Online Learning Guidebook for 2019-2020

Online Learning Guide 2019-2020

Thank you for exploring online educational opportunities at Central Washington University! Whether you are looking to complete a degree, accelerate your career or switch to a new field, Central's award-winning online programs can help you!

The Central Difference

All classes are taught by faculty With a team of dedicated online support staff, you are never alone Small class sizes – you’ll have a student number but won’t be treated like one

Reasonable Tuition Annual in state tuition as reported by CollegeBoard’s Compare Colleges tool: Central Washington University $7361

University of Washington $11,465 Washington State University $11,841 Arizona State University $11,338 Southern New Hampshire University $31,136

Flexibility Crazy work schedule? Child’s soccer game? With online learning, you have the freedom to learn when it fits your busy life. In the following pages you will learn more about our programs, see what technology is required, and explore if online learning is right for you. We look forward to helping you on your degree journey and I encourage you to call or email me with questions.

Joy Fuqua Executive Director online@cwu.edu 509.963.2343

Sincerely,

Joy

ONLINE CERTIFICATES & ENDORESEMENTS

ACCESSIBILITY STUDIES

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ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT

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CYBERSECURITY

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DIGITAL FORENSICS & INCIDENT RESPONSE

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER

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INNOVATION THROUGH IT

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LIBRARY MEDIA ENDORSEMENT

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MODERN IT APPLICATIONS

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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT

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PROFESSIONAL WRITING

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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RETAIL MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY

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RURAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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STRUCTURES OF DATA ANALYTICS

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ACCESSIBILITY STUDIES

Complete your certificate in one 10-week summer session or gradually over the course of a year. This new certificate prepares students to understand accessibility by applying universal design principles to all fields of study and careers: from business to sociology. Accessibility Studies provides opportunities to learn about barriers that exclude people with disabilities. Moreover, it serves to ensure that every environment will accommodate everyone, regardless of ability. Laws and accessibility requirements directly affect employers in all industries. Having employees skilled in this area brings additional value to an organization. Total Credits: 15 Prerequisites: • There are no prerequisites for ASP 305 or ASP 325 • You must have completed ENG 101 and 102 or equivalent to enroll in ASP 435 • The capstone ASP 485 requires ASP 305, ASP 325 and ASP 435 first. The capstone typically takes more than a quarter to complete but does not require more than one- quarter enrollment. The variable credit is determined by the program team.

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ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT

Students will complete courses in communications, management, and leadership while gaining a foundation of basic operations and strategy. Today, more than ever, students will benefit from the knowledge and application of Administrative Management in the global economy. Total Credits: 24

Part Time: 3 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: Certain classes may have prerequisites.

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CYBERSECURITY

This new certificate prepares its students to meet the growing need for qualified cybersecurity specialists. Over the last decade, cyber intrusions have increased dramatically at great social and economic cost. Graduates from the Cybersecurity certificate learn how to identify security risks to systems and create functions to protect against digital attacks. They have careers such as Computer/Network Security Specialists, IT Security Specialists, Security Policy Analysts, and Applications Security Engineers. Tailored to meet the needs of one of the fastest growing fields in today's job market. Total Credits: 20

Part Time: 2 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: Certain classes may have prerequisites.

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DIGITAL FORENSICS & INCIDENT RESPONSE

As cybercrime increases, so does the job market for proficient digital forensics investigators and technicians. Learn the latest techniques in digital forensics and incident response along with security testing and computer system diagnostics. Students will gain knowledge specific to standard computer operating systems, networks and hardware as well as security software and document-creation applications. Total Credits: 20

Part Time : 3 quarters (8 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (12 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: Certain classes may have prerequisites.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ELL)

The ELL endorsement program has been approved by the Professional Education Standards Board. Upon completion students will need to take the WEST-E exam for the endorsement. Total Credits: 18 Part Time: 4 quarters, including summer Full Time: Not available Prerequisites: • Completion of a teacher certification program.

