies degree in CAPS have fulfilled all the prerequisite requirements for this course.

SPED 781 • ASD: Student Teaching 4 Credits

Implementation of procedures necessary to incorporate referral, assessment, evaluation, IEPs, and interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders. Management of timelines and responsibilities including consultation with parents, school and community professionals. Development of strategies for efficacy and engaging resources. Analysis of personal and professional growth as a special educator. (12 consecutive weeks required) .
Prerequisites: SPED 601, SPED 605, SPED 608, SPED 610, SPED 611, SPED 612, SPED 618, SPED 620, SPED 621, SPED 625, SPED 655, SPED 670, SPED 671, EDUC 621, EDUC 624, EDUC 594, EDUC 595, EDUC 663, EDUC 668. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. ASD student teaching fee: $150, out-of-region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies.

SPED 782 • SPED Practicum for Teachers of Other Licenses 3 Credits

Implementation of procedures necessary to incorporate referral, assessment, evaluation, IEPs, and interventions for students with disabilities in a specific license area. Management of timelines and responsibilities including consultation with parents, school and community professionals. Development of strategies for efficacy and engaging resources. Analysis of personal and professional growth as a special educator (80 required hours in a special education school setting).
Prerequisites: SPED 604, SPED 605, SPED 608, SPED 610, SPED 613, SPED 618, SPED 620, SPED 621, SPED 625, SPED 641, SPED 655, SPED 670, SPED 672, Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Course is restricted to students who have a qualifying teacher's license. Practicum fee: $150, out-of-region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies.

SPED 783 • Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities: Student Teaching 4 Credits

Implementation of procedures necessary to incorporate referral, assessment, evaluation, IEPs, and interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Management of timelines and responsibilities including consultation with parents, school and community professionals. Development of strategies for efficacy and engaging resources. Analysis of personal and professional growth as a special educator. 12 consecutive weeks required.
Prerequisites: SPED 604, SPED 605, SPED 608, SPED 610, SPED 613, SPED 618, SPED 620, SPED 621, SPED 625, SPED 641, SPED 655, SPED 670, SPED 672, EDUC 594, EDUC 595, EDUC 621, EDUC 624, EDUC 663, EDUC 668. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. EBD student teaching fee: $150, out-of-region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies.

SPED 784 • Developmental Disabilities: Student Teaching 4 Credits

Evaluative procedures used in identifying and understanding students with mild-moderate-severe Developmental Cognitive Disabilities. Collaborative analysis of assessment results and creation of IEPs in a K-12 setting. Design and implementation of appropriate interventions. Analysis of personal and spiritual growth related to the role of a special education professional. 12 weeks supervised teaching experience.
Prerequisites: SPED 605, SPED 607, SPED 608, SPED 610, SPED 615, SPED 618, SPED 619, SPED 620, SPED 621, SPED 625, SPED 655, SPED 670, SPED 674, EDUC 621, EDUC 624, EDUC 594, EDUC 595, EDUC 663, EDUC 668, Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. DD student teaching fee: $150, out-of-region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies.

SPED 786 • ABS: Practicum 3 Credits

Implementation of procedures necessary to incorporate interventions and IEPs for students with mild-moderate disabilities using engaging resources. Management of timelines, responsibilities, and consultation with parents, school and community professionals. Analysis of personal and professional growth as a special educator (80 required hours in a special education school setting).
Practicum fee: $100, out of region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: This course is for add-on SPED license candidates.80 required hours in a special education school setting.

SPED 787 • ASD: Practicum 3 Credits

Implementation of procedures necessary to incorporate interventions and IEPs for students with autism spectrum disorders using engaging resources. Management of timelines, responsibilities, and consultation with parents, school and community professionals. Analysis of personal and professional growth as a special educator. This course is for add-on SPED license candidates (80 required hours in a special education school setting).
Practicum fee: $100, out-of-region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: This course is for add-on SPED license candidates.

SPED 788 • Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities: Practicum 3 Credits

Implementation of procedures necessary to incorporate interventions and IEPs for students with emotional/behavioral disorders using engaging resources. Management of timelines, responsibilities, and consultation with parents, school and community professionals. Analysis of personal and professional growth as a special educator (80 required hours in a special education school setting).
Practicum fee: $100, out-of-region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: This course is for add-on SPED license candidates.

