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Graduate Programs

 

Master of Education Higher Education

The Master of Education, Higher Education program is designed for candidates with an interest in working in administrative positions in institutions of higher education, civic organizations, non-profit organizations, national government organizations, or the social sector. Program coursework provides students with a strong grounding in leadership / management / organizational development with particular attention to the higher education context.

 

Master of Education Literacy

The Master of Education Literacy (formerly known as MEd. Reading Specialist) program is designed to allow candidates to pursue graduate-level study in the various levels of literacy through an online format. The successful candidate will be able to work as a Reading Specialist or Literacy Coach. 


Master of Education Instructional Leadership

The Department of Advanced Programs prepares educational leaders to assume management and instructional responsibilities needed to facilitate learning in a diverse world. Our school administration program provides candidates with a broad background in theory and practice, including: A series of prerequisite courses in theory and knowledge; a field-based administrator internship experience; and, supplemental educational opportunities. This combination of professional preparation and experience has been designed to provide Principal and Program Administrator candidates the opportunity to demonstrate, in both their CWU course work and internship experience, the skills and knowledge inherent in WAC 181-79A-211(2).

 

Master of Education School Administration

CWU has been approved by the HECB (Higher Education Coordinating Board) to offer, through the Department of Advanced Programs, the School Administration Masters and Residency Certificate Programs in an entirely web-based format. This online program will offer the same quality educators and rigorous coursework Central is known for, now in a convenient online delivery system.

 

Master of Science in Health & Physical Education: Athletic Administration Specialization

The master of science specialization in Athletic Administration is focused on the types of knowledge and skills designed to enhance one's effectiveness as a coach or as a K-12 athletic administrator. It is not a sport marketing or sport management program. Students applying for this program are expected to have an undergraduate degree in health and physical education or extensive related practical experience. Because the requirements to become K-12 athletic directors vary between school districts, students intent on pursuing careers in athletic administration should check into local school district athletic administration requirements.

For use in applying to the CWU Graduate School, prospective students can use the new on-line application form at http://www.cwu.edu/masters/applying-cwu-graduate-school

 

Master of Science in Health & Physical Education

The master of science in Health and Physical Education is focused on the types of knowledge and skills designed to enhance one's effectiveness as a teacher of health and physical education. Students applying for this program are expected to have teaching certification and either an undergraduate degree in health and physical education or extensive related practical experience. The degree does NOT prepare a student for teaching certification.

For use in applying to the CWU Graduate School, prospective students can use the new on-line application form at http://www.cwu.edu/masters/applying-cwu-graduate-school

 

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science - Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM)

CWU offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (BS-ITAM) with a specialization in Administrative Management (ADMG). This 100% Online Only ADMG Specialization is designed for students who have completed a transferrable associate degree or have earned a bachelors degree in any field. Students who have earned a transferrable associate degree in the state of Washington, or anywhere in the USA, can now finish their baccalaureate degree through this fully Online Program.

 

Bachelor of Applied Science - Information Technology and Administrative Management

CWU offers the Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (BAS-ITAM) with a choice of two 100% online specializations: Information Technology (IT) or Administrative Management (ADMG).

Administrative Management Specialization
This new Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (BAS-ITAM) degree with an Administrative Management specialization is designed for students who have completed a two-year applied or technical degree. Students who have earned a two-year applied or technical degree, from business to health care to information technology to veterinary technician to refrigerator technician, can now finish their baccalaureate degree through this fully online program.

 

Information Technology Specialization
The IT Specialization is designed for individuals who want to pursue careers that apply a blend of administrative management, leadership, and information technology skills in contemporary organization environments. Students complete upper-division course work that prepares them for a leadership and supervisory position in the IT industry. Graduates secure careers as entry- and mid-level information technology and administrative managers. Offered 100% online, this program helps students stand out in the marketplace and to gain a baccalaureate degree in a timely fashion.

 

Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences is for students who are interested in broader options in course selection than are possible within a traditional departmental major and who want to specialize their course of study according to individual interests and professional/educational aspirations. Persons holding this degree will find employment in a variety of occupations, ranging from corporate to social services, depending upon their primary emphasis among the various disciplines within the social science category. This degree also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in psychology, sociology, social work, and political science. Here is what one of our students had to say about the Interdisciplinary Studies-Social Sciences major:

 

Bachelor of Arts Law and Justice

The Bachelor of Arts major in Law and Justice (LAJ) is designed to prepare students for professional employment in the criminal justice system and/or entry into graduate or law school. It retains the humanistic emphasis of the liberal arts while assisting students to prepare for graduate school, careers in law enforcement, corrections, paralegal professions and the practice of law following law school.

