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Keep me logged in. The Bachelor of Science degree with a mathematics requirement and primary majors in natural sciences and history is designed to provide students with substantive academic content in the discipline of their choice.
The degree provides an academic content area foundation for students interested in pursuing further graduate or alternative route methodology courses required for teaching certification in all states. The degree also provides an academic foundation for students interested in pursuing further graduate education necessary for postsecondary teaching positions in liberal arts at most colleges and Universities. This program does not directly prepare students for certification or licensure as a teacher.
The degree also provides an academic foundation for students interested in pursuing further graduate education necessary for postsecondary teaching positions in natural science or history at most colleges and universities. The major in Environmental Science is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between scientific principles and the environment. Topics will include biological and ecological fundamentals, the environment and society, environmental management and law, global health, risk assessment, ethics, and technology.
The curriculum includes common core standards, child development and learning, building family and community relations, cultural diversity, assessment to support young children and families, strong content knowledge to build developmentally appropriate and meaningful curriculum and experiences, and professionalism and ethics of educators.
Throughout the program, students are required to complete verified field experiences and student teaching. The program is designed for students who want to work with children from pre-K through grade 3 or age 8 as a licensed early childhood educator. The program includes a clinical component requiring field experiences and student teaching above and beyond program coursework. This program focuses on elementary student learning by developing the skills of the educator responsible for that learning.
Student teaching is an integral component of the Teacher Education Program. It provides students with a field-based experience at the appropriate grade and content level. Student teachers work with a cooperating teacher from a school site and with a University of Phoenix faculty advisor. The student teaching experience is designed to emphasize the achievement of state standards leading to certification and to present individuals with growth opportunities that best prepare them to assume the duties of a certified classroom teacher.
Throughout the program, students are required to complete a minimum of hours of verified field experiences, covering a variety of developmental levels. The focus of each observation will relate to specific course content. The program is designed for students who want to become elementary school teachers and includes a clinical component requiring field experiences and student teaching above and beyond program coursework.
The mission of the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration program is to prepare education professionals who can address the multiple challenges facing higher education in a dynamic global community. The program prepares students to lead innovative, institutional policy changes and improvements within complex educational environments involving multiple stakeholders.
The program addresses the diversity of higher education entities including public and private colleges and universities, governmental entities, accrediting and regulatory bodies, and higher education professional associations. The program emphasizes the discovery, integration and application of knowledge about higher education and leadership, promotes a commitment to professional integrity and development, the value of human diversity, innovative practice, and collaboration.
The standards-based program is designed to provide principal candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be successful school leaders who can apply theory to practice. The program encompasses instructional leadership, organizational management, technology management, and data-driven decision-making. An administrative internship is an integral component of the program, providing candidates with a field-based experience in the various aspects of school administration and supervision.
The program includes a clinical component requiring field experiences and an administrative internship above and beyond program coursework. Learners develop competencies and expertise necessary to align education and training with strategic objectives and human services foundations across an enterprise with culturally diverse populations.
Learners expand their knowledge in andragogical theory, instructional design and strategies, assessment of learning, delivering online learning, management and marketing, and technology integration.
In addition, learners engage in practice through collaborative learning, social media, and community-based learning. Graduates will be able to serve adult students, colleagues, industries, and communities as expert educators and trainers. The program is only intended as an advanced degree. The Master of Arts in Education program with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction is intended to afford P educators the opportunity to enhance their curriculum, instruction, and leadership repertoire by expanding their knowledge of assessment, instructional strategies, integration of technology, professional development, data-driven decision making, and mentoring and coaching.
Educators will develop teacher leadership skills by exploring the latest research, trends, and strategies. Graduates will be able to effectively collaborate with all stakeholders and serve their students, colleagues, and communities as ethical leaders committed to excellence. Clinical Practice student teaching is an integral component of the Teacher Education Program. The clinical practice is designed to emphasize the achievement of state standards leading to certification and to present individuals with growth opportunities that best prepare them to assume the duties of a certified classroom teacher.
Throughout the program, students are required to complete a minimum of hours of verified clinical experiences covering a variety of developmental levels. The focus of each experience will relate to specific course content and professional preparation. The program is designed for students who want to become elementary school teachers. Rigorous course work, clinical experience, and clinical practice are integral components of this program.
Candidates complete a minimum of hours of verified field-based clinical experiences at appropriate grades and content levels to prepare them for a culminating clinical practice as a student teacher.
