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ONLINE GRADUATE PROGRAMS
EXPERIENCE AN AFFORDABLE WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION WITHOUT LIMITS! The University of Central Arkansas online graduate programs give you the opportunity to excel with the flexibility you need to succeed. Our commitment to excellence and award-winning faculty provide online graduate students the knowledge and experience to stand FRONT and CENTER.
Online Graduate Tuition Now Only $240 Per Credit Hour! Beginning Summer 2013, pay only $240 per credit hour for tuition on accredited online graduate programs. UCA wants you to dedicate your time and energy toward doing well in school, not worrying how to pay for school.
Numerous Certificate Programs to Expand Your Career Options! In addition to graduate degree programs, UCA offers several graduate certificates (GC) and post-master’s (PMC) certificates. Graduate certificates can be completed within 12-22 credit hours and are designed to enhance a professional’s marketability and further their career advancement.
The Praxis I, valid educator license, or
GRE accepted for College of Education Graduate Programs! To apply, you can use the Praxis I, a valid educator license, or the GRE for your admission assessment criteria for Graduate Programs in the College of Education.
Financial Aid Eligible! All programs are approved for financial aid for qualified students. For more information, visit uca.edu/financialaid. * Beginning Summer 2014, Pending HLC Approval ** College fee of $14 and departmental fee of $5 per credit hour also apply.
ONLINE GRADUATE STUDIES DOCTORAL PROGRAM Doctor of Nursing Practice* **
EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST DEGREE PROGRAM Educational Leadership
MASTER’s DEGREE PROGRAMS
Instructional Technology Library Media and Information Technology Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership Reading Special Education School Leadership, Management and Administration School Counseling Master of Arts in Teaching Community & Economic Development Geographic Information Systems Health Sciences** Nursing** . Clinical Nurse Leader** . Clinical Nurse Educator** . Clinical Nurse Practitioner – Adult** . Clinical Nurse Practitioner – Family** Family and Consumer Sciences**
Adult Nurse Practitioner** Clinical Nurse Leader** Family Nurse Practitioner** Nurse Educator** School and District Leadership . Gifted/Talented Administration . Special Education Administration . Adult Education Administration . Curriculum Administration . Building-Level Administration . District-Level Administration
Instructional Facilitator Instructional Technology . Distance Education . Technical Support . Media Design and Development Gifted and Talented Education Special Education . Instructional Specialist (P-4) . Instructional Specialist (4-12) Geographic Information Systems
DOCTOR OF NURSing PRACTICE (DNP)* ONLINE DELIVERY 36 Credit Hours The UCA DNP program will be part-time, completed over two calendar years, including summers. This allows students to continue fulltime employment. The DNP program is a post-master’s degree. The program will be online with a required on-campus orientation. The DNP project is completed in the student’s geographic area of choice. *Beginning Summer 2014, Pending HLC approval uca.edu/go/dnp
THE VALUE OF EXCELLENCE
educational leadership (eds) 30 Credit Hours The licensure program is for individuals with career goals as superintendents or other central office roles. Internships are spaced throughout the curriculum rather than reserved for the last semester. Students will need to come to campus for some aspects of the program. Areas of Concentration: . PK-12 Education . Post Secondary Education Post-Master Certificates Available . District-Level Administration
instructional technology (ms) 36 Credit Hours The Master of Science in Instructional Technology (ITEC) is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to become technology leaders and practitioners within their professional arenas (e.g., education, business, government, and nonprofit organizations.) By its design, the program offers a broad view of the field of instructional technology (e.g., history, theory, technology, management) yet is flexible enough to allow candidates to select an area of concentration reflective of their vocational interest. Students may need to travel to campus for some aspects of the program. Areas of Concentration: . Distance Education . Media Design & Development . Technical Support of Instructional Technologies Graduate Certificates Available uca.edu/go/itec
LIBRARY, MEDIA AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ms) 36 Credit Hours The Library Media and Information Technologies program is built upon the guiding principles of AASLâ€™s Empowering Learners, the program standards of the American Association of School Librarians, and the program standards for School Library Media by the state of Arkansas.
