Lock Haven University - Commonwealth University of PA

    Jaimee Kester, Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions

    Founded in 1870, Lock Haven University sits on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and looks over the Bald Eagle Mountains in Central Pennsylvania. The area is rich with outdoor recreational opportunities yet major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington, DC are only a few hours away. 

    Master of Education: Alternative Education (Online Delivery)
    The 36 credit Alternative Education program is one of only eight fully accredited Master's programs offered in the United States and is the only program that is offered completely online. The Alternative Education program makes it possible for you to engage in reflective practice while improving your teaching and program development skills. The program encourages you to explore methods, research, and epistemologies that focus on both the learner and systemic changes that will benefit all your students. You will develop skills, knowledge and competencies that will benefit you in your daily work in alternative and/or regular education settings.

    Master of Education: Teaching and Learning (Online Delivery)
    The 36 credit Teaching and Learning program is designed to provide in-service teachers and other education professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of instructional design, assessment, classroom management and technology integration. Courses also include activities for teachers to develop reflective practice skills through action research within their classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to complete many assignments based on individual professional development goals and needs.

    Early Childhood Education Concentration (Online Delivery)
    Online graduate level early childhood education course offerings. The courses will meet the new requirements for continuing education for Pre-K Early Childhood Educators. They are not a stand-alone master's program. These courses can be taken separately or can be taken as the elective coursework for another online Master's Program. Lock Haven is an approved provider of the PA Director Credential. Students can earn this credential through our online graduate coursework.

    Instructional Technology Concentration (Online Delivery)
    Online graduate level instructional technology course offerings introduce students to the management skills required to deliver a stable functional technology assisted teaching and learning environment. Students will choose individualized projects, design needs assessments, research products that support the functionality, compare usability, create a workflow for users, determine student and faculty satisfaction, and analyze the cost effectiveness versus improved learning outcomes. They are not a stand-alone master's program. These courses can be taken separately or can be taken as the elective coursework for another online Master's Program.

    Master of Science: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Online Delivery)
    The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is an online, CACREP accredited 60 credit degree program that is designed to be consistent with the requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania (049 PA Code § 49.13). The following concentrations are available in the CMHC Program: Children and Adolescent Counseling, Counseling Veterans and their Families, and General Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Upon graduation from the program, you will have completed the educational requirements for licensure and be ready to fulfill the remainder of the Pennsylvania state requirements for licensure as a professional counselor. The program is consistent with other state licensure codes and a non-Pennsylvania student may be license eligible in another state as a counselor. In addition, upon successful completion of the program and passing the National Counselor Examination, you will be able to submit your final transcript to NBCC and receive your National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential

    Master of Science: Sport Science (Online Delivery)
    The 30 credit Sport Science program offers two tracks, Sport Administration and Sport and Exercise Psychology. Graduates of the Sport Administration track are prepared for careers ranging from marketing, sales and sponsorship to event planning and facility management in professional, amateur, educational and community sport settings. Having examined how psychological factors influence sport performance and physical activity participation and how sport and physical activity involvement affect psychological well-being. Graduates of the Sport and Exercise Psychology track are prepared to help athletes and others achieve optimal performance.

    Master of Health Science: Physician Assistant (Traditional Delivery)
    The Physician Assistant program is a 24-month program that awards a Master of Health Science (MHS) degree, as well as a certificate as a Physician Assistant. In addition to completing the core curriculum, the program offers students additional areas of concentration, in Rural Primary Care or Corrections Medicine. The program was developed in 1996 to increase the number of primary care providers in medically underserved areas of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Fully accredited, the program enjoys an average first-time national board pass rate in excess of 90 percent and has placed over 60 percent of its graduates within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A modularly-designed curriculum, extensive use of technology and a faculty with over 100 years of health care experience has won the program national recognition as one of the premier Physician Assistant programs in the country.

    Professional Science Masters: Actuarial Science (Online Delivery)
    This 30 credit PSM program is one of only three in the country. It is fully online and geared toward working professionals. Course work prepares students to take Actuarial Exams P, FM and MLC as sponsored by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), and will provide Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credits for Corporate Finance and Applied Statistical Methods. Graduates of this program will have the foundational skills (interest theory, finance, economics, statistics, probability, and modeling) necessary to conduct financial analyses and manage financial risks. Additionally, students will learn how to provide assessments of financial securities systems, with focus on their mechanisms and complexity from the economics and finance standpoint, and the corresponding governing mathematics. Students will also learn how to evaluate the likelihood of events and quantify contingent outcomes to minimize losses associated with undesirable events.

    Master of Science in Athletic Training (Traditional Delivery)
    This 60 credit program is for students who want to become certified athletic trainers. Certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training program and pass a national exam administered by the Board of Certification. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic exercise, modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences.

    Masters of Health Science (Online Delivery)
    Masters of Health Science (MHS) degree with concentration in Health Promotion/Education and Healthcare Management. This 36 credit program can be completed in one-year with full time enrollment or two-years with part-time enrollment. Health Science is broadly defined as the study and research of selected components of health and healthcare. The Master of Health Science is an advanced degree in the area of Health Science which focuses on the study and research of health and healthcare in areas such as health promotion/education, healthcare administration and leadership, as well as current issues in Health Science.

    M.H.S.: Advanced Physician Assistant Studies Program.
    M.S.: Clinical Trials Research, Computer Science, Creativity & Innovation, Engineering Management, Electrical Engineering, Educational Administration, Global & International Education, Health Informatics, Information Systems, Learning Technologies, Library & Information Science, Mathematics Learning & Teaching, Higher Education, Management Analytics, Science of Instruction, Software Engineering; Teaching, Learning & Curriculum.
    M.S.N.: Nursing Education, Leadership & Management, Clinical Trials Research, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Acute Care NP, Completion Program for Nurse Practitioners; V.I.P.-M.S.N. program (Versatile Individualized Program); R.N.-M.S.N. Bridge Program.
    CERTIFICATES: Nursing, Engineering, Education, Public Health.

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