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INNOVATION THROUGH IT

Become a leader in your profession by learning how to handle networking, systems analysis, security, and project management skills. Knowledge of the latest technological developments is in high-demand and will be a valuable asset in your current position or transferring into a new job. Input from industry leaders shapes the curriculum that is taught by knowledgeable, doctorate-level faculty. Total Credits: 25

Part Time : 3 quarters (8 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (12 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: Certain classes may have prerequisites.

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LIBRARY MEDIA ENDORSEMENT

The Library Media program offers endorsement to the teaching certificate. Individuals completing this 26 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. Total Credits: 26

Part Time: 4 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Application to Graduate Studies at CWU • Submission of a copy of valid teaching certificate with application materials

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MODERN IT APPLICATIONS

The modern office environment revolves around computers and digital communications. Staying competitive in any field from business to science to education, necessitates a solid technological skill set. The Modern IT Applications Certificate equips students with thorough knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, and web site construction and maintenance. Courses such as Web Applications for M-Commerce will prepare you to create dynamic web applications. Increase your chances in the job market with this versatile certificate! Total Credits: 22

Part Time : 3 quarters (8 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (12 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: Certain classes may have prerequisites.

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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT

This interdisciplinary certificate provides an understanding of the organization, financing and management issues in non-profit organizations. It complements work in artistic, advocacy, public relations, social services and educational endeavors. Content includes practical, hands-on skills as well as discussion of the issues facing non-profit organizations. Total Credits: 21

Part Time: 2 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: None

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STRUCTURES OF DATA ANALYTICS

Gain knowledge about structural data and analytics in the IT industry and prepare for a career in information technology. Courses emphasize the ability to gather, organize, and analyze information data to make strategic decisions. Data analytics skills are not specific to any industry and are sought after by many organizations. Total Credits: 23-25

Part Time : 3 quarters (8 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (12 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: Certain classes may have prerequisites.

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PROFESSIONAL WRITING

An interdisciplinary program to develop writing skills for professional, technical, and business environments. It is intended to serve professionals already working in careers as well as students planning professional or business careers. Learn the rhetorical requirements for specific forms of written communication, including letters, memos, reports, proposals, promotional materials, and press releases. Also learn effective techniques for editing your own writing for clarity, correctness, and style. Completion of the program with a grade of B- or higher is required for the Certificate. Total Credits: 17

Part Time: 2 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: None

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Employers need skilled employees capable of leading projects. This certificate will prepare you to meet this need with knowledge specific to successfully managing projects. Gain skills in this high-demand field that, when combined with the soft-skills classes, will give you a competitive edge in the marketplace. Project Management skills are applicable in any industry. Total Credits: 21

Part Time: 2 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: Certain classes may have prerequisites.

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RETAIL MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Prepare to be competitive in the modern job market. Learn all sides of the retail environment from business basics to marketing and selling products, to customer relationship management and the nuances of e-commerce. Specialization Courses: Purchasing, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy Total Credits: 23

Part Time: 3 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: Certain classes may have prerequisites.

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RURAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Pursue graduate coursework in public health with a focus on rural and underserved communities. The program emphasizes applied study to build skills in program planning and evaluation, health services administration and management, grant writing, and leadership within public health-related agencies that serve rural and other underserved communities. Total Credits: 17

Part Time: 3 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites:

• A completed application for graduate admission • A written statement of educational and professional objectives • Three letters of recommendation written by professors or others capable of assessing your potential for success in a graduate program • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended • A non-refundable application fee of $50 payable at the time of filing application Learn more here

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Gain knowledge and skills in the full spectrum of supply chain activities-supplier relationships, purchasing management, operations and inventory management, logistics and transportation, quality management, and information technology. Typical job titles include: purchasing/ supply manager, procurement manager, materials manager, contracts manager, purchasing agent, senior buyer and buyer/planner. Total Credits: 25

Part Time: 5 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 3 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites:

• Students must complete 25 credits of the supply chain management certificate in residency • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be earned in the program to be eligible for the certificate

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ONLINE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