During their clinical practice student teaching , candidates work with a cooperating teacher at a school site and with a University of Phoenix faculty supervisor. All clinical experiences are aligned to state and professional standards and prepare candidates to be effective educational professionals. The Master of Arts in Education MAED with a specialization in Special Education is a graduate degree program preparing candidates for teacher licensure in the field of special education.
Throughout the program, students are required to complete a minimum of hours of verified field experiences. Student teaching is an integral component of the Special Education Program. Student teachers work with a cooperating teacher and with a University of Phoenix faculty advisor during a field-based experience in mild to moderate special education setting. The student teaching experience is designed to emphasize the achievement of state standards leading to certification and to present individuals with growth opportunities that best prepare them to assume the duties of a certified teacher.
The program is designed for students who want to become special education teachers. The Master of Health Administration v provides leaders and aspiring leaders in the health sector with the insight and skills necessary to drive the future of healthcare by facilitating cross-system transformation and improving outcomes for patients, populations, and providers.
Areas of inquiry include industry and organizational dynamics in the health sector, visioning the future, forming strategic relationships, leading with authenticity in health care systems, creating a sustainable personal legacy, and transformation and execution in diverse health system contexts.
The Master of Health Administration prepares leaders and aspiring leaders in the health sector by providing the competencies necessary to drive the future of healthcare through effective facilitation of cross-system transformation and the improvement of health outcomes for patients, populations, and providers.
Areas of inquiry include industry and organizational dynamics, visioning the future, forming strategic relationships, leading with authenticity, creating a sustainable personal legacy, and transformation and execution in diverse health system contexts.
As the health industry continues to undergo unprecedented growth, "health" is beginning to encompass everything from patient care to community engagement to overarching system design.
The program provides UOPX students with an academically- rigorous and integrated experience that requires both critical thinking and creativity, while remaining aligned to professional and industry standards. The concentration in Sustainability Management for Health Care prepares learners to lead at the intersection of the environmental, social and economic domains of the health sector.
The program is designed to help leaders and aspiring leaders cultivate environmental, economic, and social sensitivities to address the footprint of the health care industry. Content includes strategies to successfully navigate resource and supply chain use in health care contexts, engagement with the community regarding the health and well-being of current and future generations, as well as the implications of sustainability initiatives and the "triple bottom line" in the health sector.
The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting focuses on the role of accounting in business strategy, financial statements, cost information, economics, management, and ethical issues. Students will encounter real-world scenarios where they will use accounting information resources and systems, and present conclusions based on accounting and business data.
Additionally, students will use ledgers, journals, and worksheets to complete formal, informal, and quantitative accounting tasks. The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Foundations focuses on a variety of business essentials including management theory and practice, information systems, financial accounting, critical thinking and effective managerial communications.
Students will explore business principles and learn to apply problem solving strategies to real-life scenarios. In addition, students will also discuss the effects of culture and ethics in current global and domestic business environments. The Bachelor of Science in Accounting BSACC promotes identification with, and orientation to, the accounting profession and is designed to provide knowledge and skills necessary to an accounting career.
In addition to the key accounting course work at the introductory and intermediate levels, critical areas of study including auditing and taxation are required in the program. The importance of ethics and international issues are emphasized throughout the curriculum, along with core competencies in technology and communication.
The program utilizes specific accounting problem-solving software to provide students with practical knowledge of the accounting field. The program also addresses the goals of professional values, communications and leadership skills, strategic and critical thinking skills, and technology skills of the professional accounting environment and provides additional coverage on the International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS. Students are also exposed to varied business disciplines including economics, statistics, law, corporate finance, and marketing to provide the general business overview and context necessary for accounting studies.
This program is consistent with generally accepted accounting principles, including the accounting processes and knowledge areas that lead to professional certification. The Bachelor of Science in Business BSB undergraduate degree program is designed to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to effectively apply various business principles and tools in an organizational setting. The BSB foundation is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practical application, while examining the areas of accounting, critical thinking and decision-making, economics, finance, business law and ethics, management, marketing, organizational behavior, business statistical techniques, and information systems.
Students are required to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the undergraduate business curricula through an integrated topics course. The Bachelor of Science in Management BSM degree program is designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of cross functional managers in an organization.
The BSM degree enhances skills necessary for improved organizational effectiveness in a dynamic and evolving workplace. The program focuses on the development of management roles and emphasizes skills necessary to align resources, and to improve communication, productivity, and effectiveness. Upon completion of the program, students will possess the skills and competencies needed to determine and implement key management decisions and develop skills in leadership, human resource management, change management, and core business functional areas.