ADVANCED STUDIES IN TEACHER LEADERSHIP (msE) 30 Credit Hours This degree prepares candidates to become highly skilled, articulate classroom teachers by enhancing and expanding existing knowledge and skills of candidates. Candidates work toward National Board Certification. Students may be required to come to campus for some components of the program. Areas of Concentration: . Early Childhood . Teacher Leadership . Instructional Facilitator . Gifted and Talented . Writing . Elementary Mathematics Specialist . English as a Second Language (ESL) Other content areas as approved by the academic advisor. uca.edu/go/astl
reading (mse) 30 Credit Hours This program is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to become successful reading specialists and literacy coaches (K-8 and K-12). It offers a broad range of opportunities for candidates to learn about the foundational knowledge of literacy, historical and current seminal reading research, language arts instruction, reading curriculum development, literacy coaching, reading assessment, strategies for working with struggling and diverse readers, methods for integrating technology into reading instruction, and other critical issues in reading and literacy education. uca.edu/go/reading
special education (MSE) 36 Credit Hours The Master of Science in Special Education is designed to prepare candidates in the development of knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to impact services and supports to students with special needs. The program offers a broad range of opportunities for candidates to learn about special education litigation and legislation, medical conditions, assessment, behavior guidance, instructional strategies, and best practices in serving persons with disabilities and their families. Graduate Certificates Available Instructional Facilitator Gifted and Talented Education Special Education Instructional Specialist . Instructional Specialist P-4 . Instructional Specialist 4-12 uca.edu/go/specialed
school leadership, management and administration (MS) 34-35 Credit Hours The licensure program is for professionals interested in administrative roles as principals, curriculum administrators, and program leaders in special education or gifted and talented programs. Individuals with an appropriate master’s degree may pursue a second master’s degree or complete a program of study. Internship experiences are integrated throughout the program. Students may need to travel to campus for some aspects of the program. uca.edu/go/smla
Post-Master’s Certificates Available
School and District Leadership . . . . . .
Gifted/Talented Program Administration Special Education Program Administration Adult Education Program Administration Curriculum Administration Building-Level Administration District-Level Administration uca.edu/go/certificates
FRONT AND CENTER
school counseling (MS) 48 Credit Hours The purpose of the program is to prepare school counselors to meet the educational, social, psychological, and career needs of students while working collaboratively with students, teachers, parents, peer professionals, administrators, and the community. The school counseling program is a P-12 licensure program. Students may be required to come to campus for some aspects of the program. uca.edu/go/schoolcounseling
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (MAT) 36-39 Credit Hours This graduate program is appropriate for students with a bachelor’s degree and are interested in obtaining an Arkansas teaching license in early childhood, middle level, or secondary education. Students may be required to come to campus for some aspects of the program. Areas of Concentration: . P-4 Early Childhood . 4-8 Middle Level . Secondary/P-8 & 7-12 uca.edu/go/mat
The Partnership for Transition to Teaching (P3T) grant provides financial support for MAT candidates who are recent college graduates, career changers, paraprofessionals as well as science, technology, engineering, or mathematics majors. uca.edu/transition
“UCA has helped me become front and center by providing me with the best teachers and faculty, engaging classes, and welcoming atmosphere. My objective is to get a license to teach middle level English through the MAT program.”
SEAN LIVINGSTON CURRENT MAT STUDENT
community and economic development (MS) 36 Credit Hours The purpose of this degree is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the theory and applications of community and economic development tools and methods. Graduates will be prepared to act as catalysts for growth and change through a community development process. Areas of Concentration: . General . Planning
geographic information systems (mgis) 30 Credit Hours This degree program will meet the training needs of university graduate students, active professionals, and those interested in retraining or entering the GIS workforce. The GIS/mapping industry is a burgeoning market and is the third fastest growing technology after nanotechnology and biotechnology. Thesis and Non-Thesis Options uca.edu/go/gis Graduate Certificate Available uca.edu/go/giscertificate
NURSING (MSN) 39-44 Credit Hours The MSN program is designed for the working registered nurse. All courses are offered online. Periodic visits to the Conway campus are required for each course. UCAâ€™s MSN curriculum prepares the graduate to be an expert provider of care in acute, ambulatory, and community care settings as well as a leader in institutional and professional settings. Areas of Concentration: . Primary Care Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner . Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner . Nurse Educator with a Clinical Specialty . Clinical Nurse Leader Post-Masterâ€™s Certificates are also available. . Adult Nurse Practitioner . Clinical Nurse Leader . Family Nurse Practitioner . Nurse Educator uca.edu/go/nursingmsn
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (MS) 30-36 Credit Hours The program is designed to serve the needs of qualified students preparing for Family and Consumer Sciences careers in business, education, hospitals, industry, government, and community agencies. It is also designed for students entering doctoral programs in Family and Consumer Sciences or related fields. This program has a thesis and non-thesis option. It may require travel to the Conway campus. Areas of Concentration: . Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion . Nutrition and Foods . General Family and Consumer Sciences uca.edu/go/facsms
HEALTH SCIENCES (MS) 33-36 Credit Hours The program is designed to prepare students as health educators in community health settings, colleges and universities, public schools, and health care facilities.
ADMISSIONS Visit uca.edu/graduate for requirements for admission to the University of Central Arkansas Graduate School. Each program has individual admission requirements, please check each department website for specifications regarding minimum test scores, interviews, and admission deadlines.
FINANCIAL AID The UCA Office of Financial Aid provides financial counselors to support and guide students through the financial process. Almost 90% of UCA students receive some financial aid. If you want to see how much financial aid you’ll need and how much you can receive, check out our free financial aid net price calculator at uca.edu/financialaid. You should apply as early as possible for both admissions and financial aid. For additional information, call UCA’s Office of Financial Aid at (501) 450-3140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS Please check within each degree program for scholarships or other opportunities for special funding. To apply for assistantships or fellowships, please contact the Graduate School by email at email@example.com or visit uca.edu/graduate.
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