AVIATION MANAGEMENT - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 12 ENGLISH: PROFESSIONAL & CREATIVE WRITING - BACHELOR OF ARTS 13 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 14 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT – BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE 14 INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 15 LAW AND JUSTICE – BACHELOR OF ARTS 16 PARAMEDICINCE, ADVANCED STANDING – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 17 PSYCHOLOGY – BACHELOR OF ARTS 17 PUBLIC HEALTH – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 18 SOCIAL SERVICES – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 18 SOCIOLOGY – BACHELOR OF ARTS 19 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 20

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AVIATION MANAGEMENT – Bachelor of Science

Prepare for a variety of administrative and management positions in the aviation community including maintenance management roles such as airport manager, general operations manager, and air carrier management. Total Credits: 87-91

Part Time: 8-9 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 5-6 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • A copy of your high school or college transcript • Applicant has been accepted to CWU • The online Aviation application is completed and submitted • All required supporting documents are received.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Bachelor of Science, ASCB Accredited

Become a well-rounded business professional with classes from a wide range of business areas such as finance, leadership & management, marketing, supply chain management and human resource management. Specialties: General Business and Supply Chain Management Total Credits: 112-114 Part Time: 10-11 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 5-8 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • Washington State Business DTA or Associates of Arts-DTA or completion of the CWU General Education Program. Student without a DTA may be considered on a space available basis. • MATH 153 or an equivalent pre-calculus math class that has been approved • 2.5 Collegiate GPA • Good Academic Standing (2.0 term GPA) for your last term of attendance at an institution of higher education • Completion of the College of Business Agreement to Policies (applicants will be provided this following review of their records and eligibility)

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT – Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science

Prepare for information technology, administrative management or retail management and technology careers in a degree program that combines in-demand technology skills with soft skills. This program is also offered in a performance-based format. Specializations : Administrative Management, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Data Driven Innovation, Project Management, Retail Management and Technology. Total Credits: 94-106 Part Time: 9-10 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 6-7 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • Bachelor of Science requires a DTA • Bachelor of Applied Science requires an applied or technical degree and 40 credits in an applied area • Performance-based Bachelor of Science requires a DTA

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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES - Bachelor of Science

Choose courses from several disciplines to meet your interests and professional goals. This degree provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Political Science. Total Credits: 47-62

Part Time: 5-6 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 3-4 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • At least 60 college credits • 2.25 or higher cumulative GPA

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LAW & JUSTICE – Bachelor of Arts

Prepare for professional employment in the criminal justice system and/or entry into graduate or law school. Also prepares students for graduate school, careers in law enforcement, corrections, paralegal professions and the practice of law following law school. Total Credits: 60

Part Time: 5-6 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 3-4 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • Overall grade point average of 2.25 or above

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LIBERAL STUDIES – Bachelor of Arts

For students whose primary career pathway lies in a variety of areas within the arts and humanities. The program requires interdepartmental course selections, which are not possible within single academic programs or established curricula. Total Credits: 65 large plan/45 small plan*

Part Time: 6-12 quarters (8-10 credits a quarter) Full Time: 6-8 quarters (12 credits a quarter)

* Small Plan Major requires a minor or second major

Prerequisites: • Completion of 45 credits and CAH 289 – Introduction to Liberal Studies

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PARAMEDICINE, Advanced Standing – Bachelor of Science

Advanced Standing is an option for currently certified and practicing paramedics to earn their Bachelor of Science degree. This option is made available only for currently certified paramedics who reside in a state that participates in online instruction with Washington State and who received their education from an accredited institution (CoAEMSP). Program Note: About 97 percent of graduates pass the National Registry exam on the first attempt and a job-placement rate of nearly 100 percent. Total Credits: 105 Part Time: 9-10 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 6-7 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • At least 18 years-old at the beginning of the course • A high school diploma or equivalency with a 2.0 GPA or better (a GPA of 3.0 is strongly preferred) • Accepted to Central Washington University • Current EMT-Basic / Intermediate certification or equivalent documentation active for 1+ years • EMT experience with approximately 200 prehospital 911 calls with an Advanced Life Support EMS agency • Three letters of recommendation from medical professionals (preferably paramedics). • Successful interview by EMS Paramedic Program Selection Committee • Completion of all General Education requirements prior to enrolling into the major (may be satisfied with the appropriate Associates Degree for transfer) • Completion of college level anatomy and physiology series of ten or more credits with a 2.0 GPA or greater • Completion of EMS 440-Medical Mathematics in the Summer Quarter with a minimum of 2.0 GPA • Completion of Medical Terminology in the Summer Quarter with a minimum of 2.0