The mission of the Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership degree program is to develop the critical and creative decision-making capabilities of management professionals that enable professional success. Merging current theory and best practices, the program prepares students to advance their organization, industry, and community through ethical and transformational leadership by. Students in the Graduate Accounting Certificate will develop an understanding of accounting concepts and applications.
Students will also become competent in the use of appropriate analytical tools and technologies. They will be sensitive to legal, ethical, and social values in the conduct and communication of accounting practice and decisions.
In addition, students will have an understanding of a portion of the topics required in preparation for the CPA exam: The Graduate Accounting Certificate is designed for students who want to enhance their accounting management skills, enter the accounting profession, or complete additional coursework required for the CPA exam. While completing this program, students who may be planning to take the CPA exam will utilize CPA Test Preparation software in conjunction with their course work.
The Graduate CPA Bridge Certificate is designed for students who want to enhance their accounting management skills, enter the accounting profession, or complete additional coursework required for licensure while also preparing for the CPA exam.
While completing this program, students who may be planning to take the CPA exam will utilize CPA Exam Preparation software in conjunction with their course work. Students in the Graduate Project Management Certificate program will develop an understanding of project management concepts, applications, and the five processes that define project management. The concentration is based on standards as tested by the Project Management Professional PMP certification examination.
The Graduate Project Management Certificate program is designed for students who want to enhance their project management skills, become project managers, or complete additional coursework in preparation for Project Management Professional PMP certification. The Master of Business Administration MBA program prepares students in the functional areas of business allowing them to develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a rapidly changing business environment.
The program is designed for students with an interest in entering or advancing their careers in business. The program reflects current research of managerial competencies as well as graduate business standards as reflected by existing national standardized graduate business tests. In addition to the University learning goals, the MBA program prepares students to do the following:. Discover how diversity and values strengthen working relationships and contribute to effective problem solving.
The MBA consists of credit hours. Thirty-six credit hours constitute the core curriculum which covers the following areas of business: The program is based on current research of managerial competencies and graduate business standards as tested by existing national standardized graduate business examinations.
In addition to the University learning goals, the MBA program prepares students to do the following: The Master of Business Administration Concentration in Human Resource Management Certificate Track program addresses issues which the human resource professional faces daily, from legal matters to staff recruitment and development. Major topic areas covered include the role of human resources, employment practices, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits, safety and health, and employee development.
Participants acquire knowledge and skills that are essential in addressing the challenges of the human resource profession. Students master the theory and principles that frame a wide range of problems and issues encountered in the accounting profession. This degree will allow students to seek positions in such career areas as accounting, auditing, and budgeting. The MSA core curriculum covers the following areas of accounting: This program addresses the goals of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants AICPA for the professional values, communications and leadership skills, strategic and critical thinking skills, and technology skills The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, This degree will give the student the option of taking en-route certificates.
The MSA with the Graduate CPA Bridge Certificate is designed for students who want to enhance their accounting management skills, enter the accounting profession, or complete additional coursework required for licensure while also preparing for the CPA exam. The Business Analytics certificate will prepare students with the skills necessary to analyze data to make impactful business decisions that will improve the competitive advantages of an organization.
Students will learn the skills of extracting meaningful information from digital data sources and make decisions regarding operations, sales and marketing, research and development, and other core business functions.
Topics covered within the program include information technologies and applications; data mining, data analytics, and data visualization; practices for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business data and information; and data ethics and security.
Students will also be provided with the opportunity to apply these core business analytics skills to industry-specific cases through the selection and completion of elective courses within the program. The Finance Planning certificate emphasizes fundamental and advanced financial planning concepts, theories, and practices to promote well-informed personal financial decision making.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to examine the areas of personal finance planning, investment analysis and portfolio management, retirement and benefit planning, and insurance planning. Students will integrate advanced topics in financial planning through practical application. The Management certificate emphasizes managing human and fiscal resources within the structure, culture, and missions of any organization.
The program provides students with the opportunity to examine the areas of innovation in business, human resource management, change management, organizational negotiations, and strategic management. Students will integrate advanced topics in management through real-world business application. The Human Resource Management certificate prepares students to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its strategic relevance in business.
The program addresses the legal and ethical components of the decision making process involved in the human resources environment. Students will also develop an understanding of the critical business implications for human resource professionals today and in the future.
HR practitioners and managers must be equipped with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management, along with strong skills in the areas of systems thinking, problem solving, influencing, negotiating, communications, and leadership. This program is consistent with generally accepted human resource management principles, including the professional certification knowledge areas.
