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					2010-11 Catalog


School of Graduate and Professional Studies
                                                                                   Table of Contents
The School of Graduate and Professional Studies .........................................................................................................2
  Goal .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2
  About the Programs ................................................................................................................................................................................. 2
  Accreditation ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
  Transfer of Credits .................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
  Transfer Policies ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
  Tuition ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
  Financial Aid ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
Graduate and Professional Degree Programs – Graduation Requirements ..................................................................7
  Grading System .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
  Calculation of Grade Point Average ................................................................................................................................................... 7
  Final Grades ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
  Pass/No Record Option .......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Graduate Academic Standards .............................................................................................................................................8
  Appeals ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
  Notification ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
  Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Progress .................................................................................................................... 8
  Accessing Transcripts and Grades ..................................................................................................................................................... 9
  Academic Standards ................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
  Penalties for Academic Dishonesty ................................................................................................................................................... 9
  Procedures for Assigning Penalties ................................................................................................................................................... 9
  Appeals Procedure .................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
  Adding, Dropping, and Withdrawal from Courses ...................................................................................................................10
  Administrative Withdrawal Policy: online-only programs ..................................................................................................10
  Directed Study ..........................................................................................................................................................................................11
  Audited Courses .......................................................................................................................................................................................11
  Incomplete Grades ..................................................................................................................................................................................12
  Exceptions to Academic Policy ..........................................................................................................................................................12
  Class Attendance Policy ........................................................................................................................................................................12
  Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence ..............................................................................................................................................12
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) ....................................................................................................... 13
Master of Arts in Professional Writing ........................................................................................................................... 16
Master of Arts in Public Policy ........................................................................................................................................... 18
Graduate Education Programs .......................................................................................................................................... 21
Master of Science in Accounting (“4+1”) ........................................................................................................................ 35
Master of Science in Accounting ....................................................................................................................................... 37
Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership ...................................................................................................... 39
Master of Science in Higher Education Administration ........................................................................................... 42
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling Master of Science in Human Services ............................... 44
Master of Science in Management .................................................................................................................................... 48
Master of Science in Sports and Recreation Management (with a concentration in Coaching) ................ 53
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration .................................................................................................... 55
School of Graduate and Professional Studies Directory .......................................................................................... 59
                                                     New England College’s School for Graduate and
The School of Graduate and                           Professional Studies also offers a Bachelor of
                                                     Science degree completion program in Healthcare
Professional Studies
                                                     Administration, designed for professionals who
Telephone: 603.428.2252                              are currently employed in the healthcare
                                                     profession and seek to advance in their career by
Commitment                                           completing a Bachelor of Science degree.
The purpose of the New England College School of
Graduate and Professional Studies is to remove       The Graduate and Professional Studies community
obstacles to educational advancement and open        is made up of students and faculty supportive of
new pathways leading to professional                 the reflective and interactive forum that
development and personal enrichment.                 characterizes New England College. Graduate
                                                     courses are offered in Henniker, New Hampshire,
Goal                                                 as well as other locations throughout New
To be New England’s leader in flexible, tailored     Hampshire and Maine and online.
on-site graduate programs offered throughout the
region and through alternative media.                Accreditation
                                                     New England College is accredited by the New
About the Programs                                   England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
New England College offers the following             (NEASC).
programs:
         Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing     Application Procedures
         (Poetry);                                   New England College’s School of Graduate and
         Master of Arts in Professional Writing;     Professional Studies follows a rolling admissions
         Master of Arts in Public Policy;            policy. The admissions committee for each degree
         Master of Education; Master of Education:   program reviews applications when they are
         School Principal;                           completed. Applicants are encouraged to use the
         CAGS: School Superintendent;                graduate online application, found on the New
         Master of Science in Accounting;            England College website.
         Master of Science in Criminal Justice
         Leadership;                                 All graduate programs require a minimum
                                                     undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0
         Master of Science in Higher Education
         Administration;                             scale, or a demonstrated ability (typically a
                                                     combination of academic and professional
         Master of Science in Human Services;
                                                     achievement) to succeed in a rigorous graduate
         Master of Science in Management with
                                                     program.
         concentrations in Health Care
         Administration, Banking and Finance,
                                                     Applicants who do not hold an earned degree or
         Strategic Leadership, Marketing
                                                     meet all criteria generally required for admission
         Management, Nonprofit Management,
                                                     on the date of the application may be enrolled, but
         Project Management, Operations
                                                     not admitted, at the discretion of the admissions
         Management, and Real Estate
                                                     committee for each degree program, and the
         Management;
                                                     admission decision will specify the conditions for
         Master of Science in Mental Health
                                                     admission to a School for Graduate and
         Counseling;
                                                     Professional Studies degree program. Such
         Master of Science in Sports and             enrollments, including non-applicants who elect
         Recreation Management,                      to take courses, are typically restricted to a
         with a concentration in Coaching.           maximum of nine credits.
The programs are designed and taught for             To apply for admission into one of the master’s
professionals who seek to apply what they have       degree programs, the following information is
learned to their current work or to advance within   required:
their chosen field, or for students who have
recently completed their undergraduate degrees.              Completed application form accompanied


       NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 2
by a $35 application fee, payable to New               Master of Education programs, Master of
England College. The application form is               Science in Criminal Justice Leadership,
available at www.nec.edu.                              Master of Arts in Professional Writing,
Two letters of recommendation, either                  Master of Arts in International Relations,
professional or academic, attesting to the             Master of Science in Higher Education
student’s ability and potential.                       Administration, Master of Science in
For graduate degree programs, official                 Sports and Recreation Management, and
transcripts from the institution that                  Master of Science in Accounting, a current
awarded the applicant the bachelor’s                   resume, and a personal statement
degree.                                                describing the student’s professional
     o For those seeking teacher                       goals are required. These requirements
         certification, transcripts from all           can be waived for specific circumstances,
         institution(s) from which the                 typically endorsement by an organization
         student earned credit are                     that has signed a memorandum of
         required.                                     agreement with the School of Graduate
     o For the Bachelor of Science in                  and Professional Studies.
         Healthcare Administration                     For Master of Science in Sports and
         degree program, transcripts must              Recreation Management with the
         be sent to the Graduate and                   Concentration in Coaching, candidates
         Professional Studies Admissions               need to have coaching experience or to
         Office from the high school that              carry out an internship in coaching as
         conferred the applicant’s                     part of their program. The Program
         diploma, as well as the higher                Director must approve in writing the
         education institution(s) from                 admission of candidates with no current
         which the applicant completed                 or recent coaching experience.
         courses for which the applicant
         seeks credit toward the New
         England College degree.               Send all application materials to:
     o The admissions committee may
                                               New England College
         require other transcripts from
         individual applicants and will        The School of Graduate and Professional Studies
         inform those applicants of that       Admissions
         requirement during the                98 Bridge Street
         admissions process.                   Henniker, New Hampshire 03242
For the Master of Fine Arts in Creative
Writing program, a typewritten                 Policy on reapplying to SGPS programs
manuscript of 10 pages of recent poetry is
required, as well as a brief                   Applications to programs in the School of
autobiographical essay that cites the          Graduate and Professional Studies are saved for
applicant’s literary influences, includes a    one year. Individuals may reapply to the program
self-assessment of writing in terms of         within this period, by filling out a new application
strengths and weaknesses, critically           form with a note indicating that it is a
evaluates the applicant’s work, and            reapplication, paying a new application fee and
clearly describes the personal goals           submitting the following materials:
associated with the MFA program.
For the Master of Science in Accounting,       Personal statement: one document that
candidates need to complete pre-               responds to the following question:
requisite undergraduate-level courses in              What activities have you been carrying
Quantitative Methods, Financial                       out since you previously applied to our
Accounting, and Management Accounting                 programs, and what impact have these
before the start of the Master’s program,             activities had on the clarification of your
                                                      goals? Include any steps you have taken
For the Master of Science in Management,
                                                      to enhance your preparation for
Master of Science in Mental Health
                                                      admission to the School of Graduate and
Counseling, Master of Science in Human
                                                      Professional Studies at New England
Services, Master of Arts in Public Policy,

NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 3
        College. Make sure to explain what             basis only. For example, a four-credit course
        specific elements in this reapplication will   elsewhere will be granted four credits at New
        contribute to your successful acceptance       England College even if the equivalent course has
        that were not in place the first time you      a three-credit base here. Students transferring
        applied.                                       from institutions on the quarter-hour system will
                                                       be granted .67 semester hours per quarter hour.
Recommendation letter: (optional) one                  Not all credits granted will necessarily be
additional letter of recommendation. Candidates        applicable to degree requirements. If previous
may forward the electronic evaluation form to the      course work is deemed to have no applicability to
recommender or send them a hard copy, which            a degree program, or if no comparable course at
the evaluator should then complete and mail            New England College can be identified, and yet the
directly to the NEC graduate admissions office.        course work is deemed comparable to college-
                                                       level work, then unassigned elective credit may be
Transcript: If you have completed any new              granted.
coursework since your original application, an
official transcript from the appropriate college or    Evaluation for transfer credit will be made at the
university.                                            time of a student’s admission to New England
                                                       College. Transcript credit awards are contingent
                                                       upon official admission into the graduate or
Applicants who wish to reapply after one year will     professional studies program. Students who have
be considered a new applicant and need to submit       attended other institutions of higher education
all application materials accordingly.                 must include official transcripts from all previous
                                                       institutions in their application, regardless of
Transfer of Credits                                    whether or not they wish to be granted credit for
For graduate degree programs, up to six credits        that work. Course work in progress at the time of
will be awarded for graduate courses taken at          application will be evaluated on a tentative basis
other regionally accredited institutions of higher     and credit awarded pending receipt of an official
education. The completed course must have a            transcript.
grade of “B” or better, and must be analogous to
the NEC graduate course requirement for which          Courses taken at other institutions after a student
credit is requested.                                   is enrolled at New England College must be
                                                       cleared in advance through the Graduate Student
Transfer Policies                                      Services office. Students must complete the
                                                       Course Approval Form and submit it to the
Transfer credit will be awarded only for course
                                                       Student Services Office, which coordinates with
work completed at regionally accredited
                                                       the respective academic director for approval
institutions of higher education or the equivalent
                                                       prior to enrolling in a course at another
in other countries. New England College awards
                                                       institution. Students who do not receive prior
credit only; grades and other academic honors
                                                       approval will need to petition the Dean for
from other institutions are not recorded on a
                                                       acceptance of the transfer credit and are not
student’s academic record, with the exception of
                                                       guaranteed approval.
courses taken through New Hampshire College
and University Council (NHCUC) schools after a
                                                       Students who repeat courses at New England
student has matriculated at New England College.
                                                       College for which they have already received
                                                       transfer credit will lose that transfer credit.
The evaluator reviews each course on an
individual basis by comparing catalog course
                                                       Students transferring from institutions where
descriptions and reviewing any other appropriate
                                                       course work is graded by non-traditional
documents. A course equivalent will be assigned
                                                       mechanisms will be asked to request that the
to each course granted transfer credit and the
                                                       institution provide letter equivalents or written
evaluator will indicate if that credit will apply to
                                                       evaluations from individual instructors.
general education requirements. If the student has
indicated a major, the evaluator will indicate if
                                                       All transfer credits are tentative until
that credit will apply to degree requirements.
                                                       substantiated by official transcripts or documents
Transfer credits are awarded on a credit-by-credit
                                                       provided by the original educational institution.

        NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 4
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare
Administration (BSHCA) Applicants                        A student must have at least 30 New England
                                                         College credits graded C or better on his or her
Only those courses in which a student has                academic record to be eligible for graduation
received a grade of C- or better will be considered      honors.
for transfer credit, except as stated below.
                                                         International Equivalency Policies for
Any student possessing an associate of arts degree
or the equivalent credits from a regionally
                                                         Bachelor of Science in Healthcare
accredited institution. Credits from institutions        Administration Applicants
accredited by other U.S. Department of Education
approved agencies will be evaluated on a case-by-                  British General Certificate of Education
case basis.                                                        (G.C.E.) “A” level laboratory science
                                                                   courses will be granted ten credits for a
Students in the BSHCA degree completion                            grade of A, B or C and seven credits for a
program may receive credit for up to six courses                   grade of D or E.
taken while enrolled in other degree programs of                   Other G.C.E. “A” level courses will be
New England College, subject to the restrictions                   granted nine credits for a grade of A, B or
on grades received and establishment of course                     C and six credits for a grade of D or E.
equivalency, as described in this section.                         Students holding a French Baccalaureate
                                                                   II will be granted 30 credits and
If a D grade is received in the first course of a two-             sophomore standing.
course series (such as Accounting I and II) and a                  Students completing a 13th year at a
C- or better grade is received in the second course,               Canadian secondary school will be
credit will be granted for both courses, subject to                granted appropriate credit using AACRAO
the 12- credit limit noted above.                                  or British Council standards.
                                                                   International Baccalaureate will be
General Education courses are not required to be                   granted up to 30 credits by individual
equivalent to New England College courses, but                     subjects.
must satisfy the same guidelines and principles as                 Work comparable to British “A” level
New England College General Education courses.                     work will be granted credit accordingly.

Credit will be granted for each score equal to or        Tuition
higher than those recommended by the American
Council on Education (ACE) on the College Level          Tuition for students in the School for Graduate
Examination Program (CLEP). Placement and                and Professional Studies is assessed on a per-
course equivalencies are determined by the               credit basis and is set by the Board of Trustees.
appropriate discipline.                                  Current tuition is listed on the NEC website.

College Entrance Examination Board advanced              All payments and or questions regarding student
placement tests with scores of 3, 4, or 5 will be        bills should be addressed to:
granted up to eight credits, depending on the
exam and the score. Placement and course                 New England College
equivalencies are determined by the appropriate          Student Financial Services
discipline.                                              98 Bridge Street
No credit will be granted for the following:             Henniker, NH 03242-3500
         social activities;                              Telephone: 603.428.2226
         pre-collegiate or remedial courses;             FAX: 603.428.2266
         correspondence courses, unless                  sfs_gps@nec.edu
         recognized and offered by the U.S. Armed
         Forces Institute;                               Financial Aid
         continuing education units.
                                                         Entering students should apply for financial
All transfer credits are tentative until                 assistance when applying for admission. Aid offers
substantiated by official transcripts or documents
                                                         are made only after a student is accepted for
provided by the original educational institution.
                                                         admission and the Office of Student Financial

        NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 5
Services has received all required forms. Students    New England College
who are U.S. citizens or resident aliens may apply    Student Financial Services
for financial aid by submitting a Free Application    98 Bridge Street
for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA). The           Henniker, NH 03242-3500
processing of financial aid applications and          Telephone: 603.428.2226
awards is a complex and lengthy procedure;
                                                      FAX: 603.428.2266
therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply at
                                                      sfs_gps@nec.edu
least two months prior to the anticipated
enrollment date.

NEC also offers graduate assistantships for
qualified graduate students. These positions offer
students unparalleled leadership opportunities in
the NEC community. The positions are
competitive, and are based on prior academic
record and practical experience. Assistantships
are compensated through a scholarship credited
to current tuition. Current assistantships include
opportunities in Undergraduate Admissions, The
Center for Civic Engagement, Project Pericles,
International Programs, Information Technology,
NEC Athletics (hockey, lacrosse, and soccer), and
the NEC Office of Public Information.

In general, most financial aid programs available
to graduate students are those offered through the
Federal government, such as the Federal Stafford
Loan (see Financial Aid section in the
Undergraduate Catalog for a full description of
this program as it relates to graduate students and
BSHCA students). There are no automatic
renewals of financial assistance and all returning
students receive updated application materials. A
student must reapply for financial aid each
academic year.

Financial aid awards are credited directly to
student accounts upon registration each semester.
All required forms must have been received and
verified by this time Stafford Loan checks require
the student’s signature prior to being credited or
disbursed. If a student's account with the College
is paid in full, the student may receive a cash
disbursement to cover other educational costs
such as books and supplies.

Refund Procedure: If a student officially
withdraws during a term, a portion of any refund
calculated under the College’s withdrawal policy
will be returned to federal, state, and College
programs. Details of this pro-rated policy are
available from Student Financial Services. For
complete information and application
forms, contact:


       NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 6
                                                        NR               Below passing               none
Graduate and Professional Degree Programs
– Graduation Requirements
                                                        AU               Audit                       none
All students must file an “Intent to Graduate” form
with the School for Graduate and Professional           ADI*             Administrative
Studies no later than six months prior to the                            Incomplete                  none
intended graduation date. Fulfillment of
graduation requirements is the student’s
                                                        W                Withdrawal                  none
responsibility. Students must complete all
academic requirements to be granted permission
                                                        WD               Withdrew from
to participate in Commencement.
                                                                         school                      none
All graduation requirements must be met within
                                                       * see following for description
six years of entering the program. Petitions for
extension must be submitted in writing to the
                                                    ADI: Administrative Incomplete. This grade is
Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional
                                                    submitted only in extraordinary circumstances
Studies.
                                                    when the instructor of record did not or could not
                                                    turn in grades. A grade of ADI will be converted to
Grading System                                      a letter grade by the instructor of record as soon
Letter grades and numerical point values are        as conditions permit. When extreme
assigned as listed below:                           circumstances, such as the death of a faculty
                                                    member, make it impossible for him or her to
                                                    convert the ADI, the Vice President for Academic
 Letter           Meaning           Quality Points Per Credit make the conversion in consultation
                                                    Affairs will
 Grade                                              with the affected students and appropriate faculty.
 A                                    4.0

 A-                                         3.7
                                                       Calculation of Grade Point Average
                                                       To compute a student's cumulative grade point
 B+                                         3.3        average (GPA), numerical values are assigned to
                                                       each letter grade as indicated above. Grades of I, P,
                                                       NR, AU, ADI, W, and WD are not used in grade
 B                                          3.0
                                                       point calculations. The sum of the grade points
                                            2.7        received is divided by the number of credits
 B-                                                    completed, resulting in the student's cumulative
                                                       grade point average (GPA).
 C+              Unsatisfactory             2.3
                                                       Final Grades
 C                                          2.0        The decision of an instructor to award a grade is
                                                       presumed to be final. Barring incompetence or
 C-                                         1.7        error on the part of instructors, grades submitted
                                                       become a part of the student’s permanent record.
 D                                          1.0        Under ordinary circumstances, no one else within
                                                       the College has the right, or competence, to change
 D                                          0.7        an instructor’s grades.