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PROFESSIONAL & CREATIVE WRITING – Bachelor of Arts Combine a liberal arts background in literature with specialized writing courses in creative writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting), business writing, professional writing, scientific and technical writing, editing, and publishing. Total Credits: 74

Part Time: 6-7 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 5-6 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • At least 90 college-level credits or a DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement)

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PSYCHOLOGY – Bachelor of Arts

Prepare for graduate school and/or 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 utilizing training in behavioral science. Total Credits: 45

Part Time: 4-5 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2-3 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • At least 90 college-level credits with a 2.25 or higher cumulative GPA • Not required but HIGHLY recommended: o MATH 130 or higher, or Business 221 o BIOL 101, 182, or 201 • C (2.0) or higher in Psychology 101 • Students must also complete a minor or a second major in another subject

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PUBLIC HEALTH – Bachelor of Science

Develop a solid background in the field of public health, with a broad range of courses that can be tailored to your particular interests. Total Credits: 90-106

Part Time: 9-10 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 6-7 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • Meet with and be signed in by a member of the public health faculty

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SOCIAL SERVICES – Bachelor of Science

Designed for students interested in working with human services delivery systems. Study critical issues in the field and work with community agencies. Total Credits: 66 Part Time: 5-6 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 3-4 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • Students with a social services major cannot have a social services minor but may have a sociology minor.

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SOCIOLOGY – Bachelor of Arts

Opportunities to understand the conceptual and methodological tools used by sociologists to understand society. Learn research techniques, creative reasoning, communication methods—core skills that can translate into a wide variety of careers including in counseling, marketing, criminal justice, or psychology. Total Credits: 45 Part Time: 4-5 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2-3 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • 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 world language. • Students with a sociology major cannot have a sociology minor; they may have a social services minor.

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT – Bachelor of Applied Science

Prepare for a dynamic career in purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, demand management and many other areas. Demand for graduates is growing across industries, at organizations ranging from large multinationals to regional and local firms. Specializations: Purchasing, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy Total Credits: 90 Part Time: 8-9 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 5-6 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Prerequisites: • Associate degree in Business with a direct transfer agreement (DTA) • Completion of an approved applied or technical degree from a community or technical college • A minimum collegiate GPA of 2.25 • ENG 101 - Academic Writing I, with grade of 1.7 or better • A world language is not required • An evaluation of credits and requirements and advisor meeting prior to acceptance

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ONLINE GRADUATE DEGREES

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION – MASTER OF SCIENCE

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HIGHER EDUCATION – MASTER OF EDUCATION

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT – MASTER OF SCIENCE

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LITERACY - MASTER OF EDUCATION

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MASTER TEACHER - MASTER OF EDUCATION 24 PROFESSIONAL AND CREATIVE WRITING - MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH 25 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION - MASTER OF EDUCATION 26 SPECIAL EDUCATION - MASTER OF EDUCATION 27 SPORT & ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION – MASTER OF SCIENCE 28

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HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Master of Science

Focus 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 cohort 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. Total Credits: 47 Duration of Program: 2 years and 2 summers Admission Requirements: None. Preference will be given to current K-12 health and physical education teachers and those with an undergraduate degree in health and physical education, however, current K-12 teachers and those with an undergraduate in education will be considered for admission as well.

