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                Message from the President                                       1      GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS                                 44

                About Thomas Edison State College                                3           Clinical Trials Management                               44

                Frequently Asked Questions                                       4           Educational Leadership                                   45

                Academic Calendar                                                7           Homeland Security                                        45

                Earning Your Graduate Degree                                     8           Human Resources Management                               47

                School of Applied Science and Technology                        10           Online Learning and Teaching                             47

                MASTER OF SCIENCE IN                                                         Organizational Management
                APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY                                  12           and Leadership                                           48

                Heavin School of Arts and Sciences                              18           Project Management                                       49

                MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES                               20           Public Service Leadership*                               49

                MASTER OF ARTS IN                                                       Programs for Special Audiences                                50
                EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP                                          24
                                                                                        Resources for Graduate Students                               52
                School of Business and Management                               28
                                                                                        Library Resources                                             53
                MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT                                 30
                                                                                        Graduate Mentors                                              54
                MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
                HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT                                      38      Graduate Studies — Key Contacts                               56
                                                                                                                                                     Inside
                John S. Watson School of Public Service                                 College Policies and Accreditation Information               Back
                                                                                                                                                     Cover
                and Continuing Studies                                          42
                                                                                        *This graduate program is open only to graduates of the Executive
                The Graduate Prospectus provides an overview of many of the policies    Potential Program offered by the Center for Government Training and
                and services of the College. The information contained in this          Professional Development’s Graduate School.
                Prospectus is current as of July 1, 2010. While every effort has been
                made to ensure accuracy of the information contained in this            THE W. CARY EDWARDS SCHOOL OF NURSING
                Prospectus, the College reserves the right to make changes without
                prior notice.                                                           at Thomas Edison State College offers graduate
                                                                                        degree and certificate nursing programs. For more
                                                                                        information about graduate
                                                                                        nursing programs at
                                                                                        Thomas Edison State
                                                                                        College or to request a
                                                                                        W. Cary Edwards
CONTENTS




                                                                                        Nursing Prospectus, call
                                       101 West State Street                            (888) 442-8372 or visit
                                      Trenton, NJ 08608-1176                            www.tesc.edu/nursing.
                                          (888) 442-8372
                                           info@tesc.edu
                                           www.tesc.edu

           Thomas Edison State College
  M E S SAG E F R O M T H E
                                                            PRESIDENT




Thank you for expressing interest in online graduate programs at Thomas Edison State
College. The decision to pursue a master's degree is an important one, and our job is
to help make this decision as easy as possible for you.
Our students consistently tell us that the convenience and flexibility of online study
are important in their decision to apply and enroll. To meet these needs, the College
specializes in providing flexible, high-quality graduate programs tailored to the
working adult student. Our students value the ability to control their own schedules
and fit work on their graduate studies into their already busy lives.




                                                                                           “
More important, our students finish their degree programs knowing that what they
have learned at Thomas Edison State College will make a difference in how they see
and understand the world and their work.                                                         The College
You will find that the College's graduate degree programs all have a central theme:              specializes in
leadership. While the degree program you select depends on your professional
                                                                                                 providing flexible,
interests and personal goals, each degree program requires that you work with other
students from a wide variety of organizations. You will be guided in your work by                high-quality
skilled graduate mentors who have strong academic credentials and significant
                                                                                                 graduate
professional experience.
All of our graduate programs are offered online, allowing you the flexibility to study
                                                                                                 programs tailored




                                                                                                                      ”
whenever and wherever you like. As a Thomas Edison State College graduate student,               to the working
you will have access to classes, discussions, assignments and your fellow students
online. This state-of-the-art delivery system allows you to attend to the demands of
                                                                                                 adult student.
your personal and professional responsibilities while still pursuing your education.


                                                                                                                           M E S SAG E F R O M T H E P R E S I D E N T
Again, thank you for your interest in our graduate programs. I believe you will find
that the College offers a unique and accommodating way to earn a graduate degree
of which you will be proud. I wish you well as you take this important first step toward
achieving your educational goals.


                          Sincerely,




                          Dr. George A. Pruitt
                          President


                                                                                           Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011                        1
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    If we did all the things we




                                  ”
         are capable of doing, we would
    literally astound ourselves.
               Thomas A. Edison
About Thomas Edison State College
Established in 1972, Thomas Edison State College is one of New Jersey's 12 senior
public institutions of higher education and one of the oldest institutions in the
country designed specifically for adults. The College is regionally accredited by the            The College is
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and offers associate, bachelor’s and
                                                                                                 regionally
master's degrees in more than 100 areas of study as well as undergraduate, graduate
and professional certificate programs.                                                           accredited by the
The College has pioneered the use of the latest technology to develop flexible,                  Middle States
high-quality educational programs for self-directed adults and is a national leader in
the assessment of adult learning. Forbes magazine identified the College as one of the
                                                                                                 Association
top 20 schools in the nation in the use of technology to create learning opportunities           of Colleges
for adults.
                                                                                                 and Schools.
The entire academic program at the College revolves around the unique needs of
adults, removing the barriers that limit many excellent graduate school candidates
who juggle family and career responsibilities. Those barriers are largely time and place.
Most adults cannot put their lives on hold to sit in a classroom at a specific time and
place. At Thomas Edison State College, they do not have to.




                                                                                                                            A B O U T T H O M A S E D I S O N S TAT E C O L L E G E
Academic programs at Thomas Edison State College
are administered through its academic schools:
       SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
       HEAVIN SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
       SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
       W. CARY EDWARDS SCHOOL OF NURSING
       JOHN S. WATSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND CONTINUING STUDIES




                                                                                            Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011             3
                                                      frequently asked
                                                                questions
                                                 Q    What graduate               programs does                                       Q Which           graduate program is best for me?
                                                      the College offer?                                                                  All graduate programs at Thomas Edison State
                                                      The College currently offers the following programs:                                College have a central theme: leadership. The gradu-
                                                      GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS                                                            ate program you select depends on your professional
                                                      (all available online)                                                              and personal interests and goals. To speak with a
                                                            Master of Arts in Liberal Studies                                             graduate school advisor to discuss which graduate
                                                            Master of Arts in Educational Leadership                                      programs best fit your needs, call (888) 442-8372 or
                                                            Master of Science in Applied Science                                          visit www.tesc.edu.
                                                            and Technology
                                                            Master of Science in Management
                                                            Master of Science in Human                                                Q   Do I need to    travel to the College in
                                                                                                                                          Trenton, N.J.?
                                                            Resources Management
                                                            Master of Science in Nursing*                                                 No. You do not need to visit Thomas Edison State
                                                                                                                                          College's campus in Trenton to complete course work
                                                      *This program is offered through the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at
                                                      Thomas Edison State College. To request a W. Cary Edwards School of                 or earn your degree or certificate. However, you are
                                                      Nursing Prospectus or for more information, please call (888) 442-8372,
                                                      e-mail info@tesc.edu or visit www.tesc.edu/nursing.
                                                                                                                                          welcome to visit and meet with staff. Most commu-
                                                                                                                                          nication takes place online or over the telephone.
                                                      GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
                                                      (all available online)
                                                            Clinical Trials Management
                                                            Educational Leadership
                                                                                                                                      Q computer?
                                                                                                                                          How proficient do I need to be on the


                                                            Homeland Security                                                             All graduate degree programs at Thomas Edison State
                                                            Human Resources Management                                                    College are online programs and the expectation is
                                                            Online Learning and Teaching                                                  that students have access to a reliable and relatively
                                                            Organizational Management and Leadership                                      current PC and are connected to the Internet through
                                                            Project Management                                                            a reliable Internet service provider. Course work
                                                            Public Service Leadership*                                                    involves extensive communications over the Internet
                                                           Nurse Educator Certificate Program**                                           with other students, graduate mentors and College
                                                                                                                                          staff. Students should have some experience with
F R E Q U E N T LY A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S




                                                      *Available only to graduates of the Executive Potential Program of the Center
                                                      for Government Training and Professional Development's Graduate School.
                                                                                                                                          e-mail, MS-Word and Internet search engines.
                                                      **This program is offered through the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at          Courses are delivered through Blackboard, for which
                                                      Thomas Edison State College. To request a W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing
                                                      Prospectus or for more information, please call (888) 442-8372, e-mail              there is a tutorial online. The College's MIS staff is
                                                      info@tesc.edu or visit www.tesc.edu/nursing.
                                                                                                                                          available for orientation and trouble-shooting
                                                                                                                                          throughout the program.

                                                 Q    Is the College           accredited?
                                                      Yes. Thomas Edison State College is regionally accred-
                                                      ited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and                           Q   Is the GMAT or GRE       required?
                                                                                                                                          No. Thomas Edison State College finds that the qual-
                                                      Schools, the accrediting body for colleges and univer-
                                                                                                                                          ity of experience that our students bring to the
                                                      sities in the Middle Atlantic States region. See the
                                                                                                                                          program is a better indication of their ability to suc-
                                                      inside back cover of this publication for more details.
                                                                                                                                          ceed. However, students who have taken these
                                                                                                                                          examinations are encouraged to submit their scores
                                                                                                                                          as part of their application.

4                                                Thomas Edison State College
                                                                            what are the
Q   How and when can I        apply?                           admission
    You can apply online 24 hours a day. To apply online,
    visit www.tesc.edu/apply. Applications are reviewed
    throughout the year and students who are accepted
    are placed into the next available cohort (or class),
                                                               requirements?
    which begin four times a year.                            Admission to a graduate degree program is compet-
                                                              itive and based on a qualitative review of a
                                                              prospective student's application. Applicants must
Q   What happens      after I apply?                          have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredit-
    Your application will be acknowledged via e-mail.         ed college or university and provide a current resume
    The completed application package, including all          and two letters of reference. A written essay is eval-
    supporting materials, will be reviewed by the             uated critically and used to assess a student's ability
    Committee on Admissions within three weeks of             to succeed in and benefit from a graduate program.
    receipt. Students will be notified in writing about the   Admission to a graduate program is based on:
    decision.
                                                                      a qualitative evaluation of the applicant's
                                                                  undergraduate educational work from a region-
Q   What are    mentors?
    Thomas Edison State College does not have a stand-
                                                                  ally accredited college or university.
                                                                  An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 is recommended
    ing faculty. Instead, the College engages                     to be successful in the program;
    well-qualified faculty from accredited colleges and              a qualitative assessment of the applicant's
    universities from around the nation to provide guid-          personal statement, essay and two letters of
    ance for students as they progress through their              reference;
    course work and to make assessments of that work
                                                                     relevance of work experience and career
    and of the course examinations. We call them men-
                                                                  objectives to the program objectives; and
    tors. Mentors assign course grades and are available
    to students via e-mail, phone and fax.                           three years professional, managerial or
                                                                  related experience is suggested for all
                                                                  graduate degree programs.
Q   Who is required to take the        TOEFL
    (Test of English as a Foreign Language)?
    The TOEFL examination is required for applicants
                                                              Bachelor's to   Master’s Program
    whose primary language is not English and who have        Thomas Edison State College undergraduates who
    not received their undergraduate education from a         have earned at least 99 transcripted credits may
    U.S. college or university. Thomas Edison State           apply for provisional admission to a graduate degree

                                                                                                                          F R E Q U E N T LY A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S
    College requires graduate students to score at least      program. If accepted, students may earn up to 9
    550 on the paper TOEFL exam, at least 213 on the          graduate credits to meet requirements for both the
    computer-based TOEFL exam or at least 79 on the           bachelor’s and master's degrees. Students pay grad-
    Internet-based exam. If you are an international stu-     uate tuition at the current rate and must maintain
    dent, contact the Office of Admissions at                 their active undergraduate enrollment status.
    (888) 442-8372 for further information.                   Graduate courses are not included in the undergrad-
                                                              uate Comprehensive Tuition Plan.




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                                                 Q    What type of      professional
                                                      backgrounds do students have?
                                                      Our graduate students have a wide variety of
                                                      professional backgrounds in the public and private
                                                      sectors as well as the military and law enforcement
                                                      communities. Typically, our students work as CEOs,                  how much
                                                                                                                             will it cost?
                                                      human resources directors, public school teachers
                                                      and administrators, college instructors and adminis-
                                                      trators, healthcare professionals, sales managers,
                                                      project managers, researchers, customer service
                                                                                                                       The total cost of tuition, books and fees for a gradu-
                                                      administrators, financial services officers, nuclear
                                                                                                                       ate degree are estimated at $23,000. The total costs
                                                      reactor operators, nursing administrators, newspaper
                                                                                                                       for a graduate certificate are estimated at approxi-
                                                      editors, data management specialists, military offi-
                                                                                                                       mately $7,500.
                                                      cers, pharmaceutical administrators, senior systems
                                                      analysts, law enforcement officials, substance abuse
                                                      counselors, veterinarians, budget directors, librarians
                                                      and insurance industry executives.
                                                                                                                       Tuition and Fees Estimate:
                                                                                                                       DEGREE PROGRAM (36 CREDITS)


                                                 Q    How will I    meet other students?
                                                      You will meet other students in several ways. The
                                                                                                                       Application Fee:
                                                                                                                       Tuition:
                                                                                                                                                           $ 75 (nonrefundable)
                                                                                                                                                           $519 per credit
                                                      most common mode of contact is online. Our stu-                  Books, Computer Software
                                                      dents connect with each other and develop strong                 and Other Study Materials: $200 - $300 per 3 credit
                                                      relationships as they think together on the issues                                          course (estimated)
                                                      they study.                                                      Internet Access:                    Students will bear the
                                                                                                                                                           costs of Internet access.

                                                 Q    Is there  financial aid at the                                   Graduation Fee:                     $257
                                                      graduate level?
                                                                                                                       The figures listed above are estimated and intended for infor-
                                                      Employer tuition assistance is the most frequently               mational purposes only and are based on tuition and fees for
                                                      used form of financial aid for graduate-level                    the 2010-2011 year, effective July 1, 2010. Tuition and fees are
                                                      education. Contact your human resources or training              subject to change by action of the College Board of Trustees.

                                                      office to explore your employer's policy on tuition
                                                      reimbursement. Graduate students are eligible for
F R E Q U E N T LY A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S




                                                      Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. For more information,
                                                      contact the Office of Financial Aid at
                                                      finaid@tesc.edu or call (888) 442-8372.



                                                      Educational Partnerships                                    may apply certain graduate-level courses and training
                                                                                                                  to meet requirements of the MALS, MSM and MSHRM
                                                      Thomas Edison State College recognizes American             degree programs. Most students who select these
                                                      Council on Education (ACE)-evaluated courses at the         options are currently enrolled through these partner
                                                      graduate level. Students enroll in these courses through    organizations. Students must request an ACE transcript
                                                      an ACE partner organization and pay course fees direct-     be sent to Thomas Edison State College. Students can
                                                      ly to the organization. For credit to be applied toward a   contact ACE toll free at (866) 205-6267, (202) 939-9434
                                                      Thomas Edison State College graduate degree, students       or via e-mail at credit@ace.nche.edu.


6                                                Thomas Edison State College
                                                                 how long
                                                                     will it take?
Q What happens                once I am
    accepted into a graduate program?
                                                              Graduate degree programs at Thomas Edison State
                                                              College are designed to be completed in two years or
    Once you are admitted into a graduate program,            less. On the average, students complete degree
    you will receive course registration materials. Before    requirements in 20 months or less. Depending on
    the semester begins, you will be given login informa-     work and personal commitments, it is possible to
    tion and a password for direct, 24-hour access to         slow that pace down, or to accelerate it.
    myEdison®, Thomas Edison State College's online
    classroom portal. The center of communications
    throughout your program will be myEdison®.
                                                              Academic    calendar
                                                              Applications are reviewed throughout the year and
                                                              students who are accepted are placed into the next
Q   How are    online graduate courses                        available cohort (or class). Cohorts begin four times a
    structured?                                               year. To ensure consideration to begin for the cohort
    Online graduate courses at Thomas Edison State            of your choice, your application should be received at
    College have a specified start and end date. Students     least six weeks prior to the semester course start
    are expected to work through the syllabus and com-        date. To help you visualize a potential timeline for
    plete assignments in the assigned time. Structured        earning your degree, consider the following
    courses are a key element to creating an environ-         timetable:
    ment where students can work, think and learn                 TO BEGIN IN:               APPLY BY:
    together. The online classroom is a vibrant learning
                                                                    Winter - January         Nov. 15
    community where students communicate with each
                                                                    Spring - April           Feb. 15
    other and with their graduate mentors.
                                                                    Summer - July            May 15
                                                                    Fall - October           Aug. 15

Q   Can I control my study       schedule?                    It is recommended that students take 18 credits in a
    The online classroom frees students from the con-         year to complete their graduate degree in less than
    straints of having to attend class at a specific time     two years.
    and place. Students study where and when it is con-
    venient for them. The College and mentors are able to
    receive e-mails sent at all hours of the day and night.   Graduation and
    As long as you are meeting required deadlines, you
    may complete your assignments at times convenient         Commencement
    to you.                                                   The Thomas Edison State College Board of Trustees
                                                              certifies graduates four times a year in March, June,
                                                                                                                          A C A D E M I C C A L E N DA R



                                                              September and December.
                                                              A formal Commencement ceremony is held each
                                                              October in Trenton, N.J. Students who have earned
                                                              undergraduate and graduate degrees during the pre-
                                                              ceding year are encouraged to participate in the
                                                              Commencement ceremony.