 F               Failure                    0          Students who believe that they have been graded
                                                       wrongly must immediately bring this to the
 I               Incomplete                 none       attention of their instructors. Should
                                                       disagreement ensue, students are best served by
 P               Passing (B or higher                  seeking counsel from the director of their
                                                       respective degree programs. If necessary, appeals
                 for MFA only)              none       can be made to the Dean of the School of Graduate
                                                       and Professional Studies within 30 days of receipt

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of the grade. As a last resort, disagreements may     immediate ruling by the Dean of the School for
be appealed to the Vice President for Academic        Graduate and Professional Studies, regardless of
Affairs.                                              prior standing in the degree program.
                                                      All grades remain on the student’s permanent
Pass/No Record Option                                 record, but only the highest grade is used in
The Pass/No Record option is not permitted in the     computation of the grade point average.
student’s major program except for internships,
when permitted by the program. In the MFA             Suspended students who wish to reenter the
program, a “P” is only awarded for performance        College may contact the Dean of the School for
that would merit a “B” grade or better.               Graduate and Professional Studies for readmission
                                                      after they have complied with the conditions of
                                                      their suspension. Students who are readmitted
Graduate Academic Standards
                                                      following suspension are expected to achieve a
Each student is expected to make satisfactory         minimum GPA of 3.0 for the duration of their
progress toward meeting degree requirements.          program. Failure to do this will result in
Instructors are asked to identify all who are         suspension from the College.
having difficulty in their classes no later than
halfway through the semester. Students having         Appeals
difficulties are asked to meet with the director of
their respective degree programs, and in some         Students who have been placed on probation or
cases with the Dean of the School for Graduate and    who are suspended may appeal their status to the
Professional Studies or the Vice President for        Graduate Council. Appeals requests must be
Academic Affairs. Due to the rigorous nature of       submitted in writing by the deadline stated.
graduate and professional studies, students are       Appeals will not normally be heard after the start
expected to maintain a high academic grade point      of the semester.
average (GPA).
                                                      The Graduate Council, or its designee(s), will hear
As a general rule, students are required to           each appeal, and the student may appear to
maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or          present the student’s views. The student may be
s/he will be placed on academic probation. The        accompanied, if the student chooses, by an
student will be informed of his/her probation         advocate from within the College community. The
status through a letter from the Dean of the School   Graduate Council may confirm or change the
of Graduate and Professional Studies. The student     student’s academic status with such conditions as
must maintain a GPA in the two terms following        it deems appropriate. The Dean of the School of
receipt of the letter that will ensure a cumulative   Graduate and Professional Studies will provide the
GPA of 3.0 or above. If it becomes apparent that      student with written statements of the actions
the standard cannot be met (for instance, if the      taken by the Graduate Council in regard to the
student receives a grade below a “B” during the       student’s appeal. Adverse decisions by the
probation period), the student will be subject to     Graduate Council may be appealed, on procedural
dismissal on account of a cumulative academic         grounds only, to the Vice President for Academic
performance below the 3.0 GPA required for            Affairs. The Vice President will review the matter
graduation. The Dean will remove a student from       and make a final determination.
academic probation only if the student’s academic
record has improved to the extent that it is          Notification
reasonable to expect that the student will be able    Students placed on probation, suspended, or
to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for      dismissed shall be notified in writing by the Dean
the remainder of the program.                         of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies,
                                                      in consultation with the director of the program.
Final course grades of C+ or below will not meet
graduate degree requirements. Students will need      Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic
to repeat any course in which they received a         Progress
grade C+ or below.
                                                      All graduate students who receive financial
                                                      assistance must maintain a minimum G.P.A. as
An “F” in a graduate course is indicative of a
                                                      established by the student’s specific program.
serious academic deficiency that requires an

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In the event that a student fails to meet these         receive a failing grade in the course. Instances of
standards as established by New England College,        cheating or plagiarism must be reported to the
the student will be placed on financial aid             Dean of the School for Graduate and Professional
probation. A student in this category may receive       Studies and the student will be subject to
financial aid during one probationary semester,         expulsion. Appeals of the Dean's decision may be
providing he or she meets academic conditions           made within 7 days to the Vice President for
required to maintain eligibility.                       Academic Affairs, who will make the final decision.

When a student fails to meet the academic               Procedures for Assigning Penalties
conditions of financial aid probation, he or she is     In order to protect the interests of the College
considered to be making “unsatisfactory progress”       community, including those of students and
and is placed on financial aid suspension during        instructors, the following procedure shall be
which all financial aid is terminated. A student will   followed in cases of cheating and/or plagiarism. If
be reconsidered for financial aid only when             an instructor is convinced cheating or plagiarism
enough credits have been completed to make up           has occurred, the instructor shall inform the
any credits short of satisfactory progress and/or       student immediately before taking any other
the student has met any other conditions                action. The student shall be given the opportunity
associated with the suspension.                         to discuss the matter with the instructor. As a
                                                        result of the discussion with the student, the
Accessing Transcripts and Grades                        instructor shall either dismiss the matter or, if the
Final grades and unofficial transcripts are             instructor remains convinced that the student has
available to students through the college’s MYNEC       cheated or plagiarized, assign the student a failing
web services. Students are entitled to examine          grade for the work and/or the course, and report
and make copies of any graded examinations and          the matter to the program director and the Dean.
papers not handed back in class. Official transcript    Instances of cheating or plagiarism must be
requests must be submitted in writing to the            reported to the Dean of the School of Graduate
Registrar’s Office.                                     and Professional Studies, who shall inform the
                                                        student and the Vice President for Academic
Academic Standards                                      Affairs of any
A student is expected to be the author of all course    resulting action.
work (including quizzes, tests, papers, laboratory
work, art projects, etc.) he/she submits, whether       Appeals Procedure
for a grade or not. By seeking credit or recognition    The student may appeal the instructor’s action
for work that is not his/her own, a student             through the following procedure:
engages in an act of academic dishonesty that is a
serious offense in a college community. There are               Within 10 class days of receiving notice of
two kinds of academic dishonesty: cheating and                  the failing grade in the assignment or
plagiarism.                                                     course, the student must submit a written
                                                                request for a hearing to the Director of
Cheating includes giving or receiving assistance                the program in which the student is
on an examination, quiz or assignment in a way                  enrolled. The request will contain a
not specifically permitted by the instructor.                   statement of the basis for appeal as well
Plagiarism includes the use of another’s                        as any supporting evidence. The
scholarship, words, ideas, or artistic product                  instructor will receive a copy of the
without proper citation or acknowledgment. In all               student’s appeal. The Program Director
written work, the standard guide for citation or                will consult with the student (in person
acknowledgment will be The Publication Manual                   and with a witness or advocate from
of the American Psychological Association.                      within the College community, if the
                                                                student wishes) and with the faculty
Penalties for Academic Dishonesty                               member, and will try to reach a decision
                                                                acceptable to both. If this is not possible,
A student who cheats or plagiarizes will receive a              the Program Director shall refer the case
failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty               to the Graduate Council.
occurred or may, if in the instructor’s opinion the
work is of major significance in the total course,

        NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 9
        The Graduate Council shall hear and
        decide, in accordance with procedures it       Before the first day of the 1st week of class: 100%
        may adopt, academic dishonesty appeals         As of the first day of the 1st week of class: 80%
        referred to it by the Dean of the School of    As of the first day of the 2nd week of class: 50%
        Graduate and Professional Studies. Both        As of the first day of the 3rd week of class: No
        the student and the faculty member             Refund
        involved may present witnesses and be
        represented by advocates at the hearing.       No adjustments to account balances will be made
        If the Council finds in the student’s favor,   nor withdrawal disputes considered after 30 days
        it will recommend that the instructor          from the end of the term during which the student
        reconsider the failing grade. If the           withdrew.
        instructor accepts the Council’s
        recommendation and changes the failing         For weekend seminar courses, cancellations must
        grade, the Council will direct the Dean of     be received by the Thursday before the first class
        the School of Graduate and Professional        date, or the student will be responsible for
        Studies to destroy all record of the           payment of the entire course tuition. Attending
        accusation. If the instructor does not         any portion of a weekend course will incur the
        accept the recommendation, the case will       same responsibility for tuition payment.
        be forwarded to the Dean of the School of      For on-line only programs, students will receive a
        Graduate and Professional Studies for          full refund up until 5pm EST on Friday of the 1st
        further consideration. If after final          week of class; after such time, no refund will be
        disposition the accusation is reversed, all    issued.
        records pertaining thereto will be
        destroyed.
        Decisions of the Graduate Council or the       Administrative Withdrawal Policy:
        Dean of the School of Graduate and             online-only programs
        Professional Studies that are adverse to
        the student may be appealed in writing on      Background:
        procedural grounds only, to the Vice              Nonattendance (understood in the online
        President for Academic Affairs, whose             environment as lack of participation in the
        decision shall be final.                          discussion boards, and failure to submit the
                                                          required assignments) does not constitute a
Adding, Dropping, and Withdrawal                          withdrawal, nor does stopping payment on a
from Courses                                              check for registration fees constitute a
Students may add or drop courses prior to the             request for refund.
first day of the term. Dropped courses are not            It is the student’s responsibility to add or drop
recorded on a student’s academic record. A                classes—not the instructor’s.
student may drop a course for any reason prior to         This Administrative Withdrawal procedure is
the first day of the term (all terms begin on             not needed for students that have NEVER
Sundays) without penalty.                                 ATTENDED a course. Students that have
                                                          never attended a course(s) will be
Withdrawals are noted on the student’s academic           automatically withdrawn if they have been
record with the designation of “W”. Students are          accurately reported as NEVER ATTENDING
financially responsible for all courses with a “W”        on the attendance rosters submitted to the
grade. Exception to this policy is by petition, only      Student Services office at NEC during the first
with the approval of the instructor, the Dean of          week of the course.
the School of Graduate and Professional Studies,
and the Program Director. Enrolled students who        Policy:
withdraw must do so in writing, stating the reason     If a student misses two or more consecutive
for withdrawal. The refund of tuition is based on      weeks of class during the term, or if the student
the week the student withdraws and notifies the        has missed enough assignments that the
Graduate and Professional Studies Office (both         instructor believes s/he cannot meet the goals of
must be accomplished). For this purpose, Sunday        the course within the remaining timeframe, s/he
is considered the first day of the applicable week.    may be subject to administrative withdrawal. In

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the absence of extenuating circumstances and 48      Students are expected to collaborate weekly with
hours after the student has been notified, the       the instructor.
administrative withdrawal will take place and the
student will be removed from the class. This         Guidelines for Directed Study:
Administrative Withdrawal Policy will be                      The Dean of the School of Graduate &
implemented in all graduate level online courses              Professional Studies reserves the right to
subject to the following provisions:                          deny requests for directed study option.
    The Student Services staff will carry out                 Directed Study courses may not duplicate
    a good faith effort to contact the student                courses scheduled within a twelve month
    and advise him or her of the situation                    period.
    and the consequences of an
                                                              Directed Study courses may not exceed
    administrative withdrawal.
                                                              four credits.
    The instructor will attempt to contact
                                                              Students may present for graduation no
    the student and issue a warning prior to
                                                              more than a total of twelve credits for
    the decision of administrative
                                                              Directed Study.
    withdrawal.
    The administrative withdrawal must be
    approved by the program director, upon
                                                     Eligibility and Registration:
    recommendation from the instructor
    and/or the student services staff. If the            1.   Directed Study courses MUST be
    instructor does not initiate the                          approved by the Office of the Dean, School
    administrative withdrawal process, s/he                   of Graduate & Professional Studies prior
    must be fully informed by the Student                     to initiating contract.
    Services staff so that s/he can contact              2.   Student must have a minimum
    the student (via email) and issue the                     cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    warning.                                             3.   Student must have no record of having
    The Administrative Withdrawal Policy                      been officially reported for cheating or
    must be included in the course syllabus                   plagiarism.
    with specific language as to the policy.             4.   Student must have a faculty sponsor for
    Students must be informed that                            the Directed Study.
    administrative withdrawal may have an                5.   Student must coordinate the completion
    impact on their Financial Aid awards and                  of the Directed Study Contract form and
    status in the program.                                    obtain all necessary signatures.
    The Student Services office must have                6.   The Directed Study Contract (complete
    sufficient documentation of student                       with course syllabus and necessary
    notification prior to the administrative                  signatures) must be submitted to the
    withdrawal. This documentation,                           Office of Graduate & Professional Studies
    together with the instructor’s warning,                   no later than two weeks prior to the term
    will become part of the student’s file at                 start date.
    NEC.
    Administrative withdrawal will take              Audited Courses
    place after the fee refund period.               Students wishing to audit a course may do so by
    Students who are administratively                completing an appropriate form obtained from the
    withdrawn from the course will not be            Graduate and Professional Studies Office.
    eligible for a tuition refund.                   Permission of the instructor is required. The
    For the purpose of withdrawals, term             workload and attendance policy in the course is to
    weeks start on Mondays and end on                be determined by the instructor and should reflect
    Sundays.                                         expectations of both the instructor and the
    No withdrawals are permitted during              student. No credit is granted for an audited
    the last week of the term.                       course. A grade of “AU” will not be entered on the
      Directed Study                                 student’s permanent record unless a student
A directed study is an academic tutorial course      satisfactorily completes the attendance and
that allows a student to do an in-depth study with   workload requirements of the course. Students
an instructor in an area of mutual interest.         will be charged one-half the current tuition rate
                                                     for that course. All students will be charged any

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course-related fees. After the end of the add/drop     are personally responsible for the material missed
period, a student may not convert an audited           as a result of absence from class. Attendance
course back to the letter grading system.              policies may vary from instructor to instructor,
                                                       and some courses may involve specified grade
Incomplete Grades                                      reductions for missed classes or missed online
To request an Incomplete (“I”), the student must       participation. It is the responsibility of each
first approach his/her professor. If the professor     student to understand fully the attendance
agrees to grant the Incomplete, s/he must inform       policies and procedures for every course in which
the SGPS Dean and the Associate Director of            the student is enrolled.
Students Services of this decision. Please note
that an Incomplete is given only in exceptional        New England College respects student absences
circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g.,      from classes due to religious observances. In such
illness, unexpected delay in receiving materials       cases, students are expected to notify their
for which the student is not responsible, etc.).       instructors prior to the anticipated absence.
                                                       Making up missed assignments is the student’s
Incompletes will only be approved for students
                                                       responsibility.
who have already completed at least 50% of the
required coursework. A student has 30 calendar
                                                       Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence
days from the last day of the term to complete
any grade of Incomplete. Unless the instructor         A student who wishes to withdraw from the
                                                       College during the academic year must notify the
notifies the Dean’s Office that another grade has
                                                       Office of Graduate Student Services in writing.
been issued, grades of incomplete are auto-
matically converted to grades of “IF” or “F.”          Students are automatically granted a leave of
                                                       absence for a period of one year if they are in good
Students requiring an extension to complete the        academic standing. All other students must apply
work in a course that has been graded Incomplete       for readmission should they wish to return to the
must submit a request to the SGPS Dean. The Dean       College.
will consult with the student’s instructor for
additional information regarding the matter. This      The normal limitation for a leave of absence from
policy is also applicable to students not registered   the College is two years. Students whose absence
in the term following the Incomplete. Extensions       exceeds this limitation may be required to file for
will be granted only for extenuating                   formal readmission to the College, in which case
circumstances.                                         they would reenter under the major and
When the coursework for an Incomplete is               graduation requirements in effect at the time of
submitted and the grade is changed, the new            their readmission. Students who withdraw during
grade will be applied immediately to the student’s     a semester may be required to apply for
standing with regard to academic honors,               readmission before returning the following
warning, probation, etc.                               semester.

Exceptions to Academic Policy
Exceptions to the College’s academic policies
may be requested only by petition, and must be
approved by the Dean of the School of Graduate
and Professional Studies.

Class Attendance Policy
Students are expected to attend and participate in
all dimensions of every course. A student’s grade
in a course may include attendance as well as
online participation, and these policies and
grading procedures will be stated clearly, in
writing, by the instructor in the course syllabus
before the end of the add/drop period. Students


       NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 12
                                                        Academic Semesters
Master of Fine Arts in Creative                         The Master of Fine Arts in Poetry is a four-
Writing (Poetry)                                        semester program (64 credits) with a final fifth
                                                        residency for manuscript and thesis preparation.
                                                        Twice a year, in early January and late June,
                                                        students attend a ten-day on-campus residency
Telephone: 603.219.9172                                 followed by a correspondence semester.

Program Overview                                        Residencies at New England College
The New England College low residency Master of         Students gather every six months on the New
Fine Arts in Poetry Program joins a rigorous            England College campus to study intensively with
curriculum with a peripatetic style. Conversations      the faculty in an atmosphere of collaboration and
among faculty and students on literary and craft        focused work. During the two residencies in
topics are as integral to the program's pedagogy        January and June, writers participate in a rigorous
as the classroom teaching itself. More than just a      schedule of workshops, craft lectures, one-on-one
graduate course of study, this program strives to       conferences, readings and informal discussion.
teach its students how to become better poets by        Residencies offer opportunities for faculty and
providing a transformative experience in the            students to meet at length in individual settings,
study of poetry. Twice a year, students from            as well as in workshops. While the semester long
around the country gather on the campus of New          tutorials provide concentrated individualized
England College in Henniker, New Hampshire, to          study with a mentor off campus, the residential
form a close-knit, non-competitive community            curriculum concentrates on manuscript critiques,
that fosters collegiality, guidance, and a practical    craft lectures, writing workshops and poetry
way to meet graduate requirements for an MFA            readings. During the residencies students meet
degree while carrying on vocational and familial        with their assigned faculty mentors to design their
responsibilities.                                       study plans for the following correspondence
                                                        semester.
The New England College MFA Program offers not
only a viable alternative to other wholly               Correspondence Semester
residential MFA programs, but important new             The semester-long correspondences during the
curricular components as well, such as courses in       academic year adhere closely to the individual
performance and spoken word, memorization and           study plans that faculty advisers and students
recitation, translation, and new media writing.         have collaborated on during the previous
                                                        residency. In addition to their creative work each
By combining short-term residencies with                semester, students are expected to read up to
semester long regimens of faculty-student               twenty books of poetry and criticism, write eight
correspondence (once every four weeks), the             critical papers, and memorize one poem each
program is designed to help students develop            packet period. (Students recite all four of their
strong poetic and critical skills, as well as to take   memorized poems during the residency.) Every
bold risks in their writing.                            three weeks faculty respond to student packets
                                                        with extensive comments and suggestions.
The faculty student ratio is never more than five-
to-one, allowing each student to study closely with     Study plans establish both curricular content and
his or her mentor. During the correspondence            deadlines each semester, providing a clearly
semesters, students engage in rigorous craft            designed individualized course of study and
discussions with faculty members who are both           contract between each student and faculty
accomplished writers and proven teachers. The           mentor. A total of four packets are exchanged each
MFA faculty are among the foremost poets writing        semester--every three weeks--with responses
today. Each faculty member is also selected in          from faculty occurring no later than one week
recognition for his or her teaching mastery. Due        after receiving the packets. Students commit to at
to our low faculty-student ratio, all students in the   least 24 hours of work each week in preparing
program will have an opportunity to work with           their packets, which consist of a two to three page
each core faculty at some point during their            cover letter, four to five new poems and two
course of study in the program.                         critical papers. Students are assigned a different
                                                        faculty mentor each semester.

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                                                     EN 5310 - Tutorial on Poetry 1 Correspondence
Graduation Requirements                              (9cr)
A forty to fifty page final manuscript of poems, a   EN 7120 - Residency and Reading Journals,
twenty page critical thesis, sixteen memorized       Recitations I (1cr)
poems, and four residency and reading journals
represent the fruition of each student's course of   Residency Journals
study. Fifth residency students take part in a       Students are required to write on five residency
senior symposium, give a reading and participate     events (lectures, readings, symposiums, forums,
in four senior workshops during their final fifth    panel discussions) of their choice. These journals
residency. A New England College MFA indicates       should be at least ten pages long.
that a student has acquired the necessary mastery
of his or her literary genre, developed a sharp      Recitations
critical acumen, accrued a broad comprehension       Students are required to recite four different
of literature, and gained valuable teaching          poems (12 lines or longer) at each residency.
experience.
                                                     Semester 2
Admission                                            EN 5120        Poetry Workshop II            Residency
Admission into the New England College MFA is        EN 5220        Craft, Poetics, and Theory II Residency
based on a combination of criteria including a
                                                     EN 5320        Tutorial on Poetry II         Correspondence
manuscript of ten poems, a personal essay, and
                                                     EN 7120        Residency & reading Journals, Recitations
references. A bachelor's degree or substantial
undergraduate work is required. It is expected
that candidates already have a considerable body     Semester 3
of creative work and literary background to          EN 6110        Poetry Workshop III            Residency
indicate a capacity for mastery in the field. In     EN 6210        Craft, Poetics, and Theory III Residency
addition to this, candidates must possess a mature   EN 6310        Tutorial on Poetry III*        Correspondence
and proven ability to function independently and     EN 7120        Residency & reading Journals, Recitations
harmoniously within the program's non-
competitive atmosphere. Students may choose to       In addition to writing three to six new poems or
enter the MFA program during the January or June     significant revisions in each of the four assigned
residencies. All applications are reviewed on a      packets, the student writes a critical essay (at least
rolling admission basis for each residency,          15 pages in length) on an aesthetic or craft topic of
although we ask applicants to send in their          his or her choice.
materials as soon as possible.
                                                     Semester 4
Course Information                                   EN 6120 - Poetry Workshop IV Residency (3cr)
For graduate studies at the New England College,     EN 6410 - Craft, Poetics, and Theory IV Residency
the MFA Program in Poetry is assessed on a per-      (3cr)
credit basis. Students need to complete a total of   EN 6420 - Final Manuscript Tutorial
64 credits over four semesters. There are no
                                                     Correspondence (9cr)
charges for the final fifth residency in which
students present their final manuscript, give a      EN 7120 - Residency and reading Journals,
lecture, participate in a senior panel and give an   Recitations (1cr)
extended reading. Room and board for the
residency components of each semester is will be     Students turn in the finished copy of their
charged separately to the tuition rate.              manuscript (at least 40 pages of original poems).
                                                     While this final manuscript may contain the
Requirements for the Master of Fine Arts:            foundation of a full length book of poems, it
                                                     should be viewed primarily as a compilation of the
Poetry
                                                     student’s best work at the conclusion of his or her
                                                     career in the NEC MFA program. Also during the
Semester 1                                           fourth correspondence semester, seniors
EN 5110 - Poetry Workshop I Residency (3cr)          undertake a critical project (five to seven pages, or
EN 5210 - Craft, Poetics, and Theory I Residency     longer) that may include a manuscript
(3cr)

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introduction, a first person comparative study, a           thoughtful expression that contains a succinct
book review, etc.                                           idea. The program director will assess these
                                                            journals at the start of each new residency. (1
Semester 5                                                  credit reading journals) Note: Residency Journals -
Final Residency - Students do not earn any credits          Students are required to write on five residency
during their fifth residency, they give a senior            events (lectures, readings, symposiums, forums,
reading, take part in four senior workshops and             panel discussions) of their choice. These journals
participate in a senior panel in which they discuss         should be at least ten pages long.
an aesthetic or craft topic of their choice.