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HIGHER EDUCATION - Master of Education

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. Coursework provides a strong grounding in leadership, management, and organizational development with particular attention to the higher education context. Total Credits: 45

Part Time: 4-5 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2-3 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Admission Requirements: • A bachelor’s degree earned in a relevant field

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT – Master of Science

A one-year degree for post baccalaureate students to develop essential skills to enhance organization competitiveness. This unique degree bridges the gap between information technology and administrative management. The program focuses on leadership, communications, supervision, budget planning, entrepreneurism, and ethics, as well as applied IT management skills in emerging technologies. Specializations: Administrative Management Specialization, Cybersecurity Management Specialization, Information Technology Specialization, or Structures of Data Analytics for IT Managers Specialization Total Credits: 46-48

Part Time: 6 quarters (6-8 credits a quarter) Full Time: 4 quarters (10-16 credits a quarter) Admission Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School

• Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning • Three letters of reference from supervising administrators • Letter describing perceived value of the program and career goals

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LITERACY – Master of Education

This cohort program allows candidates to pursue graduate-level study in the various levels of literacy. The successful candidate will be able to work as a Reading Specialist or Literacy Coach. Total credits: 46 - this program is sequenced with candidates enrolled in 6-8 credits per quarter.

Admission Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Application to Graduate Studies at CWU • Submission of a copy of valid teaching certificate with application materials • Recommended o Minimum of one year of contracted teaching o Successful completion of college level courses in reading methods, language arts methods, and children’s literature before entering the program.

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MASTER TEACHER – Master of Education

A program for current P-12 classroom teachers to advance their careers or assume positions of leadership within their schools. Key components of the program are student choice, allowing you to design your own program, and flexibility. Total Credits: 48

Part Time: 4-5 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 3 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Admission Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • A minimum of one year of contracted teaching experience in a P-12 classroom setting is required for full admission to the Master Teacher Program. Students who lack this experience may be conditionally admitted.

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PROFESSIONAL & CREATIVE WRITING – Master of Arts in English

Develop publishable writing in multiple genres, establish a professional writing profile, advance in the workplace, and continue to MFA or PhD programs. With mentorship from award-winning writers working in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, professional and technical writing, rhetoric, and research methods, you can develop custom-fit courses of study. Total Credits: 45

Part Time: 4-5 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2-3 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Admission Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Admission to CWU School of Graduate Studies • Minimum 3.0 GPA • 3 Letters of Recommendation • 5-10-page writing sample • Cover letter with a statement of graduate education objectives • Copy of unofficial transcripts

• GRE General Test Writing score of 4.0 and above • GRE Verbal score in the 70th percentile and above

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SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION – Master of Education

This online program prepares teachers for the residency principal's certificate. This degree provides options for the various school levels. A 12 credit, year-long internship is part of the coursework. Total Credits: 45

Part Time: 4-5 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2-3 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Admission Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Submit the online Graduate Application. Identify three references, write a letter of intent, request transcripts from previous colleges/universities attended, and submit your resume. To be fully admitted to the program you must have a 3.0 GPA over the last 90 credit hours (60 semester hours). • A teaching certificate and a minimum of one year of successful teaching experience in a K- 12 classroom setting. • A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or the equivalent from an institution abroad

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SPECIAL EDUCATION - Master of Education

Designed to allow graduate-level study in the various areas of special education. Certified teachers (P-12) or related service personnel who wish to add to their repertoire of strategies for diverse learners in their settings would benefit from this program. Total Credits: 45 Admission Requirements: • Submission of a copy of a valid teaching certificate with application materials. • High-Speed internet access and webcam are necessary requirements for online learning. • Minimum of one year of contracted teaching or permission of special education faculty. • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 • Potential graduate students will need to identify their current knowledge, skills, and philosophy related to working with students with disabilities in their admission letter.

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SPORT & ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION - Master of Science

The Sport & Athletic Administration degree is focused on the types of knowledge and skills designed to enhance one’s effectiveness as an athletic administrator or sport administrator. The former includes interscholastic and intercollegiate athletic administration; the latter is focused on sport administration in the sport industry. Note: Because the requirements to become K-12 athletic directors vary between school districts, student’s intent on pursuing careers in interscholastic athletic administration should check into local school district requirements . New cohorts begin each summer; there are two mandatory summer sessions (6-weeks each from mid-June until the end of July).