                                                                                          Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011        7
                                                  you can do this!
                                                                 earning your graduate degree
                                                                                at Thomas Edison State College
                                                       Graduate degree programs at Thomas Edison State
                                                       College are designed to transform students into              Institutional Graduate      Outcomes
                                                       industry leaders and meet the demands of working             All Thomas Edison State College graduate degree
                                                       adults. Graduate degree programs are available com-          graduates will be able to:
                                                       pletely online and integrate management and                         demonstrate mastery of in-depth knowledge
                                                       leadership theories and practices as they apply to a             of the current major questions, debates and
                                                       student’s career.                                                methodologies in their field or profession;
                                                       Our graduates earn master’s degrees to be eligible for               use critical thinking, reflective and research
                                                       executive management positions, earn higher salaries             skills to evaluate theory to make informed
                                                       and pursue new careers. Our alumni report that their             decisions and improve practice in their field;
                                                       graduate experiences have given them the added con-
                                                                                                                           communicate in a variety of formats
                                                       fidence and tools to lead, make decisions, take risks
                                                                                                                        appropriate to the field of study;
                                                       and see a broader world view. Additionally, alumni
                                                       have said their experiences helped them learn to fos-               apply ethical decision making in research,
                                                       ter collaborations and develop team approaches to                evaluation, organizational culture and
                                                       exchanging ideas and solving problems.                           communities;
                                                       All graduate degree programs at Thomas Edison State                 integrate and use effectively technology in
                                                       College are 36 credits, and include three integral parts:        evaluating information and its sources in
                                                                                                                        practical application in field of study; and
                                                               Core courses
                                                                                                                          recognize cultural influences in organization
                                                               Electives that may include a professional focus
                                                                                                                        and community decision making.
                                                               Capstone Project
E A R N I N G YO U R G R A D U AT E D E G R E E




                                                       What is Prior Learning Assessment?
                                                       Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in         training, or other workforce development programs.
                                                       assessing college-level knowledge acquired outside the      Students demonstrate their knowledge through a
                                                       classroom for college credit. This process is known as      portfolio that is evaluated by experts who teach the
                                                       Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Through this process,      same subjects at the collegiate level. For more infor-
                                                       students have the opportunity to demonstrate gradu-         mation on Graduate Prior Learning Assessment, call
                                                       ate-level knowledge they have acquired outside the          (888) 442-8372.
                                                       classroom through their work, corporate or military



8                                                 Thomas Edison State College
Core Courses are required to complete the
program. Generally, students begin their program by
taking the core courses that have been designed to
teach a set of skills identified by educators and prac-
titioners, which are at the heart of the best thinking
and practices in the field. These courses address the
question, “What should a graduate of this degree
program be able to do?”


Elective         Courses may be selected based on




                                                          “
a student’s education, professional experiences and
self-development needs and goals. In this flexible sec-
tion of the degree requirements, students can:
       take additional online courses from any of
    Thomas Edison State College’s graduate offer-
    ings;
                                                          Thomas Edison State College has opened
        apply up to 12 credits of American Council
    on Education courses that have been evaluated         many doors for me, from Dun & Bradstreet
    at the graduate level;
                                                          Corporation to Ernst & Young. It was
       earn credits for courses offered through
    Educational Partnership organizations, whose          exciting to find out after I moved from the
    programs fit a degree requirement;
                                                          global group at Ernst & Young into my
       develop a graduate-level Prior Learning
    Assessment portfolio, where students can




                                                                                                  ”
                                                          current position that the senior director’s
    demonstrate the graduate-level knowledge they



                                                                                                              E A R N I N G YO U R G R A D U AT E D E G R E E
    have acquired in their work, training or other        executive administrator also attended
    programs;
                                                          Thomas Edison State College.
       transfer up to 12 graduate-level credits
    earned at other regionally accredited institu-
                                                          Keith Ambersley, MSM ’04
    tions; or
                                                          Project Manager
       design an independent study course under           Ernst & Young, LLP
    the guidance of a graduate mentor.


Capstone Project
The Capstone Project, also referred to as Master’s
Project, is a requirement in which students must
synthesize what they have learned in their core and
elective courses and apply that knowledge in a
project.

                                                                              Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011                    9
                                                                        School of
                                                                       Applied Science and Technology




                                                                       “
 S C H O O L O F A P P L I E D S C I E N C E A N D T E C H N O LO GY




                                                                                 Our graduate programs address the increasing need to
                                                                                 develop a specially trained workforce to manage and lead
                                                                                 the professions of the new century. Our courses are designed
                                                                                 by experts in the fields of applied science and technology




                                                                                                                                                       ”
                                                                                 and enable students to tackle real-world issues facing
                                                                                 contemporary organizations with instructors who are
                                                                                 industry leaders.
                                                                                                      Marcus D. Tillery, PhD
                                                                                                      Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology




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                                                                       Thomas Edison State College
The School of Applied Science and Technology provides      Master of Science in
innovative graduate programs that facilitate learning,     Applied Science and Technology
engagement and discovery in the applied science and
technology fields. The curriculum provides advanced        Outcomes
learning in the modern tools of business management,       Graduates of the Master of Science in Applied Science
leadership, applied science and technology.                and Technology degree program will be able to:
The Master of Science in Applied Science and                      demonstrate mastery, orally and in writing,
Technology (MSAST) degree is designed to meet the              of the knowledge, techniques, skills, modern
advanced, multidisciplinary educational requirements           tools and advanced technologies of the
of students interested in obtaining leadership positions       appropriate discipline;
in their chosen professions. The program focuses on               initiate, design and conduct research;
developing the research analysis and critical evaluation
skills necessary to support decision making and                   integrate theoretical concepts and research
problem solving required to lead today’s technical             findings into product and/or process
enterprises. Students select one of two areas of               innovation;
concentrations: clinical trials management track or               incorporate productivity measurement and
technical studies track.                                       project planning tools to plan, manage and
                                                               evaluate constant improvement projects that
                                                               support organizational goals;
                                                                  demonstrate leadership in the workplace
                                                               through the use of advanced technological,




                                                                                                                           S C H O O L O F A P P L I E D S C I E N C E A N D T E C H N O LO GY
                                                               and management tools and techniques; and
                                                                   evaluate the impact of ethical and cultural
                                                               influences on organizational interactions
                                                               and/or decisions.




                                                                                           Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011                     11
                                                                                            Master of Science in
                                                                                                       Applied Science and Technology
                                                                                            D E V E L O P I N G T H E S K I L L S TO L E A D TO D AY ’ S T E C H N I C A L E N T E R P R I S E S



                                                                                            The Master of Science in Applied Science and
                                                                                            Technology degree program is designed to meet the         Curriculum Requirements
                                                                                            advanced, multidisciplinary educational require-                          CORE COURSES:
                                                                                            ments of students interested in obtaining leadership
                                                                                            positions in their chosen professions.                    Core Courses                          18 credits
                                                                                            The program provides graduate study in the modern         ORG-510
                                                                                            tools of business management, leadership, applied         ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH                  3 credits
                                                                                            science and technology, and developing the research,
                                                                                            analysis and critical evaluation skills necessary to      THC-530
                                                                                            support decision making and problem solving               TECHNOLOGY AND THE
                                                                                            required to lead today’s technical competencies.          HUMAN COMMUNITY:
                                                                                                                                                      CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES                 3 credits

                                                                                                                                                      APS-600
                                                                                                                                                      PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT AND
 M AST E R O F S C I E N C E I N A P P L I E D S C I E N C E A N D T E C H N O LO GY




                                                                                                                                                      CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT       3 credits

                                                                                                                                                      PJM-510
                                                                                                                                                      PROJECT MANAGEMENT                       3 credits

                                                                                                                                                      APS-601
                                                                                                                                                      TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND
                                                                                                                                                      COMMERCIALIZATION                        3 credits

                                                                                                                                                      CSR-610
                                                                                                                                                      CORPORATE SOCIAL
                                                                                                                                                      RESPONSIBILITY                           3 credits

                                                                                                                                                      Area of Study                         12 credits
                                                                                                                                                         Clinical Trials
                                                                                                                                                         OR
                                                                                                                                                         Technical Studies

                                                                                                                                                      Master’s Project                        6 credits
                                                                                                                                                      TOTAL                                  36 Credits




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 Area of Study Requirements                             Area of Study Requirements
 CLINICAL TRIALS MANAGEMENT TRACK:                              TECHNICAL STUDIES TRACK:

The Clinical Trials Management track was designed by   The Technical Studies track was developed by experts
experts working in the clinical research field and     from a range of technical industries and focuses on
focuses on the fundamentals of the clinical trials     the fundamental philosophy of technology develop-
environment, study design and management.              ment and implementation to drive productivity and
                                                       performance improvement with a focus on energy
Clinical Trials Management                             cost reduction, and information management and
Courses:                               12 credits      security.
CTM-510
                                                       Technical Studies Courses:             12 credits
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL
TRIALS RESEARCH AND DRUG                               EUT-500
DEVELOPMENT                              3 credits     RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE
                                                       ENERGY                                    3 credits
CTM-520
CLINICAL TRIALS RESEARCH:                              APS-501
PRACTICE TO POLICY                       3 credits     HUMAN PERFORMANCE
                                                       IMPROVEMENT                               3 credits
CTM-530
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL                               APS-502
TRIALS DATA MANAGEMENT                   3 credits     ADVANCED QUALITY ANALYSIS                 3 credits




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CTM-540                                                CMP-500
ETHICAL ISSUES AND REGULATORY                          NETWORK SECURITY                          3 credits
PRINCIPLES IN CLINICAL TRIALS            3 credits




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                                                                                                       MASTER OF SCIENCE IN                           APS-600
                                                                                                 APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY                       PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT AND
                                                                                                                                                      CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT                       3 credits
                                                                                                   Course Descriptions                                This course focuses on the essence of principles, and
                                                                                                                                                      practices of productivity measurement and continu-
                                                                                            ORR-510                                                   ous improvement based on global perspectives. Also
                                                                                            ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH                      3 credits    provide a functional understanding of productivity
                                                                                                                                                      and how it can be measured properly and effectively
                                                                                            This course equips students to conduct the types of
                                                                                                                                                      for productivity improvement purposes. The content
                                                                                            research and information-gathering projects that are
                                                                                                                                                      for the course will encompass total quality manage-
                                                                                            a significant part of the organizational life of most
                                                                                                                                                      ment (TQM), process improvement, business processes
                                                                                            managers and leaders. The course provides tech-
                                                                                                                                                      and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).
                                                                                            niques and skills that students will find helpful in
                                                                                            researching many types of questions and problems,
                                                                                            including those encountered in other graduate-level
                                                                                                                                                      APS-601
                                                                                            courses as well as the Master’s Project.
                                                                                                                                                      TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND
                                                                                                                                                      COMMERCIALIZATION                            3 credits
                                                                                            PJM-510                                                   This course examines the relationship between
                                                                                            PROJECT MANAGEMENT                           3 credits    sustainable growth, innovation and the commercial-
                                                                                                                                                      ization process. Particular emphasis will be placed on
                                                                                            This course provides students with the essential con-
                                                                                                                                                      how to drive profitable innovation through a dynamic
                                                                                            cepts in project management and their applications
                                                                                                                                                      process of constantly creating new business models,
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                                                                                            in working environments. It examines the planning,
                                                                                                                                                      improving customer experiences, opening new mar-
                                                                                            organizing, leading and controlling of projects. Topics
                                                                                                                                                      kets and commercializing or launching new products.
                                                                                            include, but are not limited to, project life cycle,
                                                                                                                                                      Students will be immersed in the assessment skill set
                                                                                            scheduling and resource allocation. Team projects
                                                                                                                                                      necessary to identify emerging trends and develop
                                                                                            and tutorials include the use of project management
                                                                                                                                                      organizational to meet unmet market needs.
                                                                                            software.

                                                                                                                                                      CSR-610
                                                                                            THC-530                                                   CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY              3 credits
                                                                                            TECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMAN COMMUNITY:
                                                                                                                                                      This course introduces students to concepts of cor-
                                                                                            CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES     3 credits
                                                                                                                                                      porate social responsibility, which involves an
                                                                                            Students explore the role of technology as it relates     examination of whether organizations should expand
                                                                                            to society, community and the individual, with par-       their focus from serving stockholders to also consid-
                                                                                            ticular emphasis on its impact on workplace issues.       ering the impact of the firm’s activities on diverse
                                                                                            Students will explore humanity's love-hate relation-      stakeholders. Practicing corporate social responsibili-
                                                                                            ship with technology over the millennia, will debate      ty requires that a corporation meld business goals
                                                                                            ethical issues such as cloning and irradiated food,       with societal experiences.
                                                                                            and will anticipate technology's impact on cultures,
                                                                                            communities and individual persons in the future.
                                                                                            Students will use their own workplace or community
                                                                                            to test theories and draw informed conclusions.




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APS-700                                                     best suited for answering particular research ques-
MASTER’S PROJECT IN APPLIED SCIENCE                         tions. Students learn about the various approaches to
AND TECHNOLOGY                    6 credits                 conducting a survey as a part of clinical research.
The Master’s Project in Applied Science and                 Economic/cost measures, health-related quality-of-
Technology is designed to provide a guided in-depth         life measures and work productivity measures are
experience in defining, measuring, analyzing, improv-       also covered. Students develop an understanding of
ing and controlling a significant opportunity or            current issues related to clinical research.
challenge relevant to the learner’s applied science or
technology workplace or profession. The learner will
be expected to acquire knowledge, real-life experi-         CTM-530
ence and research to make recommendations that              INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL TRIALS
are based upon solid data and benchmarking.                 DATA MANAGEMENT                             3 credits
                                                            This course provides an overview of the clinical data
                                                            management process in pharmaceutical research set-
CTM-510
                                                            tings. Students gain an understanding of the
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL TRIALS
                                                            regulations governing the data management process;
RESEARCH AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT 3 credits
                                                            identify the roles and responsibilities of personnel
This course provides an introduction to the field of        involved in the research process; learn how and why
clinical research and an overview of the environment,       data is collected; and understand database structure
FDA approval processes and regulations, and various         and design. The course covers the reporting of
elements involved in the development and conduct            adverse drug events. Also covered are parameters for
of clinical trials. Students identify the history and       data review, coding, queries and validation. Students




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principles of the drug development process and their        develop strategies to manage practical issues that
application to the design and implementation of clin-       may arise.
ical research activities. Students identify the steps
involved from drug discovery to market approval in
the United States and abroad. In addition, students         CTM-540
learn the role, responsibilities and interrelationships     ETHICAL ISSUES AND REGULATORY
of regulatory agencies, sponsors, study personnel and       PRINCIPLES IN CLINICAL TRIALS               3 credits
other related groups in the clinical research process.      This course provides a step-wise approach to under-
The relevant ethical principles developed for the pro-      standing clinical research and how today's
tection of human research subjects and the related          regulations impact tomorrow's drugs. Early ethical
elements of informed consent are covered.                   guidelines such as the Nuremberg Code and the
                                                            Declaration of Helsinki will be covered. The course
                                                            also explores essential aspects of running clinical
CTM-520
                                                            trials, including regulatory documents, regulatory
CLINICAL TRIALS RESEARCH:
                                                            inspections as well as adverse event and safety
PRACTICE TO POLICY                             3 credits
                                                            monitoring. Regulatory guidelines outside the United
This course provides students with an understanding         States will be covered.
of clinical research methods as well as current issues
concerning drug and device development in the
United States. Students learn how to formulate a sci-
entific literature search to inform their research
efforts and develop the skills that are necessary for
critical evaluation of published studies. The design of
clinical research is discussed in detail so that the stu-
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                                                                                            APS-501
                                                                                            HUMAN PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT 3 credits
                                                                                            This course focuses on improving human performance
                                                                                            through analysis. Human Performance Improvement
                                                                                            focuses on improving operational performance
                                                                                            through training and development, ergonomics,
                                                                                            environmental health and safety operations analysis.


                                                                                            APS-502
                                                                                            ADVANCED QUALITY ANALYSIS                     3 credits
                                                                                            This course focuses on the analysis of quality process
                                                                                            improvements for operational practices and produc-
                                                                                            tivity. The quality analysis assesses milestone targets,
                                                                                            trends and performance to evaluate organizational
                                                                                            total quality in quantitative elements.


                                                                                            EUT-500
                                                                                            RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE
                                                                                            ENERGY                                        3 credits
                                                                                            The Renewable and Alternative Energy course
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                                                                                            provides application knowledge of renewable and
                                                                                            alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and
                                                                                            bio-fuel, and energy storage. Other concepts include
                                                                                            material efficiency issues, recycling, composting and
                                                                                            lifecycle design that provide conservation strategies
                                                                                            as well as the development of more ecologically and
                                                                                            economically sustainable energy sources.