Courses for the Master of Fine Arts in Poetry
EN 5110 Poetry Workshop Residency
Poetry workshops are comprised of small practical
classes (a ratio of 1 to 5) that focus on close, critical
reading of students' poems. Led by faculty members,
these classes meet seven times during the residency
session, allowing students the flexibility of two
successive workshops with the same faculty
member and classmates two out of the seven
workshops, and an alternating mix during the rest.

EN 5210 Craft, Poetics, and Theory Residency
These lectures and presentations focus on such
subjects of craft and poetic theory as received
forms, free verse, tone, lineation, voice, structure,
figurative language, imagery, poetic economy,
duende, intentionality, poetic devices, etc.

EN 5310 Tutorial on Poetry Correspondence
In addition to exchanging four packets of poems
(3-5 poems in each packet) with his or her
assigned faculty member for close reading and
criticism, each student is also required to
complete two craft/critical papers (two to three
pages in length) on single poems from books of
poetry designated in their correspondence study
plans. These short papers are designed to
address aesthetic and craft issues (i.e. voice, tone,
form, strategy, imagery, etc.) that are relevant to
each student's own writing. Students are also
required to read four to five books of poetry
and/or criticism during each four week packet
period. The correspondence semester is
comprised of four packet periods. (9cr)

EN 7120 Residency and Reading Journals,
Recitations
Each semester students are expected to keep a
reading journal in which they respond to poems
or lines of poems from each book of poetry they
read. These responses may be either critical or
personal or both. Each response should be more
than just an initial reaction to the text, but a

       NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 15
Master of Arts in Professional Writing                  professional writing in relation to professional
                                                        writing practices and situations.

Telephone: 603.428.2252                                 PW 5010: Research Methods:
                                                        This course introduces students to the theory,
Program Overview                                        methods and ethics of conducting research in
The MA in Professional Writing is an online             professional writing contexts. Students learn to
program for aspiring writers and editors. This 36-      conduct and evaluate research that may include
credit program enhances writing and publication         user-centered design, rhetorical and discourse
skills, enables students to develop a                   analysis, historical methods, ethnography, and
comprehensive portfolio of work, and prepares           document and usability testing. The course will
students to write in both new and traditional           conclude with an individual research project that
media.                                                  results in the creation of professional writing
                                                        documents for a specific intended audience.
About the curriculum
Program coursework integrates the theoretical           PW 5020: Editing in the Professions:
foundations of rhetoric, communication and              The course is designed to introduce students to
professional practice with continuous skill             the concepts and methods of editing professional
development. Each course asks students to apply         quality documents. Students will be exposed to
their knowledge of skills and writing and editing       the writing and editing standards and etiquette
to cutting-edge communication challenges.               found in a variety of disciplines, including writing
Students also gain an understanding of the various      and editing for business, industry, and the
jobs in the field.                                      government. Comprehensive editing processes
                                                        will be developed and students will gain the skills
 Required Courses for the Master of Arts in             needed to work in copy editing.
           Professional Writing
PW 5000 - Professional Writing and Rhetoric             PW 5400: Writing for the Media and Public
PW 5010 - Research Methods                              Relations:
PW 5020 - Editing in the Professions                    This course focuses on understanding the basic
PW 5400 - Writing for the Media and Public              concepts, skills, and practices of writing for the
Relations                                               media and public relations. Communication
PW 5500 - The New Media                                 protocols that involve the media are covered and
PW 5600 - Business and Technical                        specific writing tasks such as writing for
Communication                                           television, print, and radio are covered. Specific
PW 6000 - Internship in Professional Writing            writing assignments may include articles, press
or PW 6005- Special Topics in Professional              releases, speeches, and writing for public relation
Writing                                                 campaigns and media conferences.
PW 6010 - Portfolio in Professional Writing
PW 7100 - Thesis in Professional Writing                PW 5500: The New Media:
                                                        This course will introduce students to critical
       Courses for the Master of Arts in                concepts and practical skills related to writing for
            Professional Writing                        those new media that have developed out of the
                                                        use of digital computers, such as writing for the
PW 5000: Professional Writing and Rhetoric:             internet (online publications, blogs, email, chat,
This foundational course is designed to introduce       social networks, text messaging, etc.) and
students to the historical and rhetorical               computer games. Image manipulation, software
background of professional writing. Students will       developments, desktop publishing tools, and
explore professional writing's emergence as a           instructional design concepts will also be covered
distinct field of scholarship that is firmly grounded   in relation to actual professional writing tasks and
in a rhetorically-centered approach to                  opportunities.
understanding communication. Students will
study the theories, history, and concepts of



       NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 16
PW 5600: Business and Technical                        PW 7100: Thesis in Professional Writing:
Communication:                                         All students completing the Professional Writing
The course is designed to cover the purposes and       Thesis are required to research and write a thesis
styles of business and technical writing and to        in which they discuss their work as professional
offer students a variety of focused writing            writers in relation to the theoretical and rhetorical
exercises structured around scenarios or actual        foundations of Professional Writing. The
work situations. Within the course students will       Professional Writing Thesis may center upon a
learn how to write a wide assortment of business       specific rhetorical issue, or may be self-reflective
and technical documents ethically such as letters,     in relation to the student’s Professional Writing
memorandums, reports, memos, proposals,                Portfolio. But regardless of focus (which should be
resumes, questionnaires, brochures, technical          determined in consultation with their faculty
reports, presentations, and/or manuals and             advisor), the thesis must demonstrate the
technical documents that require technical             student’s ability to carry out independent
explanations.                                          research, reflect upon that research, and articulate
                                                       new knowledge in the area of Professional
PW 6000: Internship in Professional Writing:           Writing. The thesis must be approved by
                                                       committee, and faculty advisors will work closely
Within this course students are required to
                                                       with students in order to help them conceptualize,
complete an internship in Professional Writing.
                                                       and revise the thesis. The thesis will be submitted
Internships will allow students to earn credit and
                                                       to the faculty advisors before midterm for advisor
gain practical experience by applying learned
                                                       feedback and then submitted again at the end of
program objectives in a professional setting.
                                                       the semester to the committee for final evaluation.
Internships may be completed at a variety of
companies, non-profit organizations, as well as at
New England College. Students will consult their
faculty advisor when setting up their internship,
and will write and submit a formal Internship
proposal to their faculty advisor, and the Director
of Professional Writing the semester before the
Internship is scheduled to begin.

PW 6010: Portfolio in Professional Writing:
All students must complete a portfolio of
professional quality as part of the requirements
for the Professional Writing Program. Portfolios
will include the best, revised, and most-finished
original work students have completed while in
the Professional Writing Program (which may
include revised work initially completed as part of
the internship or other coursework). Student
portfolios should include writing from an
assortment of genres and should demonstrate
versatility as well as depth. Portfolios must be
approved by committee, and faculty advisors will
work closely with students in order to help them
conceptualize, arrange, and realize their portfolio.
This portfolio will be submitted to the faculty
advisors before midterm for advisor feedback and
then submitted again at the end of the semester to
the committee for final evaluation.




       NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 17
                                                        Requirements for Master of Arts in Public
Master of Arts in Public Policy                             Policy: Strategic Administration
                                                                     concentration*
Telephone: 603.428.2252                                MG 5110 - Organizational Management and
                                                       Leadership
Program Overview                                       MG 6110 - Managing Projects
The NEC Master of Arts of Public Policy program        MG 5410 - Organizational Communication,
prepares students for future opportunities in          Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
government, non-profit organizations, or the           PO 6020 - Policy Analysis & Implementation
political process itself. The program concentrates     PO 6220 - Governmental Policy Makers I
on the intersection between abstract policy and        PO 6230 - Governmental Policy Makers II
real world politics. Students will gain an
                                                       PO 6500 - Origins of American Democracy
understanding of the intellectual foundations for
key public policy discussions and how the              PO 6300 - Class, Poverty, and Race in America
outcomes affect and change in political process.       PO 6030 - Economic Analysis
Students will gain analytical and advocacy skills      PO 6110 - Ethics in Government
and will be prepared for advancing in the public,      PO 7100 - Masters Capstone Project
private, and non-profit sectors.                       *Not offered in the online-only MAPP.

The public policy program integrates the student's     Courses for the Master of Arts in
professional experience, small group dialogue, and     Public Policy
on-your-own-time online learning that provides
participants with an experiential foundation for       MG 5110 Organizational Management and
growth in their particular field. The NEC Master of    Leadership
Arts in Public Policy is a 36-credit hour program
                                                       This course combines theory and practice by
that can be completed on a part-time basis in two
                                                       encouraging students to learn traditional and
years.
                                                       contemporary leadership theories and apply
                                                       them to the analysis of the behavior or leaders,
Lecturers are comprised of visiting scholars,
                                                       colleagues, and subordinates. Through a
political professionals, and recognized faculty that
                                                       variety of readings, cases, and exercises,
foster a learning environment that combines real
                                                       students will examine numerous effective
world experience and academic excellence.
                                                       leadership models. Topics include the
                                                       evolution of leadership; the leadership roles of
                                                       strategy, vision and transformational change;
Requirements for Master of Arts in Public              the development of leaders; the leadership
Policy: Campaigns and Elections                        responsibilities of creating effective teams,
concentration                                          organizations and cultures; the exploration of
                                                       different leadership styles; and current popular
PO 6010 - Media Relations*                             approaches to leadership theory.
PO 6030 - Economic Analysis
PO 6110 - Ethics in Government
                                                       MG 6110 Managing Projects
                                                       This course will define terminology, describe
PO 6200 - Campaigns and Elections
                                                       the stages of the project life cycle, and
PO 6220 - Governmental Policy Makers                   introduce the various techniques available and
PO 6260 - Policy in the Age of Terrorism*              principles underlying managing new programs
PO 6300 - Class, Poverty, and Race in America          and projects. Topics include: the management
PO 6500 - Origins of American Democracy                of human resources and team building,
PO 6550 - America and the World                        planning and control, scope management, time
PO 7050 - Environmental Politics and Policy            and cost management, quality and risk
PO 7100 - Masters Capstone Project                     management, and technical tools including
*Not required in online-only MAPP.                     GANTT and PERT charting.




       NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 18
MG 5410 Organizational Communication,                the philosophical nature and limits of
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution                   representative government, ethical issues in
This course will focus on strategies and tactics     formulating public policy, civil liberties issues, and
revolving around successful negotiation and          corruption in government. Selected case studies
mediation to improve individual and                  will be utilized to develop understanding and
organizational effectiveness. Topics include:        skills dealing with ethical dilemmas in public
preparing for a negotiation, understanding           service, particularly with regard to the role of
individual preferences, identifying ethical and      ethics in leadership. (4cr)
cross-cultural issues that might arise, and when
and what kind of outside resources may be            PO 6200 Campaigns and Elections
necessary. Students will examine the daily           A study of the election process, including
negotiations required in managing employees and      positioning of candidates, interaction with the
working well with colleagues and teams.              media, campaign finance and law, party politics,
                                                     and building a voter base of support. Students will
PO 6010 Media Relations                              manage a hypothetical campaign from its
This course will examine the interplay between       inception to a mock election. Guest presentations
the press and public policy. It will help students   by successful candidates and campaign managers
understand the history of how we got here, what      will be a central focus of the course. (4cr)
works and what doesn’t work with media
relationships as well as examine some of the         PO 6220/6230 Governmental Policy Makers I
recent high profile controversies involving the      and II
media. Along with these high profile                 The United States Congress both constitutionally
controversies the course will consider the more      and pragmatically, plays an indispensable role in
subtle shifts changing the framework of what         the formulation of Public Policy. This course will
makes news in this complicated age including         examine the way in which this complex institution
media conglomeration, globalization, and the         fulfills its essential role. Among the issues the
impact of new media venues primarily on the          course will deal with are the role of committees,
Internet. (4cr)                                      lobbyists, the executive branch, constituency
                                                     groups, and the media, and the way these groups
                                                     help shape policy in local, regional, and federal
PO 6020 Policy Analysis & Implementation
                                                     government. This course will also explore current
This course covers the analytical basis of how
                                                     issues and trends in local and regional
public policy decisions are analyzed, including
                                                     government. It will use a spectrum of issues to
planning, forecasting, cost-benefit analysis,
                                                     give students an understanding of the purpose of
political analysis, and impact assessment on
                                                     mixed levels of government, the relationship
individuals and groups. Case studies of policy
                                                     between governing elites and the people from
formulation and implementation in the United
                                                     whom their authority is theoretically derived, the
States regarding current public policy issues will
                                                     differences between the theory of government
be discussed and analyzed.
                                                     operation and its practice, and the utility and
                                                     organization of government from the executive to
PO 6030 Economic Analysis
                                                     the local level. This course will also examine the
This course is an analysis of economic phenomena
                                                     growing role of the Executive Branch, not only in
(prices, taxation, market values) from the
                                                     implementing the policies enacted by Congress,
perspectives of economic institutions
                                                     but in setting the policy agenda for the nation.
(government, markets) and the decisions that they
                                                     Institutional tensions between the Executive and
make. Topics covered will include the role of
                                                     Legislative branches will be studied and the
government and markets in advancing the public
                                                     wartime powers of the Presidency will be
good, effects, and limitations of government
                                                     considered. The Judiciary will be studied in light of
economic policies, and analyzing the effects of
                                                     recent challenges to its independence and
economic decisions on the institution and
                                                     differing conceptions of the activism versus
the public. (4cr)
                                                     conservatism of the bench. The evolution of the
                                                     confirmation process will also be studied.
PO 6110 Ethics in Government
This course will examine the moral issues relating
                                                     PO 6260 Policy in the Age of Terrorism
to governing and being governed. Topics include
                                                     There can be little doubt that terrorism will

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continue to be the principal challenge facing the     program.
United States for many years to come, with
immense policy implications for everything from
budget deficits, to foreign policy, to immigration,
to civil liberties. This course will examine past
and current approaches to combating terrorism;
likely future directions, and the way in which this
issue dominates and influences decision making
on a host of other issues.

PO 6300 Class, Poverty, and Race in America
A study of the persistent issues of class, poverty
and race in America and how they compromise
the pursuit of the American dream of equality and
opportunity. The “War on Poverty,” The Civil
Rights movement, welfare reform and educational
inequalities will be examined.

PO 6500 Origins of American Democracy
This course will investigate the intellectual and
practical beginnings of democracy in America. It
will analyze the bedrock documents that guide our
government and examine the history of electoral
politics in the U.S.

PO 6550 America and the World
More than at any time in our history, policy
decisions made by the United States cast an
enormous shadow around the world. This course
will look at the impact and perception of American
policy abroad. Among the topics examined will be
unilateralism versus multilateralism, American
attitudes toward the U.N., the recent loss of
American prestige and power abroad, soft power
vs. hard power, and rising challenges to U.S.
power.

PO 7050 Environmental Politics and Policy
Are we facing an unprecedented environmental
crisis or are environmental problems
exaggerated? Has political discourse helped to
shape sound environmental policies in the public
interest or mainly served as an arena for a battle
of special interests? What has been the role of
environmental organizations and other
institutions in environmental politics? What
environmental issues are most likely to receive
more attention in political debate and how might
this debate unfold? This course will examine these
and other issues.

PO 7100 Masters Capstone Project
This is designed as a thesis or project with an
execution using ideas and theories learned in the


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                                                         professionals who want to advance and engage in
Graduate Education Programs                              more senior leadership activities and
                                                         responsibilities in K-12 education. Students
                                                         seeking New Hampshire principal or
Master of Education                                      superintendent licensure can acquire the required
Master of Education: School Principal                    academic credentials through this program. Upon
                                                         completion of the core courses in the K-12
CAGS: School Superintendent                              leadership concentration, a student may elect to
                                                         pursue the Principal M.Ed. strand if he or she does
Telephone: 603.428.2252                                  not have a master’s degree in education or the
                                                         Principal CAGS strand for those that hold such a
Program Overview                                         degree.
The Master of Education program is designed to
develop teacher leadership in such ways that will        Core Requirements for the Master of Education
further learning, increase student success, and          ED 5130 -The Psychology of Learning
continuously improve schools. In keeping with the               Communities
newly adopted NH State Standards for                     ED 6110 - Dynamics of Curriculum and
Professional Development, the Master of                         Instruction
Education program at New England College will be         ED 6180 - Methods of Evaluation and Assessment:
a rigorous, data-driven, site-based, classroom-                 Using Data Meaningfully
imbedded program, tightly linked to improvement          ED 6410 - Dynamics of Education
in student achievement.                                         Reform/Systems Change
                                                         ED 6510 - Fundamentals of Educational Inquiry:
The program consists of 36 or 37 credits taken                  Action Research and Seminar
over a two-year period, and will be offered to           ED 6950 - Portfolio I: Seminar
teachers who have already achieved certification         ED 6960 - Portfolio II: Seminar
and individuals seeking initial or additional            ED 5260 - Research Practicum
certification. Classes will be held in area schools or
in the College’s Center for Educational Innovation.
                                                         Literacy/Language Arts Concentration Courses
Students will also meet asynchronously with
                                                         ED 5181 - Advanced Methods and Curriculum of
faculty through the Blackboard course
                                                                 Teaching Literature and Writing for
management system, and will maintain a
                                                                 Children and Youth
professional portfolio utilizing the Personal
                                                         ED 5187 - Advanced Methods and Curriculum of
Learning Planner (PLP). A range of electives will
                                                                 Teaching Reading in the content Area
be offered during the year and in summer
                                                         ED 6156 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
institutes. Graduate students and NEC faculty will
                                                                 Writing across the content Area
work as a learning community to address real-
world issues of teachers and schools. The
                                                         Special Education Concentration Courses
culminating activity for the program will be an
                                                         ED 6280 - Differentiated Instruction and
Action Research Project with results shared at an
                                                                 Assessment: Inclusion for all Learners
educational conference to be held at
New England College.                                     ED 5270 - Special Education Procedures and
                                                                 Practicum II
A variety of areas of concentration are offered in       ED 6151 - Advanced Diagnostic and Remedial
this program: Literacy and Language Arts/Special                 Reading
Education/Curriculum and Instruction
/Principal/Superintendent. Teachers may also             Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
design an individualized major with the approval         Courses
of the Associate Dean of M.Ed. Program.                  ED 6280 - Differentiated Instruction and
                                                                Assessment: Inclusion for all Learners
The New England College Master of Education              ED 6114 - Dynamics of Integrated Curriculum and
with Principal Certification and Certificate of                 Instruction
Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) programs                  ED 6115 - Methods and Curriculum of Inquiry
provide a specialized degree for career                         Based Learning

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                                                        Requirements for the Teacher Conversion
School Principal/Superintendent                         Program
Core Courses
ED 5130 - Psychology of Learning Communities            New England College also offers a post-
ED 5260 - Research Practicum                            baccalaureate conversion program to prepare
ED 6510 - Fundamentals of Educational Inquiry:          individuals for New Hampshire State Teacher
       Action Research and Seminar                      Certification in elementary education, secondary
ED 6950 - Portfolio Seminar Or                          education (biology, English, mathematics, and
       ED 6951 Leadership Portfolio I                   social studies) physical education K-12, theatre
ED 6960 - Portfolio II Or ED 6961 Leadership            education K-12 and general special education K-
       Portfolio II                                     12. The program is designed specifically for
ED 7001 - School Finance and Policy                     people who have completed a bachelor’s degree
ED 7003 - Educational Leadership and Critical           from a regionally accredited college or university
       Issues                                           and seek additional courses and student teaching
ED 7005 - Education Technology Leadership               to fulfill state certification requirements.

