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GRADUATE DIVISION

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

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

Excellence in Teaching: Certificate program or concentration area for M.Ed.


Graduate Certificate Program: Program Specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL) (12 credits)


Graduate Certificate: Early-Childhood Program Director (ECD) (9 credits)


Professional Development Center


Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Care Administration (45 credits)


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


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


Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.P.A.S.) (98 credits)

 

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

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

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

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

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

2. Required Course Work (30 Credits)

  • Educ 505 -  ELL Adaptations (3 credits)

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

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

3. Elective Course Work (3 credits)

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

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

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

(570) 208-5900

e-mail: deborahcarr@kings.edu

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


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


1. Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Science or Arts


2. Required Core Course Work (15 Credits)

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



3. Concentration Area Course Work (15 credits)


   PK-4 Elementary Education

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


   English as a Second Language

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


   Mathematics Education

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

   Science Education

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

  Social Studies Education

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

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

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

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

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

  Excellence in Teaching

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

  • Educ 530 - Standards Aligned System (SAS) 

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

  • Educ 537 - Classroom Set-up and Management

  • Educ 538 - Differentiating Instruction

  • Educ 539 - Exceptional Learners: Gifted and Special Education

  • Educ 540 - School Law for Today’s Teacher

  • Educ 541 - Developing Collaboration with Parents

  • Educ 542 - ELL Learners 

  • Educ 5xx - Other courses, as offered.

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Graduate Certificate Program: Excellence in Teaching

Contact:

DeBorah Carr, Ed.D., Program Director

(570) 208-5900

e-mail: deborahcarr@kings.edu

The 15-credit (five course) graduate certificate program in Excellence in Teaching is designed for individuals who:

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

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

Course Schedules

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

Admission Requirements

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

Required Course Work (choose five courses; 15 credits)

Educ 530 - Standards Aligned System (SAS) 

Educ 532 - Assessment

Educ 536 - Literacy in the Content Area

Educ 537 - Classroom Set-up and Management

Educ 538 - Differentiating Instruction

Educ 539 - Exceptional Learners: Gifted and Special Education

Educ 540 - School Law for Today’s Teacher

Educ 541 - Developing Collaboration with Parents

Educ 542 - ELL Learners 

Educ 5xx - Other courses, as offered

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Graduate Certificate Program: Program Specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL) (12 credits)

Contact:


Elizabeth S. Lott, Ph.D., Dean

 

The 12-credit (four course) ESL Program Specialist graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who:

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Required Course Work (12 Credits)

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

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Professional Development Center

Nicholas A. Holodick, Ed.D., Program Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5901
e-mail: naholodi@kings.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Care Administration (45 credits)
Bernard J. Healey, Ph.D., Program Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5683
e-mail: bjhealey@kings.edu

The Master of Science in Health Care Administration is designed to provide adult part-time students with the business and community-health administration skills they need to assume leadership positions in the field of health care. Graduate courses may be taken to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Science degree program. They may also be taken individually for personal or professional enrichment.

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

Alumni Association
The graduate program in Health Care Administration has a separate Alumni Association. The Association offers new students the opportunity to have a program graduate assigned to them as a mentor, to guide them through the program. The Association also offers graduates of the program the opportunity to network with each other. For more information, see the graduate program website at departments.kings.edu/hca/.

1. Required Course Work (36 credits)

  • HCA 500 - Introduction to Health Services Systems (3 credits)
  • HCA 501 - Health Policy (3 credits)
  • HCA 502 - Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • HCA 504 - Health Care Economics (3 credits)
  • HCA 505 - Epidemiology for Health Care Managers (3 credits)
  • HCA 507 - Health Care Financial Management (3 credits)
  • HCA 511 - Quantitative Business Methods for Health Care (3 credits)
  • HCA 531 - Understanding Organizational Ethics (3 credits)
  • HCA 541 - Managerial Accounting for Health Care Administration (3 credits)
  • HCA 571 - Health Care Marketing (3 credits)
  • HCA 572 - Health Law (3 credits)
  • HCA 576 - Operations Management in Health Care (3 credits)