The Marketing certificate addresses how to identify customer needs, how to communicate information about products and services to customers and potential customers, where to market, the pricing of products and services, and how to respond to growing demands in different countries and cultures. The program builds upon the foundational marketing course and allows further study in the areas of consumer behavior, marketing research, public relations, product and brand management, and small business marketing.
Marketing managers need creative, analytical, and leadership abilities to manage the marketing function of the business enterprise. The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology Program is to prepare students use psychology applications in contemporary life and employment settings such as business and industry, government, education, military and community agencies. This program provides a foundation in developmental, social, cognitive, and behavioral psychology with a concentration in the interactions and impacts of media and technology on humans.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology provides a contemporary perspective on the applications of psychology to mediated communication, relationships, learning and the role technology plays in human interactions. This program does not prepare students for professional certification or licensure as a psychologist. The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is to prepare students to support healthy organizational cultures and to address organizational issues by applying psychological principles to personnel, administration, management, sales and marketing functions within an industrial and organizational setting.
This program provides a foundation in Psychological theories and methodologies used by industrial organizational psychology practitioners, social, cognitive and motivational processes and ethics. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology provides a foundation in psychology and its relevance and applications to industry and organizational settings.
The Master of Science in Psychology focuses on the scientific study of human behavior including cognition, motivation and emotion. The program provides training in four core areas: Students will learn how the science of psychology is advanced through research. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, problem-solving and the application of knowledge to problems and issues related to the human experience. This program is not designed to prepare students for professional licensure. The Master of Science in Psychology is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology.
This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist. The Nursing Certificate programs enhances the knowledge and skills of registered nurses with graduate-level nursing degree preparation. The program prepares registered nurses to function in leadership roles in administration, practice, and educational settings. Advanced nursing theory and research provide the foundation for nurses to influence the future of nursing and health care.
Students complete courses in advanced nursing content, process, and leadership. Concentrations in nursing psychiatric-mental health, family nurse practitioner, nursing informatics, nursing administration and nursing education allow students to concentrate on developing increased knowledge and skills in a specific area of content.
The Nursing Certificate program enhances the knowledge and skills of registered nurses with graduate-level nursing degree preparation. Advanced nursing theory and research provide the foundation for nurse leaders to influence the future of nursing and health care. Specialty informatics courses allow students to focus on contemporary industry-required competencies such as: The program prepares the graduate to function in leadership and specialize in the use of electronically stored data to influence quality in care delivery and provide evidence of meeting compliance and regulatory requirements.
Specialty Administration courses allow students to focus on contemporary industry-required competencies such as: Specialty education courses allow students to focus on contemporary industry-required competencies such as: The Master of Science in Nursing MSN program enhances the knowledge and skills of registered nurses with baccalaureate-degree preparation.
The program prepares registered nurses to function in leadership and advanced practice roles within the profession of nursing. Students complete core courses in advanced nursing content, process, and leadership.
Specialty concentrations allow students to focus learning on developing increased knowledge and skills in a specific area of content or advanced practice role The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, K Street, NW, Suite , Washington, DC , The program educationally prepares nurses for advanced practice to function in leadership roles in practice and educational settings and emphasizes comprehensive, preventative care in addition to treatment.
The Associate of Arts degree in Information Technology program provides the opportunity to specialize through the selection of College of Information Systems and Technology practical based academic certificates aligned to industry certifications in a variety of areas.
Knowledge and skills in Information Technology professional competence and values, information utilization, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving are provided in the program.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology BSIT program provides the knowledge to successfully apply information technology theory and principles to address real world business opportunities and challenges. The program covers fundamental and advanced knowledge in a variety of IT related topic areas. The program provides the opportunity to specialize through the selection of University of Phoenix IT academic certificates, aligned to industry certifications, to support IT career goals.
The Graduate Business Analytics Certificate is designed to provide specific theories, competencies, and skills necessary for success in the field of Business Analytics.
Courses in this certificate can be used to help prepare for Oracle and SAS industry certifications. Under the guidance of practitioner faculty, the graduate student is exposed to key information systems technologies and real world use cases to understand the development and management of business systems within and across organizations.
The Advanced Networking Certificate is designed to provide complete coverage of networking topics including the OSI model, network topologies, network protocols, network operating systems, as well as network architecture, network design and management. Comprehensive coverage of local area, wide area, and wireless networks including performance and service levels are addressed in this concentration.
This certificate also provides an exposure to network modeling and measuring of network performance. The Advanced Software Developer Certificate concentrates on principles of software application development. This certificate explores modern software development though the use of multiple modern application programming languages as well as mobile programming and software architecture principles.