Total Credits: 47 Part Time: 4-5 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 2-3 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Admission Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Meet the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies • A letter describing the perceived value of this program and your career goals • Current resume • Official transcripts from all institutions for higher learning • Three letters of reference from those who can attest that your background, knowledge, and education make you an important graduate candidate

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HYBRID DEGREES

POLITICAL SCIENCE – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

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SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

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TEACHER CERTIFICATION – MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING

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POLITICAL SCIENCE – Bachelor of Science

Learn how policies affect our lives and become laws, how and who make political decisions. Prepare students for careers in all fields of politics such as government, law, journalism, education, and diplomacy. Specializations include American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and Political Theory. Total Credits: 47-62 Part Time: 9-10 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Full Time: 6-7 quarters (16 credits a quarter) Hybrid Format: All credits available online except Senior Assessment (2 credits), which meets 1 day a week for 1 quarter. Senior assessment must be taken during the final year. Prerequisites: None

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SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY - Education Specialist Degree

Prepare for work as a School Psychologist in the K-12 Education System. School Psychologists are trained to help enhance student academic, behavioral, and social-emotional development through services such as evaluation, intervention, prevention, and consultation. Graduates earn an Educational Staff Associate (ESA) – School Psychologist certificate for the state of Washington as well as the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential. Total Credits : 105 Part-Time: 12 quarters (11 credits a quarter) Hybrid Format: Full-time on-campus during the summer (9 weeks), part-time online during the academic year Admission Requirements: • A bachelor’s degree and 3 years of professional experience OR an earned master’s degree • Employment in a sponsoring school district • Commitment from the school district to support practicum experiences Learn more here

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TEACHER CERTIFICATION – Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

For individuals with a bachelor's degree in any content area outside of education. Upon successful completion of this 5-quarter program, the MAT degree will be awarded. Candidates seeking licensure recommendation have the option to receive a CWU certificate of completion at the end of the 4th quarter and be recommended to the State for their teaching license. Total Credits: 60 MAT; 48 certification only Hybrid Format: Online with quarterly, in-person Saturday seminars Endorsements: * check website for additional information bilingual education* biology chemistry computer science dance earth science English language arts English language learner* health & fitness history library media mathematics middle level humanities middle level math middle level science music: choral & instrumental music: general & instrumental music: general & choral physics reading science* social studies special education* visual arts Admission Requirements: • Official transcripts indicating a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. o Foreign transcripts translated/evaluated for U.S. equivalency by an accredited agency • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in last thirty credits of college course work • Score reports of WEST-B, ACT, or SAT, as appropriate • Score reports of WEST-E or NES tests, as appropriate • Resume • Three letters of recommendation attesting to your aptitude for the education profession • Cover letter attesting to your interest in becoming a teacher • Character and Fitness Form • Application to CWU Graduate School • Application to the Program Complete applications received by the application date will be assured of a review for the next beginning cohort. Complete applications received after the application date will be reviewed for the next cohort start. Summer Quarter Cohort Deadline - January 15th Winter Quarter Cohort Deadline - August 15th

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Student Resources

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IS ONLINE LEARNING RIGHT FOR ME? 35 COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS 37 HOW TO SUCCEED IN ONLINE CLASSES 38 NEXT STEPS 39 YOUR ONLINE SUPPORT TEAM 40 Student Resources 34

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Are online courses "work at your own pace"? The majority of online classes have deadlines and due dates, just like in-person classes. Online classes require a lot of self-discipline to stay on task and we recommend the use of scheduling tools to make sure students stay on task. How can I search for just online courses? You can search for online classes within MyCWU. In your student center, click “Search Classes”. Choose all the filters you want to apply. At the bottom of the page, instead of search, click “Search Web Classes Only”. View tutorial video. What are the tuition and fees for online programs? Official tuition and fee rates for the academic year (fall, winter, and spring) can be found on the Registrar Services site. Official tuition and fee rates for Summer Session can be found on the Summer Session website. Please visit our "Tuition and Fees for Online Students" page for a full explanation and additional links to helpful resources.