2. Elective Course Work (6 credits)

  • HCA 521 - Community Health Administration (3 credits)
  • HCA 570 - Topics in Health Care Administration (3 credits)
  • HCA 573 - Health Care Management and Information Systems (3 credits)
  • HCA 575 - Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • HCA 591 - Directed Study in Health Care Administration (3 credits)
  • HCA 595 - Leadership and Executive Skills for Health Care Managers (3 credits)
  • HCA 599 - Health Care Administration Internship (3 or 6 credits)

3. Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • HCA 596 - Leadership for Quality Management in Health (3 credits)

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Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership in Health Care Administration (15 credits)
Bernard J. Healey, Ph.D., Program Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5683
e-mail: bjhealey@kings.edu

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

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

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

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

Required Course Work (15 credits)

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

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Graduate Certificate in Public Health Administration (On-line; 15 credits)
Bernard J. Healey, Ph.D., Program Director
(570) 208-5900, ext. 5683
e-mail: bjhealey@kings.edu

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

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

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

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

Required Course Work (15 credits)

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

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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.P.A.S.) (98 credits)

Contact:

Diana Easton, M.S.P.A.S., Interim Program Director

(570) 208-5900, ext. 5728

e-mail: dianaeaston@kings.edu

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

The King’s College Department of Physician Assistant Studies has over 30 years of experience in preparing students for the PA profession. Faculty members provide sophisticated didactic and clinical training in all areas of general medicine. King’s College has graduated over 800 Physician Assistants, who practice throughout the U.S..

The Degree Program
Unlike the other King’s College graduate programs, the M.S.P.A.S. program offers classes during the day and is a full-time program.  There are two ways to enter the King's College Department of Physician Assistant Studies: (1) as a freshman, into the five-year accelerated B.S./M.S.P.A.S. degree program, or (2) as a graduate student, into the two-year master’s (M.S.P.A.S.) degree program.  Admission to the five-year program is done through the undergraduate admissions office at King’s College.  Applicants who already have a bachelor's (or higher) degree must apply to the two-year master’s program through the Centralized Application System for Physician Assistants (CASPA).  For information, contact:

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

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

Program Prerequisites

  • Completion of a bachelor's (or higher) degree.
  • Completion of prerequisite science courses, preferably with labs: anatomy and physiology (8 credits), general biology (8 credits), chemistry (8 credits), and microbiology (4 credits). No grade less than a C- (1.75) will be accepted for any prerequisite science courses.
  • A minimum undergraduate overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum cumulative science GPA of 3.0 for applicants applying to begin the program in Fall 2012.
  • A minimum undergraduate overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum cumulative science GPA of 3.2 for applicants applying to begin the program in Fall 2013.
  • Completion of 500 clinical hours of direct hands-on health care experience, either voluntary or paid.
  • TOEFL exam, if needed.

For more information on application procedures, see above under Admissions Procedures.

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

The master's program does not allow exemption from any courses, clinical skills, laboratories or clinical education,laboratories or clinical education, regardless of prior experience, degree or credential. Students must matriculate through all aspects of the two-year curriculum and must successfully complete all program requirements in order to graduate.

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

  • PA 451C Medical Terminology

Year One

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

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

Intersession Semester

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

Summer Semester

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

Year Two

Fall Semester

  • PA 520 Clinical Rotation III (7 credits)
  • PA 525 Clinical Rotation IV (7 credits)

Spring Semester

  • PA 530 Clinical Rotation V (7 credits)
  • PA 535 Clinical Rotation VI (7 credits)

Spring/Summer Semester

  • PA 540 Clinical Rotation VII (4 credits)
  • PA 545 Primary Care Preceptorship (8 credits)
  • PA 554 Master's Research Project (4 credits)

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