                                                                                            CMP-500
                                                                                            NETWORK SECURITY                              3 credits
                                                                                            This course provides a practical survey of both the
                                                                                            principles and practice of cryptography and network
                                                                                            security. First, the basic issues to be addressed by a
                                                                                            network security capability are explored through a
                                                                                            tutorial and survey of cryptography and network
                                                                                            security technology. Then, the practice of network
                                                                                            security is explored via practical applications that
                                                                                            have been implemented and are in use today.




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                                                                                      Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011
                                                              Heavin School of
                                                                  Arts and Sciences




                                               “
                                                                   Our graduate programs focus on personal and professional
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                                                                   growth and enable our students to apply the expertise gained
                                                                   from the study of the liberal arts directly to their professions
                                                                   and ensure that our students develop an acumen for using




                                                                                                                                 ”
                                                                   technology to collaborate on projects and examine theories,
                                                                   research and best practices.
                                                                                      Susan Davenport, PhD
                                                                                      Dean, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences




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                                                            Thomas Edison State College
The Heavin School of Arts and Sciences provides an
interdisciplinary approach to lifelong learning for the
adult learner who is interested in exploring values
inherent in the liberal arts. The curriculum




                                                           “
emphasizes depth of knowledge in specialized areas
of study combined with breadth in general education.

THE MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES (MALS)
degree program is designed for working professionals
who wish to engage in rigorous study of the liberal
arts and apply what they learn to their chosen pro-        I chose MALS instead of getting an MBA
fessions. The program is drawn from a variety of
                                                           because I wanted to be more ‘well rounded’
cultures, religious perspectives and time periods, and
challenges students to examine their own perspec-          and truly expand my mind and my way of
tives, professional values and ways of approaching
                                                           thinking. The MALS degree provided me
real-life issues.
                                                           with not only a greater understanding and
THE MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATIONAL                          appreciation for the liberal arts, but it
LEADERSHIP (MAEdL) is a degree that serves adults          taught me how to be a better supervisor,
who wish to prepare for roles as school leaders. The
program prepares school leaders to articulate a vision     manager and mentor to my customers,
of school and student success that considers the com-      colleagues and employees. We live in a
plex social and cultural environment of the school and
the students, and is shared by the community. It pre-      global society and interact on a daily basis




                                                                                                                 H E AV I N S C H O O L O F A R T S A N D S C I E N C E S
pares instructional leaders to collaborate in developing   with people having different values,
strategies aimed at improving student learning and
school performance. The curriculum articulates per-        customs and work ethics. I learned more
formance standards that improve teacher                    about being a leader from the MALS
effectiveness, enhance student learning and create a




                                                                                                     ”
framework that allows assessing their personal effec-      program than from any business
tiveness and school effectiveness against those            management class or program I've ever
standards.
                                                           been involved with.

                                                           Paula Nilsson, MALS ’07
                                                           Division Chief for Customer Readiness
                                                           Program Management Office
                                                           U.S. Department of Defense




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                                          Master of Arts in
                                                          Liberal Studies
                                          A P P LY I N G T H E S T U DY O F L I B E R A L A R T S TO A P R O F E S S I O N




                                          The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree             assess the environmental impact of our
                                          program provides working professionals an opportu-           viewpoints and projects on the natural world.
                                          nity to study the liberal arts with an applied
                                          perspective and invites students to leverage what is
                                          learned from the rigorous study of the liberal arts to   About the    Learner-Designed
                                          their chosen field. The program focuses on the links     Area of Study
                                          between the liberal arts and professional life. The      The learner-designed area of study gives students the
                                          core curriculum is drawn from a variety of disciplines   responsibility to choose areas of interest and an
                                          and perspectives and challenges students to examine      opportunity to plan and implement their own aca-
                                          their professional values and ways of approaching        demically robust learning activities. Students develop
                                          problems.                                                a coherent plan of study that links directly to their
                                          Students focus their degree program on their own         Capstone Project.
                                          interests by selecting the learner-designed area         Students may propose to complete their
                                          of study.                                                learner-designed area of study in several ways:
                                                                                                          take additional online graduate courses from
                                          Master of Arts in Liberal Studies                            Thomas Edison State College;
                                          Outcomes                                                         apply up to 12 credits of American Council
                                          After successfully completing the Master of Arts in          on Education courses that have been evaluated
                                          Liberal Studies program, students will be able to:           at the graduate level;
                                                  articulate and evaluate a system of values              earn credits for courses offered through
                                               and its historical content, and its affect on           Educational Partnership organizations, whose
                                               personal well-being and workplace and                   programs fit degree requirements;
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                                               community cohesion;                                        develop a graduate-level Prior Learning
                                                  apply the imaginative and analytical skills          Assessment (PLA) portfolio, where students can
                                               developed through immersion in the liberal arts         demonstrate the graduate-level knowledge they
                                               to decision making in the family, at the                have acquired in their work, training or other
                                               workplace and/or in the local and global                programs; or
                                               community;                                                 transfer up to 12 graduate-level credits
                                                 incorporate new knowledge to transform                earned at other regionally accredited institutions.
                                               awareness of self and the local and global          A graduate mentor reviews the proposal and recom-
                                               community;                                          mends acceptance or changes. The Heavin School of
                                                   emphasize the values of compassion, justice     Arts and Sciences authorizes final acceptance of the
                                               and respect for the rights of others inherent in    learner-designed area of study.
                                               all metaphysical and spiritual traditions;
                                                  demonstrate the ability to sustain a cogent,
                                               cohesive and articulate argument informed by
                                               the liberal arts and the learner-designed area of
                                               study; and
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Curriculum Requirements                       Once students complete the core MALS courses
                                              (18 credits), they then choose one of four areas of
   MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES          study listed below (or can design their own area with
                                              the approval of the dean) that provide additional
MALS Core Courses                18 credits   depth in a learner-designed area of study.
LAP-500
THE LIBERAL ARTS AND
                                                     Homeland Security
PROFESSIONAL LIFE                 3 credits          Human Resources Management
SAM-501
                                                     Online Learning and Teaching
SENSE OF COMMUNITY I:                                Organizational Leadership
ART AND MORALITY                  3 credits

SAM-502
SENSE OF COMMUNITY II:
FAITH AND REASON                  3 credits

CCR-610
CHANGE, CONFLICT AND
RESOLUTION                        3 credits

SIC-520
THE SPECIES, THE INDIVIDUAL




                                               “
AND COMMUNITY                     3 credits

THC-625
TECHNOLOGY AND THE
HUMAN COMMUNITY:
CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES          3 credits
                                                     It has been a wonderful experience and
Electives                        12 credits
Learner-Designed Area of Study                       a test of my endurance to balance my
MLS-700; MLS-710                                     education, home and professional career.
Capstone Project                  6 credits          Thomas Edison State College has helped




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                                                                                              ”
TOTAL                            36 Credits          me earn a graduate degree while
                                                     successfully juggling my family, work
                                                     and community commitments.

                                                     Faraz Amjad Khan, MALS '10
                                                     Senior Geologist, N.J. Department of
                                                     Environmental Protection
                                                     Adjunct Professor, St. Francis College (N.Y.)




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                                              MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES                       SAM-502
                                                                                                      SENSE OF COMMUNITY II:
                                                 Course Descriptions                                  FAITH AND REASON                              3 credits
                                                                                                      This course explores the character and quality of
                                          LAP-500                                                     human discourse as it tries to describe what it means
                                          THE LIBERAL ARTS AND                                        to be human in the great dialogues between faith
                                          PROFESSIONAL LIFE                              3 credits    and reason. This course is designed to help overcome
                                                                                                      perceptual obstacles to cross-cultural understanding
                                          This course seeks to define the liberal arts and explore
                                                                                                      through comparing and contrasting philosophical,
                                          their relevance in today's world. Proceeding from the
                                                                                                      scientific and religious texts of Eastern, Western and
                                          past to modern times, the course provides a broad
                                                                                                      Native American cultures. Thus, students will gain a
                                          overview of the liberal arts throughout the world,
                                                                                                      greater sense of being part of a larger global com-
                                          including history, the arts and sciences, literature, the
                                          social sciences and philosophy/religion. With gradu-        munity while attaining a better understanding of
                                          ate mentor guidance, students will conduct                  their own cultural influences. Students will identify
                                          independent research and will relate their findings to      examples and case studies in their professional lives
                                          workplace or community experiences. Throughout the          that relate to issues arising from the discussions of
                                          course, students will relate learning to their profes-      the texts and will use the lessons of human discourse
                                          sional lives through an interactive process such as a       as a platform to broaden their vision and create prac-
                                          week-by-week portfolio or regular journal entries.          tical applications in the workplace and community.
                                                                                                      During this process of exploration, students will be
                                                                                                      expected to articulate their own values and beliefs
                                          SAM-501                                                     with an understanding of how these may be influ-
                                          SENSE OF COMMUNITY I:                                       enced by their own cultural biases and perceptions.
                                          ART AND MORALITY                               3 credits
                                          This course examines art and morality through the
                                          unique perspective that “reading” artifacts can give a      CCR-610
                                          true understanding of the development of communi-           CHANGE, CONFLICT
                                          ties in time. The course explores how art gives us          AND RESOLUTION                                3 credits
                                          access to commune with those here before us as well         This course examines change, conflict and resolution
                                          as those who exist with us, thus enhancing our sens-
                                                                                                      in both historic and contemporary contexts and
                                          es of community and communications. Through this
                                                                                                      invites students to apply these lessons to their
                                          phenomenological approach, the course raises ques-
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                                                                                                      careers and volunteer activities while reflecting on
                                          tions about the nature of what we create as both an
                                                                                                      their local, national and global significance. Through
                                          expression of who we are and an influence that
                                                                                                      readings and online discussions in politics, literature
                                          transforms us as new values (including morals and
                                                                                                      and applied ethics, students will develop understand-
                                          ethics) and realms of experience are created. The
                                          course defines “culture” as the interactive growth          ings of change, conflict and resolution as they relate
                                          that brings out and develops uniquely human possi-          to diverse cultures and eras, including the civil rights
                                          bilities and develops sensitivity to the development        movement, women's rights, civil disobedience, work-
                                          of ideas and institutions as creative projects.             ing within the system and revolution. The course will
                                          Students will explore selected cultures that coexist        provide students with practical insights culled from a
                                          with us in time as well as those that may have exist-       deep understanding of global change and will
                                          ed before us and are no more. The course emphasizes         empower them with tools to steer and manage
                                          how this approach allows us to nurture our own pos-         change in the workplace and community.
                                          sibilities out of the limitless depths of imagination
                                          and expressions as well as the magic power of art to
                                          produce understanding. Students will be prepared to
                                          incorporate their own imaginative abilities in the cre-
                                          ation of individualized projects.
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SIC-520                                                  MLS-700; MLS-710
THE SPECIES, THE INDIVIDUAL                              CAPSTONE PROJECT                            6 credits
AND THE COMMUNITY                           3 credits    The Capstone Project includes two 3-credit courses
In this interdisciplinary course, students explore       that are completed over two terms at the end of the
“human nature” using theories and tools from biolo-      MALS program. It requires the student to demon-
gy and from many of the social sciences, including       strate the depth and breadth of knowledge acquired
archeology, economics, political science, psychology     in the program and to apply this knowledge to the
and sociology. Students will learn the theories by       workplace or the community. The project is interdis-
reading both classic texts and recent scholarly works,   ciplinary in nature. It is a supervised, hands-on
including a novel about human evolution set in the       experience that displays the student’s ability to go
Ice Age, and by watching videos, visiting websites       beyond the mere collection of information and into a
and writing several short papers. Ultimately, students   synthesis of accumulated knowledge and skills. The
will be asked to formulate their own understanding       Capstone Project may be in the form of a research
of “human nature” and to apply their insights to         project, a performance project or an applied project.
social situations at home, school, work or the wider     A final grade will be issued when the requirements of
community.                                               the Capstone Project are fulfilled by the submission
                                                         and approval of a final project and the satisfactory
                                                         oral presentation of the project.
THC-625
TECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMAN COMMUNITY:
CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES     3 credits
Students explore the role of technology as it relates
to society, community and the individual, with par-
ticular emphasis on its impact on workplace issues.
Students will explore humanity's love-hate relation-
ship with technology over the millennia, will debate
ethical issues such as cloning and irradiated food,
and will anticipate technology's impact on cultures,
communities and individual persons in the future.
Students will use their own workplace or community
to test theories and draw informed conclusions.




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                                                                             Master of Arts in
                                                                                             Educational Leadership
                                                                             PREPARING EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL                                      Standard 2: An educational leader promotes the suc-
                                                                             ADMINISTRATORS TO BE EFFECTIVE                                      cess of every student by advocating, nurturing and
                                                                             INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS                                               sustaining a school culture and instructional program
                                                                             The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree pro-            conducive to student learning and staff professional
                                                                             gram prepares teachers and administrators to become                 growth.
                                                                             educational leaders serving in the complex environment of           Standard 3: An educational leader promotes the suc-
                                                                             elementary and secondary education. The program is                  cess of every student by ensuring management of the
                                                                             offered completely online and is built around the unique            organization, operation and resources for a safe, effi-
                                                                             needs of working adults.                                            cient and effective learning environment.
                                                                             The curriculum presents a coherent set of learning experi-
                                                                                                                                                 Standard 4: An educational leader promotes the suc-
                                                                             ences that build and deepen students’ understanding of
                                                                                                                                                 cess of every student by collaborating with faculty
                                                                             educational leadership and administration. The program
                                                                                                                                                 and community members, responding to diverse com-
                                                                             enables students to build a substantive knowledge and
                                                                                                                                                 munity interests and needs, and mobilizing
                                                                             research base that provides dynamic opportunities to mas-
                                                                                                                                                 community resources.
                                                                             ter the core competencies of educational leadership and
                                                                             contributes to the development of a portfolio, which                Standard 5: An educational leader promotes the suc-
                                                                             demonstrates the breadth and depth of their learning.               cess of every student by acting with integrity and
                                                                                                                                                 fairness, and in an ethical manner.
                                                                             An integral part of the curriculum is the use of technology
                                                                             that enables students to collaborate on projects, discuss and       Standard 6: An educational leader promotes the suc-
                                                                             examine theories, ideas, research, applications and practices.      cess of every student by understanding, responding
                                                                             In addition, the program is consistent with the profession-         to, and influencing the political, social, economic,
                                                                             al standards required by the New Jersey Department of               legal and cultural context.
                                                                             Education (NJDOE) and recommended by the New Jersey
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                                                                             Principals and Supervisors Association.                          what are the
                                                                             Graduates of the Master of Arts in Educational
                                                                             Leadership program holding a current New Jersey                  admission
                                                                             administrative, instructional or educational services
                                                                             certificate will be eligible to earn the principal and
                                                                             supervisor endorsements in New Jersey.
                                                                                                                                              requirements?
                                                                                                                                              Admission to the Master of Arts in Education Leadership
                                                                                                                                              program is competitive and based on a qualitative
                                                                             PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
                                                                                                                                              review of a prospective student's application.
                                                                             The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership promotes an
                                                                             understanding of educational leadership and administra-          Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a
                                                                             tion through a program based upon the national Interstate        regionally accredited college or university and provide
                                                                             School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards.           a current resume and two letters of reference. A
                                                                             These standards have been identified as critical to success-     statement of objectives is evaluated critically and
                                                                             ful school leadership. The six standards are:                    used to assess a student's ability to succeed in and
                                                                                                                                              benefit from the program.
                                                                                 Standard 1: An educational leader promotes the suc-
                                                                                 cess of every student by facilitating the development,
                                                                                 articulation, implementation and stewardship of a            SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
                                                                                 vision of learning that is shared and supported by all          at least three years of teaching experience or edu-
                                                                                 stakeholders.                                                   cational services experience and valid teaching
                                                                                                                                                 educational services administrative certificate;

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   a letter of recommendation from a building-level
                                                              curriculum
   administrator who is willing to supervise appro-
   priate practical experiences at his/her school/site;     and program
   a statement of the applicant’s goals and objec-
   tives in joining the program (500-word minimum)
   must be submitted as a writing sample; and
                                                              requirements
   a school setting available for site-based fieldwork
   and inquiry projects required for each course.           COURSE                                      CREDITS

Students are not required to take the GMAT or GRE;          EDL-500
however, applicants who have taken these examina-           EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP:
tions are encouraged to submit their scores as part of      FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE                             3
their application.                                          EDL-510
                                                            THE INQUIRY PROCESS: A FRAMEWORK                    3
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SUPERVISOR’S                         EDL-520
CERTIFICATE                                                 STANDARDS-BASED CURRICULUM
                                                            DEVELOPMENT, PRE-K-12                               3
To be eligible for the New Jersey Supervisor certificate,
candidates must: 1) hold a master’s degree from a           EDL-530
regionally accredited college or university; 2) hold a      CRITICAL ISSUES AND THEORIES
standard New Jersey instructional or educational            IN CURRICULUM DESIGN AND
services certificate or its out-of-state equivalent; and    EVALUATION, PRE-K-12                                3
3) have completed three years of successful, full-time      EDL-540
teaching and/or educational services experience.            CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP AND
To meet the requirements set forth by the New Jersey        SUPERVISION                                         3
Department of Education, students must earn at least        EDL-550
12 graduate credits to include:                             SCHOOL LAW                                          3