                                                        Requirements for various areas of certification can
Requirements for the Master of Education:               be located in the Undergraduate, Education
School Principal                                        section of this catalogue. It is important to note,
                                                        however, that, due to the No Child Left Behind law,
                                                        all students must have a content major outside of
ED 6410 - The Dynamics of Educational Reform            education. Those seeking certification in
       and Systems Change                               secondary education already have this built into
ED 7000 - School Leadership                             their program. While certification and meeting
ED 7002 - Supervision of Curriculum and
                                                        highly qualified status are different, elementary
       Instruction                                      education certification candidates will be required
ED 7004 - School Law                                    to pass Praxis II, as well as meet the new
ED 7200 - Internship: Principal
                                                        certification requirements that the State is
                                                        currently developing, but has not yet released. If
Note: Students in the Superintendent program are        you have questions about certification and being
expected to have taken ED 7002 Supervision of           identified as highly qualified, please call the
Curriculum and Instruction and ED 7004 School           Associate Dean of Education, who can assist you.
Law in their previous coursework. Any participant
in the Superintendent program who has not               Recognizing the unique educational backgrounds
previously taken the equivalent of those courses will
                                                        of each participant, New England College’s
be required to do so as part of the superintendent      conversion program develops an academic plan
program.                                                that satisfies all the required education courses
                                                        for the student’s area of certification, as well as
                                                        any additional courses in general education
Requirements for the CAGS:                              and/or content-related disciplines. In this
School Superintendent                                   program, it is also possible simultaneously to
                                                        achieve certification and earn a master's degree in
ED 6411 - The Art of Leadership, Educational            education. Individuals interested in this program
       Reform and Systems Change                        should contact the Office of Graduate Studies,
ED 6508 - Quantitative Research                         603.428.2252, or the Associate Dean of Education,
ED 7006 - Labor Relations                               603.428.2215, for more information.
ED 7007 - Data Management
ED 7008 - Achieving Educational Equity
ED 7010 - Facilities Management
ED 7500 - Internship: Superintendent




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    Core requirements for the Conversion
                 Program                           Secondary Education Concentration Courses
ED 5110 - Teachers as Leaders
ED 5111 - Multicultural Education                  Secondary Education English
ED 5130 - Psychology of Learning Communities       ED 6150 - Diagnostic and Remedial Reading
ED 5160 - Technology in Education                  ED 6154 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
ED 5170 - Introduction to Special Education                 Secondary Writing
ED 5182 Standardized Assessment and Evaluation     ED 6152 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
OR ED 6180 - Methods of Evaluation and                      Secondary Literature
       Assessment: Using Data Meaningfully         ED 6110 - Dynamics of Curriculum and
ED 5184 - Classroom Assessment OR ED 6180 –                 Instructional Design
       Methods of Evaluation and Assessment:       ED 6169 - Secondary English Methods
       Using Data Meaningfully                              PracticumIII
ED 5186 - Methods of Teaching Reading in the       *Plus required English courses
       Content Area 5 -12                          **State General Education courses also required
ED 5265 - Educational Law
ED 5270 - Special Education Procedures and         Secondary Education Social Studies
       Practicum II                                ED 6166 - Curriculum and Methods of Teaching
ED 6280 - Differentiation of Instruction and                Secondary Social Studies
       Assessment: Inclusion for all Learners      ED 6110 - Dynamics of Curriculum and
ED 6870 - Elementary Student Teaching and                   Instructional Design
       Seminar; or ED 6880 - Special Education     ED 6169 - Secondary Methods Practicum III
       K-12 Student Teaching and Seminar; or       *Plus required social studies courses
       ED 6890 - Secondary Student Teaching        **State General Education courses also required
       and Seminar; or ED 6900 - Physical
       Education K-12 Student Teaching and         Secondary Education Biology
       Seminar; or ED 6901 - Theatre Student       ED 6165 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
       Teaching and Seminar                                 Secondary Biology
                                                   ED 6110 - Dynamics of Curriculum and
Elementary Education Concentrations Courses                 Instructional Design
                                                   ED 6169 - Secondary Methods Practicum III
ED 5121 - Math Content for Elementary Teachers     ED 6860 - Laboratory Methods in Science
ED 5132 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching                Practicum IV
         Elementary Integrated Language Arts       *Plus required biology/science courses
ED 5135 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching       **State General Education courses also required
         Elementary Social Studies
ED 5145 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching       Secondary Education Math
         Elementary Science                        ED 6167 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
ED 5155 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching                Secondary Math
         Elementary Creative Expression            ED 6169 - Secondary Methods Practicum III
ED 5158 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching       ED 6110 - Dynamics of Curriculum and
         Elementary Reading                                 Instructional Design
ED 5180 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching       *Plus required Math courses
         Elementary Literature and Writing         **State General Education courses also required
ED 5210 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
         Elementary Math                           Theatre Education K-12
ED 6110 - Dynamics of Curriculum and               ED 6160 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
         Instructional Design                               Theatre K - 12
ED 6111 - Elementary Methods Practicum III         ED 6110 - Dynamics of Curriculum and
ED 6150 - Diagnostic and Remedial Reading                   Instructional Design
**State General Education courses also required.   ED 6171 - Theatre K-12 Methods Practicum III
                                                   *Plus required theatre courses
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                                                      and change agents. Students will be required to
K-12 Physical Education                               become familiar with the policies and procedures
ED 6161 - Methods and Curriculum of Teaching          that have sustained and those that might be used
         Physical Education K-12                      or need to be changed to eliminate the need. They
ED 6110 - Dynamics of Curriculum and                  will meet with administrative leaders to
         Instructional Design                         understand why this need is in evidence, what has
ED 6163 - Physical Education Methods                  been done about it here and elsewhere, and
         Practicum III                                identify possible ways change the circumstances
*Plus required Physical Education/Kinesiology         that have made the need evident. As part of this
courses                                               course, students will be required to work in a
**State General Education courses also required       school setting for a minimum of 30 hours over the
                                                      course of the semester.
General Special Education
                                                      ED 5111 Multicultural Education
*Must be certified in Elementary Education or         This course explores of the relationships between
one of the four core areas of Secondary               education and culture. Through special
Education                                             presentations, discussions, videotapes, case
ED 5170 - Introduction to Special Education           studies, and readings, students will examine the
ED 5182 - Standardized Assessment and                 theme of education in context of global cultures.
         Evaluation OR ED 6180 - Methods of           Comparisons will be drawn between educational
         Evaluation and Assessment: Using Data        systems in various parts of the world and the
         Meaningfully                                 United States. A second focus will be in
ED 5184 - Classroom Assessment OR ED 6180             intercultural relations in the school setting,
         Methods of Evaluation and Assessment:        especially in the increasingly multi-cultural U.S.;
         Using Data Meaningfully                      culture’s effect on learning styles, culture shock,
ED 5270 - Special Education Procedures and            and adjustment, strategies for facilitating cross-
         Practicum II                                 cultural communication and for equalizing
ED 6280 - Differentiation of Instruction and          opportunities for all cultures and learning styles.
         Assessment: Inclusion for all Learners
ED 6150 - Diagnostic and Remedial Reading             ED 5121 Math Content for Elementary Teachers
ED 5265 - Educational Law
                                                      This course will provide prospective or in-service
ED 5186 - Methods of Teaching Reading in the
                                                      elementary teachers with the opportunity to
         Content Area 5-12
                                                      explore and master concepts involving number
ED 6880 - Special Education K-12 Student
                                                      systems and operations, data analysis and
         Teaching and Seminar
                                                      probability, geometry, measurement, and
**State General Education courses also required
                                                      algebraic thinking. Mathematical reasoning,
                                                      problem solving, and the use of appropriate
Courses for the Master of Education, Master of
                                                      manipulatives and technology will be integrated
Education: School Principal/Superintendent
                                                      throughout the course. The course will model
(CAGS), and Teacher Conversion
                                                      instructional techniques that can be adapted to
                                                      elementary curricula.
ED 5110 Teachers as Leaders
This course will provide a broad view of the
teaching profession and how teachers can be           ED 5130 Psychology of Learning Communities
leaders and change agents in schools. First,
                                                      This advanced educational psychology course will
students will become familiar with the qualities of
                                                      explore theories of development, learning,
effective teachers as identified by Charlotte
                                                      motivation, intelligence and recent advances in
Danielson in Enhancing Professional Practice: A
                                                      brain-based learning and neuropsychology.
Framework for Teaching. They will then be asked
                                                      Participants will critically assess various
to review various teaching standards and identify
                                                      educational models and programs designed in
those they wish to develop. Then, using service-
                                                      accordance with the “new psychology: and use
learning as a pedagogy, students will identify a
                                                      this information to critically assess current
need in a school, research that need, develop a
                                                      practices in teaching.
program to meet that need, implement the
program, and assess their effectiveness as leaders

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ED 5132 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching              with ED 6110 Dynamics of Curriculum and
Elementary Integrated Language Arts                     Instruction. Students must be accepted into the
This course is designed to provide background           teacher education program or hold a valid
and theory in the nature of the reading process,        certification prior to registering for this course.
including contemporary theories of reading and          Prerequisite for teacher certification majors grade
current research. Topics include literacy               of B or better in ED 5110, taken concurrently with
development, the integration of reading, writing,       ED 5110, or permission of the Director of Teacher
speaking, listening, viewing and representing,          Education or hold a valid NH State Teaching
assessment, support of readers and writers in the       Certificate.
content areas K-8, and the evaluation of reading
materials. Prerequisite for teacher certification       ED 5158 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
majors grade of B or better in ED 5110, taken           Elementary Reading
concurrently with ED 5110, or permission of the         This focuses on the latest research for the teaching
Director of Teacher Education or hold a valid NH        of reading to elementary students. Students will
State Teaching Certificate.                             become familiar with the latest curricula and
                                                        techniques to teach reading to elementary
ED 5135 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching              students. Students will work in the areas of
Elementary Social Studies                               phonics, language acquisition, comprehension,
This course focuses on current methods in the           fluency, and vocabulary development. This course
teaching of social studies in the K-8 classroom.        will also review the connection among reading,
The material will focus on curriculum and               speaking, and writing in the development of
integration of social studies into the other areas in   elementary students. Prerequisite for teacher
teaching elementary children. Those seeking             certification majors grade of B or better in ED 5110,
certification must take this course concurrently        taken concurrently with ED 5110, or permission of
with ED 6110 Dynamics of Curriculum and                 the Director of Teacher Education or hold a valid
Instruction. Students must be accepted into the         NH State Teaching Certificate.
teacher education program or hold a valid
certification prior to registering for this course.     ED 5160 Technology in Education
Prerequisite for teacher certification majors grade     This course provides students with theory and
of B or better in ED 5110, taken concurrently with      practice in integrating technology in the
ED 5110, or permission of the Director of Teacher       classroom. Students will become familiar with
Education or hold a valid NH State Teaching             computer software for use in the content areas. In
Certificate.                                            addition, the ISTE standards will be reviewed and
                                                        students will become familiar with how to use
ED 5145 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching              them in the instruction of students. Prerequisite
Elementary Science                                      for teacher certification majors grade of B or better
This course addresses core content knowledge in         in ED 5110, taken concurrently with
the areas of biology, chemistry, Earth,                 ED 5110, or permission of the Director of Teacher
environmental and physical science as well as           Education or hold a valid NH State Teaching
current methodology for teaching this content in        Certificate.
the K-8 classroom. Hands-on learning strategies to
promote inquiry, research, questioning and              ED 5170 Introduction to Special Education
literacy within the context of the science              The primary goal of this course is to increase the
curriculum will be emphasized. Prerequisite:            pre-service teacher’s awareness of and sensitivity
Grade of C or better in ED 2110.                        to individuals with special needs. In addition,
                                                        individuals enrolled in this course will (a)
ED 5155 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching              examine the characteristics of various
Elementary Creative Expression                          exceptionalities and how they are identified,
This course focuses on current methods in the           become familiar with the pre-referral, referral,
teaching of creative arts, including music, art,        and identification process, (c) become familiar
crafts, creative dramatics, and movement in the K-      with resources available to support learners, (d)
8 classroom. The material will focus on curriculum      become familiar with related service personnel
and integration of creative arts into the other         and their roles, (e) understand the role of a
areas of in teaching K-8 children. Those seeking        paraprofessional, (f) develop an understanding of
certification must take this course concurrently        how to effectively work as a team member with

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general education teachers and other members of         associated with evaluation and assessment and
the special education team, and (g) understand          the roles various related service providers
laws surrounding special education. Prerequisite        perform in assessment and evaluation. They will
for teacher certification majors grade of B or better   also develop the skills that will enable them to (a)
in ED 5110, taken concurrently with ED 5110, or         determine what test to use for what purpose, (b)
permission of the Director of Teacher Education or      use a test manual, (c) conduct an assessment, (d)
hold a valid NH State Teaching Certificate.             read and understand test reports from a variety of
                                                        related service providers, (e) write a test report
ED 5180 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching              and (f) determine eligibility for coding. Emphasis
Literature and Writing for Children and Youth           will be placed on the tests used to identify
This course will focus on writing and literature for    students with learning disabilities. Prerequisite for
children and youth. Students will become actively       Teacher Education majors: Introduction to Special
involved in writing as a process and reading for        education.
enjoyment. Students will become acquainted with
current fiction and nonfiction published for            ED 5184 Classroom Assessment
children from preschool through grade 12,               This course will focus on a variety of assessment
focusing on the integration of reading and writing,     procedures and techniques for assessing students
and the impact of thematic planning as a part of a      in their class work. Students will develop an
student’s literature development. Prerequisite for      understanding of the processes of diagnostic,
teacher certification majors grade of B or better in    formative, and summative in their assessment
ED 5110, taken concurrently with                        plans for the classrooms. Students will develop
ED 5110, or permission of the Director of Teacher       skills in developing authentic and performance
Education or hold a valid NH State Teaching             based assessments using a variety of intelligences
Certificate.                                            and learning styles. Students will learn to use a
                                                        variety of assessments to align their curriculum
ED 5181 Advanced Methods and Curriculum of              goals directly to student learning. Prerequisite for
Teaching Literature and Writing for Children            Teacher Education majors: Introduction to Special
and Youth                                               education.
This course will focus on writing and literature for
children and youth. Students will become actively       ED 5186 Methods of Teaching Reading in the
involved in writing as a process and reading for        Content Area 5-12
enjoyment. Students will become acquainted with         This course focuses on the literacy skills necessary
current fiction and nonfiction published for            for students to be successful in their content area
children from pre-school through 8th grade,             courses. Participants will develop skills based on
focusing on the integration of reading and writing,     the latest research to teach students in 5-12
and the impact of thematic planning as a part of a      classrooms how to access their textbooks and
student's literacy development. This course will        other written material. This course will address
focus on writing and literature for children and        issues such as fluency, vocabulary development in
youth. Students will become actively involved in        content areas, understanding how to read a text,
writing as a process and reading for enjoyment.         strategies for studying and organizing material
Students will become acquainted with current            from a text, and strategies for retaining
fiction and nonfiction published for children from      information. Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in
preschool through grade 12, focusing on the             ED 5110.
integration of reading and writing, and the impact
of thematic planning as a part of a student’s           ED 5187 Advanced Methods and Curriculum of
literature development.                                 Teaching Reading in the content Area
                                                        This course focuses on the literacy skills necessary
ED 5182 Standardized Assessment and                     for students to be successful in their content area
Evaluation                                              courses. Participants will develop skills based on
This course is designed to provide educators with       the latest research to teach students in classrooms
an in-depth understanding of the process of             how to access, comprehend, and apply knowledge
evaluating/assessing intellectual levels of             form their textbooks and other written material.
functioning, aptitude, achievement, and behavior.       This course will address issues such as fluency,
Students will become familiar with various              vocabulary development in content areas,
terminology, such as validity and reliability,          understanding how to read and respond to a text,

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strategies for studying and organizing material       ED 5270 Special Education Procedures and
from a text, and strategies for organizing,           Practicum II
retaining and responding to information.              This course is designed to provide educators with
                                                      an in-depth understanding of the different
ED 5210 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching            approaches taken by different schools regarding
Elementary Math                                       the pre-referral, referral, identification, and
This course focuses on current methods in the         IEP/IFSP/Transition Plan process. Students will
teaching of mathematics in the K-8 classroom. The     become familiar with (a) the role of the case
material will focus on curriculum and integration     manager, (b) who is a qualified examiner, (c) who
of mathematics into the other areas in teaching K-    constitutes the team and the various roles each
8 children. Mathematics useful for prospective        assumes, (d) how to develop an
elementary school teachers, including basic           IEP/IFSP/Transition Plan, or 504, (e) various
arithmetical operations for whole numbers,            placements options, and (f) due process. As a
fractions and decimals, Euclidean and other           result of this course, students will develop skills
geometries and other topics will be covered.          that will (a) help them to create
Prerequisite for teacher certification majors grade   IEPs/IFSPs/Transition Plans that meet the needs
of B or better in ED 5110, taken concurrently with    students with a variety of exceptionalities
ED 5110, or permission of the Director of Teacher     including health impairments and with an
Education or hold a valid NH State Teaching           emphasis on learning disabilities, (b) enable them
Certificate.                                          to maintain accurate records, (c) help them to
                                                      collaborate with parents and other team
ED 5265 Educational Law                               members, and (d) enable them to run effective
This course reviews the laws that are relevant to     team meetings. Students will also continue work
public schools. Students will work with case          with standardized assessments for students with
studies of issues important to schools: freedom of    special education needs.
speech, safe schools, due process, special
education, search and seizure, discipline, right to   Students in this course will also do practicum
know, privacy, grading policies, and many other       work in their schools. Students will spend
school related law issues. Students will become       approximately
familiar with the state of New Hampshire legal        30 hours in their schools to relate their learning in
system as it relates to public schools and work       the class to the real world of special education in
with the most important RSA’s for the profession.     public schools. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ED 2110.        ED 5110, ED 5170, and ED 5182 and 5184.