How do I know what the important dates of the quarter are? Academic calendars can be found on the Online Student Resource Center under “Helpful Links” or by visiting, https://www.cwu.edu/registrar/course-information

How do semester credits transfer to Central? Central is a quarter session school. Semester credits transfer to Central at a 1 to 1.5 ratio. For example, if you are transferring in a 4 credit semester course, you would be awarded 6 quarter credits (4 x 1.5=6).

Will I be able to attend a commencement ceremony after getting my online degree? Yes, online students who apply for graduation are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.

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We Want You to Succeed! The quiz below will help you find out if you are ready to take online classes. Circle the number for the statement that describes you the best. Then total the points.

My technology access is best described as: 1. I have a computer at home with Internet access and I have my own e-mail account. 2. I have regular access to a computer with Internet access and I have my own e-mail account. 3. I don't have a computer or an e-mail address. My technology skills are: 1. Very good. I can use e-mail, Web browsers, word-processing software, and can download files and create attachments. I like trying to solve technology problems on my own and don't get frustrated easily. 2. Average. I can use e-mail, Web browsers and word-processing software. I don't feel comfortable solving technology problems on my own. 3. Below average. I have used e-mail, Web browsers and word-processing software, but I get frustrated when things don't work the way they should. Face-to-face communication is: 1. Not essential to me. I understand that quality learning can take place without face-to-face interaction. 2. Important to me and I wonder about my ability to learn without being able to see the instructor or other students. 3. Essential and I can't learn unless I can interact in person with the instructor and other students. When I need help in class: 1. I feel comfortable asking questions and asking for help when I need it. 2. I hesitate to ask questions of the instructor, but I will ask for help if I need it. 3. I don't like to ask questions or ask for help. The amount of uninterrupted time I have to devote to an online class is. 1. 15 hours or more per week, anytime during the day or night. 2. 10-15 hours per week, mainly at night. 3. Less than 10 hours per week. I would describe my personal style as: 1. Self-motivated, self-disciplined and organized. 2. Motivated, but I need help remembering assignments and due dates. 3. Pretty disorganized - I need someone to motivate me and help me stay on top of my coursework. My reading and writing abilities are: 1. Above average. I enjoy reading and writing and have confidence in my abilities. 2. OK. I read well but I'm not comfortable expressing myself in writing. 3. Below average. I don't like reading and look for classes without a lot of writing assignments.

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When it comes to analyzing class materials and expressing my own opinions about them I feel… 1. Confident; I can analyze class materials and formulate opinions on what I've learned. 2. A bit nervous; I can sometimes analyze class materials and form opinions but it is a struggle for me 3. Like I would rather do this with a group guiding me; analyzing material is not something I do well. Class discussions are: 1. Important to me and useful in helping me learn the information presented in class. I almost always participate in class discussions. 2. Somewhat important to my learning. I sometimes participate in class discussions. 3. Not very useful to me. I don't usually participate in class discussions. When it comes to learning: 1. I welcome opportunities to learn new things and master new technologies. 2. I get nervous around new technologies, but I like to learn. 3. I get very nervous around technology and would rather not try it. I am considering taking an online course because: 1. I've taken an online class before and enjoyed the experience. 2. I'm curious about online classes and have room in my schedule. 3. I need the class for a graduation requirement or job situation and I can't fit it in to my campus schedule. 18-24 If you're up for a challenge online learning may still work out for you. Allow yourself ample time to work through any difficulties that may arise and see if your college offers classes to help you become more familiar with new technologies. 24-33 If you are looking to squeeze a class into an already full life, it may be wise to evaluate your schedule and support system. Talk with and advisor and explain your situation. Taking one class may be a good way to determine next steps. This interactive tool was originally developed by Washington Online through the support of a US Department of Education FIPSE grant. Your score is an indicator of how great a fit online learning may be for you. 11-17 Great! You will probably really enjoy your online experience.