                                                                                                                            M A S T E R O F A R T S I N E D U C AT I O N A L L E A D E R S H I P
     3 credits in general principles of staff
                                                            EDL-660
     supervision in grades preschool through 12;
                                                            HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION                      3
     3 credits in general principles of curriculum
                                                            EDL-670
     development for grades preschool through 12;
                                                            TECHNOLOGY FOR INSTRUCTION
     3 elective credits in curriculum development; and      AND ADMINISTRATION                                  3
     3 credits in staff supervision and/or curriculum       EDL-680
     development (N.J.A.C. 6A: 9-12.6).                     BUDGET FORECASTING AND
For further information, please visit the College’s         FISCAL PLANNING                                     3
website at www.tesc.edu/5498.php.
                                                            EDL-690
                                                            DEVELOPING SCHOOL AND
                                                            COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS                              3
                                                            EDL-700
                                                            FIELD-BASED PRACTICUM                               3
                                                            EDL-710
                                                            PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT                  3
                                                            TOTAL                                             36
                                                            Students may transfer up to 12 credits into the
                                                            program.
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                                                                                             MASTER OF ARTS IN                                   leader, to facilitate his or her faculty's creation of successful
                                                                                           EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP                                curriculum documents. The entire process, from initial needs
                                                                                                                                                 assessment to implementation, will be the focus of this
                                                                                                                                                 course (ISLLC 1, 2, 4, 5; NJDOE 1, 2, 4, 5).
                                                                                     Course Descriptions
                                                                                                                                                 EDL-530
                                                                             EDL-500                                                             CRITICAL ISSUES AND THEORIES IN CURRICULUM
                                                                             EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP:                                               DESIGN AND EVALUATION, PRE-K-12         3 credits
                                                                             FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE                                3 credits
                                                                                                                                                 Critical Issues and Theories in Curriculum Design and
                                                                             This course provides students an opportunity to investigate,        Evaluation, Pre-K–12 is designed to guide the student in the
                                                                             analyze and apply various theories of leadership and                process of identifying and analyzing emerging and
                                                                             associated concepts specified in the ISLLC and NJDOE                developing issues in curriculum design, development,
                                                                             standards. Students will begin the process of designing a           implementation and evaluation. Such issues may include
                                                                             professional portfolio that demonstrates competency as an           academic standards, diversity, technology, testing and
                                                                             effective educational leader (ISLLC and NJDOE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).   assessment, innovative programs, and state and federal
                                                                                                                                                 legislation. Included are the identification of curriculum
                                                                                                                                                 sources, how these sources influence trends, how these
                                                                             EDL-510                                                             trends emerge and evolve, their impact on student
                                                                             THE INQUIRY PROCESS:                                                achievement, and how professionals, particularly supervisors,
                                                                             A FRAMEWORK                                            3 credits    curriculum developers, teacher-leaders and teachers, can use
                                                                                                                                                 these trends and issues to improve student learning.
                                                                             This course will introduce students to action research.
                                                                                                                                                 Students study both the positive and negative aspects of the
                                                                             Future educational leaders will study an intervention chosen
                                                                                                                                                 issues and develop a responsible approach to critically assess
                                                                             specifically to respond to a research problem identified
                                                                                                                                                 the importance and significance of emergent and future
                                                                             through reflection. The goal of the course and of action
                                                                                                                                                 issues in order to function as responsible professionals
                                                                             research is for students to gain better knowledge of their
                                                                                                                                                 (ISLLC 2, 4, 6; NJDOE 2, 4, 6).
                                                                             practice while improving the situation in which the practice
                                                                             is conducted. Students will develop competencies as an
                                                                             educational leader as outlined in the ISLLC (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
                                                                             and the NJDOE (1, 2, 5) standards.                                  EDL-540
                                                                                                                                                 CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP AND
                                                                                                                                                 SUPERVISION                                            3 credits
 M A S T E R O F A R T S I N E D U C AT I O N A L L E A D E R S H I P




                                                                             EDL-520                                                             Curriculum Leadership and Supervision provides students with
                                                                             STANDARDS-BASED CURRICULUM                                          multiple opportunities to critically analyze and apply various
                                                                             DEVELOPMENT, PRE-K-12                                  3 credits    contemporary theories of effective school leadership to their
                                                                                                                                                 professional practice. All theories are aligned with the national
                                                                             Curriculum revision is an ongoing process that requires
                                                                                                                                                 ISLLC standards and the NJDOE state standards, research-
                                                                             professional guidance and support. Potential educational
                                                                                                                                                 based frameworks informing the knowledge base, dispositions
                                                                             leaders need to understand the importance of curriculum
                                                                                                                                                 and performances of effective school leaders. The course
                                                                             development in the success of the educational experience
                                                                                                                                                 focuses on the performance aspects of effective leadership
                                                                             and recognize the organization and relevance of curriculum
                                                                                                                                                 including empowering others, building collaborative
                                                                             change. Through the examination of various curriculum
                                                                                                                                                 organizational cultures, making informed decisions and
                                                                             designs, educators will visualize an overview of systematic
                                                                                                                                                 communicating them skillfully, and resolving conflicts.
                                                                             curriculum development. Standards-Based Curriculum
                                                                                                                                                 Participation involves learning theoretical concepts through
                                                                             Development, Pre-K–12 allows students to examine essential
                                                                                                                                                 reflective writing activities, self-assessments and practice
                                                                             components of a cohesive curriculum based on such
                                                                                                                                                 ISLLC exams (ISLLC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; NJDOE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
                                                                             influences as national and state standards established to
                                                                             guide local curricular planning and development to meet the
                                                                             changing needs of students and other stakeholders in a
                                                                             diverse community. Processes for development of curricula           EDL-550
                                                                             at classroom, building and district levels, regardless of grade,    SCHOOL LAW                                             3 credits
                                                                             academic discipline or kind of student, will be considered in       School leaders as stewards of the educational process must
                                                                             preparation for hands-on experience in creating curriculum          ensure that the schools follow both the letter and the spirit
                                                                             in the student's primary discipline. Integrating differentiated     of the law. The democratic principles of the United States
                                                                             instruction through various curriculum designs will allow the       require leaders to protect and serve the rights of students,
                                                                             educator to develop necessary skills, as an instructional           staff and other stakeholders. This course enables the future


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school leader to examine the federal, state and local laws,      EDL-690
court decisions, rules and regulations impacting on              DEVELOPING SCHOOL AND
education. Both general principles and specific applications     COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS                                3 credits
are examined to provide the leader with the knowledge and        This course explores the family and community factors that
understanding of the constitutional basis of both curricular     affect teaching and learning. The course examines how
and extracurricular programs and services. In addition, the      school initiatives can enhance family and community
course presents the opportunity to analyze such issues as        supports for children's learning. Students learn how to
desegregation, due process, student rights, tenure and           nurture a sense of "school community," garner public
special needs students (ISLLC and NJDOE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).      support, increase parental involvement and engage
                                                                 community agencies as educational partners. Students learn
                                                                 to design school initiatives to strengthen productive ties
EDL-660                                                          with families and the community (ISLLC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6; NJDOE
HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION                      3 credits    1, 2, 4, 5, 6).
In this course, students learn the latest methods for
attracting, inducting, motivating, retaining and supporting
staff, and how to monitor and supervise certificated and         EDL-700
noncertificated faculty and staff to set high standards for      FIELD-BASED PRACTICUM                                 3 credits
the professional participation of all adults in the school       The Field-Based Practicum is a culminating activity for
community. Students apply systems management and                 students completing the Master of Arts in Educational
collaborative decision making to effect change, particularly     Leadership (MAEdL) program. It requires students to engage
with respect to meeting state and district requirements          in a 120-hour Practicum experience, and thus the
(ISLLC and NJDOE: 2, 5, 6).                                      completion of 300 hours of Practicum activities, at their
                                                                 school site or at an alternative site where they can put
                                                                 leadership theory into practice, working with a local school
EDL-670                                                          administrator and the course mentor. Students design and
TECHNOLOGY FOR INSTRUCTION                                       implement a series of administrative, supervisory, curricular
AND ADMINISTRATION                                  3 credits    and professional development activities that address the
                                                                 standards developed by the Interstate School Leaders
This course focuses on the key role of the principal as a
                                                                 Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). Activities will be structured to
leader in the selection, use and evaluation of instructional
                                                                 address each of the six ISLLC Standards during the 12-week
technology. Students are encouraged to think critically about
                                                                 practicum. On completion of the activities, the student will
technology, both in its role in the teaching–learning process
                                                                 develop a final report that includes artifacts as well as
as well as in its role in school management (ISLLC 1, 2, 3;




                                                                                                                                       M A S T E R O F A R T S I N E D U C AT I O N A L L E A D E R S H I P
                                                                 analysis and reflective commentary on the Practicum (ISLLC
NJDOE 1, 2, 3).
                                                                 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; NJDOE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).


EDL-680
                                                                 EDL-710
BUDGET FORECASTING AND
                                                                 PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO
FISCAL PLANNING                                     3 credits
                                                                 DEVELOPMENT                                           3 credits
The primary focus of this course is on the development of
                                                                 As the Capstone experience in the program, students
school and district budgets and budget forecasting, with
                                                                 prepare an electronic portfolio that demonstrates their
consideration of the impact of local, state and federal
                                                                 incremental achievement of the program standards.
funding laws on budget development processes. Students
                                                                 Students compose self-assessment narratives that reflect
will: (1) examine the cyclical nature of budget development
                                                                 their experiences in the program, analyzing and assessing
and how school budgets are collaboratively constructed; (2)
                                                                 the degree to which they have achieved their goals, the
compare and contrast expenditures of like districts; (3)
                                                                 influences they experienced which enabled them to master
analyze a budget; (4) review various models for
                                                                 the subject and the barriers that inhibited their progress.
implementing a budget and project how the budget should
                                                                 Standards-based competencies may be substantiated
be implemented and coordinated to align with the
                                                                 through documentary evidence of site-based participation
educational vision; and (5) forecast future fiscal needs based
                                                                 in educational leadership roles and responsibilities, letters of
on variables such as enrollment trends, population
                                                                 endorsement or support from qualified site administrators,
projections, state reimbursements for student attendance
                                                                 class assignments and research papers, reflective journal
and housing pattern changes. School financing will be
                                                                 entries and contact logs with mentors (ISLLC and NJDOE: 1,
examined through the lens of historical, current and future
                                                                 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
funding issues (ISLLC; NJDOE 3).



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                                                            School of Business
                                                                                                               and     Management




                                                            “
                                                                        Our graduate programs focus on leadership and
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                                                                        management skills for professionals in profit and
                                                                        not-for-profit settings. We provide an academically
                                                                        rigorous and relevant educational experience for




                                                                                                                                     ”
                                                                        time-challenged and aspirational individuals who
                                                                        seek career advancement in their professions.

                                                                                           Susan P. Gilbert
                                                                                           Dean, School of Business and Management




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                                                            Thomas Edison State College
The School of Business and Management provides a
broad curriculum that encompasses the academic
and professional areas of business and management.
The curriculum is designed with a leadership focus
and suited for working adults seeking professional
growth and corporations interested in developing a
talented 21st century workforce.

THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT
(MSM) degree focuses on organizational leadership




                                                            “
and serves management professionals by integrating
management theory and practice as they apply to a
wide range of organizations. The program addresses
areas critical to managerial success: leadership, organi-
zational understanding, activity management, effective
resource use and managerial self-development.
Students may specialize in a selected area by choosing      I know that my business and education
a professional focus area in Human Resources
                                                            accomplishments contributed to my sense
Management, Online Learning and Teaching, Public
Sector Auditing or Public Service Leadership.               of knowing more than just the jobs in my

                                                            career path. I’ve learned that I could set
THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (MSHRM) degree                         larger goals across diverse environments,
serves human resources professionals who wish to




                                                                                                                   S C H O O L O F B U S I N E S S A N D M A N AG E M E N T
                                                            with people from various experiences and




                                                                                                    ”
become strategic partners in their organizations. The
degree was developed in consultation with key               businesses, in teams and individually, and
members of the Society for Human Resource
Management in New Jersey and across the nation. The         achieve those goals.
program provides practitioners with technical human
resources skills in staffing, providing professional        Paula Vaughan, MSM ’98
development, managing organizational culture, and           Vice President, Operations (retired)
measuring and rewarding performance. Skills in
                                                            Prudential International Insurance
assessing and using research and best-practice
standards from the human resources field to improve
their practice are integrated.




                                                                                   Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011   29
                                                            Master of Science in
                                                                                Management
                                                            DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR MANAGEMENT



                                                             The Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree        Master of Science in Management
                                                            focuses on organizational leadership and the
                                                            development of leadership and management skills. At      Outcomes
                                                            the request of major New Jersey employers, Thomas        The MSM degree curriculum focuses on developing
                                                            Edison State College designed the MSM degree             two types of competencies that affect managerial
                                                            program as an academically rigorous and practical        performance:
                                                            educational experience for seasoned managers who
                                                                                                                            managerial role competencies; and
                                                            demonstrate a promise for growth and advancement.
                                                                                                                            generic judgment competencies of
                                                            The program is structured for professionals with
                                                                                                                         information seeking, decision making and
                                                            responsibilities in management, technical and
                                                                                                                         communications.
                                                            administrative positions. It is an ideal program
                                                            for those whose career paths include the                 Students will be challenged to extend, redefine and
                                                            management of people in complex, dynamic                 enhance their managerial understanding and to
                                                            organizations that compete in a global marketplace.      apply their basic learning tools such as seeking,
                                                                                                                     evaluating and communicating information and
                                                            The MSM program has a strong focus on
                                                                                                                     ideas. Grounded in the knowledge base of the well-
                                                            organizational leadership and provides the flexibility
                                                                                                                     informed manager, students will practice new ways
                                                            working adults need to control their own study
                                                                                                                     of seeking and acquiring course-related knowledge,
                                                            schedules.
                                                                                                                     synthesizing information into models of effective
                                                            In addition, students may tailor their degree program    practice and communicating their learning in ways
                                                            to provide additional depth in one of four specialized   that may positively affect the organizations in which
                                                            professional focus areas: Human Resources                they work.
                                                            Management, Online Learning and Teaching, Public
                                                                                                                     FIVE KEY MANAGERIAL ROLE COMPETENCIES
                                                            Sector Auditing or Public Service Leadership.
                                                                                                                     ARE DEVELOPED IN THE MSM DEGREE
 M A ST E R O F S C I E N C E I N M A N AG E M E N T




                                                                                                                     PROGRAM:
                                                                                                                            Organizational Understanding
                                                                                                                            Activity Management
                                                                                                                            Leadership
                                                                                                                            Resource Utilization
                                                                                                                            Managerial Self-Development




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Curriculum Requirements
   MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT

Core Courses                                       18 credits
ORG-502
LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT
IN THE 21ST CENTURY                                   3 credits

HRM-530
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 3 credits
ORR-510
ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH                               3 credits
EIO-520
ECONOMIC ISSUES IN
ORGANIZATIONS                                         3 credits




                                                                        “
FAM-540
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
FOR MANAGERS                                          3 credits

Select one of the following
MKM-560
                                                                        I wanted to show my two young daughters
MARKETING MANAGEMENT                                  3 credits
 OR                                                                     that education is important if they want
PJM-510
PROJECT MANAGEMENT                                    3 credits         the opportunity to succeed in life and that
Electives                                          12 credits           a good education will open the doors to
Students have the option of taking Thomas Edison State College
graduate business or business related online courses to fulfill their




                                                                                                                 ”
electives. Electives not offered by the School of Business and          those opportunities. Secondly, I wanted to
Management must be approved by the dean prior to enrolling in the
course. Students have the option to develop graduate Prior Learning     earn the degree for myself to prove that I
Assessment (PLA) portfolios and/or transfer graduate credits from




                                                                                                                               M A ST E R O F S C I E N C E I N M A N AG E M E N T
other regionally accredited institutions and/or apply credits
recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). All PLA
                                                                        could accomplish that task.
portfolio request and transfer credit must be approved by the dean.