TEAC• Teaching

TEAC 601 • Structured Literacy and the Science of Reading 3 Credits

Exploration of the cognitive science of foundation reading acquisition and components of research-based structured literacy practices in the elementary classroom. Application of Strategies for meeting the needs of all readers, including those with dyslexia.

TEAC 606 • Teacher as Leader 3 Credits

Analysis of the critical impact of the teacher in the educational process. Examination of a variety of information and formal ways in which teachers are leaders. Provision of a framework for thoughtful interaction with the changing image of teachers and the challenges of teacher leadership. Development of reflective practice and goals for leadership and professional growth are addressed.

TEAC 610 • Content Research in Practice 2 Credits

Use of evidence based research to inform instructional practice is a critical skill for practicing teachers. The ability to locate, curate, analyze and apply educational research will be mastered. Creation of unique applications of research from specific k-12 content is the primary focus of this course.

TEAC 616 • Improving Instruction 3 Credits

Examination of a variety of theories, approaches and instructional strategies that build on the experience of practicing teachers. 21st century skills and the study of model schools known for their innovative practices based on strong rationales and underlying theories. Intention of the course is to renew teachers’ current knowledge base, craft of teaching, and new models of “doing school.”.

TEAC 635 • Applied Classroom Assessment 3 Credits

Examination of the core principles of how assessment can accelerate student learning when applied systematically. Development of thinking habits that lead to consistent and purposeful implementation of practices that motivate, inspire, and empower students to take ownership of their learning.

TEAC 697 • Capstone Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment; required when the thesis/project course is incomplete. The extension allows students continued access to university resources. Student must be registered in an extension course at the time the thesis/project is granted final approval and receives a grade. Fee applies.
Prerequisites: TEAC 790.

TEAC 710 • Practicum in Work-based Learning 1 Credit

An 80-hour practicum focused on working with students in the classroom to coordinate a Work-Based Learning Program.
Prerequisites: EDUC 705,EDUC 707, EDUC 709, any can be taken concurrently. Special Notes: This practicum is only required for Minnesota students seeking the Work Based Learning license.

TEAC 730 • Introduction to Differentiation and Responsive Teaching 3 Credits

Overview of the theory and research of differentiated instruction as a model for acquiring content, processing ideas and developing products to effectively address varying student needs in the K-12 classroom. Focus is on instructional strategies and the practical application of differentiation in the teacher-learner's classroom. Attention to the needs of students with disabilities will be emphasized.

TEAC 731 • Responsive Pedagogy for English Language Learners 3 Credits

An overview of second language acquisition theories as the foundation for understanding learning processes of a second language learner. Focus is on differentiation for language proficiency levels and levels of former schooling while keeping the rigor of the grade-level content. Strategies for intentional academic language teaching within each content area will drive the lesson planning approach in this course. Crucial factors that influence the acquisition of the second language such as linguistic and cultural identity negotiation will also be addressed.

TEAC 732 • Culturally Responsive Instruction 3 Credits

Examination of multicultural research, theory and practice as a foundation to cultural understanding in the classroom. Exploration of their role as teacher in a culturally changing learning environment as they develop instructional strategies based on research‑based best practice to continually improve as culturally responsive practitioners.

TEAC 756 • Preparing to Write the Thesis 1 Credit

Preparation for the process of designing and writing a master's level thesis or conducting action research. Exploration of the selection and refinement of a research topic; the nature and scope of master's thesis/action research project; APA style; and preparation for the oral examination process.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

TEAC 765 • Topics in Teaching 1-9 Credits

Selected topics in teaching.

TEAC 790 • Thesis Writing Studio 3 Credits

Exploration of a significant educational issue relevant to the student’s professional involvement through an independent, step by step, individually supervised process to develop a thesis or project. Defense of student’s thesis or project following collaboration with thesis advisor to ensure guidelines have been followed and requirements have been met as noted in the Bethel University Graduate Education Thesis Handbook.
Prerequisites: TEAC 756 Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

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