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As all of your coursework is online, you will need a computer that will support your learning. Below are recommendations that will help facilitate your access to courses.

Minimum Hardware Requirements • PC or Mac with Fast Processor (e.g. Intel i3 with 4GB RAM or Above)

• Monitor • Speakers • Webcam $25-70 range • Headset and Microphone Minimum Software Requirements • Windows 7 or Above • OS 10.10 or Above • Adobe Flash Player may be Required (Bundled with Respondus LockDown Browser) • Additional Software may be Required (See Course Syllabus) Internet Connection Requirements • High Speed Broadband Internet Connection (minimum 28.8 kbps with 128 kbps for video, 500+ kbps is recommended) • Test your Connection with Speedtest.net Browsers • The most Recent Release of Chrome or Firefox is Recommended Plug-ins: Plug-ins are typically, if not always free of charge. The most recent versions of the following plug-ins are required for many of the resources available in your online courses: • Adobe Flash Player • Adobe Acrobat Reader • Apple QuickTime Player • Java version 7, or higher To read additional information on the above and to access links to downloads, please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/online-learning/technology-requirements

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Online learning requires the learner be disciplined, organized, comfortable with technology and possess the ability to communicate well in writing. Below are 10 tips to increase you success in online courses.

1. Know when assignments are due. Check announcements and the calendar for any changes to the syllabus. 2. Plan. Map out your week and schedule time to do the readings, study and take exams. 3. Check you CWU e-mail regularly and use it for official correspondence 4. Be active in your classes – post on discussion boards, email your professor when you have questions. 5. Use netiquette and courtesy – in all of your communications. 6. When in doubt, ask your professor to clarify an assignment or discuss a grade 7. Use online resources to support your learning – etutoring, career services, etc. 8. Be patient with yourself – learning a new skill and developing new routines take time. 9. Find a study buddy – online doesn’t mean alone. Connect with students in your classes.

10. Connect with your adviser – work smarter, not harder. An adviser can help you map out your courses and provide support.

Don’t forget to celebrate your success! Carve out time to celebrate your hard work and achievements. Although you’re taking on additional responsibilities it’s important to have some down time and recognize your hard work.

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We hope you’ve learned about yourself and Central’s outstanding programs in the preceding pages. As a fully accredited state university, you can be assured of earning a quality degree. Please be aware that many online classes require admission to an online program of study in order to enroll. It is recommended you meet the pre-admission requirements, apply, and be accepted to an online program prior to the registration period. Ready to apply? By following the steps below, you will be well on your way to starting your program.

1. Apply for Admission as an online student

2. Confirm your acceptance once admitted

3. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

4. Apply to your program

5. Sign up for Web Campus Orientation

6. Contact Support and Program Advisors with any questions or concerns you may have General academic questions can be directed towards a Support Advisor. Questions specific to your major or minor plan of study can be directed towards your Program or Faculty Advisors .

7. Register for Classes Assistance with registration? You can contact Registrar Services at 509-963-3001 . If you registration problem is caused by a pre-requisite issue, you can contact your Support Advisor for options.

Good luck and remember, we’re here if you need us!

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MEET THE TEAM:

Amy McCoy Online Advisor

Advising Focus:

• Psychology • Sociology

• Social Services • Political Science

509.963.3423 online.advisors@cwu.edu

Richard Opoku Online Advisor

Advising Focus:

• Aviation Management • Interdisciplinary Studies

509.963.3423 online.advisors@cwu.edu

• Paramedicine • Public Health

Katherine Greene Online Advisor

Advising Focus: • Business

• Law and Justice • English Writing • Liberal Studies

509.963.3423 online.advisors@cwu.edu

Forrest Hollingsworth Program Coordinator forrest.h@cwu.edu 509.963.2343

When in doubt, ask Forrest!

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