Advisory: The maximum core course and elective course credit a          Lt. Col. Vito A. DiMicco Jr., MSM ’06
student may transfer in to the Master of Science in Management          U.S. Air Force National Guard
degree program is 12 credits.
                                                                        for New Jersey
Core Advanced Level Courses                          6 credits
MSM-620
LEADERSHIP, VISION
AND STRATEGIC PLANNING                                3 credits
MSM-630
CAPSTONE PROJECT                                      3 credits
TOTAL                                               36 Credits



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                                                               MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT                           EIO-520
                                                                                                                         ECONOMIC ISSUES
                                                                   Course Descriptions                                   IN ORGANIZATIONS                                3 credits
                                                                                                                         In the larger (macro) sense of economics, the purpose of
                                                            ORG-502                                                      this course is to interpret economic concepts and
                                                            LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT                                    theory so that students can read some of the economic
                                                            IN THE 21ST CENTURY                             3 credits    signals, know some of the key variables and make sense
                                                                                                                         of their organizations' economic environments, from a
                                                            This course offers students a comprehensive, relevant
                                                                                                                         management point of view. The course will provide a
                                                            perspective on leadership and management. While the
                                                                                                                         brief review of national income accounts as background
                                                            course provides grounding in important concepts, it also
                                                                                                                         for understanding such variables as GDP, GNP and
                                                            stresses application to professional and community set-
                                                                                                                         personal income. Highlights of the banking and Federal
                                                            tings. Students analyze concepts such as leading as an
                                                                                                                         Reserve System will also be reviewed to gain insight
                                                            interactive process (involving the leader, the "followers"
                                                                                                                         about fiscal and monetary policy, and interest rates and
                                                            and the situation), managing with innovation and cre-
                                                                                                                         their movements. Some consideration will be given to
                                                            ativity, escaping from embedded practices and
                                                                                                                         economic forecasting, but in this, as in other topics, the
                                                            embracing new managerial principles. This course pro-
                                                                                                                         emphasis will not be in creating forecasts or analysis,
                                                            vides students with contemporary empirical study of
                                                                                                                         but in being able to use and appraise them, and in
                                                            leadership and management as well as commentary,
                                                                                                                         knowing where to find needed information. A second
                                                            case histories and multimedia presentations.
                                                                                                                         portion of this course concerns itself with the micro
                                                                                                                         aspect of economics, relating to the operations of
                                                            HRM-530                                                      individual organizations.
                                                            HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT                      3 credits
                                                            This course examines the role of the human resources         FAM-540
                                                            professional as a strategic partner in managing today’s      FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
                                                            organizations. Key functions such as recruitment,            FOR MANAGERS                                    3 credits
                                                            selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation
                                                                                                                         This course is designed to provide the non-accountant
                                                            and labor relations are examined. Implications of legal
                                                                                                                         and financial manager with the knowledge necessary to
                                                            and global environments are appraised and current
                                                                                                                         interact with professionals from those disciplines. The
                                                            issues such as diversity training, sexual harassment
                                                                                                                         majority of the material draws from the theory and
                                                            policies and rising benefit costs are analyzed. Best
                                                                                                                         practice of financial management. Sufficient
                                                            practices of employers of choice are considered.
                                                                                                                         accounting background is provided to enable the
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                                                                                                                         student to understand and work with information
                                                            ORR-510                                                      provided by accounting and finance professionals.
                                                            ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH                         3 credits    Emphasis is placed on understanding terms, concepts
                                                                                                                         and uses of information provided by these functions
                                                            This course equips students to conduct the types of
                                                                                                                         rather than on the actual performance of the
                                                            research and information-gathering projects that are a
                                                                                                                         calculations.
                                                            significant part of the organizational life of most
                                                            managers and leaders. The course provides techniques
                                                            and skills that students will find helpful in researching    MKM-560
                                                            many types of questions and problems, including those        MARKETING MANAGEMENT                            3 credits
                                                            encountered in other graduate-level courses as well as
                                                                                                                         This course examines concepts, environments, and
                                                            the degree Capstone.
                                                                                                                         marketing management roles, as applied to industry,
                                                                                                                         nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
                                                                                                                         Focus is on the unique attributes of the marketing mix
                                                                                                                         (product, price, place and promotion), target groups,
                                                                                                                         relationship marketing, research, competitor analysis
                                                                                                                         and strategic planning. Emphasis will be placed on

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developing a marketing plan within the context of the         MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT
broader organization as well as exploring the dynamic
that will lead to completing each plan with confidence.                         Electives
PJM-510                                                     Students have the option of taking Thomas Edison State
PROJECT MANAGEMENT                             3 credits    College graduate business or business related online
                                                            courses to fulfill their electives. Electives not offered by
This course provides students with the essential
                                                            the School of Business and Management must be
concepts in project management and their applications
                                                            approved by the dean prior to enrolling in the course.
in working environments. It examines the planning,
                                                            Students have the option to develop graduate Prior
organizing, leading and controlling of projects. Topics
                                                            Learning Assessment (PLA) portfolios and/or transfer
include, but are not limited to, project life cycle,
                                                            graduate credits from other regionally accredited
scheduling and resource allocation. Team projects and
                                                            institutions and/or apply credits recommended by the
tutorials include the use of project management
                                                            American Council on Education (ACE). All PLA portfolio
software.
                                                            request and transfer credit must be approved by the
                                                            dean.
MSM-620                                                     Advisory: The maximum core course and elective
LEADERSHIP, VISION AND                                      course credit a student may transfer in to the Master of
STRATEGIC PLANNING                             3 credits    Science in Management degree program is 12 credits.
This course examines the strategic management
framework that integrates core business knowledge
                                                            ACC-501
across all decision-making and functional areas of the
                                                            PRINCIPLES OF FORENSIC ACCOUNTING 3 credits
organization, highlighting the issues and challenges of
vision, leadership and strategy in dynamic organizations.   This course provides a solid foundation for building
It provides students with knowledge and skills              skills in forensic accounting techniques, including gath-
to implement value-added, ethically principled,             ering, interpreting and documenting evidence. This
economically sound strategy and meet the challenges of      course examines the investigative techniques used by
global competitive advantage. The main topics covered       accountants to conduct forensic examinations as well
include external and internal analysis in the strategic     as the common schemes and techniques used to com-
management process, functional strategies competitive       mit fraud. The skills acquired will enable students to
strategies, corporate strategies and international          assist businesses in detecting, investigating, document-
strategies.                                                 ing and preventing fraud. The course also introduces
                                                            students to the many professional opportunities avail-




                                                                                                                               M A ST E R O F S C I E N C E I N M A N AG E M E N T
                                                            able to forensic accountants.
MSM-630
CAPSTONE PROJECT                               3 credits
                                                            CSR-610
Candidates for completion of the MSM degree will
                                                            CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY                   3 credits
complete an independent project demonstrating their
conceptual, analytical, research and practical manage-      This course introduces students to the concept of
ment skills achieved through the courses in either          corporate social responsibility, which involves an
program. The project, called a Capstone because it rep-     examination of whether organizations should expand
resents a crowning achievement much as a capstone           their focus from serving stockholders to also
does in architecture, is a 3-credit, one-term require-      considering the impact of the firm's activities on diverse
ment that is completed at the end of the program. It is     stakeholders. Practicing corporate social responsibility
a closely supervised experience resulting in a paper that   requires that a corporation meld business goals with
demonstrates the students ability to synthesize and uti-    societal expectations. To do so means addressing
lize the skills and knowledge gained in previous courses    complex questions such as: What obligations do
in the MSM program.                                         businesses have to the societies in which they operate?
                                                            Can the interests of corporations and their outside


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                                                            stakeholders be aligned, or are they in inherent conflict?   NPM-502
                                                            This course examines these and other questions without       NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT                          3 credits
                                                            prescribing simple solutions. .                              This course provides students with an understanding of
                                                                                                                         the unique qualities, philosophies and practices of the
                                                            ETH-590                                                      U.S. nonprofit mission-driven sector. The course
                                                            ETHICS FOR MANAGERS                             3 credits    examines the sources and management of resources as
                                                                                                                         well as strategies for their effective use. Nonprofit
                                                            The major objective of this course is to examine the         Management begins with a historical overview of the
                                                            intersections of business operations, professional           nonprofit sector and demonstrates its complex
                                                            responsibilities and ethics. An emphasis will be placed      structure. The primary goal of this course is to provide
                                                            on the development of practical methods and models           a thorough knowledge base, both theoretical and
                                                            for thinking about and resolving ethical issues and          practical, for effective nonprofit management.
                                                            conflicts as they arise in the conduct of business and
                                                            professional life. Acquisition of the requisite skills,
                                                            knowledge and independence of judgment needed to             NPM-610
                                                            respond effectively to the moral dimensions of the           NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE AND
                                                            working environment is an expected outcome                   BOARD LEADERSHIP                              3 credits
                                                                                                                         Nonprofit Governance and Board Leadership explores
                                                            GLM-550                                                      governance within contemporary nonprofit organiza-
                                                            GLOBAL MANAGEMENT                               3 credits    tions. The course focuses on leadership dynamics from
                                                                                                                         theoretical and practical perspectives. Students will
                                                            This course examines the issues and challenges facing        explore salient internal and external environmental fac-
                                                            managers in a global business context. Specifically, the     tors that influence behavior through the examination
                                                            course explores and analyzes international aspects of        and analysis of best practices. The primary goal of this
                                                            organizational behavior, human resources management,         course is to provide a realistic understanding of the
                                                            labor relations, corporate strategy and political risk. In   elements that both support and impede effective
                                                            doing so, the course covers both micro-level topics (for     governance for nonprofits. The significance of strong
                                                            example, cross-cultural communication) and macro-            leadership and governance practices is reinforced in
                                                            level considerations (for example, formulation of            the course's discussion of emerging trends within
                                                            international strategy).                                     nonprofit entities.

                                                            LCO-610                                                      NPM-670
                                                            LEADING CHANGE IN COMPLEX
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                                                                                                                         CRITICAL ISSUES IN
                                                            ORGANIZATIONS                                   3 credits    NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT                          3 credits
                                                            This course focuses on organizational change. The            Critical Issues in Nonprofit Management addresses cur-
                                                            course examines the importance of change, how                rent nonprofit management issues and trends that have
                                                            change agents can work with others to effect                 both immediate and emerging impact on the U.S. civil
                                                            meaningful change in organizations and why change            sector. The course will cover issues of governance
                                                            will become increasingly significant to organizations in     (accountability, transparency and responsibility),
                                                            the future. Students will examine and apply a change         performance management and infrastructure develop-
                                                            process that provides them with an opportunity to            ment. It will also address new approaches to marketing,
                                                            think about change, to reflect on stories of individuals     public relations and development activities. Keeping in
                                                            who have changed their organizations and to put              mind the contemporary economic environment, the
                                                            learning into practice in current organizational settings.   course will examine new revenue streams for nonprof-
                                                                                                                         its in terms of their utility and long-term effects. The
                                                                                                                         major goal of this course is to provide students with
                                                                                                                         benchmarking theories and practical tools that will
                                                                                                                         allow them to analyze contemporary management
                                                                                                                         challenges and construct innovative solutions.

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OML-610                                                      currently serve or in contexts to which they aspire. The
ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT                                    course is based in the belief that that leadership
AND LEADERSHIP I                                3 credits    involves moral/ethical dimensions and that effective
                                                             leadership equals good leadership; that is, that it
This course presents a comprehensive, integrative and        includes service to others and to contexts beyond the
practical focus on leadership and management. It is          self as well as qualities such as authenticity and
based upon a framework that analyzes leadership and          integrity.
management at different levels: individual leadership,
team leadership and organizational leadership.               Advisory: This course builds upon ORG-502 (Leadership
The course presents leadership and management                and Management), although that course is not a
theories/concepts that have emerged over the past            prerequisite to OML-620. While there is some overlap in
several decades. It provides students the opportunity to     content between the two, OML-620 has a far greater
apply these theories through case analysis and to            emphasis on application and skill development than
enhance personal skill development through self-             ORG-502.
assessment exercises. Included in the course are
identification of current leaders and leadership as well     OML-630
as contemporary perspectives on ethics, networking,          CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP 3 credits
coaching, organizational culture, diversity, learning
organizations, strategic leadership and crisis leadership.   This course focuses on compelling issues in leadership
                                                             theory and practice. It is intended to present students
Advisory: This course builds upon ORG-502 (Leadership        with some of the latest and most innovative thinking
and Management), although that course is not a               about leadership and to promote practical insights for
prerequisite to OML-610. While there is some overlap in      leadership within work and community settings.
content between the two, OML-610 has a far greater
emphasis on application and skill development than           The course encourages students to look beyond
ORG-502.                                                     embedded leadership ideas and practices and to
                                                             consider leadership more broadly. Students cover the
                                                             topics of leaders and followers (toxic leadership), men
OML-620                                                      and women (gender in leadership), and individuals and
ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT                                    teams (team leadership). Students are invited to rethink
AND LEADERSHIP II                               3 credits    their orientation to leadership and human interaction
This course focuses on how skills and abilities in           and to apply their learning to a real-world setting.
leadership and management can be developed and               Advisory: This course follows naturally from the foun-
applied by individuals in order to make a difference in      dations laid in OML-610 (Organizational Management




                                                                                                                              M A ST E R O F S C I E N C E I N M A N AG E M E N T
organizations, communities or societies.                     and Leadership I) and in OML-620 (Leadership and
                                                             Management II). The three courses together form a
The course looks first at exemplary leaders, both those      logical sequence that moves from a general exploration
who are well known and national or international in          of theory and practice in OML-610, to a focus on leading
their scope (e.g., Robert Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Bill     and managing self in OML-620, and finally to a focus on
Clinton, Mohandas Gandhi) and those who are not well         contemporary leadership issues in OML-630. While these
known (e.g., everyday people who have exercised moral        courses present a comprehensive look at management,
leadership or community leadership), all with special        OML-610 and OML-620 are not prerequisites for
consideration of the moral aspects of effective              OML-630, which can be taken as an individual course
leadership in several different contexts. It then looks at   that provides exploration and focus on contemporary
how individuals can develop leadership and act with          leadership issues and practices.
authenticity, integrity and creativity, all with special
consideration of exercising leadership as a “whole
person” who must balance responsibilities to home,
work and community.

Ultimately, the course is intended to help students
become more effective leaders in contexts where they

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                                                            PJM-520                                                     and Communication (PJM-520) and Project Risk
                                                            PROJECT LEADERSHIP                                          Management (PJM-640) before beginning this course.
                                                            AND COMMUNICATIONS                             3 credits
                                                            This course provides leadership and management              SOE-570
                                                            guidelines for the project manager in a variety of situa-   SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP                         3 credits
                                                            tions. Principles of effective planning, communication
                                                            and motivation throughout the project life cycle are the    This course focuses on the emerging field of social
                                                            focus of this course. Project Leadership and                entrepreneurship, an application of for-profit
                                                            Communication presents principles of project control        entrepreneurship skills to ventures that focus on
                                                            from initiation through execution to closure in a clear     nonprofit mission and social value. It offers practical
                                                            and practical manner.                                       information for individuals in the field as well as
                                                                                                                        innovative methods of conceptualizing the search for
                                                            Advisory: Students should have successfully complet-        new and better ways to support and invest in social
                                                            ed Project Management (PJM-510) before beginning            value. This course presents a framework for
                                                            this course.                                                understanding this sector of the economy, proven
                                                                                                                        business skill-sets adapted for the nonprofit
                                                            PJM-530                                                     environment, application tools for the field and advice
                                                            PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT                        3 credits    for avoiding common pitfalls. It also spotlights specific
                                                                                                                        implementation activities designed to monitor
                                                            This course provides students with an organized             performance and provide various constituencies —
                                                            approach for managing the uncertainties that can lead       including donor/investors — with measurable results,
                                                            to undesirable project outcomes. The course provides a      accountability indicators and overall return on
                                                            systematic method for identifying the risks that can        investment.
                                                            result in cost overruns, delayed schedules or failure to
                                                            meet performance standards. The first half of the
                                                            course covers risk identification, which takes place        SUM-501
                                                            during project definition and planning. The last half of    PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE
                                                            the course covers risk mitigation, which takes place        MANAGEMENT                                      3 credits
                                                            during project execution and closure.
                                                                                                                        This course introduces students to the topic of
                                                            Advisory: Students should have successfully complet-        sustainable management in organizations. Sustainable
                                                            ed Project Management (PJM-510) and Project                 management views the goals of an organization (its
                                                            Leadership and Communication (PJM-520) before               product and/or service-providing mission) through a
                                                            beginning this course.                                      long-term, environmental and social cost/benefit
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                                                                                                                        mental model. The course provides background on the
                                                            PJM-640                                                     social, economic and environmental sustainability
                                                            GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT                      3 credits    challenges facing managers today and explains the
                                                                                                                        trade-offs and payoffs involved in striving for zero
                                                            This course examines project management in a variety        waste, both social and planetary. In addition, it provides
                                                            of global business settings. Included are project           tools that will help students guide organizations along
                                                            management methodologies and processes as well as           appropriate paths to become more sustainable. Through
                                                            culture, team building and behavior management in a         this course students learn from the key leaders and the
                                                            global context. Project management is examined as a         important literature in the field about the global issues
                                                            set of best practices aimed at managing the total           challenging today's sustainable managers. Students will
                                                            enterprise. Through a project management approach,          also develop their capacity to think critically about the
                                                            corporate and organizational strategies are translated      role their organizations have played or can play in
                                                            into project-level, value-adding elements of a              building a more sustainable world.
                                                            company's project portfolio.
                                                            Advisory: Students should have successfully complet-
                                                            ed Project Management (PJM-510), Project Leadership