ED 5260 Research Practicum                            ED 5990 Topics in Education
The Research Practicum is designed to help the        This course offers an intensive examination of
Master in Education candidate develop and             some aspects of education. The content is based
conduct elements of his/her action research           upon current interests and needs of students and
thesis. As a bridge between the Psychology of         faculty. A student may repeat this course for credit
Learning Communities and Fundamentals of              on different topics.
Educational Inquiry: Action Research courses,
students who enroll in the Research Practicum         ED 6110 Dynamics of Curriculum and
work a faculty member who is versed in action         Instructional Design
research. This individual will guide and support      This course will explore theoretical and
the student as he/she develops the research           conceptual foundations of curriculum and
methodology and data collection tools for use in      development and instructional design for the
his/her study, help the student with obtaining        elementary grades, secondary grades, physical
approval through the Human Subjects Research          education K-12, Theatre K-12, and Special
Board, and guide the student in identification of     Education K-12. The impact of national, state,
appropriate data collection tools. Upon               and local standards for student learning will be
completion of this course and the competencies        explored as it relates to the curriculum
associated with it the student will be ready to       development process. Participants will design
enroll in the Fundamentals of Educational Inquiry:    meaningful curriculum models and
Action Research, ED 6510. Prerequisite: ED 5130.      contextualized learning activities in the context
                                                      of these standards. Prerequisites: Must hold valid

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NH State Teacher Certification license or be            ED 6120 Alternative IV or V Seminar
accepted into the Teacher Education program             This course is designed for candidates who are
and complete all required courses except student        completing an alternative teacher certification
teaching. Note: If the student is not already           plan. Seminar participants review their prior
certified he/she must take this course concurrently     learning experiences, explore their academic and
with ED 6111, 6163 6171, or 6169.                       professional goals, research certification
                                                        standards, broaden their understanding
ED 6111 Elementary Methods Practicum III                curriculum frameworks within the area they are
Students enrolled in this course will be required       teaching, and design an individualized
to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week in an           professional development plan. Learners have
elementary school setting. The College                  the opportunity to develop a network of
supervisor will make a minimum of three                 colleagues and professional contacts. Through a
observations and hold two triad meetings (one           series of discussions, learners identify, analyze,
mid-semester and one at the end of the                  and describe the knowledge they have gained
semester) in addition to the observations.              and how it relates to certification standards. Each
Practicum experiences are arranged by the               candidate is responsible for preparing a written
Director of Teacher Education in one of our             portfolio that documents and demonstrates the
partner schools. Prerequisites: Must hold valid         learning that is appropriate to his/her own
NH State Teacher Certification license or be            endorsement.
accepted into the Teacher Education program
and complete all required courses except student        ED 6150 Diagnostic and Remedial Reading
teaching. Note: If the student is not already           Diagnosis and correction of student reading
certified he/she must take this course concurrently     disabilities will be explored. This course will
with ED 6110.                                           focus on helping pre-service teachers understand
                                                        how reading problems occur, how to carry out
ED 6114 Dynamics of Integrated Curriculum               diagnostic procedures in the classroom that
and Instruction                                         determine students' strengths and needs, how to
This course will focus on the development of            implement corrective instruction, and how to
integrated units of instruction. Using the              maintain responsibility for ongoing instruction
Understanding by Design format participants will        and evaluation. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better
learn to integrate curriculum that addresses            in ED 5110.
state frameworks or district standards in
multiple curriculum areas. The final product for        ED 6151 Advanced Diagnostic and Remedial
this course will be an integrated unit that uses        Reading
Essential Questions to help students achieve            Diagnosis and instruction reflects the
specific curriculum goals in at least two curricula     responsibility of teachers in assisting all students
areas.                                                  in making continuous progress as readers; the
                                                        course explores reading challenges, talents and
ED 6115 Methods and Curriculum of Inquiry               disabilities. This course will focus on helping
Based Learning                                          teachers understand how reading problems
This course will focus on the methodology of            occur, how to carry out diagnostic procedures in
Inquiry Based Learning especially as it pertains        the classroom that determine students' strengths
to the creation of integrated or thematic units.        and needs, how to implement prescriptive
Students will take their classroom curricula and        instruction, and how to maintain and supervise
use the tenets of inquiry to develop instructional      an ongoing instructional and evaluation program.
units. In the process of this class participants will   This class is geared to help teachers develop,
create at least on thematic unit integrating            implement, and assess reading processes in their
multiple curricula, either in a parallel or team-       regular classes.
taught fashion. Participants will learn to teach
their students to use the critical thinking             ED 6152 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
necessary to develop hypotheses and activities to       Secondary Literature
test their hypothes-es in relation to the specific      This course is designed to study the foundations
curriculum goals of their classes.                      of curriculum design and development of
                                                        secondary school Literature. Special
                                                        consideration is given to curriculum changes as

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they relate to national and state standards,          education fits into the interdisciplinary model for
outcomes, and goals. This course will include         education. Prerequisite for teacher certification
analysis of current school curricular programs,       majors grade of B or better in ED 5110, taken
as well as investigate how the Literature             concurrently with ED 5110, or permission of the
curriculum fits into the interdisciplinary model      Director of Teacher Education or hold a valid NH
for education. Prerequisite for teacher               State Teaching Certificate.
certification majors grade of B or better in ED
5110, taken concurrently with ED 5110, or             ED 6161 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
permission of the Director of Teacher Education or    Physical Education K-12
hold a valid NH State Teaching Certificate.           This course is designed to study the foundations
                                                      of curriculum design and development for
ED 6154 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching            physical education, grades K-12. Special
Secondary Writing                                     consideration is given to curriculum changes as
This course is designed to study the foundations      they relate to national physical education
of curriculum design and development of               standards, outcomes and goals. This course will
secondary school Writing. Special consideration       include analysis of current school curricular
is given to curriculum changes as they relate to      programs, as well as investigate how physical
national and state standards, outcomes, and           education fits into the interdisciplinary model for
goals. This course will include analysis of current   education. Prerequisite for teacher certification
school curricular programs, as well as investigate    majors grade of B or better in ED 5110, taken
how the Writing curriculum fits into the              concurrently with ED 5110, or permission of the
interdisciplinary model for education.                Director of Teacher Education or hold a valid NH
Prerequisite for teacher certification majors grade   State Teaching Certificate.
of B or better in ED 5110, taken concurrently with
ED 5110, or permission of the Director of Teacher     ED 6163 Physical Education K-12 Methods
Education or hold a valid NH State Teaching           Practicum III
Certificate.                                          Students enrolled in this course will be required
                                                      to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week in a
ED 6156 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching            physical education setting. The College
Writing across the content Area                       supervisor will make a minimum of 3
This course focuses on the writing skills             observations and hold two triad meetings (one
necessary for students to be successful in their      mid-semester and one at the end of the
content area courses. Participants will develop       semester) in addition to the observations.
skills based on the latest research to teach          Practicum experiences are arranged by the
students in classrooms how to access,                 Director of Teacher Education in one of our
comprehend, and organize information from             partner schools. Prerequisites: Must hold valid NH
their textbooks and other written material in         State Teacher Certification license or be accepted
order to respond to classroom prompts. This           into the Teacher Education program and complete
course will address issues such as technical          all required courses except student teaching. Note:
writing, creative writing, and curriculum related     If the student is not already certified he/she must
writing. Students in this class will learn to teach   take this course concurrently with ED 6110.
their students how to read and respond in
writing to a variety of genre and academic            ED 6165 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching
disciplines.                                          Secondary Biology
                                                      This course is designed to study the foundations
ED 6160 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching            of curriculum design and development of
Theatre K-12                                          secondary school Biology. Special consideration
This course is designed to study the foundations      is given to curriculum changes as they relate to
of curriculum design and development for              national and state standards, outcomes, and
theatre education, grades K-12. Special               goals. This course will include analysis of current
consideration is given to curriculum changes as       school curricular programs, as well as investigate
they relate to national theatre education             how the Biology curriculum fits into the
standards, outcomes and goals. This course will       interdisciplinary model for education.
include analysis of current school curricular         Prerequisite for teacher certification majors grade
programs, as well as investigate how theatre          of B or better in ED 5110, taken concurrently with

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ED 5110, or permission of the Director of Teacher     If the student is not already certified he/she must
Education or hold a valid NH State Teaching           take this course concurrently with ED 6110.
Certificate.
                                                      ED 6171 Theatre K-12 Methods Practicum III
ED 6166 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching            Students enrolled in this course will be required
Secondary Social Studies                              to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week in a
This course is designed to study the foundations      theatre education setting. The College supervisor
of curriculum design and development of               will make a minimum of 3 observations and hold
secondary school Social Studies. Special              two triad meetings (one mid-semester and one at
consideration is given to curriculum changes as       the end of the semester) in addition to the
they relate to national and state standards,          observations. Practicum experiences are
outcomes, and goals. This course will include         arranged by the Director of Teacher Education in
analysis of current school curricular programs,       one of our partner schools. Prerequisites: Must
as well as investigate how the Social Studies         hold valid NH State Teacher Certification license
curriculum fits into the interdisciplinary model      or be accepted into the Teacher Education
for education. Prerequisite for teacher               program and complete all required courses except
certification majors grade of B or better in ED       student teaching. Note: If the student is not
5110, taken concurrently with                         already certified he/she must take this course
ED 5110, or permission of the Director of Teacher     concurrently with ED 6110.
Education or hold a valid NH State Teaching
Certificate.                                          ED 6180 Methods of Evaluation and
                                                      Assessment: Using Data Meaningfully
ED 6167 Methods and Curriculum of Teaching            This course will examine formative and
Secondary Mathematics                                 summative modes of assessment as well as the
This course is designed to study the foundations      impact of current national and state level
of curriculum design and development of               assessments on teaching and learning.
secondary school Mathematics. Special                 Performance-based assessments as well as
consideration is given to curriculum changes as       critical analysis of the strengths and limitations
they relate to national and state standards,          of standardized testing will serve as the
outcomes, and goals. This course will include         foundation of this course; Participants will
analysis of current school curricular programs,       conduct school-wide assessment inventories,
as well as investigate how the mathematics            examine personal and professional beliefs about
curriculum fits into the interdisciplinary model      assessment among teachers, and explore the
for education. Prerequisite for teacher               relationship between assessment and
certification majors grade of B or better in ED       instruction. Prerequisite for teacher certification
5110, taken concurrently with                         majors grade of B or better in ED 5110 and ED
ED 5110, or permission of the Director of Teacher     5170, taken concurrently with ED 5110 and 5170,
Education or hold a valid NH State Teaching           or permission of Director of Teacher Education.
Certificate.
                                                      ED 6410 Dynamics of Educational Reform and
ED 6169 Secondary Methods Practicum III               Systems Change
Students enrolled in this course will be required     This course will examine schools from a systems
to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week in a          perspective, and theories of social and
secondary school setting in their area of             organizational change. Authoritarian and
certification biology, English, mathematics or        participatory leadership models will be
social studies). The College supervisor will make     examined and participants will conduct an
a minimum of 3 observations and hold two triad        extensive review of recent research in the field of
meetings (one mid-semester and one at the end         educational reform. Participants will apply their
of the semester) in addition to the observations.     understanding of various systems models to plan
Practicum experiences are arranged by the             and design a complex systemic reform initiative.
Director of Teacher Education in one of our           Prerequisite: Must hold valid NH Teaching
partner schools. Prerequisites: Must hold valid NH    Certificate or permission of the Director of the
State Teacher Certification license or be accepted    Master
into the Teacher Education program and complete       of Education.
all required courses except student teaching. Note:

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ED 6280 Differentiated Instruction and                 features of this capstone experience. Prerequisite:
Assessment: Inclusion for all Learners                 Must have completed ED 5260, have IRB proposal
This course will focus on addressing the needs of      approved, and permission of Director of the
all of the students in your classroom. Participants    Master of Education. Offered every semester.
will learn to develop curriculum and
instructional strategies to assist all students in     ED 6810 Directed Study in Education
their acquisition of knowledge. Students will          The course of study for this class will be
develop tired lessons to assist students with          arranged between faculty and student in the field
special education needs to access important            of Education. Contract required. May be repeated
curriculum as well as create lessons for advanced      for credit. Variable credit (1-6cr).
academic students. Using the latest research
participants will work with learning styles,           ED 6830 Independent Study in Education
multiple intelligences, personality type, student
interest, flexible cooperative groupings, and          This course offers the advanced student an
psychologically motivating techniques to create        independent study of a specific topic. The course
lessons for the myriad students in classrooms.         of study for this class will be arranged with a
Teachers will learn to accommodate for students        faculty member. Contract required. Variable
with IEP’s and for academically talented               credit (1-6cr).
students.
                                                       ED 6860 Laboratory Methods in Science
ED 6411 The Art of Leadership, Educational             Practicum IV
Reform and Systems Change                              This course helps the student learn to set up and
Multiple leadership models will be examined and        implement lab science classes in safe and
critiqued. Participants will conduct an extensive      effective ways. Students will learn the rules and
review of recent research on these models and in       procedures to conduct and supervise lab
the field of educational reform. Participants will     activities in the secondary school.
apply their understanding of various leadership
and systems change models in order to plan and         ED 6870 Elementary Student Teaching and
design a complex systemic reform initiative. A         Seminar
public presentation of the systems change              Each elementary education certification
initiative will be required. Prerequisite: Must hold   candidate is involved in a full-time field
valid NH Teaching Certificate or permission of the     experience in an elementary school. Planning
Director of the Master of Education.                   with the cooperating teacher is stressed, with
                                                       visits and conferences, both scheduled and
ED 6508 Quantitative Research Design                   unscheduled, by the college supervisor. Seminars
Participants in this course will review and learn      with the college supervisor are an integral part of
to use statistical analyses in the formulation and     this experience. The student teacher cooperates
implementation of their final CAGS research            in all phases of the school's program: lesson
project. Students will learn to use quantitative       planning, teaching, multidisciplinary teams,
research techniques, tools, and analyses               development of instructional materials, effective
processes in order to generate and report valid        use of educational technology, teachers'
and reliable data in an organized fashion. The         meetings, in service opportunities, extra-
final product for this course will be the Proposal     curricular activities, and involvement in student
and IRB Request Form for the student’s final           activities. Student teachers follow the calendar of
CAGS project.                                          the schools to which they are assigned and are
                                                       expected to participate in all phases of the
ED 6510 Fundamentals of Educational                    schools' activities. Student teaching experiences
Inquiry: Action Research                               are arranged by the Director of Teacher
Students will design and implement a                   Education in our partner schools. Prerequisite:
comprehensive action research process in the           Completion of all the certification requirements
context of a public school. Research methods and       with grades of B or better, a cumulative GPA of 3.0,
evaluation of results will be key features of this     acceptance into the Teacher Certification
process. Public presentations of results to an         program, and permission of Director of Teacher
audience of concerned educators as well as web-        Education.
based distribution of their work will be essential

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ED 6880 Special Education K-12 Student
Teaching and Seminar                                    ED 6900 Physical Education K-12 Student
Each student seeking general special education          Teaching and Seminar
certification is involved in a full-time field          Teacher certification in physical education
experience with a special educator. Planning            includes kindergarten through senior high
with the teacher is stressed, with visits and           school, therefore students must have experience
conferences, both scheduled and unscheduled, by         at all levels prior to student teaching or the
the College supervisor. Seminars with the               candidate will be required to divide the student
College supervisor are an integral part of this         teaching experience into two ten week segments,
experience. The student teacher cooperates in all       one at the elementary level and one at the
phases of the school's program: lesson planning,        secondary level. The student teacher is
teaching, multidisciplinary teams, development          supervised by a member of the college faculty.
of instructional materials, IEP meetings, effective     The student teacher cooperates in all phases of
use of educational technology, teachers'                the school's program: lesson planning, teaching,
meetings, in-service opportunities, extra-              development of teaching aids, use of audiovisual
curricular activities, and involvement in student       aids, teachers' meetings, in-service opportunities,
activities. Student teachers follow the calendar        extracurricular activities and, supervision of
of the schools to which they are assigned and are       playground activities. Regular conferences with
expected to participate in all phases of the            the classroom teacher and with a member of the
schools' activities. Student teaching experiences       college faculty are an important part of this
are arranged by the Director of Teacher                 experience. Conferences with all physical
Education in our partner schools. Prerequisite:         education student teachers are held at the
Completion of all the certification requirements        college at least three (3) times each semester.
with grades of B or better, a cumulative GPA of 3.0,    Student teachers follow the calendars of the
acceptance into the Teacher Certification               schools to which they are assigned. Student
program, and permission of Director of Teacher          teaching experiences are arranged by the
Education. (12cr or 6cr when taken with ED 6870         Director of Teacher Education in our partner
or 6890)                                                schools. Prerequisite: Completion of all the
                                                        certification requirements with grades of B or
ED 6890 Secondary Student Teaching and                  better, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, acceptance into
Seminar                                                 the Teacher Certification program, and permission
Each secondary education certification candidate        of Director of Teacher Education.
is involved in a full-time field experience in a
secondary school. Planning with the cooperating         ED 6901 Theatre Education K-12 Student
teacher is stressed, with visits and conferences,       Teaching and Seminar
both scheduled and unscheduled, by the college          Teacher certification in theatre education
supervisor. Seminars with the college supervisor        includes kindergarten through senior high
are an integral part of this experience. The            school, therefore students must have experience
student teacher cooperates in all phases of the         at all levels prior to student teaching or the
school's program: lesson planning, teaching,            candidate will be required to divide the student
multidisciplinary teams, development of                 teaching experience into two ten week segments,
instructional materials, effective use of               one at the elementary level and one at the
educational technology, teachers' meetings, in          secondary level. The student teacher is
service opportunities, extra-curricular activities,     supervised by a member of the college faculty.
and involvement in student activities. Student          The student teacher cooperates in all phases of
teachers follow the calendar of the schools to          the school's program: lesson planning, teaching,
which they are assigned and are expected to             development of teaching aids, use of audiovisual
participate in all phases of the schools' activities.   aids, teachers' meetings, in-service opportunities,
Student teaching experiences are arranged by            extracurricular activities and, supervision of
the Director of Teacher Education in our partner        playground activities. Regular conferences with
schools. Prerequisite: Completion of all the            the classroom teacher and with a member of the
certification requirements with grades of B or          college faculty are an important part of this
better, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, acceptance into        experience. Conferences with all theatre
the Teacher Certification program, and permission       education student teachers are held at the
of Director of Teacher Education.                       college at least three (3) times each semester.

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Student teachers follow the calendars of the          will finalize their Professional Leadership
schools to which they are assigned. Student           Portfolio, which can be used (1) as evidence of
teaching experiences are arranged by the              meeting the superintendent certification
Director of Teacher Education in our partner          standards and the INTASC standards and (2) in
schools. Prerequisite: Completion of all the          the job search. Prerequisite: ED 6951.
certification requirements with grades of B or
better, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, acceptance into      ED 7000 School Leadership
the Teacher Certification program, and permission     This course is designed to increase
of Director of Teacher Education.                     understanding of leadership and how it applies
                                                      in the public school system. The principles of
ED 6920 Field Experience Educational Studies          effective leadership will be explored and applied
This course offers an opportunity for students to     in a project-based setting. This application will
experience an educational environment on an           include but is not limited to the following areas:
extended basis Variable credit.                       human relations, teacher supervision and
                                                      evaluation, school culture, budget development,
ED 6950 Portfolio I                                   meeting facilitation, building organization,
This course will involve the preparation of an        emergency management, student assessment,
individualized teaching portfolio. Students will      and department structure. This is an overview of
become familiar with Charlotte Danielson’s            the roles and responsibilities of the principal and
Frameworks for Effective Teaching and the             participants will be required to develop a
INTASC standards. They will develop a Working         philosophy learning taking into consideration
Portfolio that they will complete in Portfolio II     multiple stakeholder input. Prerequisite: Must
where they will create their Professional             hold valid NH Teaching Certificate.
Presentation Portfolio. Prerequisite: Must hold
valid NH Teaching Certificate, be a candidate for     ED 7001 School Finance and Policy
the Masters of Education, or permission of the        This course is designed to address the principal’s
Director of the Master of Education.                  role and responsibilities in designing proper
                                                      financial and accounting procedures, develop
ED 6951 Leadership Portfolio I                        site-based budgets and create a system for
This course will involve the preparation of an        monitoring account expenditures (object and
individualized leadership portfolio. Participants     function codes such as regular education, special
will become familiar with the competency              education, school administration, transportation,
standards associated with becoming a                  athletics, student activities, etc.). Students will
superintendent and INTASC standards. They will        become familiar the plethora of policies
develop a Working Portfolio that they will            (including NH State School Approval standards)
complete in Leadership Portfolio Seminar II           used within a district and with the process by
where they will create their Professional             which policies and procedures are developed,
Leadership Portfolio. Prerequisite: Must hold         implemented, evaluated, and revised.
valid NH Teaching Certificate, be a candidate for
the Masters of Education or CAGS, or permission of    ED 7002 Supervision of Curriculum and
the Director of the Master of Education.              Instruction
                                                      This course will explore theoretical and
ED 6960 Portfolio II                                  conceptual foundations of curriculum
This course will involve finalizing an                development and instructional design. The
individualized teaching portfolio. Students will      impact of national, state, and local standards for
finalize their Professional Presentation Portfolio,   student learning will be explored as they relate
which can be used (1) as evidence of meeting the      to the curriculum development process.
teacher certification standards required for their    Participants will evaluate a curriculum that is
desired area(s) of certification and the INTASC       being used and become familiar with how to do a
standards and (2) in the job search. Prerequisite:    NECAP analysis. Students will assess the
ED 6950.                                              professional development needs of a school in
                                                      relation to student learning results as they relate
ED 6961 Leadership Portfolio Seminar II               to curriculum goals. Students will develop a
This course will involve finalizing an                professional development action plan in light of
individualized leadership portfolio. Participants     the National Staff Development Council’s

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standards. Prerequisite: Must hold valid NH             variety of systems will be explored and evaluated.
Teaching Certificate.                                   Participants will develop technology systems to
                                                        manage assessment, grading, attendance, budget,
ED 7003 Educational Leadership and Critical             communication, etc.
Issues
This course explores the foundational issues of         ED 7008 Achieving Educational Equity
the role of education in society, the impact of         Participants enrolled in this course will develop
philosophies of learning on education, the              skills in using data to identify inequities, mobilize
human, technical and structural dimensions of           local stakeholders to recognize the extent and
education, and critical issues facing schools           important of inequities, and to assess progress in
today. In this course participants will understand      improving students’ learning results, learning
issues of culturally responsive leadership,             opportunities, and learning climate. Participants
navigating in complex environments with diverse         will also develop an understanding of important
stakeholders, and working with diverse                  dimensions of educational equity and an
groups/stakeholders to build a shared vision,           appreciation of the factors of diversity (e.g.,
establish shared goals and develop a strategic          gender, socio-economics, race, language, culture)
plan, including detailed action plans. Prerequisite:    and proven strategies and resources for
Must hold valid NH Teaching Certificate.                addressing them. The goal is for the participants
                                                        to understand and be able to develop a
ED 7004 School Law: ME, NH, & Federal                   community of learners that has a positive impact
Educators must know the laws that govern the            on achievement.
operation and conduct of their organizations as
they face a highly litigious society. ED7004 is a       ED 7010 Facilities Management
study of the relevant legal principles that impact      Participants will become familiar with population
school governance and legal issues related to           projection processes, adapting current and new
children. In ED7004, practicing teachers,               facilities to meet various needs, maintaining and
prospective teachers, as well as practicing and         improving existing facilities, and meeting or
prospective administrators will gain knowledge          upgrading facilities in light of various local, state,
about legal issues that will help them in               federal codes. Participants will also become
effectively performing their professional duties        familiar with need identification, facility
within the boundaries of constitutional,                development, and managing the budget and
statutory, and case law.                                warrant article process.