 

Bachelor of Science Paramedicine

The online component of the EMS Paramedicine Major is designed for students who already possess a current and valid certification as a paramedic from an authorized training institution and want to complete their Bachelor Degree in Paramedicine at Central Washington University. This accredited program meets all of the national and Washington State standards in paramedic education. For currently certified paramedics, advanced standing in the paramedicine major can be obtained with submission of application, evidence of certification and paramedic program completion from an approved institution, and a transferable Associate’s Degree or its equivalent.

 

Bachelor of Arts Psychology - (45 credit)

The Psychology department provides students with an understanding of the perspectives, content, and methods of science and the practice of psychology. This 45-credit major is intended for students who are interested in careers that would combine a background in psychology with work in fields such as social work, family studies, business, forensics, primate behavior, and other fields for which training in behavioral science would be useful. Students in the 45-credit major are required to complete either a minor or a double major. If a student decided later to pursue graduate school, the core courses in the 45-credit major may transfer into the 60-credit major.

 

Bachelor of Arts Sociology (45 credit) 

The Sociology Department provides opportunities for students to understand the conceptual and methodological tools used by sociologists to understand society. Students in this 45-credit major are required to complete either a minor or a second major in another discipline. Students seeking a B.A. degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single foreign language.

 

Minors

Administrative Management - Complete Your Minor Over Two Summers - 100% Online

The ITAM Administrative Management Minor is the perfect complement to any CWU major. Students will complete courses in communications, management and leadership while gaining a foundation of basic operations and strategy. Today, more than ever, students of any CWU major will benefit from the knowledge and application of Administrative Management in the global economy.

 

Family Studies

Family Studies is the interdisciplinary study of what makes families successful. This program focuses on understanding the dynamics of families in a changing society, as well as the impact that family interaction has on individual development and success.

 

Law and Justice

The minor in Law and Justice (LAJ) is designed to compliment a number of different majors at CWU and prepare students for professional opportunities in the criminal justice system and/ or entry into graduate or law school.

 

Latino & Latin American Studies (LLAS) - Complete Your Minor Over Two Summers - 100% Online

The Latino & Latin American Studies (LLAS) minor provides students with broad, interdisciplinary training in the economic, social, political and cultural realities of Latino and Latin American peoples. The minor will be extremely valuable for those pursuing careers in business, government, social work, law and justice, and teaching that require engagement with Latino communities in the United States, as well as for those who wish to travel and work in Latin America. Moreover, the Latino & Latin American Studies minor also serves as preparation for graduate study in multiple academic and professional fields.

 

Psychology - Complete Your Minor Over Two Summers - 100% Online

The Psychology department provides students with an understanding of the perspectives, content, and methods of science and the practice of psychology. This 30 credit general minor is often combined with majors such as Law & Justice, Sociology, Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Sciences, and Biology. The Psychology minor may be completed in 2 consecutive summer quarters.

 

Retail Management and Technology - Complete Your Minor Over Two Summers - 100% Online

The ITAM Retail Management and Technology Minor is the perfect complement to any CWU major and is now offered 100% online in the summer. You will complete courses in retailing and selling, retail strategy, and IT retail management. Today, more than ever, students of any CWU major will benefit from the knowledge and application of retail technology and management.

 

Sociology

The Sociology Department provides opportunities for students to understand the conceptual and methodological tools used by sociologists to understand society. This 25 credit general minor is often combined with majors such as Law & Justice, Psychology or other fields in the Sciences or Humanities

 

Certificates/Endorsements

 

Global Literacy Development

Students in the Global Literacy Development Certificate Program will gain knowledge of best practices in literacy development and effective communication strategies. Certificate holders will be equipped with communication skills and basic knowledge about literacy development in order to support, sustain and enhance literacy programs for a variety of organizations.



Library Media Endorsement

The Library Media program offers endorsement to the teaching certificate. Individuals completing this 27 credit program will have met the initial level of preparation necessary to direct a learning resources (library media) center in a K-12 school. Completing this program and passing the West-E test will allow you highly qualified status under the NCLB Act.



Reading Endorsement

The Literacy Program within the College of Education and Professional Studies at Central Washington University is proud to offer a reading endorsement option for certified teachers. With continuous enrollment, the certified teacher can earn the Washington State P-12 Reading Endorsement through the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in five quarters.

Teachers from outside the state of Washington will need to verify with their state’s department of education if this program meets the guidelines for endorsement in that state.

 

Reading Endorsement

The Literacy Program within the College of Education and Professional Studies at Central Washington University is proud to offer a reading endorsement option for certified teachers. With continuous enrollment, the certified teacher can earn the Washington State P-12 Reading Endorsement through the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in five quarters.

Teachers from outside the state of Washington will need to verify with their state’s department of education if this program meets the guidelines for endorsement in that state.