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                                                                                        Master of Science in
                                                                                              Human Resources
                                                                                            Management
                                                                                        P R E PA R I N G H U M A N R E S O U R C E S P R O F E S S I O N A L S A S S T R AT E G I C PA R T N E R S


                                                                                        The Master of Science in Human Resources                 Master of Science
                                                                                        Management (MSHRM) degree was developed with             in Human Resources Management
                                                                                        the guidance of human resources practitioners.
                                                                                        Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)             Outcomes
                                                                                        members from New Jersey and across the nation            Human resources practitioners from high-performing
                                                                                        identified the characteristics that would make a         organizations demonstrate competency in three criti-
                                                                                        graduate degree valuable: a broad-based knowledge of     cal areas:
                                                                                        the business they serve; skills in managing a human
                                                                                                                                                        knowledge of business practices;
                                                                                        resources enterprise; and the vision and ability to
                                                                                        become strategic business partners. With the                    ability to make strategic contributions to the
                                                                                        increasing demand for academic credentials in the            organization through personal credibility; and
                                                                                        human resources field, working professionals need               effective management of the human
                                                                                        high-quality, accessible degree options that they can        resources function, including human resources
                                                                                        complete while they continue to work.                        technical skills.
                                                                                        The MSHRM, a practitioner focused degree, develops       THE MSHRM DEGREE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO
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                                                                                        the human resources management competencies              BUILD THESE COMPETENCIES. GRADUATES WILL:
                                                                                        identified through extended research about what                develop the basic knowledge of business
                                                                                        makes effective human resources practitioners. Large-        goals and functional areas;
                                                                                        scale studies, conducted at the University of Michigan
                                                                                        Business School, queried respondents from different             be able to define the critical human
                                                                                        types of organizations both in the United States and         resources role competencies and use the tools
                                                                                        abroad. They asked the question, “What are the               needed to become strategic partners in their
                                                                                        competencies demonstrated by human resources                 organizations;
                                                                                        professionals from high-performance as opposed to                identify and select models critical to effec-
                                                                                        those from low-performance organizations?” The               tive organizations (culture management, fast
                                                                                        MSHRM degree curriculum was developed based on               change, strategic decision making and market-
                                                                                        their answers.                                               driven connectivity), apply them to practice
                                                                                        The program's content and design are grounded in             (through simulations, case studies and work-
                                                                                        current best practices and directed toward preparing         place projects) and develop strategies to
                                                                                        human resources professionals to become strategic            connect these elements to enhance organiza-
                                                                                        partners within their organizations.                         tional performance;
                                                                                                                                                        articulate strategies that capitalize on their
                                                                                                                                                     organization's intellectual capital;
                                                                                                                                                        develop technical human resources skills in
                                                                                                                                                     staffing, providing professional development,
                                                                                                                                                     managing organizational culture, and measur-
                                                                                                                                                     ing and rewarding performance; and
                                                                                                                                                        assess and use research and best-practice
                                                                                                                                                     standards from the human resources field to
                                                                                                                                                     improve their practice.
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Curriculum Requirements                                                         MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
                                                                            HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
         MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
     HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT                                               Course Descriptions
MSHRM Core Courses                                 27 credits
                                                                        HRM-530
HRM-530                                                                 HUMAN RESOURCES
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 3 credits                                    MANAGEMENT                                     3 credits
ORR-510                                                                 This course examines the role of the human resources
ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH                               3 credits         professional as a strategic partner in managing
HRM-540                                                                 today’s organizations. Key functions such as
LIFESTYLE BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION                                     recruitment, selection, development, appraisal,
IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM          3 credits                                retention, compensation and labor relations are
                                                                        examined. Implications of legal and global
HRM-550                                                                 environments are appraised and current issues such
STRATEGIC RECRUITING, RETENTION                                         as diversity training, sexual harassment policies and
AND SUCCESSION PLANNING         3 credits                               rising benefit costs are analyzed. Best practices of
HRM-560                                                                 employers of choice are considered.
INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL AND THE
WORKPLACE LEARNER                                     3 credits         ORR-510
HRM-570                                                                 ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH                        3 credits
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A                                                  This course equips students to conduct the types of
MARKET CONNECTED CULTURE                              3 credits         research and information-gathering projects that are a




                                                                                                                                          M A ST E R O F S C I E N C E I N H U M A N R E S O U R C E S M A N AG E M E N T
                                                                        significant part of the organizational life of most
HRM-600
                                                                        managers and leaders. The course provides techniques
MANAGING THE HUMAN RESOURCES
                                                                        and skills that students will find helpful in researching
ENTERPRISE                   3 credits
                                                                        many types of questions and problems, including those
HRM-610                                                                 encountered in other graduate-level courses as well as
HUMAN RESOURCES AS A                                                    the degree Capstone.
STRATEGIC PARTNER                                     3 credits
HRM-620
THE LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT                                       HRM-540
OF HUMAN RESOURCES            3 credits                                 LIFESTYLE BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
                                                                        IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM            3 credits
Electives                                             6 credits
                                                                        This course examines both the theory and practice of
Students have the option of taking Thomas Edison State College
graduate business or business related online courses to fulfill their   Total Compensation. Topics include strategic com-
electives. Electives not offered by the School of Business and          pensation, employee compensation and benefits, job
Management must be approved by the dean prior to enrolling in the       evaluation, external competitiveness and market
course. Students have the option to develop graduate Prior Learning
Assessment (PLA) portfolios and/or transfer graduate credits from       analysis, incentives and variable pay, employee moti-
other regionally accredited institutions and/or apply credits           vation, compensation administration and the
recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). All PLA         compensation of special groups. A variety of
portfolio request and transfer credit must be approved by the dean.
                                                                        approaches are employed to examine organizational
Advisory: The maximum core course and elective course credit a          compensation policy and design. Consideration is
student may transfer in to the Master of Science in Human
Resources Management degree program is 12 credits.
                                                                        given to the interaction between human resource
                                                                        managers and managers throughout the organiza-
HRM-630                                                                 tion in order to realize effective compensation
Capstone Project                                      3 credits         programs.

TOTAL                                               36 Credits
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                                                                                        HRM-550                                                   capability building in order to create a culture
                                                                                        STRATEGIC RECRUITING, RETENTION                           connected to the market the organization serves.
                                                                                        AND SUCCESSION PLANNING                      3 credits
                                                                                        This course will focus on how the best practices of       HRM-600
                                                                                        strategic manpower planning, advanced compensation        MANAGING THE
                                                                                        and reward systems, and developmental interventions       HUMAN RESOURCES ENTERPRISE                  3 credits
                                                                                        all make for a foundation culminating in an
                                                                                        “organization of choice” rather than an “organization     This course operates on two levels. Students will
                                                                                        of last resort.” Topics covered include the development   learn how to model good leadership through the
                                                                                        of a qualified pool of candidates, labor force trends,    careful stewardship of human resources operations.
                                                                                        long-term strategic growth and retention.                 Students will extend the strategic view of leadership
                                                                                                                                                  developed in other courses, identifying successful
                                                                                                                                                  models of effective human resources operations and
                                                                                        HRM-560                                                   leadership.
                                                                                        INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL AND
                                                                                        THE WORKPLACE LEARNER                        3 credits
                                                                                                                                                  HRM-610
                                                                                        The knowledge and skills of employees, no matter          HUMAN RESOURCES AS
                                                                                        what the organization's market niche, are constantly      A STRATEGIC PARTNER                         3 credits
                                                                                        evolving. This course will discuss changes that are
                                                                                        necessary to support strategic initiatives for the        In this course, students will learn about the many
                                                                                        organization while developing and nurturing new           roadblocks to becoming an organizational partner in
                                                                                        capabilities, knowledge and skills of employees.          the formulation and implementation of institutional
                                                                                        Interpersonal skills, team skills, consultative skills,   strategy. Students will be introduced to the resulting
                                                                                        coaching, leadership and risk taking are but a few of     frustration, resentment, confusion and possibly even
                                                                                                                                                  a regression to maintaining nothing more than an
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                                                                                        the topics covered as well as business acumen,
                                                                                        strategic planning skills, change management, cross       administrative function. Absorbing critical
                                                                                        functional experience, technological mastery, global      information from varying constituencies and the
                                                                                        understanding and additional intellectual capital         integration of critical information into a viable
                                                                                        demands being placed upon an organization's               organization roadmap is covered.
                                                                                        environments. This course will help human resources
                                                                                        professionals with the understanding necessary to         HRM-620
                                                                                        retool the present diversified workforce.                 THE LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                                                                                  OF HUMAN RESOURCES              3 credits
                                                                                        HRM-570                                                   This course covers legal compliance in corporate
                                                                                        THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A                                    staffing, disparate impact and disparate treatment
                                                                                        MARKET CONNECTED CULTURE                     3 credits    claims, and numerous federal statutes and guidelines
                                                                                        How a human resources team “connects” the external        such as the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, the
                                                                                        market to the internal infrastructure of an               Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967), the
                                                                                        organization can ultimately mean the difference           Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and Equal
                                                                                        between overall organizational success and failure.       Employment Opportunity regulations. Approximately
                                                                                        This course will focus on managing and facilitating       25 percent of the course will be devoted to ethical
                                                                                        the culture of an organization. Culture management,       challenges of the human resources professional,
                                                                                        setting the stage for change, formulating strategy,       including conflicts between the human resources
                                                                                        analyzing the need for change, and integrating and        function and a separate office of ethics that might
                                                                                        implementing the needed human capital of the              exist in the corporate environment. The course will
                                                                                        organization in order to sustain a competitive            stress the need for keeping employee ethical
                                                                                        advantage while adding value is covered in this           questions and concerns confidential as well as
                                                                                        course. This course will also address issues such as      developing and putting into a practice a professional
                                                                                        knowledge management, change management and               code of ethics for all employees. Additional topics
                                                                                                                                                  covered in this course include affirmative action,
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seniority, sex discrimination, religious discrimination,
retaliatory discharges and right to privacy in the
workplace.


HRM-630
CAPSTONE PROJECT                              3 credits
Candidates for completion of the MSHRM degree will
complete an independent project demonstrating
their conceptual, analytical, research and practical
management skills achieved through the courses in
either program. The project, called a Capstone
because it represents a crowning achievement much
as a capstone does in architecture, is a 3-credit, one-




                                                           “
term requirement that is completed at the end of the
program. It is a closely supervised experience
resulting in a paper that demonstrates the student’s
ability to synthesize and utilize the skills and
knowledge gained in previous courses in the MSHRM
program.
                                                           When I landed my first job at Saudi
        MASTER OF SCIENCE IN                               Aramco, I knew what the lack of a college
    HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
                                                           degree meant. In today’s highly competitive
                  Electives




                                                                                                                M A ST E R O F S C I E N C E I N H U M A N R E S O U R C E S M A N AG E M E N T
                                                           job market, despite any business acumen
Please see Pages 33-36 for a list of electives.*
                                                           and career success that I may have, my
                                                           career would eventually reach its limits in
HRM-520
SHRM CERTIFICATION                            3 credits    terms of progress. I decided to capitalize on
Human Resources Management students can earn up            the company’s self development system to
to 3 elective credits by earning the Professional in
Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in            continue my dream of obtaining a
Human Resources (SPHR) certificate examinations            bachelor’s degree and then a master’s
offered by the Human Resources Certification




                                                                                                  ”
Institute (HRCI).                                          degree in human resources management.
                                                           Since then, new doors have opened to
                                                           advance my career.

*Students also have the option of taking other             Sana Saud Al Hajri, MSHRM '09
graduate business or business related courses to           Saudi Aramaco
fulfill their electives. Electives not offered by the
School of Business and Management must be
approved by the dean prior to enrolling in the
course. See Pages 33-36 for additional elective
courses and descriptions.



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                                                                                                           John S. Watson
                                                                                                              School of Public Service
                                                                                                                   and Continuing Studies
 J O H N S . WAT S O N S C H O O L O F P U B L I C S E R V I C E A N D C O N T I N U I N G S T U D I E S




                                                                                                           “
                                                                                                                       Our programs prepare professionals for leadership roles in
                                                                                                                       a wide variety of public service settings, build capacity and




                                                                                                                                                                                                ”
                                                                                                                       provide state-of-the-art learning opportunities for adult
                                                                                                                       learners in public service related professions.

                                                                                                                                Joseph Youngblood II, JD, PhD
                                                                                                                                Dean, John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies




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                                                                                                           Thomas Edison State College
The John S. Watson School of Public Service and        The John S. Watson School of Public Service and
Continuing Studies is dedicated to strengthening       Continuing Studies, in partnership with the School of
leadership in governmental, nonprofit and corporate    Business and Management, has developed seven new
sectors.                                               areas of specialization that are offered under the
Graduate programs in the John S. Watson School of      Master of Science in Management.
Public Service and Continuing Studies have a praxis    These include:
orientation with an applied focus toward building




                                                                                                                        J O H N S . WAT S O N S C H O O L O F P U B L I C S E R V I C E A N D C O N T I N U I N G S T U D I E S
                                                              Community and Economic Development
capacity and leadership within the public service
professions. Students engage in rigorous and                  Environmental Policy/Environmental Justice
relevant experiences that integrate policy and                Information and Technology Management
management across disciplines.                                for Public Service
Programs are being designed to develop and hone               Nonprofit Management
the skills necessary to transform students’ personal
                                                              Public Finance
commitment into public leadership, enabling them to
acquire a deep understanding of today’s public                Public Health Management
service environment and develop the skills necessary          Public Service Administration and Leadership
to work as leaders in public service professions.
                                                       The new areas of study position the College to enable
                                                       students to prepare for several rapidly evolving fields
                                                       or for students in these fields to advance
                                                       professionally and strengthen the capacity of those
                                                       who provide services in the public interest.
                                                       Curricula focus on an evidence-based, inquiry-based
                                                       approach to problem solving that enable students to
                                                       address and identify solutions to real-world
                                                       challenges and work with leaders in their respective
                                                       fields.




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                                                            Graduate
                                                                                 Certificate Programs
                                                            ADVANCE YOUR CAREER AND EARN 12 CREDITS TOWARD A MASTER'S DEGREE




                                                            Earning a graduate certificate is an excellent way for                          Graduate Certificate:
                                                            students to gain expertise in a specific area that can
                                                            help advance a career. Completing a graduate                                    Clinical Trials
                                                            certificate program will enable students to                                     Management                                 12 credits
                                                            demonstrate proficiency within a specific field.
                                                            Students who complete graduate certificate programs                             The Clinical Trials Management certificate program
                                                            at Thomas Edison State College earn 12 graduate                                 was conceived and designed by pharmaceutical,
                                                            credits that may be applied toward a graduate degree                            biotechnology and contract research organization
                                                            at the College. Graduate certificates are available to                          experts who work in the clinical research field. It is
                                                            students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a                             intended for those who seek entrance to or
                                                            regionally accredited college or university.                                    advancement in the clinical research industry.
                                                                                                                                            Students learn the fundamentals of the clinical trials
                                                            Currently, the College offers the following graduate                            environment, study design and management. The
                                                            certificates:                                                                   program prepares students for the day-to-day
                                                                       CLINICAL TRIALS MANAGEMENT                                           decision making in their work environment. Each
                                                                       EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP                                               course has exercises designed to further enhance
                                                                                                                                            drug development knowledge through reading,
                                                                       HOMELAND SECURITY
                                                                                                                                            interactive discussions between students and
                                                                       HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT                                           instructors, and assignments that mirror workplace
                                                                       ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING                                         requirements. Courses include:
                                                                       ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT                                            CTM-510
                                                                       AND LEADERSHIP                                                       INTRODUCTION TO
                                                                       PROJECT MANAGEMENT                                                   CLINICAL TRIALS RESEARCH
                                                                                                                                            AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT                      3 credits
                                                                       PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP*
 G R A D U AT E C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M S




                                                                                                                                            CTM-520
                                                            Degree Seeking Students                                                         CLINICAL TRIALS RESEARCH:
                                                                                                                                            PRACTICE TO POLICY                        3 credits
                                                            Students enrolled in any of Thomas Edison State
                                                            College’s graduate degree programs may also apply                               CTM-530
                                                            for a graduate certificate. Credits completed for the                           INTRODUCTION TO
                                                            graduate certificate may also be used to satisfy the                            CLINICAL TRIALS DATA
                                                            elective requirements for the master’s degree.                                  MANAGEMENT                                3 credits

                                                                                                                                            CTM-540
                                                                                                                                            ETHICAL ISSUES AND
                                                                                                                                            REGULATORY PRINCIPLES
                                                                                                                                            IN CLINICAL TRIALS                        3 credits
                                                            *Available only to graduates of the Executive Potential Program of the Center
                                                            for Government Training and Professional Development's Graduate School.         See Page 15 for course descriptions.