                                                        ED 7200 Internship: Principal
ED 7005 Education Technology Leadership
                                                        This course provides students with an
This course provides participants with an
                                                        opportunity to experience an educational
opportunity to explore critical perspectives on
                                                        environment on an extended basis under
technology leadership and the need for grounding
                                                        supervision of an experienced Principal. Students
technology decision in focused efforts to improve
                                                        enrolled in this internship will work for a
students’ learning results, learning opportunities
                                                        minimum of 560 hours under the supervision of
and learning climate. Participants will also
                                                        an experienced, NH State certified principal.
develop skills in assessing the digital divide issues
                                                        Prerequisites: Must complete all required courses
and in identifying and tapping local resources to
                                                        for principal licensure with a grade of B or better.
overcome digital inequities.
                                                        ED 7500 Internship: Superintendent
ED 7006 Labor Relations
                                                        Students enrolled in this internship will work
This course reviews the law as well as the
                                                        under the supervision of a NH State certified
practical strategies and practices of labor relations
                                                        superintendent for a minimum of 1200 hours (a
in K-12 school systems. Participants will become
                                                        full year). Prerequisites: Must complete all required
familiar with the issues involved with collective
                                                        courses for superintendent licensure with a grade of
bargaining and contract management.
                                                        B or better.
ED 7007 Data Management
This course provides participants with the
knowledge base to manage district-wide data. A


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                                                     College strongly recommends that students gain
Master of Science in Accounting                      competency in the following areas:
(“4+1”)                                              AC 3230 - Cost Accounting
                                                     AC 3290 - Federal Taxation
                                                     BU 3920 - Business Law
Program Overview                                     EC 2110 - Macroeconomics
                                                     EC 2120 - Microeconomics
This rigorous program has been designed for
students whose goal is successful completion of      Masters Program Curriculum
the                                                  Students enrolled in the “4 + 1” graduate program
CPA exam.                                            may take some of these requirements in the senior
                                                     year. Students should work with the advisor to
This graduate program is open to all majors.         develop an appropriate schedule.
Students interested in the “4+1” M.S. Accounting
program must complete undergraduate                  AC 5260 - Financial Statement Analysis
prerequisites prior to admission to the “4+1”        MG 6430 - Accounting Ethics
program.                                             AC 5310 - Accounting Information Systems
                                                     AC 5560 - Corporate Taxation
Students accepted into the “4+1” Program may         AC 5620 - Government and Non-Profit Reporting
begin taking graduate-level requirements for the     AC 5630 - International Accounting
M.S. in Accounting during their senior               AC 5640 - Auditing and Assurance
undergraduate year.                                  AC 5730 - Accounting for Mergers and
                                                     Acquisitions
A unique feature of New England College’s            AC 5810 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting
accounting program is the required summative         AC 5900 - Review and Preview (2cr)
course which reviews all components of the
program and provides opportunities to practice
and prepare for the CPA examination. This course     Courses for the Master of Science in
is a team-taught course, bringing in area            Accounting (4 + 1)
specialists to address specific
content areas.                                       MG 6430 Accounting Ethics
                                                     This applied ethics course focuses on the ethical
This seminar-style program, based at our             obligations of accountants based on ethical
Henniker campus, allows students to learn            mandates in the business environment. Topics
content by participating in a dynamic learning       include ethics from the perspective of accounting
environment.                                         and auditing, taxation, and consultation; a review
                                                     of the content and function of the AICPA Code of
Undergraduate Prerequisites for Admission to         Ethics; consideration of the environment in which
the “4+1” Accounting Program                         ethical practices are judged; and expectations of
AC/BU 2210 - Financial Accounting                    accountants with respect to corporate
AC/BU 2220 - Management Accounting                   responsibility. Students will have opportunities to
AC 3210 - Financial Reporting I                      consider notable cases and examine how
AC 3220 - Financial Reporting II                     accountants exercise leadership within their
BU 2110 - Quantitative Methods or MT 2310            organization with respect to ethical behavior.
Statistics
BU 3310 - Business Finance                           AC 5260 Financial Statement Analysis
                                                     This course describes the accounting principles
Undergraduate Courses Recommended for                used in compiling financial statements and the
Preparation for the CPA Exam                         qualitative characteristics of data appearing on
An accounting degree does not ensure that one        financial statements. After a thorough overview of
will pass the CPA exam; however, for those           financial statements, major tools and techniques
wishing to improve the probability of successfully   are explained, including horizontal and vertical
completing the CPA exam, the Accounting Faculty      statements, common-size statements, ratio
of New England                                       analysis, liquidity and activity ratios, profitability
                                                     ratios, capital structure and profitability rations,

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market test rations, and cash flow ratios. The         activities. Course topics will encompass
significance of interim financial statements and       presentation and probe of issues faced by
segment reporting is explored, as are analysis of      international firms around the world in areas of
annual reports and management discussion and           auditing, external financial reporting and
analysis (MDA).                                        standards, ethical, social, legal, cultural, control,
                                                       taxes, foreign exchange, and accounting systems.
AC 5310 Accounting Information Systems
This course examines the interaction among             AC 5640 Auditing and Assurance
traditional accounting functions and Information       This course introduces the student to the audit
Technology. The various responsibilities               process, with emphasis on the perspective of
associated with the IT will be discussed as well as    management in a CPA firm, but with consideration
the risks associated with these functions and          to internal processes. Topics include
appropriate segregation of functional areas.           implementing control procedures and
Additionally, students will understand the impact      assessments using both the compliance and
of hardware and software alternatives as these         management methods. Audit planning, staffing
choices relate to an organization’s accounting         and training are considered. Special topics include
system.                                                enterprise risk management and auditing non-
                                                       profit and public organizations.
AC 5560 Corporate Taxation
This course focuses on the taxation of the various     AC 5730 Accounting for Mergers and
types of entities other than proprietorships:          Acquisitions
corporations, Subchapter S corporations, limited       This course focuses attention on all key stages of
liability corporations, partnerships, and limited      the M&A lifecycle including conception, planning,
liability partnerships. Emphasis will be placed on     the first 100 days post merger/acquisition, due
business strategy and tax considerations. The          diligence of intellectual property (IP), and ongoing
course will include a discussion of a variety of       evaluation and improvement.
topics, such as the alternative minimum tax,
dividends received deduction, shareholder basis,       AC 5810 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
and the reconciliation of book income to taxable       This course will address a contemporary topic in
income.                                                accounting. Focus will be placed on understanding
                                                       the implications for tax professionals, corporate
AC 5620 Government and Non-Profit                      accountants, and those engaged compliance and
Reporting                                              audit capacities.
This course covers the environment of
government/non-profit accounting and financial         AC 5900 Review and Preview
Analysis, budgeting control, revenues, and             This two credit course, taught by various
expenditures, accounting for capital projects,         members of the department, is designed to review
related account groups, and endowment                  elements all elements of the program, focusing
management to include investments, accounting          specifically one auditing and attestation, financial
for business type and trustee activities, issues of    accounting and reporting, regulation and taxation,
reporting, disclosure, and non-profit                  ethical and professional standards, and
organizations.                                         fundamental business concepts. (2cr)

AC 5630 International Accounting
Under the current business environment all
businesses, directly or indirectly, compete in the
global marketplace. Understanding international
issues, therefore, is critical to the education of a
well rounded, competent business student. The
International Accounting course provides an
overview of and a platform for understanding and
discussion of comparative accounting issues and
practices posed by the global environment
through introduction and examination of
accounting issues unique to international business

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Master of Science in Accounting
                                                       Courses for the Master of Science in
Telephone: 603.428.2252                                Accounting

Program Overview                                       Required Undergraduate Courses
New England College's Online Master of Science in      (or the equivalent):
Accounting (MSA) is a 40-credit-hour program
designed to help you expand your breadth and
                                                       BU 2110 Quantitative Methods
depth of knowledge in taxation, financial
                                                       This introductory course in quantitative analysis
reporting, cost accounting, auditing, mergers and
                                                       focuses on applications in service, manufacturing,
acquisitions. As a result, you will be prepared for
                                                       and not-for-profit organizations. Topics include
careers in auditing and risk management,
                                                       basic descriptive statistics, expected value,
corporate accounting, management consulting,
                                                       sampling, inference, regression analysis,
banking and financial services, governmental and
                                                       forecasting, scheduling, linear programming and
nonprofit organizations, and taxation practices.
                                                       project management. Prerequisite: MT 1010 or
                                                       adequate score on MPT.
Based on the functional, personal and broad
business competencies identified by the American       BU 2210 Financial Accounting
Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the MSA     This course examines basic concepts and
program satisfies the 150-hour requirement for         principles of financial accounting. After covering
the CPA examination in most states. It also helps      the accounting cycle, emphasis is placed on the
you prepare for other professional certification       recording and reporting of financial information
programs such as Certified Management                  conforming to the generally accepted accounting
Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner             principles published by the Financial Accounting
(CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified   Standards Board, its predecessors, and the
Data Processing Auditor (CDPA).                        Security and Exchange Commission.

Prerequisite Courses and Core Requirements             BU 2220 Management Accounting
for the Master of Science in Accounting                This course shows students how to generate
                                                       information needed to help managers achieve
You may be required to take prerequisite courses       goals and objectives. Students determine prices
depending on your undergraduate course of study.       for products and services, decide whether or not
       Prerequisite Courses (Undergraduate):           to acquire equipment, prepare budgets, compare
       BU 2110 - Quantitative Methods                  actual performance to budgets, decide what
       BU 2210 - Financial Accounting                  information is relevant to decisions, allocate costs
       BU 2220 - Management Accounting                 to various activities in the organization and
                                                       generate information in support of managerial
        Core Courses: You must complete ten core       decisions. Students receive instruction in a
        courses of four credits each to graduate       computer spreadsheet program and use
        from the MSA program.                          spreadsheets to facilitate decision making.
        AC 5260 - Financial Statement Analysis
        AC 5620 - Government and Non-Profit            Graduate Course Descriptions:
            Reporting                                  AC 5260 Financial Statement Analysis
        AC 5640 - Auditing and Assurance               This course describes the accounting principles
        AC 5230 - Financial Reporting                  used in compiling financial statements and the
        AC 5240 - Cost Accounting                      qualitative characteristics of data appearing on
        AC 5550 - Federal Taxation                     financial statements. After a thorough overview of
        MG 6430 - Accounting Ethics                    financial statements, major tools and techniques
        AC 5730 - Accounting for Mergers and           are explained, including horizontal and vertical
                Acquisition                            statements, common-size statements, ratio
        MG 5640 - Business Finance                     analysis, liquidity and activity ratios, profitability
        MG 5660 - Business Law                         ratios, capital structure and profitability rations,

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market test rations, and cash flow ratios. The
significance of interim financial statements and       AC 5730 Accounting for Mergers and
segment reporting is explored, as are analysis of      Acquisitions
annual reports and management discussion and           This course focuses attention on all key stages of
analysis (MDA).                                        the M&A lifecycle including conception, planning,
                                                       the first 100 days post merger/acquisition, due
AC 5230 Financial Reporting                            diligence of intellectual property (IP), and ongoing
This course provides a comprehensive view of           evaluation and improvement.
financial statements, including balance sheets,
income statements, ratio analysis, and cash flow       MG 6430 Accounting Ethics
statements. Some discussion of reporting of            This applied ethics course focuses on the ethical
financial activities such as bonds and corporate       obligations of accountants based on ethical
debt will be covered, all with consideration of        mandates in the business environment. Topics
generally accepted accounting practices.               include ethics from the perspective of accounting
                                                       and auditing, taxation, and consultation; a review
AC 5240 Cost Accounting                                of the content and function of the AICPA Code of
A study of the concepts, procedures and tools          Ethics; consideration of the environment in which
associated with reporting financial data on            ethical practices are judged; and expectations of
performance to an organization’s decision-             accountants with respect to corporate
makers. Emphasis is on the tools associated with       responsibility. Students will have opportunities to
planning, directing, and controlling an                consider notable cases and examine how
organization’s activities, all with the goal of        accountants exercise leadership within their
performance improvement. Topics include                organization with respect to ethical behavior.
activity based costing, earned value management,
and budgeting activities.                              MG 5660 Business Law
                                                       Application of law to managerial decisions and the
AC 5550 Federal Taxation                               relationship between legal and business strategy
This course explores corporate and personal            examining the role of the courts; litigation and
income tax laws and their effect on private, public,   alternative dispute resolutions; fundamentals of
and non-profit organizations. Emphasis on              contract, tort, and criminal law; government
business strategy and tax considerations.              regulation of business; legal forms of business
                                                       organizations; ethical considerations in business;
AC 5620 Government and Non-Profit                      international business transactions.
Reporting
This course covers the environment of                  MG 5640 Business Finance
government/non-profit accounting and financial         Introduction to tools of financial analysis and
Analysis, budgeting control, revenues, and             problems of financial management, including cash,
expenditures, accounting for capital projects,         profitability, and capital budgeting. Various
related account groups, and endowment                  sources of corporate funds are considered,
management to include investments, accounting          including short-, intermediate-, and long-term
for business type and trustee activities, issues of    arrangements.
reporting, disclosure, and non-profit
organizations.

AC 5640 Auditing and Assurance
This course introduces the student to the audit
process, with emphasis on the perspective of
management in a CPA firm, but with consideration
to internal processes. Topics include
implementing control procedures and
assessments using both the compliance and
management methods. Audit planning, staffing
and training are considered. Special topics include
enterprise risk management and auditing non-
profit and public organizations.

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                                                      The program consists of:
Master of Science in Criminal Justice                         Core courses: provide essential
Leadership                                                    knowledge and pave the way for more
                                                              complex learning.
                                                              Concentration courses: provide the
Telephone: 603.428.2252                                       opportunity to delve further into the
                                                              students specific area of interest, allowing
Program Overview                                              students to expand their scope of
The NEC online Master of Science in Criminal                  learning.
Justice Leadership (MSCJL) program was                        Capstone Project: enables students to use
developed by public and private sector leaders in             the skills learned within the program, in a
the field of criminal justice, respected academic             practical problem-solving situation.
mentors, and program development experts with
a commitment to excellence in their respective        Requirements for the Master of Science in
disciplines. Its focus is to provide a specialized    Criminal Justice
degree for criminal justice professionals on a        AC 5250 - Managerial Accounting and Finance for
career track to leadership positions, who want to             Leadership
advance their career and engage in more senior        CJ 5110 - Criminal Justice Leadership and
management activities and responsibilities
                                                              Management
oriented toward shaping the future of their
organizations and the criminal justice system. The    CJ 5250 - Criminal Justice Critical Issues
MSCJL degree is awarded upon successful               CJ 5420 - Community Theory and the Criminal
completion of 9 courses comprising 36 credits.                Justice System
Students take one course during each 7-week           CJ 6110 - Criminal Justice Research
term, enabling most students to finish the MSCJL      CJ 6410 - Professional and Organizational Ethics
program in less than two years. The curriculum        CJ 6810 - Criminal Justice Policy and Program
will challenge students to identify limitations and           Evaluation
mindsets that inhibit strategic thinking; develop a   CJ 6980 - Master’s Capstone Project
framework for creating strategic options; and         MG 5410 - Organizational Communication,
discern leadership behaviors that contribute to
                                                              Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
managing change and uncertainty in your
organization, and in the complex environment of
the criminal                                          Courses for the Master of Science in Criminal
justice system.                                       Justice Leadership

This program will provide you with knowledge          AC 5250 Managerial Accounting and Finance
and skills that will help you in:                     for Leadership
                                                      This course equips students to more effectively
         Evaluating the position of your
                                                      and ethically lead and influence in situations
         organization within the criminal justice
                                                      where financial issues play a key role, with
         system;
                                                      particular attention to public fiscal management.
         Considering the dynamics of the criminal
                                                      This course serves as an introduction to the
         justice environment;
                                                      concepts and principles of financial management
         Identifying both opportunities and
                                                      and managerial accounting, focusing on the
         threats in the environment;
                                                      development and use of budgets for planning and
         Analyzing how change occurs in the           control, demonstrating accountability, and
         system, and assessing your organizations
                                                      establishing priorities within an organization.
         capacity to meet the challenge of changing
                                                      Students will explore the tools and techniques
         conditions;                                  available to maximize the use of scarce resources,
         Identifying strategies for supporting        and the implications of public funding and cost
         stakeholders in the criminal justice         accounting for programs and initiatives within the
         system; and                                  organization.
         Promoting your own leadership
         transformation.



