Academic Programs

College Organization

The directors for each of the graduate programs report directly to their respective deans on issues of program accreditation, graduate policy, assessment and program development. The Graduate Council is the primary faculty governance committee responsible for overseeing graduate curricula and policies.

Graduate Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Licensure

Students may earn a teaching license through the post-baccalaureate program, with or without earning a master’s degree, in the following areas:

Early Childhood (to teach children from age 3 to grade three)

Middle Childhood (to teach children in grades four to nine)

Middle Childhood candidates must have two 24-semester-hour areas of concentration from math, social studies, language arts and/or science. Students may need to take undergraduate content area courses to complete the areas of concentration.

Intervention Specialist (to teach children with mild to moderate disabilities in grades K-12)

Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) (to teach in grades 7-12)

  • Integrated Language Arts
  • Integrated Social Studies
  • Integrated Math
  • Integrated Science
  • Life Science

Multi-Age (to teach in grades K-12)

  • Visual Arts
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Health and Physical Education



Note: Multi-Age and AYA majors may need to take undergraduate content area courses to complete licensure requirements.

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (applicant program)

Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master of Arts in Education

Students may earn a master’s degree with an emphasis in any of the following:

Adolescent/Young Adult/Multi-Age

Children’s Literature

Curriculum and Teaching

Early Childhood

Educational Administration

School Building Leader (Principal)

School District Leader (Superintendent)

Educational Technology

Human Resource Development Strand-Athletic Administration Emphasis

Human Resource Development Strand-Leadership Emphasis

Human Resource Development Strand-Training and Development Emphasis

Intervention Specialist

Mathematics Teaching

Middle Childhood


Science Education


Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs

Reading (reading specialists for grades K-12)

Educational Technology (district technology coordinator or technology integration trainer)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Early Childhood Generalist (for teaching 4th and 5th grade)

Middle Childhood Generalist (for teaching in a self-contained 4th-6th grade)


Training and Online Instruction

Online Instruction

Dual Enrollment Certificates

Language Arts


Note: Students seeking a master’s degree without a license or endorsement take the 15-hour leadership core and 18 hours of electives in any combination of the above areas. Endorsements, initial teaching licenses and administrative licenses will vary in the number of hours required.

Master of Arts in Professional Communication

Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing

Master of Arts in TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Master of Athletic Training

Master of Business Administration

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Healthcare Management

Hospitality Management

Master of Occupational Therapy

Master of Physician Assistant

Master of Science in Applied Security and Analytics

Master of Science in Environmental, Safety and Health Management


Emergency and Disaster Management

Environmental Management

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Master of Science in Health Informatics


Health Informatics