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Post-Master’s Certificate:                                 Graduate Certificate:
Educational                                                Homeland
Leadership                                   12 credits    Security                                      12 credits

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership    The Homeland Security certificate was developed by a
meets the state of New Jersey’s supervisor                 team of professors and practitioners to provide
endorsement requirement. To be eligible for the            students with a broad view of homeland security issues
standard administrative certificate with a supervisor      by going beyond a single discipline to consider policy,
endorsement a candidate must hold a master’s degree        preparation, management and continuity throughout a
from a regionally accredited college or university, hold   crisis. Course work covers law enforcement, emergency
a standard New Jersey instructional or educational         management and business continuity issues. This
services certificate or its out-of-state equivalent and    graduate certificate satisfies the 12-credit learner-
complete three years of successful teaching and/or         designed area of study of the Master of Arts in Liberal
educational services experience.                           Studies program. Courses include:

                                                           HLS-500
In addition, to meet the requirements set forth by the
                                                           TERRORISM AND HOMELAND
New Jersey Department of Education, students must
                                                           SECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES                3 credits
earn 12 graduate credits to include:
                                                           HLS-510
       3 credits in general principles of staff
                                                           PROTECTING THE HOMELAND: BALANCING
    supervision in grades preschool through 12;
                                                           SECURITY AND LIBERTY            3 credits
       3 elective credits in staff supervision and/or
    curriculum development (N.J.A.C. 6A: 9-12.6);          HLS-520
                                                           PREPAREDNESS: PREVENTION
       3 credits in general principles of curriculum       AND DETERRENCE                               3 credits
    development for grades preschool through 12; and
                                                           HLS-530
       3 elective credits in curriculum development.
                                                           PROTECTING THE HOMELAND:
Educational Leadership certificate courses include:        RESPONSE AND RECOVERY                        3 credits
Six credits in staff supervision:

EDL-540
CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP AND                                               GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
SUPERVISION                                 3 credits                  IN HOMELAND SECURITY



                                                                                                                             G R A D U AT E C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M S
EDL-660
HUMAN RESOURCES
                                                                 Course Descriptions
ADMINISTRATION                              3 credits
                                                           HLS-500
Six credits in curriculum development:
                                                           TERRORISM AND HOMELAND
EDL-520                                                    SECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES                  3 credits
STANDARDS-BASED CURRICULUM
                                                           This course examines the phenomenon of terrorism as it
DEVELOPMENT, PRE K-12                       3 credits
                                                           relates to the United States as well as American
EDL-530                                                    interests in other countries, primarily from the Cold War
CRITICAL ISSUES AND THEORIES                               to the present. The attacks on the United States on Sept.
IN CURRICULUM DESIGN AND                                   11, 2001, and the subsequent adoption of a formal U.S.
                                                           Department of Homeland Security will be examined in
EVALUATION, PRE K-12                        3 credits
                                                           the context of the global terrorist threat and the more
                                                           general concept of homeland security. Emphasis is on
See Pages 26-27 for course descriptions.                   the identification and understanding of appropriate

                                                                                             Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011   45
                                                            definitions and concepts so that students may critically   HLS-530
                                                            evaluate the threats present and the range of responses    PROTECTING THE HOMELAND:
                                                            available in our democratic society. Appropriate           RESPONSE AND RECOVERY                       3 credits
                                                            historical foundations will be included. The essential
                                                            components of a mechanism for homeland security will       This course focuses on the many response and recovery
                                                            also be presented. The relationship of homeland            efforts possible for the various actors in homeland
                                                            security to preparation, response and recovery             security, both in the public and private sectors. The
                                                            mechanisms for terrorism, including goals, objectives      concept of planning is addressed with a focus on
                                                            and strategies, will be explored. The importance of        implementation, testing and evaluation. Students will
                                                            coordinating various plans and strategies among local,     discuss how best to lead, communicate and coordinate
                                                            state and federal government response organizations        in response and recovery efforts. Technology and
                                                            will be stressed.                                          information gathering, as tools for planning and
                                                                                                                       responding, are explored. Both government and law
                                                                                                                       enforcement efforts and business continuity planning
                                                            HLS-510                                                    are studied.
                                                            PROTECTING THE HOMELAND:
                                                            BALANCING SECURITY AND LIBERTY                3 credits

                                                            The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, made Americans
                                                            feel more vulnerable than ever before. Then Congress
                                                            hastily enacted the USA PATRIOT Act, which permitted a
                                                            number of extraordinary and unprecedented intrusions
                                                            on civil liberties without judicial oversight. Wars in
                                                            Afghanistan and Iraq ensued, and the government and
                                                            the public began to question and examine the country's
                                                            intelligence mechanisms and security procedures. A
                                                            new U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which
                                                            included new units like the Transportation Safety
                                                            Agency, was established. This course will look at these
                                                            developments and others, such as the handling of
                                                            “enemy combatants” in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay,
                                                            Cuba, and consider whether the nation's security needs
                                                            justify the consequent restrictions on our freedoms.
 G R A D U AT E C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M S




                                                            HLS-520
                                                            PREPAREDNESS: PREVENTION
                                                            AND DETERRENCE                                3 credits

                                                            This course focuses on how strategic planning, incident
                                                            management and intelligence techniques combine to
                                                            provide the necessary foundation for anti-terrorism
                                                            preparedness. Topics covered include infrastructure
                                                            protection, the National Incident Management System,
                                                            data collection and analysis techniques, threat and
                                                            vulnerability assessments, information sharing,
                                                            resource planning, intelligence failures, and terrorism
                                                            prevention and deterrence.




46                                                     Thomas Edison State College
Graduate Certificate:                                       Graduate Certificate:

Human Resources                                             Online Learning
Management                                   12 credits
                                                            and Teaching                                  12 credits

                                                            Thomas Edison State College pioneered the use of
Courses available for this certificate focus on the most
                                                            technology in higher education and students can
important strategic initiatives that human resources pro-
                                                            benefit from its experience. This graduate certificate
fessionals face as they lead their organizations through
                                                            is available for those who want to be well-prepared
the uncharted waters of constant change. Students
                                                            to teach online. This graduate certificate also satisfies
select four Thomas Edison State College graduate-level
                                                            the 12-credit Learner-Designed Area of Study of the
courses in Human Resources Management. Students
                                                            Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree program.
who may eventually consider pursuing a Master of
                                                            Courses include:
Science in Human Resources Management degree should
review the information beginning on Page 38 to deter-       OLT-510
mine which of these course options can help meet core       THEORY AND CULTURE OF
requirements of that graduate degree program. Students      ONLINE LEARNING                              3 credits
select four of the following course options:
                                                            OLT-520
HRM-530                                                     LEARNING TECHNOLOGY AS
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT                   3 credits      AN ISSUE IN ONLINE LEARNING                  3 credits
HRM-540                                                     OLT-530
LIFESTYLE BENEFITS AND                                      ISSUES IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
COMPENSATION IN THE                                         IN ONLINE LEARNING                           3 credits
NEW MILLENNIUM                               3 credits
                                                            OLT-540
HRM-550                                                     COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTIVITY
STRATEGIC RECRUITING,                                       IN ONLINE LEARNING            3 credits
RETENTION AND SUCCESSION
PLANNING                                     3 credits

HRM-560                                                             GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN
INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL AND                                         ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING
THE WORKPLACE LEARNER                        3 credits

HRM-570
                                                                  Course Descriptions

                                                                                                                              G R A D U AT E C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M S
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A
MARKET CONNECTED CULTURE                     3 credits      OLT-510
HRM-600                                                     THEORY AND CULTURE OF
MANAGING THE HUMAN                                          ONLINE LEARNING                                3 credits
RESOURCES ENTERPRISE                         3 credits      This is a graduate-level experience in online learning
HRM-610                                                     that has both an experiential element (students actually
HUMAN RESOURCES AS                                          construct and publish online learning units) and a
A STRATEGIC PARTNER                          3 credits      theoretical element (students read theories of online
                                                            education and critically discuss how those theories
HRM-620                                                     apply to the online experiences of the students).
THE LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF                        Similarities and differences between online education
HUMAN RESOURCES                 3 credits                   and campus-based education are explored and
                                                            discussed. Cultural issues of how Web technology
See pages 39-41 for course descriptions.                    fosters the development of online learning
                                                            communities are explored and experienced.

                                                                                              Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011     47
                                                            OLT-520                                                     Graduate Certificate:
                                                            LEARNING TECHNOLOGY AS
                                                            AN ISSUE IN ONLINE LEARNING                    3 credits    Organizational
                                                            One of the few things that almost all agree on is that      Management and
                                                            technology is changing rapidly. How can teachers and
                                                            learners keep up? This course takes the prudent track of
                                                                                                                        Leadership                                 12 credits

                                                            discussing technology in the broader context of how         This certificate enables students to select the four
                                                            individuals make decisions, solve problems and              courses from the core requirements of the Master of
                                                            learn/teach technological skills.                           Science in Management (MSM) degree program that
                                                                                                                        they feel, based on their management experience and
                                                                                                                        future career goals, will further develop their
                                                            OLT-530
                                                                                                                        leadership and management skills. Students select
                                                            ISSUES IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
                                                                                                                        Thomas Edison State College graduate-level courses
                                                            IN ONLINE LEARNING                             3 credits
                                                                                                                        listed below, totaling 12 credits, to complete the
                                                            How is instructional design for online learning different   program. Students select four of the following course
                                                            from instructional design for other learning formats?       options:
                                                            This course provides critical discussion of and practice
                                                            in the ideas and practices that enhance quality in online   ORG-502
                                                            learning.                                                   LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                        IN THE 21ST CENTURY                        3 credits
                                                            OLT-540                                                     ORR-510
                                                            COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTIVITY                             ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH                    3 credits
                                                            IN ONLINE LEARNING                             3 credits
                                                                                                                        EIO-520
                                                            The technology enabling online learning allows
                                                                                                                        ECONOMIC ISSUES IN
                                                            communication and interaction between student and
                                                            texts, student and teacher, and student and other
                                                                                                                        ORGANIZATIONS                              3 credits
                                                            students. This course considers the theoretical aspects     HRM-530
                                                            of communication and interactivity and also the             HUMAN RESOURCES
                                                            practical skills of facilitating online discussions and     MANAGEMENT                                 3 credits
                                                            online interactions.
                                                                                                                        FAM-540
                                                                                                                        FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
                                                                                                                        FOR MANAGERS                               3 credits
 G R A D U AT E C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M S




                                                                                                                        OML-610
                                                                                                                        ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                        AND LEADERSHIP I                           3 credits

                                                                                                                        OML-620
                                                                                                                        ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                        AND LEADERSHIP II                          3 credits

                                                                                                                        Students who may eventually consider pursuing a
                                                                                                                        Master of Science in Management degree should see
                                                                                                                        Page 31 to determine which of these course options
                                                                                                                        can help meet core requirements of that graduate
                                                                                                                        degree program.

                                                                                                                        See pages 32-36 for course descriptions.

48                                                     Thomas Edison State College
Graduate Certificate:
Project
Management                                  12 credits

This track consists of four courses in Project
Management, which should be taken consecutively.
These courses have been developed using the Project
Management Institute body of knowledge guidelines.

PJM-510
PROJECT MANAGEMENT                         3 credits

PJM-520
PROJECT LEADERSHIP AND
COMMUNICATION                              3 credits




                                                          “
PJM-530
PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT                    3 credits

PJM-640
GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT                  3 credits
                                                          Earning my master's degree opened up

                                                          a whole second career for me and
Graduate Certificate:
                                                          created opportunities that I never
Public Service                                            would have been able to imagine
Leadership                                  12 credits
                                                          before. I'm now enrolled in a PhD
This certificate is open only to graduates of the
Executive Potential Program (EPP) offered by the          program and working on my
Center for Government Training and Professional




                                                                                              ”
Development’s Graduate School. Students who have          dissertation. None of this would have
graduated from the EPP program may earn a



                                                                                                            G R A D U AT E C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M S
certificate in Public Service Leadership by completing    been possible without my experience
12 credits of Thomas Edison State College graduate-       in the MSM program.
level courses that best correlate to their educational
and professional goals.
                                                          Diane Chierchie, MSM '01
Credits earned taking these courses for the Graduate
Certificate in Public Service Leadership may be applied
to the requirements of any graduate degree program
at Thomas Edison State College.
Graduates of the EPP program at the Graduate
School also have the opportunity to earn advanced
standing in Thomas Edison State College graduate
programs.




                                                                            Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011   49
                                      programs for
                                             special audiences
                                       Military Personnel                                        Human Resources
                                       Active duty members of the armed forces may pursue        Certification Institute —
                                       graduate study at Thomas Edison State College. The
                                       College has special ties to the military and has creat-
                                                                                                 SPHR Certification
                                       ed programs to accommodate the special needs of           Human resources professionals who seek the HRCI
                                       military personnel and their families whose location,     certifications may enroll in the course SHRM
                                       relocation and time constraints make attending tra-       Certification (HRM-520), a 3-credit course that
                                       ditional college difficult. The College is a long-time    prepares students for the Senior Professional in
                                       member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges         Human Resources (SPHR) examination. See Page 41
                                       (SOC). Undergraduates are served through regular          for further information. Those who have already
                                       enrollment, Navy College Program and Army                 successfully attained the SPHR may earn 3 credits
                                       University Access Online (eArmyU). All graduate pro-      toward their graduate degree at Thomas Edison
                                       grams may be completed by taking online courses.          State College.



                                       Fulbright Exchange                                        Public Sector USDA
                                       Scholars                                                  Auditing
                                       Thomas Edison State College recognizes the value of       MSM students may select electives offered through a
                                       the learning that occurs outside the classroom.           special arrangement with the Government Audit
                                       Teachers who have spent a year teaching abroad can        Training Institute at the Center for Government
                                       earn credits toward a graduate degree at Thomas           Training and Professional Development’s Graduate
                                       Edison State College by documenting that year's           School and may be taken in a special one-week format
                                       experiences through graduate Prior Learning               in Washington, D.C., or through open enrollment
                                       Assessment (PLA) portfolios. These credits may be         classes scheduled throughout the country. For more
                                       applied to either the Master of Science in                information, visit www.graduateschool.edu, click on
 PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL AUDIENCES




                                       Management, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies or      “Courses & Programs” and then click on “Government
                                       the Master of Science in Human Resources                  Audit Training Institute”. Students complete the pro-
                                       Management degree program.                                gram with a culminating 3-credit Capstone Project.




50                                Thomas Edison State College
Public Service
Leadership
Thomas Edison State College students who have
completed the Executive Potential Program (EPP) at
the Center for Government Training and Professional
Development’s Graduate School, which provides
training and development for government employees
rated GS 13-15 and prepares students for leadership
positions in federal government and public adminis-
tration, will receive 12 graduate credits toward a
master’s degree.




                                                      “
Certified Public
Accountant (CPA)
Individuals who have successfully completed the
Uniformed CPA examination may earn up to 6 grad-      Pursuing my degree forced me to look
uate credits.
                                                      for more complete answers as opposed

                                                      to instant answers and that has had a

                                                      direct impact on my law enforcement

                                                      career. Thomas Edison State College

                                                      has enriched me both professionally

                                                      and personally by helping me develop




                                                                                                                ”
                                                      a broader perspective about life and

                                                      why we think and act like we do.



                                                                                                                       PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL AUDIENCES
                                                      Barry Pilla, BSHS '02, MAPS '05
                                                      Chief of Police
                                                      Northampton Township, Pa.
                                                      Note: The Master of Arts in Professional Studies (MAPS) degree
                                                      program has been renamed the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
                                                      (MALS) degree program.




                                                                                     Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011         51
                                                             resources for
                                                                        graduate students

                                                              Financial Aid                                             Veteran Benefits
                                                              Financial assistance for college costs may be found       Students who have served in the United States armed
                                                              through a variety of sources, ranging from innovative     forces may be eligible to receive veterans’ education-
                                                              financing plans to traditional state and federal stu-     al benefits to assist with educational expenses. These
                                                              dent assistance programs. Thomas Edison State             benefits also may extend to spouse and child depend-
                                                              College graduate students are eligible for federal        ents of disabled veterans. For more information about
                                                              Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.                              veterans’ educational benefits, contact the Office of
                                                              To be eligible for financial aid, candidates must be a    Military & Veteran Education at (866) 446-1804, via
                                                              current applicant or enrolled at the College. To apply    e-mail at veterans@tesc.edu or visit the College
                                                              for financial aid, students must complete an official     website at www.tesc.edu/veterans.
                                                              College Application for Financial Aid as well as a Free
                                                              Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The
                                                              College's financial aid application must be sent to the   The Bookstore-MBS Direct
                                                              Office of Financial Aid at Thomas Edison State            Students are responsible for purchasing all their
                                                              College. The FAFSA application must be sent to the        course textbooks and materials. This cost is not
                                                              U.S. Department of Education.                             included in tuition and registration fees. Students
                                                              Detailed information about the financial aid applica-     may order their textbooks through MBS Direct, the
                                                              tion process may be accessed at www.tesc.edu/             College’s textbook provider. Students may order text-
                                                              finaid or by contacting the Office of Financial Aid at    books and materials by telephone, on the Web or
                                                              (609) 633-9658 or via e-mail at finaid@tesc.edu.          through the mail. MBS Direct telephone orders are
                                                              Financial aid information may also be obtained by         taken through the call center at (800) 325-3252. Web
                                                              calling the Office of Admissions toll free at             orders may be placed online at http://bookstore.
                                                              (888) 442-8372. In addition, many students find their     mbsdirect.net/tesc.htm. Mail order forms may be
                                                              employers to be an excellent source of support.           requested by calling the MBS call center or by calling
                                                              Students can contact their human resources or train-      the Thomas Edison State College Office of Admissions
R E S O U R C E S F O R G R A D U AT E S T U D E N T S




                                                              ing office to determine if their employer can help        at (888) 442-8372.
                                                              them meet their educational expenses. Other
                                                              resources may include private grants. Further infor-
                                                              mation may be found in financial aid reference books
                                                              in most libraries.