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CJ 5110 Criminal Justice Leadership and                is on the methods of collecting, analyzing, and
Management                                             disseminating criminal justice research. The
This course combines theory and practice by            course is designed to prepare students to
encouraging students to learn traditional and          understand how research supports decision-
contemporary leadership theories and apply them        making, and methods for designing research that
in analyzing the behavior of leaders, colleagues,      yields valid and relevant information. Students
and subordinates in the criminal justice system.       will analyze the translation of research findings
Through a variety of readings, cases, and              to policy, and how to access information
exercises, students will examine effective             resources to support research.
leadership models. Topics include the evolution of
leadership; the roles of strategy and vision in        CJ 6410 Professional and Organizational
transformational change; the development of            Ethics
leaders; the leadership responsibilities of creating   This course explores and analyzes the
effective teams, organizations, and cultures; the      relationships among stakeholders in the criminal
exploration of different leadership styles; and        justice system, and the expectations of ethical
current popular approaches to leadership theory.       decision-making and behaviors among leaders
                                                       within the organization and the system. Students
CJ 5250 Criminal Justice Critical Issues               will consider the moral implications and social
This course explores the foundational issues of        effects of the administration of criminal justice in
the role of criminal justice in society; the impact    a free society, and the tension that exists
of philosophies of “justice” on providing              between achieving desirable outcomes and the
leadership within the criminal justice system; the     means by which they are achieved. Topics
human, technical, and structural dimensions of         include theories of morality; analysis of ethical
justice administration; and critical issues facing     decision-making; interaction and conflicts among
criminal justice organizations today. In this          personal, professional, and organizational values;
course, students will understand issues of             the effect of cultural diversity on individual and
culturally responsive leadership, navigating in        group values; current issues in criminal justice
complex environments with diverse                      policy and practice; and how leaders in the field
stakeholders, and working with diverse                 of criminal justice can maintain accountability in
groups/stakeholders to build a shared vision,          an atmosphere of conflicting stakeholder
establish shared goals, and develop a strategic        interests.
plan, including detailed action plans.
                                                       CJ 6810 Criminal Justice Policy and Program
CJ 5420 Community Theory and the Criminal              Evaluation
Justice System                                         This course addresses the relationship between
This course examines the role of criminal justice      the establishment of policy and its
organizations as components of their                   implementation in programs within criminal
communities, from the perspective of political,        justice organizations. Methods for evaluating
social, and economic networks. Topics such as          programs and using the results to further inform
the intersection of the criminal justice system        policy development and maintain public
with systems that attend to health, youth and          accountability are reviewed and discussed. Well
families, and national security are examined. The      known criminal justice program evaluation
impact of criminal victimization and attributes of     studies will be critiqued and students will design
communities that foster crime are examined in          evaluation research projects.
detail, along with alternative scenarios and
strategies for promoting positive change at the        CJ 6980 Master’s Capstone Project
community level. International perspectives on         The culminating project for the Master of Science
policing and the administration of justice are         in Criminal Justice Leadership will be the
included.                                              completion of a master’s thesis or project. This
                                                       will be either a major research paper or a client-
CJ 6110 Criminal Justice Research                      based project that explores, in-depth, a public
This course develops the student’s ability to          policy topic selected by the student, with
conduct meaningful research and to analyze and         guidance from their advisor. The purpose of the
use the results of research to contribute to the       capstone is to provide students with the
health of the organization and the system. Focus       opportunity to research and analyze a public

       NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 40
policy issue and to demonstrate their graduate
level mastery of the subjects they have studied,
as well as the skills they have acquired during
their two-year course of study. The capstone
project will give students the chance to focus on
a subject of particular interest to them and
pursue it in a rigorous and thorough manner.
Whether their interests run to international
affairs, the political process, the environment, the
media, healthcare policy, the nonprofit sector,
the criminal justice system, or some other area,
they can use their thesis or project to immerse
themselves in exploring their topic. Students are
eligible to enroll in the capstone course upon
completion of 32 credits.


MG 5410 Organizational Communication,
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
This course explores the psychological contract,
as it takes any of the many forms possible among
individuals and groups, from the perspective of
exercising leadership in the management of
these relationships. Students study group
formation and development, as well as the
intricacies of coaching, mentoring, and conflict
resolution. The impact of organizational behavior
on leadership effectiveness is explored.
Organizational communication, including formal
and informal communication, is analyzed to
determine the relationship between
communication and organizational satisfaction
and effectiveness. Topics include preparing for a
negotiation, understanding individual
preferences, identifying ethical and cross-
cultural issues, and determining when and how
to utilize available outside resources. Students
assess the importance of coaching and open
communication when inspiring individuals to
overcome barriers to peak performance.




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                                                      administration and organizational dynamics.
Master of Science in Higher                           Although the roles of multiple internal and
Education Administration                              external constituencies will be considered, the
                                                      class focuses on institution and system-wide
                                                      perspectives rather than specific departments or
Telephone: 603.428.2252                               functions. Theories of organizational leadership,
                                                      culture, and change will be applied to case studies
Program Overview                                      and individual and group projects.
This program is designed for students seeking a
comprehensive understanding of the theory and         HEA 5130The American College Student
practice of higher education administration.          Colleges and universities in the United States
Coursework will cover functional areas and issues     welcome a diverse array of students who are
critical to effective management in college and       pursuing multiple educational goals in a variety of
university settings, including: legal issues,         educational settings. This course will provide an
organizational leadership, finance and budgeting,     overview of student participation in higher
and enrollment and retention. Case studies,           education and address the impact of higher
applied research, and a capstone project enable       education on student learning and development.
students to apply learning immediately to higher
education practice and professional development.      HEA 5210 Student Affairs Administration
                                                      The field of student affairs encompasses a wide
Courses for the Master of Science in Higher           range of services and co-curricular programs,
Education Administration *Core Courses                including work in advising, athletics, residence
HEA - 5130The American College Student*               life, leadership development, wellness, judicial
HEA - 6390 Contemporary Issues in Higher              affairs, service learning, and student activities.
         Education                                    This course is concerned with the evolution and
HEA - 6240 Educational Research and Assessment        current practice of student affairs in higher
HEA - 5410 Enrollment and Retention                   education, cultural and organizational contexts of
HEA - 5250 Finance and Budgeting*                     student affairs work, and ethical and professional
HEA - 6920 Legal Issues in Higher Education*          practice in the field. The course will examine how
HEA - 6830 Managing People in Colleges and            various functional areas and campus
         Universities                                 environments operate and contribute to learning,
HEA - 5110 Organization and Administration*           personal development, and other elements of
HEA - 5210 Student Affairs Administration             institutional missions.
HEA - 6970 Capstone*
Special Topics: Diversity in Higher Education         HEA 5250 Finance and Budgeting
                                                      This course provides an introduction to budgeting
The coursework provides a strong foundation in        and finance in public and private institutions of
the theory and practice of higher education           higher education. Topics include: interpretation
administration. Students are introduced to a          financial statements, diversification of sources of
broad range of administrative leadership at 2-and     revenue, including auxiliary enterprises and
4-year colleges and universities and related non-     fundraising; cost analysis; and budgeting and
profits. Graduates pursue careers in academic         control procedures. Simulation exercises will be
advising, admissions, fundraising, career             used to illustrate principles and develop
placement, financial aid, student affairs and         budgeting skills.
related fields. Courses that are not online meet at
the Henniker campus.                                  HEA 5410 Enrollment and Retention
                                                      The management of college enrollments begins
Courses for the Master of Science in Higher           before students apply and extends through the
Education Administration                              completion of their degree programs. This course
                                                      will investigate theories and practice of
HEA 5110 Organization and Administration              comprehensive enrollment management in higher
An understanding of complex systems of                education, including topics such as enrollment
organization and governance in higher education       planning, strategic decision making in admission
is critical to successful administration and          and financial aid, and initiatives to promote access
leadership. This course is an introduction to         and retention.

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                                                      and problem-solving skills related to legal issues
HEA 6240 Educational Research and                     in higher education.
Assessment
Leaders in higher education must be both good         HEA 6970 Capstone
consumers of research and evidence-based              The capstone experience requires a synthesis of
decision makers. This course provides an              theories, conceptual frameworks, and experiential
overview of selected strategies of inquiry used in    learning throughout the program. Students must
investigating problems of practice in higher          develop a research or professional development
education. Students will develop skills in critical   project which demonstrates evidence-based
reading of scholarly work and institutional           decision making, an understanding of specific
research, development of learning outcomes, and       higher education/professional contexts, and
data interpretation. The class will examine how       strategic analysis. Students with no fulltime work
research, assessment, and evaluation are applied      experience in higher education are advised to
to strategic planning and program improvement.        integrate experiential learning into their projects.
                                                      The instructor must approve capstone proposals
HEA 6390 Contemporary Issues in Higher                before students start their projects. At the end of
Education                                             the program, students present their projects to the
The administration of higher education is fraught     academic community.
with complex debates on topics of concern to
internal and external constituencies, and those       Special Topics
who work in higher education are required to          From time to time, the College will have the
communicate professional and scholarly positions,     opportunity to offer in-depth courses on issues or
institutional commitments, and strategic decisions    best practices in higher education. These courses
to a variety of audiences. The class explores the     will be offered with sufficient enrollment.
foundations of higher education through critical
analysis of contemporary issues in the field.                 Diversity in Higher Education
Students will assess potential implications of                This class explores how educators and
policy recommendation and administrative                      administrators build inclusive
decisions in areas such as affordability, access,             communities within institutions of higher
academic freedom, privacy concerns, and                       education and in outreach to the broader
commercialization.                                            society. Students will analyze how
                                                              policies and practices shape the
HEA 6830 Managing People in Colleges and                      experience of educational environment
Universities                                                  with respect to diversity. The
This course examines the management of human                  development of competencies needed to
resources in colleges, universities and other post            address and assist diverse populations of
secondary institutions. It includes the topics such           students, employees, and other
as: supervision, training, professional                       constituents is a focus of the course.
development, and evaluation; selection,
termination, and retention: negotiation, grievance
management, and conflict resolution; tenure and
collective bargaining; and compensation and
equity. Student projects will focus on leadership
skills such as conflict resolution, negotiation,
multicultural competency, and team building.

HEA 6920 Legal Issues in Higher Education
This course provides an understanding of the
broad scope of higher education law, general legal
principles relevant to higher education, and the
role of law on campus. Through discussion of a
diverse range of administrative problems and
practices with legal implications (e.g., Students
will become acquainted with emerging legal issues
and best practices and will develop administrative

       NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 43
                                                             human service providers.
Master of Science in Mental Health                           Attain the necessary skills to
Counseling                                                   communicate in an effective and
                                                             professional manner.
Master of Science in Human Services
                                                             Understand historical and contemporary
                                                             ethical concepts and theories within the
Telephone: 603.428.2252                                      field of
                                                             human services.
                                                             Understand and explore the influence of
Program Overview
                                                             personal history and values on the role as
The 60-credit M.S. degree in Mental Health                   a human
Counseling is a licensure-tract degree and must              service provider.
comply with the curriculum requirements                      Develop competency in understanding
mandated by the State of New Hampshire.                      and applying counseling theory and
Completion of the degree requires two years of               general practice.
                                                             Develop and demonstrate clinical
continuous study and the completion of a 700
                                                             counseling skills by completing a
hour internship. The degree qualifies an NEC                 supervised clinical internship of at
graduate to apply for candidacy as a Licensed                min.700 hrs.
Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or an equivalent              Develop and demonstrate professional
mental health provider in most other states.                 clinical and administrative
                                                             documentation skills necessary for a
Students from neighboring states are responsible
                                                             competent mental health clinician in
for supplementing or adapting the curriculum to              contemporary practice.
meet the requirements in those states where they             Demonstrate leadership, organizational
intend to practice.                                          and clinical skills by completing a final
                                                             clinical case project and presentation.
                                                             Understand and explore the importance
Although the 36-credit M.S. in Human Services is
                                                             of providers' personal history, values and
not designed to meet licensure requirements for
                                                             beliefs, and the influence they have upon
counseling professions, graduates of this program
                                                             their practice as a mental health clinician.
are prepared for leadership positions in social
services, education, behavioral health
management, counseling-related fields and health     Master of Science in Human Services
care. This program is designed for learners within   Program Outcomes
the counseling, psychology, or related human         As a result of participating in this program,
services fields who wish to pursue careers in        students will
private or public human services or counseling
                                                             Understand core concepts of human
settings. Core courses provide knowledge in the
                                                             development, abnormal psychology, and
discipline, while electives provide an examination
                                                             emotional and behavioral functioning.
of contemporary issues that allow the student to
                                                             Identify contemporary issues in the
focus on counseling services populations and/or
                                                             human services field and their impact on
areas of interest in mental health counseling and
                                                             clients, consumers, organizations, and
management.
                                                             human service providers.
                                                             Attain the necessary skills to
Master of Science in Mental Health
                                                             communicate in an effective and
Counseling Program Outcomes                                  professional manner.
As a result of participating in this program,
                                                             Understand historical and contemporary
students will
                                                             ethical concepts and theories within the
         Understand core concepts of human                   field of human services.
         development, abnormal psychology, and
                                                             Understand and explore the influence of
         emotional and behavioral functioning.
                                                             personal history and values on the role as
         Identify contemporary issues in the                 a human service provider.
         human services field and their impact on
                                                             Demonstrate problem-solving, critical
         clients, consumers, organizations, and

      NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 44
        and analytic skills utilized within human            Service Management
        services and apply organizational and        PS 5920 - Testing and Assessment
        leadership skills through the completion     PS 6180 - Program Planning & Evaluation
        and presentation of a final project.                 (2 weekends)
                                                     PS 6190 - Multicultural Issues (elective weekend
Requirements for the Master of Science in                    seminar)
Mental Health Counseling                             PS 6350 - Career Development
All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Courses      PS 6170 - Substance Abuse and Addiction in the
marked with * must be taken prior to clinical                Counseling Field
internship beginning, unless the Director provides   PS 6910 - Crisis Intervention (2 weekends)
permission.                                          PS 7010 - Family Systems Therapy
                                                             Capstone Course (4cr)
Term 1
PS 5210 - Abnormal Psychology *
PS 5510 - Theories of Counseling *                   Courses for the Master of Science in Mental
                                                     Health Counseling and the Master of Science in
Term 2                                               Human Services
PS 5140 - Human Growth and Development
PS 5520 - Counseling and Psychological Skills *      PS 5000 Orientation Seminar
PS 6180 - Program Planning and Evaluation            This seminar is designed to orient new community
                                                     mental health counseling students to the field of
Term 3                                               mental health and the requirements and
PS 7010 - Family Systems Therapy *                   expectations of licensed mental health
PS 6910 - Crisis Intervention *                      practitioners in New Hampshire and New
                                                     England. Students will also spend time designing
Term 4                                               their course of study at New England College with
PS 5530 - Group Therapy *                            the guidance of the Program Director. (0cr)
PS 5910 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human
        Service Management *                         PS 5140 Human Growth and Development
                                                     Building on a conceptual foundation of Piaget and
Term 5                                               Erickson, this course focuses on the application of
PS 6190 - Multicultural Issues                       contemporary thinking in the field. It considers
PS 6960 - Internship 1 (5cr)                         human development from adolescence through
                                                     late adulthood. Topics to be covered include
Term 6                                               heredity, environmental factors, and cognitive,
PS 6350 - Career Development                         emotional, physical, and psychosocial aspects of
PS 6970 - Internship 2 (5cr)                         the developmental process. Current research will
                                                     be examined and its applicability to treatment will
Term 7                                               be discussed.
PS 5920 -Testing and Assessment
PS 6980 - Internship 3 (5cr)                         PS 5210 Abnormal Psychology
                                                     Based on the DSM-IV, this course is designed to
Term 8                                               provide an in-depth examination of the etiology,
PS 6220 - Research Methods (4cr)                     diagnosis, and treatment methods associated with
PS 6170 - Substance Abuse and Addiction in the       psychopathology. Students will gain an
        Counseling Field                             understanding of the social implications of
Students must also take two additional elective      psychiatric diagnosis, recovery, and stigma
weekend seminars (1cr)                               commonly associated with mental illness. The
                                                     clinical application of these principles will be
Master of Science in Human Services (36              explored through case studies, role-play, and class
credit) Degree Requirements                          discussions.
PS 5510 - Theories of Counseling
PS 5140 - Human Growth and Development               PS 5510 Theories of Counseling
PS 5210 - Abnormal Psychology                        Theoretical and practical foundations of the
PS 5910 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human         psychotherapeutic process are presented in this

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course. Approaches to counseling will be explored        PS 6170 Substance Abuse and Addiction in the
with the primary focus on the brief treatment            Counseling Field
model emphasizing outcome-based interventions.           This course is designed to provide mental health
Students will learn to establish and maintain the        counselor and human services students with an
therapeutic frame, rapport, assess needs, and            overview of substances abuse and dependency.
develop treatment plans through role play, case          This course examines the various etiological
presentations and discussion.                            factors that contribute to substance abuse and
                                                         dependence, including neurobiological, genetic,
PS 5520 Counseling and Psychological Skills              psychological, socio-cultural, environmental,
This course is a continuation of Theories of             spiritual, and contextual factors. Emphasis will be
Counseling. Student will develop the skills to           placed on a biopsychosocial model, highlighting
effectively design, implement, and evaluate              the inter-relationship between such factors.
counseling strategies that help the client enhance       Special emphasis will be placed on comorbid
functioning in targeted areas. Emphases will be          disorders, differential diagnostic issues, and the
placed on the interpersonal dynamics inherent in         various methods used to evaluate substance use
the process, ethical issues, and technique.              problems. Historical & contemporary treatment
                                                         modalities will be reviewed, including
PS 5530 Group Therapy                                    detoxification, self-help philosophies, assessment
Students will develop a thorough understanding           techniques, individual, group and family
of the theory and method of group therapy. The           modalities, dynamics of motivation, and relapse
student will learn to think and intervene                prevention. Barriers to effective treatment will
systemically in order to facilitate effective positive   also be discussed. This course examines the
change in the individual through group dynamics.         various aspects of professional practice, including
The ethical and professional issues inherent in          case management functions, record keeping,
this modality will be discussed.                         report writing, consent to treatment,
                                                         confidentiality and disclosure.
PS 5910 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human
Service Management                                       PS 6180 Program Planning and Evaluation
This course will help students explore the               It is essential for practitioners to determine
relationship between the law, and the framework          whether the mental health services they are
of ethics, and human service organizations. Legal        providing really help the people they are intended
duties and the rights of clients and providers will      to serve. Students will develop skills in the areas
be discussed. The course will also provide a forum       of program evaluation, needs assessment and
for the exploration and analysis of ethical              outcome measurement. They will learn the most
questions and value dilemmas encountered by              effective tools and tasks associated with
managers and clinicians in human service.                examining, appraising, analyzing and
                                                         demonstrating program performance.
PS 5920 Testing and Assessment
Designed as a practical introduction to                  PS 6190 Multicultural Issues in Mental Health
psychological testing and assessment, this course        This course is designed to promote development
covers the basics in psychological assessment            of a theoretical and practical framework for
including statistical concepts used in testing, as       effective delivery of mental health services within
well as test development, administration, scoring,       the context of multiculturalism. In addition to
and interpretation. Topics include intelligence,         exploring the effects cultural diversity has on
achievement, neuropsychological assessment,              helping relationships, this course will examine the
objective and projective personality testing, and        relationship that ethnicity, gender, sexual
testing of ability, aptitude, and attitudes. The         orientation, religion, minority status, aging, and
course is designed to enable students to become          disability in understanding multicultural factors.
competent and critical readers of testing data and       Students will identify practice-based strategies
research, to improve their knowledge of referral         that address cultural challenges to service
options, and to integrate testing data in treatment      delivery including the impact of individual
planning and therapy.                                    prejudices and discrimination.




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PS 6350 Career Development                              concerning assessment, treatment planning,
Theories and stages of career development will          counseling, and ethical issues. Students will gain
serve as the foundation for an exploration of life      an awareness of the use of self in counseling and
planning and career development. Career                 the implications of this, and will be able to identify
planning will be considered as a process of             the next steps for themselves along the road of
continuous self –assessment, careful selection,         continued professional
skill development, goal setting, and decision-          growth. (5cr)
making. The course will examine career
development from the dual perspective of                PS 7010 Family Systems Therapy
personal development.                                   This course will introduce students to Family
                                                        Systems Theory from both a theoretical and
PS 6620 Research Methods                                practical framework. Family Systems
The elements of research design and basic               psychotherapy focuses on the family, rather than a
qualitative and quantitative methods will be            single individual, as the source of problems; family
studied in the context of community mental health       therapists challenge communication styles,
practice and programs. Issues related to research       disrupt pathological family dynamics, and
problem formulation, project feasibility, ethics,       challenge defense conceptions in order to
and presentation of data and writing will also be       harmonize relationships among all members and
addressed. Students will develop theoretical bases      within each member. Course is designed so that
and techniques for conducting their own research.       students will have experience with the clinical
                                                        application of family systems therapy.
PS 6910 Crisis Intervention
Focusing on the growing need for skills in crisis
management, this course will help students build
competency in the handling of emergency or crisis
situations in the field of mental health. In addition
to course content, students will complete
emergency contact hours and evaluations under
the supervision of the instructor, allowing them to
integrate theory and technique with actual clinical
experience. Students will learn skills in crisis
intervention, as well as legal and ethical issues
specific to the area of emergency service.