The Desktop Support Certificate offers coursework in the technologies and methods necessary to provide technical support to information technology and computer system users. The Information Assurance and Security Certificate offers coursework to successfully apply information technology theory and principles to address real world business opportunities and challenges. The coursework provides students with technical skills and interactive, hands-on experience in information systems, wireless networking, cyber security, cryptography, and systems security.
This certificate concentrates on the concepts and principles of securing and protecting the information assets of the organization. The Network Support Certificate offers coursework in the specific theories, competencies, and skills necessary for success as a network administrator. This program is designed to help students become competent in the areas of managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing, and configuring basic network infrastructure. The programming certificate focuses on the tasks involved in various programming management job roles, and the skills and technologies to perform those tasks.
The Correctional Program Support Services undergraduate degree at University of Phoenix is focused on developing professional intervention, facilitation skills and foundational competencies specifically for students working with a forensic population.
The program provides instruction in correctional assessment, case management, facilitation skills, systems of therapeutic intervention, and reintegration strategies. This program does not lead to an industry certification or license.
The Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of correctional program support services. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a correctional officer, social worker or counselor.
The Master of Science in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 63 credit program that prepares graduates to work as practitioners with diverse clients in various mental health environments, including private practice, hospitals, and public and private mental health agencies. Students learn the foundations of counseling including theories and their application with groups and individuals; assessment and evaluation; counseling and consultative relationships; career planning; research methods; legal and ethical concerns, trauma and crisis, and program development, implementation, and evaluation.
The program addresses critical issues facing counselors and includes supervised practicum and internship experiences where students obtain practical experience prior to graduation. In order to practice as a counselor in most states, the student must be licensed as an LPC licensed professional counselor , MFT marriage and family therapist , or other comparable state professional license designation.
License requirements vary by state. Upon successful completion of all educational requirements and required postgraduate supervised clinical hours, graduates are eligible to sit for the LPCC licensure exams in California. The BSHA curriculum addresses the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified as relevant to an ever expanding and diverse health care arena.
Coursework includes content in some of the following areas- management, finance, legal and ethical parameters, risk and quality management, human resources, and information systems. Upon completion of the core curriculum health care students have the opportunity to select an area of focus that is designed to expand their professional opportunities.
The curriculum builds on a foundation of biological, physical, and social sciences, which contribute to the science of nursing. The liberal arts components enhance the development of the intellectual, social, and cultural aspects of the professional nurse. Using human caring as a framework, registered nurses are prepared as generalists who are able to apply critical thinking, professional skills, and knowledge to patient outcomes and health care systems.
The program is designed to expand knowledge in the areas of nursing science evidence and theory in order to apply current evidence-based knowledge to increase quality of patient outcomes and health systems. The program targets relevant content to align with many industry standards, which permits graduates to be influential leaders within the nursing profession.
The mission of the Doctor of Health Administration degree program is to develop healthcare leaders by educating them in the areas of active inquiry, critical thought, and scholarly dialogue. The program prepares students from diverse backgrounds to: This program is designed to provide health care professionals with diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds with the knowledge and process of aging. Content is designed to provide students with relevant information related to the physical, mental, and social aspects of gerontology as well as human services, economic and legal factors that influence elders.
With an emerging proportion of older adults in our society there is a growing market for aging services which are fueled by products and services for well elders as well as those elders compromised by chronic illnesses or disabilities. Career opportunities are increasing and are not limited to just long term care. Business, industry, community health, federal and local governments and professional organizations will look to include workers prepared to understand the needs of this population as a major consumer of their products and services.
Students enrolled in the Graduate Health Care Sustainability Management Certificate focus on curriculum that is designed to instill environmental, economical, and social sensitivity and responsibility within the health care industry. This includes covering concepts such as accountability for managing outcomes, reducing costs and waste, and minimizing the environmental impact of health care systems. Learners are provided with a foundation in educational theory and practice.
Topics include adult learning theory, curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, and best practice in instruction in diverse settings.
The concentration in Gerontology for Health Administrators addresses the diverse needs of aging populations, focusing on the existing systems and emerging policy and social initiatives that inform the care continuum for these individuals now and in the future.
Content includes exploration and critique of the environments and facilities that provide resources to aging populations, an entrepreneurial perspective on how to shape the industry in a way that is aging-centric, and strategies for improving health outcomes for these populations with an acute awareness of the complexity of existing cultural, economic, and legal factors.
The concentration in Health Care Informatics presents informatics as the strategic acquisition, interpretation and utilization of data to lead organizations in the health sector.
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