52                                                       Thomas Edison State College
library resources
The New Jersey                                           Virtual Academic
State Library                                            Library Environment
The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas   (VALE)
Edison State College and as a student you will have
                                                         Thomas Edison State College is a member of the
special access to its resources and services. All
                                                         Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE).
Thomas Edison State College students are given an ID
                                                         Through VALE, students have access to several online
card that enables them to contact library personnel
                                                         databases and extensive scholarly resources.
for special assistance and access to resources not
                                                         Students also have access to the New Jersey's aca-
available to the general public.
                                                         demic libraries through VALE. Students in the
The New Jersey State Library provides free online        College's online courses are expected to make use of
resources to students pursuing their education.          VALE resources and other online resources.
Jerseyclicks.org offers pertinent full-text articles
from current newspapers, magazines and journals
that can be downloaded and printed. JerseyClicks
allows students to search up to 30 databases at once
on topics such as business, education, science, histo-
ry, health and literature. Students seeking assistance
researching a specific topic can also log on to
QandANJ.org, where they can consult online with a
reference librarian from a participating college or
university library, 24 hours a day. For questions that
require lengthy research, QandANJ can get students




                                                         “
started or refer them to other sources that can help
answer their question. JerseyClicks.org and
QandANJ.org are supported in whole or part by The
Institute of Museum and Library Services through the
Library Services and Technology Act.
All Thomas Edison State College students have elec-
tronic access to the New Jersey State Library card              Together, we’ve pushed forward and
catalog and to more than 3,000 journals, a third of
which are directly available as full-text. Other mate-
                                                                created a special bond that only those
rials may be ordered. Within the guidelines of the              who have shared could understand.
New Jersey State Library's interlibrary loan service,
                                                                                                                        LIBRARY RESOURCES




students also have access to the research holdings of           My education has been as much about
most academic libraries in the state.
                                                                academics as it has been about my
Students may visit the library's website at
www.njstatelib.org.                                             personal growth.

                                                                Eric Anderson, MSM ’05
                                                                Liberty Mutual Insurance Company


                                                                                        Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011   53
                                    graduate mentors
                                    Graduate Mentors                                             EFTHIMIA CHRISTIE
                                                                                                 EdD, Educational Administration, Seton Hall University
                                    Graduate mentors at Thomas Edison State College are
                                                                                                 KATHLEEN FRENIA COHEN
                                    selected for their strong academic credentials in the        PharmD, Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the
                                    subject area in which they work with students and their      University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
                                    extensive practical experience.
                                                                                                 SR. ELLEN DAUWER
                                    Graduate mentors at Thomas Edison State College have
                                                                                                 PhD, Management of Computer Resources, New York University
                                    demonstrated success in teaching career-oriented
                                    adults, proficiency in computer-aided communications         MARGARET A. ELGIN
                                    and distance learning technologies, and experience in        PhD, University of Maryland
                                    teaching students in groups and/or teams. Mentors
                                    have management experience in organizations outside          GLORIA FREDRICK
                                                                                                 PhD, Public Administration, Rutgers, The State University of
                                    college and university settings.
                                                                                                 New Jersey
                                    Collectively, mentors for the Master of Science in
                                    Management program have worked in a variety of               JANE WHITNEY GIBSON
                                    industries such as rail support, aerospace design and        DBD, Nova Southeastern University
                                    manufacturing, Social Security administration,               KAY C. GOSS
                                    telecommunications, healthcare systems analysis, bank-       MA, Public Administration and Political Science,
                                    ing, advertising, market research and financial services     University of Arkansas
                                    management.
                                                                                                 ERICKA HARNEY
                                    Mentors for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies pro-       MA, Communications, University of Kentucky
                                    gram have served as corporate consultants, librarians,
                                    telecommunications executives, public relations profes-      NINA HAYDEL
                                    sionals, criminal justice executives as well as performing   EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Temple University
                                    artists and novelists.
                                                                                                 LORI A. HENNON-BELL
                                    Mentors for the Master of Science in Human Resources         MS, Administrative Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University
                                    Management program all hold terminal degrees and
                                    include professors, attorneys, human resources man-          LINDA HOLT
                                    agement specialists, organizational development              DLitt, Comparative Religious Literature, Drew University
                                    practitioners and adult educators.
                                                                                                 WILLIAM S. HOWE III
                                                                                                 PhD, Stanford University
                                    PETER A. BARONE
                                    LLM, International Law, University of Miami                  JANE HOLLY IVES
                                                                                                 PhD, University of London
                                    HARVELLA BROWNSON
                                    PhD, Regent University                                       EDWARD IZBICKI
G R A D U AT E M E N T O R S




                                                                                                 EdD, Educational Leadership Administration & Supervision,
                                    SANDRA BRYANT                                                Seton Hall University
                                    PhD, Regent University
                                                                                                 MICHAEL JAZZAR
                                    DONALD BURESH                                                PhD, Educational Leadership, Michigan State University
                                    PhD, Boston University
                                                                                                 MARLENE KAYNE
                                    LEIGH BYRON                                                  PhD, Biochemistry, Michigan State University
                                    EdD, Educational Administration, Columbia University




54                             Thomas Edison State College
MARK KREMEN                                                      VICTORIA SEALS
MS, Industrial/Organization Psychology, Radford University       EdD, Educational Leadership, University of Georgia

JAMES KROLIK                                                     JAMES CURTIS SPEE
PhD, University of Michigan                                      PhD, The Claremont Graduate University

ALBERT LAWRENCE                                                  JEFF STEVENS
JD, Antioch University                                           PhD, Human Development, Texas A&M University

KEN LEVITT                                                       KENNETH L. TANGEN
PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology                             PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Washington

ROBERT J. LOUDEN                                                 MICHAEL R. TOSCANI
PhD, Criminal Justice, The Graduate Center, City University of   PharmD, Pharmacy, St. John's University College of Pharmacy
New York
                                                                 ANITA BHAGROO VERGA
MICHAEL C. MAYO                                                  MPH, Public Health, Columbia University
PhD, Marketing, University of Michigan
                                                                 MARY WALL
ROBERT MCGRATH                                                   PhD, Computer Technology in Education,
PhD, Louisiana State University                                  Nova Southeastern University

JOHN MELLON                                                      DAVID A. WARNER
EdD, The George Washington University                            PhD, MA, History, University of California at Los Angeles

JOSEPH B. MOSCA                                                  DAVID WEISCHADLE
EdD, New York University                                         EdD, Curriculum Theory and Development,
                                                                 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
LAURENCE LYONS MURPHY
PhD, Joint Program in Philosophy and Comparative Literature,     LLOYD C. WILLIAMS
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey                      PhD, Organizational Psychology,
                                                                 The Union Institute
PHILIP M. NUFRIO
PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey                 STEPHEN L. WILLIAMS
                                                                 DBA, Nova Southeastern University
THOMAS M. PATRICK
PhD, MA, Economics, University of Kentucky

MARILYN B. PETERSON
MA, Education, Seton Hall University

REBECCA PITKIN
PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State
University

ALBERT E. POWELL JR.
PhD, Educational Human Resource Development,
Texas A&M University
                                                                                                                                        G R A D U AT E M E N T O R S



ROBERT H. PRICE
PhD, Art and Performance, The Union Institute & University

SAM REDDING
EdD, Educational Administration, Illinois State University

PAUL ROHMEYER
MS, Information Management, Stevens Institute of Technology
MBA, Finance, Saint Joseph's University




                                                                                                        Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011   55
                                                          Office of Admissions                                                 RICHARD COE
                                                                                                                               Assistant Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology
                                                          (888) 442-8372                                                       PhD, University of Pittsburgh
                                                                                                                               (609) 984-1130
                                                          gradstudies@tesc.edu

                                                                                                                               Heavin School of Arts and Sciences
                                                          1. LATE REGISTRATION - Will only be by permission of the
                                                          deans. Students will be charged a Late Registration Fee of $115.
                                                                                                                               SUSAN C. DAVENPORT
                                                                                                                               Dean, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences
                                                          2. REFUNDS - The College rate schedule is:                           PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
                                                                                                                               (609) 984-1130
                                                              Week One     75 percent
                                                              Week Two     50 percent                                          JAMES MCCARTY
                                                              Week Three 25 percent                                            Assistant Dean, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences
                                                              No refunds after Week Three                                      MS, University of Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                               (609) 984-1130
                                                          3. COURSE EXTENSION - Prior to the last day of class,
                                                          students may request a three (3) month extension of a course.        CYNTHIA A. STRAIN
                                                          The fee is $140 for each extension.                                  Assistant Dean, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences
                                                                                                                               MSEd, Student Personnel Service, Monmouth University
                                                          At the end of three months, if a student has not completed the       (609) 984-1130
                                                          course, the student will be issued an administrative grade of I/F.
                                                          This grade will not appear on the transcript or any other official   ADRIAN C. ZAPPALA
                                                          College document and will not affect the grade point average         Assistant Dean, Educational Leadership
                                                          (GPA). If this is a required core course for a degree, the student   PhD, Capella University
                                                          will need to register and retake the course.                         (609) 984-1130

                                                          4. WITHDRAWALS - This must be done prior to the last day             School of Business and Management
                                                          of class. Students who withdraw after the third week of the
                                                          course, will not receive a refund.                                   SUSAN P. GILBERT
                                                                                                                               Dean, School of Business and Management
                                                          5. LEAVE OF ABSENCE (LOA) - Students may request a                   PhD, University of Pennsylvania
                                                          Leave of Absence from the College for up to one year. Students       (609) 984-1130
                                                          must submit their request in writing along with the $50 fee. If
                                                          students do not request an LOA, they will become Inactive.           ALICIA D. MALONE
                                                                                                                               Acting Assistant Dean, School of Business and Management
                                                                                                                               MA, Thomas Edison State College
                                                          6. INACTIVE - Students who do not take a course for an               (609) 984-1130
                                                          entire calendar year and do not request LOA status will become
                                                          Inactive. Students returning from Inactive status must reapply       CAMILLA KING LEWIS
                                                          to the College and remit the Application Fee.
                                                                                                                               Acting Assistant Dean, School of Business and Management
 G R A D U AT E S T U D I E S K E Y C O N TA C T S




                                                                                                                               BA, Queens College
                                                                                                                               (609) 984-1130

                                                          Key Contacts                                                         John S. Watson School of Public Service
                                                                                                                               and Continuing Studies
                                                          School of Applied Science and
                                                                                                                               JOSEPH YOUNGBLOOD II
                                                          Technology                                                           Dean, John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies
                                                                                                                               PhD, University of Pennsylvania
                                                          MARCUS D. TILLERY                                                    (609) 777-4351
                                                          Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology                       watsonschool@tesc.edu
                                                          PhD, Iowa State University
                                                          (609) 984-1130                                                       ANN PRIME-MONAGHAN
                                                                                                                               Assistant Dean, John S. Watson School of Public Service and
                                                          THOMAS DEVINE                                                        Continuing Studies
                                                          Associate Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology             MA, Temple University, MS, Johns Hopkins University
                                                          PhD, Capella University                                              (609) 777-4351
                                                          (609) 984-1130                                                       watsonschool@tesc.edu


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FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974                            All costs associated with the international credit evaluation are the
(FERPA)                                                                      responsibility of the student. The College reserves the right to make its
Federal law governs how colleges and universities supervise student          own determination on the amount and type of credit to be awarded
educational records. Thomas Edison State College adheres to The Family       based on the evaluations provide by these agencies. An enrolled student
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, known as the         may transfer a maximum of 90 credits from international institutions.
Buckley Amendment. This act is designed to protect the privacy of edu-       Foreign students in the United States on student (F-1) visas can use all
cational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review   methods available to U.S. students for completing their degree require-
their educational records, to provide guidelines for the correction of       ments. Course-by-course credit recommendations will be reviewed by
inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings and       Thomas Edison State College based upon existing transfer and degree
to establish the right of students to file complaints with The FERPA         policies in place at the time of application.
Office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the     AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INFORMATION
Act. Thomas Edison State College makes public announcement of the
FERPA act in our College Catalog, Undergraduate Prospectus and               Thomas Edison State College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
Graduate Prospectus.                                                         institution. In the operation of its programs and activities, including
                                                                             employment, admissions, counseling and advisement, the College
Students have the right to inspect and review their educational records      affords equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race,
within 45 days from the date when the College receives a written             color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age,
request for access.                                                          disability, ancestry, place of birth, marital status, civil union status or lia-
Thomas Edison State College does not publish a student directory and         bility for military service. This is in accord with Title VII of the Civil Rights
has designated the following categories of student information as pub-       Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color
lic information: student name, e-mail address, enrollment status, area of    and/or national origin; Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972,
study and degree/honors conferred. This information may be released for      which prohibits sex discrimination; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
any purpose at the discretion of the College. Students have the right to     of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits
withhold the disclosure of directory information by written notification     discrimination against otherwise qualified people with disabilities; and
to the Office of the Registrar.                                              other applicable laws and regulations, so as to best accommodate the
The College limits disclosure of other personally identifiable information   needs of all such persons. Affirmative Action inquiries may be directed
from educational records unless the student has given prior written con-     to Dr. Terri Tallon-Hammill, Affirmative Action officer. Section 504
sent. Students who request release of their educational records to a third   Handicap Regulations Compliance and Section 506 of the Americans
party must provide written authorization to the Office of the Registrar.     with Disabilities Act inquiries may be directed to Barbara Aikins, the
Directory and nondirectory student information may be released to            College’s ADA coordinator. Both representatives may be reached at
school officials designated by the College who have a valid, legitimate      Thomas Edison State College, 101 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608-1176.
educational interest for its review provided that the official needs to      A copy of this policy is available in the Office of the Registrar.
review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional     THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE IS REGIONALLY
responsibility on behalf of the College. School officials with legitimate    ACCREDITED BY THE MIDDLE STATES ASSOCIATION
educational interest in a student's educational record are those officials   OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS.
who are designated as a person or agent with whom the College has




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Thomas Edison State College adheres to the letter and spirit of the          www.msache.org
Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation        As a state college in the New Jersey system of public higher education,
Act. Students and prospective students who wish to discuss reasonable        Thomas Edison State College's programs are acted upon by the New
accommodation for documented disabilities are asked to identify them-        Jersey Presidents’ Council. In addition, Thomas Edison State College is a
selves to the College’s ADA coordinator by calling (609) 984-1141, ext.      member of two organizations that focus on maintaining quality in grad-
3415 (voice). The TTY number for the hearing impaired is (609) 341-3109.     uate education.
International Credit Evaluations                                             The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the largest national association
The College may accept course-by-course credit recommendations from          organized specifically to represent the interests of graduate education,
a required course-by-course evaluation completed by any of the follow-       is dedicated to the improvement and advancement of graduate educa-
ing agencies:                                                                tion. Council member institutions are colleges and universities engaged
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions                 in research, scholarship and the preparation of candidates for advanced
Officers (AACRAO)                                                            degrees.
International Education Services                                             The Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) is dedi-
One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 520                                              cated to the interdisciplinary education of adult learners. Its member
Washington, DC 20036-1135                                                    organizations share the common purpose of offering mature students a
(202) 296-3359                                                               graduate degree that is interdisciplinary in nature. The graduate pro-
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)                                grams affiliated with the AGLSP specifically adhere to the values of
P.O. Box 514070                                                              liberal arts education, offering students, drawn from a variety of back-
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470                                                     grounds and professions, an alternative to the usual specified programs.
(414) 289-3400                                                               Information contained in this Graduate Prospectus refers to Thomas
World Educational Services, Inc. (WES)                                       Edison State College's Master of Science in Applied Science and
P.O. Box 5087                                                                Technology; Master of Science in Human Resources Management;
Bowling Green Station                                                        Master of Science in Management; Master of Arts in Liberal Studies; and
New York, NY 10274-5087                                                      the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership graduate degree programs
(212) 966-6311                                                               and graduate certificates, unless otherwise stated.

Educational Perspectives
P.O. Box 618056
Chicago, IL 60661-8056
(312) 421-9300

                                                                                                                              Graduate Prospectus 2010-2011
All Graduate Degree Programs at
Thomas Edison State College are:
 Offered online

 Designed to be completed in two years or less

 36 credits

 Offered at four times throughout the year, enabling students
 to complete the program as a member of a cohort of other students

 Led by distinguished mentors who have strong academic
 credentials, extensive real-world experience, success in teaching
 career-oriented adults and proficiency in teaching online




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