PS 6960, PS 6970 & PS 6980 Internship
Seminar I, II & III
This course is intended to facilitate students'
development during the completion of their
Master's level 600 hour clinical internship
requirement (250 face-to-face client contact hours
are required for completion.) It is designed to
support the direct internship clinical experience of
the internship placement. This will occur via
feedback & discussion with peers and faculty in a
small group format on a regular basis, as well as
through the texts and supplemental articles
provided by the instructor and class. Students will
demonstrate their internship experience and skills
by discussion, audio & videotaping, journaling,
periodic written assignments and the completion
of a final project. By the end of this seminar,
students will be able to state that they have
experienced an increase in their theoretical
framework and will demonstrate an
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                                                         Conflict Resolution
Master of Science in Management                          MG 5620 - Managerial Economics
                                                         MG 6310 - Financial Management
Telephone: 603.428.2252                                  MG 6920 - Legal Issues in Healthcare

Program Overview                                         Nonprofit Leadership Concentration Courses
The Master of Science in Management is a 36-             AC 5250 - Managerial Accounting and Finance for
credit program comprised of ten courses and a            Leadership
thesis/project requirement. The program may              MG 5310 - Marketing Management *
range from one year to two years, depending upon         MG 5410 - Organizational Communication, Negotiations &
the student's choice of schedule. Eight                          Conflict Resolution
concentrations are offered: healthcare                   MG 6630 - Strategic Fundraising
administration, nonprofit leadership, project            MG 6620 - Dynamics of Non-Profit Governance
management, strategic leadership, banking and
                                                         MG 6830 - Strategic Human Resource Management
finance, marketing management, operations
                                                         *Not required in the fully online program.
management and real estate management. The
curriculum, always evolving, explores the
challenges and opportunities of the current              Strategic Leadership Concentration courses
business climate and capitalizes on the climate of       AC 5250 - Managerial Accounting and Finance for
opportunity in New Hampshire and Northern New                    Leadership
England. The NEC School of Graduate and                  MG 5210 - Organizational Development and Leading
Professional Studies has formed partnerships with                Change
New Hampshire and Maine businesses, healthcare           MG 5310 - Marketing Management
institutions and the nonprofits to offer the Master      MG 5410 - Organizational Communication, Negotiations &
of Science in Management program on-site at their                Conflict Resolution
location. The M.S. in Management Strategic
                                                         MG 5610 - Economics for Leadership
Leadership concentration is also offered on the
                                                         MG 6830 - Strategic Human Resource Management*
Henniker Campus.
                                                         *Not required in the fully online program.
Core requirements for the Master of Science in
                                                           Banking and Finance Concentration courses
Management
                                                           AC 5250 - Managerial Accounting and Finance for
MG 5110 - Organizational Management and Leadership
                                                                    Leadership
MG 6110 - Managing Projects
                                                           MG 6210 - Managing Global Operations
MG 6610 - Strategic Planning and Policy                    MG 6320 - Principals of Finance and Insurance;
MG 6410 - Professional and Organizational Ethics: A Global MG 6820 - Quality Analysis for Technology
        Perspective
MG 6970/6980 - Capstone Project I/ II                      Marketing Management Concentration courses
                                                           AC 5250 - Managerial Accounting and Finance for
Project Management Concentration Courses                            Leadership
AC 5250 - Managerial Accounting and Finance for            MG 5220 –Customer Relationship
        Leadership                                         Management/MG 5990 – Relationship Selling
MG 5610 - Economics for Leadership                         Strategies
MG 6880 - Supply Chain Management                          MG 5330 - Market Research
MG 6820 - Quality Analysis for Technology                  MG 5410 - Organizational Communication,
                                                           Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
MG 6950 - Contract Management
                                                         Operations Management Concentration courses
Healthcare Administration Concentration Courses
                                                         AC 5250 - Managerial Accounting and Finance for
AC 5220 - Financial Accounting in Healthcare
                                                                Leadership
       Organizations
                                                         MG 6210 - Managing Global Operations
MG 5320 - Marketing Management in Healthcare and         MG 6725 - Facilities Management
       Service Sectors                                   MG 6880 - Supply Chain Management
MG 5410 - Organizational Communication, Negotiations &

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Real Estate Management Concentration courses         designed to bring about specific conditions, to
MG 5220 - Customer Relationship Management           redirect action or to implement a particular
AC 5250 - Managerial Accounting and Finance for      process, product or system. Topics address
        Leadership                                   purposeful, planned and consciously directed
MG 6320 - Principles of Finance and Insurance        change and transition within an organization.
MG 6950 - Contract Management                        Through case studies, individual and group
                                                     exercises, students will be introduced to tools
                                                     and techniques for engaging people at all levels
Courses for the Master of Science in
                                                     of the organization in successful and lasting
Management                                           transition and transformation.
AC 5220 Financial Accounting in Healthcare           MG 5220 Customer Relationship Management
Organizations                                        This course focuses on CRM at a strategic
This course introduces and examines the              marketing level. The goal is to use customer
fundamentals of financial accounting theories and    information to build customer loyalty and
practices and emphasizes asset and liability,        relationships. Applying differential attention to
measurement and reporting. Topics include:           more valuable customers improves both customer
interpreting financial statements, balance sheets,   satisfaction and the firm's bottom line. Built
income statements, stockholders’ equity, leases      around the notion of the customer lifecycle, this
and statement of changes in financial positions      course emphasizes analytical approaches to
and tax accounting.                                  customer relationship management. Topics
                                                     include identifying good prospects and customer
AC 5250 Managerial Accounting and Finance            acquisition; customer development via up-selling,
for Leadership                                       cross-selling and personalization; customer
The purpose of this course is to present to the      attrition and retention; and customer lifetime
student the concepts behind internal accounting      value.
controls, such as cost accounting, job-order
costing, process costing, activity-based costing,
                                                     MG 5310 Marketing Management
break-even analysis, and variable costing. The
                                                     This course introduces marketing strategy in the
internal use of accounting for management
                                                     context of a variety of businesses. The
planning, control and decision-making is
                                                     characteristics and management of markets are
emphasized. Budgeting and the balanced
                                                     described in topics that include the marketing
scorecard concept are also explored.
                                                     environment, components of the marketing mix,
                                                     market segmentation, and planning. This course
MG 5110 Organizational Management and                focuses on formulating and implementing
Leadership                                           marketing management strategies and policies, a
This course combines theory and practice by          task undertaken in most companies at the
encouraging students to learn traditional and        strategic business unit level. This course will
contemporary leadership theories and apply           provide a systematic framework for
them to the analysis of the behavior or leaders,     understanding marketing management and
colleagues, and subordinates. Through a              strategy.
variety of readings, cases, and exercises,
students will examine numerous effective
                                                     MG 5320 Marketing Management in
leadership models. Topics include the
                                                     Healthcare and Service Sectors
evolution of leadership; the leadership roles of
                                                     The course introduces fundamental marketing
strategy, vision and transformational change;
                                                     principles then layers issues specific to service
the development of leaders; the leadership
                                                     industries, health organizations, and fund raising
responsibilities of creating effective teams,
                                                     structures. Students will develop a foundational
organizations and cultures; the exploration of
                                                     knowledge of marketing concepts and practices,
different leadership styles; and current popular
                                                     marketing decision-making techniques, sources of
approaches to leadership theory.
                                                     financial support and strategies for their
                                                     development and apply that knowledge in the
MG 5210 Organizational Development &                 healthcare or services industry.
Leading Change
Examines change as a focused leadership activity

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MG5330 Market Research                                placed on policy issues such as national health
This course provides an overview of information       insurance and other aspects of the role for
needs of the marketing decision-maker. Emphasis       government in health care. At the conclusion of
is on methods and techniques that may be              this course, students should understand how the
employed for the collection and analysis of           healthcare industry is organized, as well as
primary data. Major topics include design of          recognize current public and community health
research projects, generating primary data,           issues from an economics perspective. In
questionnaire design, sampling for survey             addition, students should have a clear
research, experimental design, controlling data       understanding of the economic issues in
collection, and data analysis.                        healthcare and be equipped to apply economics to
                                                      relevant problems in their workplace.
MG 5410 Organizational Communication,
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution                    MG 6110 Managing Projects
This course will focus on strategies and tactics      This course will define terminology, describe
revolving around successful negotiation and           the stages of the project life cycle, and
mediation to improve individual and                   introduce the various techniques available and
organizational effectiveness. Topics include:         principles underlying managing new programs
preparing for a negotiation, understanding            and projects. Topics include: the management
individual preferences, identifying ethical and       of human resources and team building,
cross-cultural issues that might arise, and when      planning and control, scope management, time
and what kind of outside resources may be             and cost management, quality and risk
necessary. Students will examine the daily            management, and technical tools including
negotiations required in managing employees and       GANTT and PERT charting.
working well with colleagues and teams.
                                                      MG 6210 Managing Global Operations
MG 5610 Economics for Leadership                      This course addresses issues and problems
To develop students' capacity to analyze the          related to managing global operations and current
economic environment in which an organization         practices. Topics include international operations
operates, to understand the constraints this          comparisons, international operations
environment places on the organization's pursuit      improvement and competitive leverage, issues
of its goals, how these constraints may change        critical to global operations, international cross-
with time, and to apply economic reasoning to         functional coordination, coordinating
internal decision making. The course develops         international material flow, coordinating
students' capacity to analyze the economic            international process and product design, and
environment in which an organization operates, to     leading
understand the constraints this environment           global initiatives.
places on the organization's pursuit of its goals,
how these constraints may change with time, and       MG 6310 Financial Management
to apply economic reasoning to internal decision      The goal of this course is to introduce
making. Students will examine a variety of issues     financial decision-making and management
including: activity based costing, cost estimation,   techniques in a firm, including its relationship
relevant costs and pricing policies.                  to financial markets and institutions. Topics
                                                      include: balance sheet analysis, capital
MG 5620 Managerial Economics                          budgeting, working capital management,
This course uses economists' tools to examine and     capital structure of the enterprise, business
analyze the health care industry in the United        valuation and managing risk.
States. Specifically, the course explores the
demand for medical care, the supply of health care    MG 6320 Principals of Finance and Insurance
services, the supply of and demand for health         This course incorporates managerial finance and
insurance, and issues of rising costs for both        concepts of insurance. Topics include the nature of
suppliers and consumers. In addition, the course      risks, types of insurance carriers and markets,
examines the extent and impact of competition in      insurance contracts and policies, property and
various health care-related markets such as those     casualty coverages, life and health insurance, and
for hospital services, physicians and other health    government regulations. The functions of
care workers, and long-term care. Focus is also       underwriting, setting premiums, risk analysis, loss

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prevention, and financial administration of            activities in the context of the non-profit
carriers are emphasized.                               institution. Fundraising is more of an art rather
                                                       than a science because fundraising is about
MG 6410 Professional and Organizational                people, personalities, and personal relationships.
Ethics: A Global Perspective                           Topics include: identification and evaluation of
This course explores and analyzes the                  potential donors, development of strategies,
interrelationships of professions and the moral        differentiating your organization, and developing
and social implication of the organization and its     a comprehensive plan.
decisions. Topics include: theories of morality,
moral development and decision-making,                 MG 6725 Facilities Management
personal morality versus employer loyalty and          This course familiarizes the student with the
cultural issues and the impact on business             business of Facilities Management as it pertains to
decisions. Individual and collective choice and its    senior managers. It introduces the concepts of
application to competitive markets and                 operations and maintenance technology,
contemporary moral issues will be explored.            management of people and the administration of
                                                       real estate and construction projects. Facility
MG 6610 Strategic Planning and Policy                  Management is an exciting and ever-changing
This course will examine the process of                filed. This course also emphasizes that successful
strategic planning. Organizations are                  facility mangers possess high leadership and
undergoing a series of revolutionary changes,          organizational qualities.
including vertical integration, horizontal
consolidation, strategic alliances and joint           MG 6820 Quality Analysis for Technology
ventures, entrepreneurial startups, and                The course focuses on the tools required to create
specialized niche networks. This course will           a total quality work environment. Emphasis is on
critically examine changes and discuss the             improving leadership abilities, employee
various strategic decisions and managerial             involvement/teamwork, and initiating
skills needed to confront them in a variety of         performance management techniques to measure
firms in organizations. The primary focus of the       progression. Troubleshooting techniques are
course is on the strategy of the business unit,        discussed to assist when a team is at an impasse.
which is the foundational level for competitive        In addition, quantifiable processes are introduced
analysis, and an analysis of the issues central to     to measure performance viability of different
the firm's short-term and long-term                    processes through statistical quality controls
competitive success. Using a combination of            including: ISO 9000, 9001, 9002 from a
case studies and industry field research,              managerial perspective.
students will assume the roles of key decision-
makers and/or advisors in analyzing these              MG 6830 Strategic Human Resource
issues and offering recommendations for                Management
strategic change.                                      This course is based on a proactive approach to
                                                       the management of people and resources. Using
MG 6620 Dynamics of Non-Profit Governance              their workplace as the starting point, students will
This course examines the new trends and                walk through a strategic, competency-based
standards in the area of nonprofit governance. It is   facilitation model of human resource management
designed to explore policy issues associated with      and will deal with practical aspects of managing
governance issues, as well as provide practical to     people in the workplace in activities ranging from
those in nonprofit management. The structure of        the assessment of the global environment to the
non-profits in relation to board composition and       identification of staffing needs and competencies
arrangement are examined. Topics include               that impact human resource decisions. This
interactivity with the executive director and staff,   course covers the basics in the functional areas of
board development, board management,                   HR: job analysis, staffing, job design, training,
committee operation and responsibility.                performance appraisal, compensation, succession
                                                       planning, work-life balance and termination.
MG 6630 Strategic Fundraising                          Emphasizes the strategic rather than the
This course presents the techniques and strategies     administrative role of HR and, therefore, its thrust
behind successful non-profit fundraising in the        will be HR as a business partner to gain and
areas of planning, budgeting, control and other

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sustain a competitive advantage. Students will          Part I is designed for students to develop a
examine the role of socio-technical systems and its     proposal and project plan in cooperation with the
interaction with human resources and all                instructor and peers for their final capstone
stakeholders (human element) in relation to             project. Students will develop a plan that identifies
moving the organization forward.                        timelines, resources, and additional information
                                                        necessary for completion of the capstone project.
MG 6880 Supply Chain Management                         This course is designed for students to map out
This course examines the concept of logistics           their individual project for completion at the end
management from the perspective of competitive          of the program. In Part II, students will complete
strategy, costs and performance, and                    and present their final project. (6cr)
benchmarking. The course will also discuss recent
innovations in supply chain management, such as
“just-in-time” and “quick response”                     Special Topics:
methodologies. Strategic, tactical and operation
decisions in supply chains will be examined as          MG 5990 Quality and Lean for Healthcare
well as Internet-enabled supply chains including:       This course focuses on the tools and philosophies
customer relationship management ERP and                applied to create a total quality work
supply chain automation and integration.                environment. Emphasis on improving leadership
                                                        capabilities, employee / team performance, the
MG 6920 Legal Issues in Healthcare                      term “lean manufacturing” is used to describe a
The purpose of this course is to examine the            business philosophy whose ultimate aim is to
background, foundation, and ethical aspects of the      meet the needs of the customer by efficiently
United States’ legal system and the role of the legal   providing a defect-free product in a timely fashion
and political environment as it affects the health      through the elimination of waste. Waste is broadly
care industry. Topics include: liability, negligence,   defined and considered to be any activity, delay,
taxation, antitrust, compliance, and emergency          or resource consumed that does not directly add
care. This course will examine contemporary             value toward meeting the needs of a customer.
issues affecting the industry and local facilities.     Students will have opportunities to analyze and
                                                        apply lean concepts and tools in a healthcare
MG 6950 Contract Management                             environment.
This course introduces the student to the contract
management process from both buyer and seller           MG 5990 Relationship Selling Strategies
perspectives, from pre-RFP planning, proposal           This course allows students the ability to
development, and negotiation through contract           become familiar with the selling environment. A
administration and closeout. Using the work             decision making perspective is accomplished
breakdown structure as a framework for planning,        through a modular format that consists of the
the course explains all typical major tasks,            discussion and analysis of basic concepts,
responsibilities, and customer interfaces.              identifying critical decision areas and presenting
                                                        analytical approaches for improved professional
MG 6970/6980 Strategic Capstone Project I/ II           selling and sales management initiatives as they
In this course, dispersed through two terms, each       apply to customer satisfaction strategies.
student will undertake a major investigation of a
major leadership and management challenge in            MG 5990 Advertisement and Promotion
the workplace, be it from the student’s own             This course provides an understanding of key
experience or in a field that the student hopes to      concepts in IMC (Integrated Marketing
secure employment. This capstone experience             Communications) and IMC Management through
requires students to integrate principles, theories,    how the major types of marketing
and methods learned in courses required through         communications messages are created and
their program. Students creatively analyze,             delivered. This will provide a theoretical
synthesize, and evaluate learned knowledge in the       foundation for strategic brand management and
project having a professional focus and                 the tools to implement marketing
communicate the results of the project effectively      communications. Assignments are designed after
at a professional level. Written and oral               “real world” scenarios.
component required.


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                                                                    Possess and apply a working
Master of Science in Sports and                                     knowledge of legal issues specific to
Recreation Management                                               the sport industry.
(with a concentration in Coaching)
                                                       Requirements for the Master of Science in
                                                       Sports and Recreation Management
Telephone: 603.428.2252                                SM - 6220 Research Methods
                                                       SM - 5130 Theoretical Aspects of Sport Psychology
                                                       SM - 5330 Practical Applications of Sport
Program overview                                               Psychology
The Master of Science in Sports and Recreation         SM - 5750 Management Practice in Sports and
Management with a Specialization in coaching           Recreation
provides a strong foundation in management of          SM - 6710 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport
sports and recreation programs as well as the          SM - 5540 Marketing and Communications in
advanced skills and knowledge that prepare                     Sport
students to meet the challenges of coaching in         SM - 6390 Current Issues in Sports and Recreation
colleges and universities today. This is a 36-credit           Management
program maximizing on-the-job learning and             SM - 6950/SM 6960 Coaching Portfolio I/II
online coursework, designed to be completed in         SM - 6975 Capstone Project
one year. Two one-week, off-season residencies at
the beginning and end of the program enable            The program is designed for a student seeking a
students to complete coursework efficiently with       comprehensive understanding of sport and
additional faculty and cohort support.                 recreation management as it relates to the roles
                                                       and responsibilities of intercollegiate coaches.
                                                       The program includes courses in which the
Program Outcomes                                       theoretical and conceptual aspects of sport
                                                       management and the psychological dimensions of
Graduates of this program will gain the knowledge      coaching are explored. Research courses have
and skills to be able to:                              been designed to provide students with the
              Employ a variety of research and         necessary skills to investigate problems of
              quantitative methods relevant to         practice and increase evidence-based decision-
              Sport and Recreation Management,         making.
              with a special emphasis on coaching;
              Understand the broad concepts of the     Courses for the Master of Science in Sports and
              sport and recreation management          Recreation Management (with a concentration
              industry;                                in Coaching)
              Analyze the dynamics of collegiate
              coaching, including sport psychology;    SM 5130 Theoretical Aspects of Sport
              Gain knowledge of relevant economic      Psychology
              theories, financial management           Exploration of sport psychology literature and
              processes, and marketing strategies      theory associated with coaching in a college or
              in sport;                                professional athletic setting. Emphasis will be on
              Achieve academic and practical           scholarly and theoretical literature focusing on the
              foundations in coaching, with the        psychological parameters affecting athletic
              ultimate goal of employment in           performance and fitness training. Psychological
              college coaching ranks;                  variables influencing participation in sport and
              Identify contemporary issues in the      the effects of sport on psychological responses
              financial management, economics,         will be examined.
              and marketing
              of sport;                                SM 5330 Practical Applications of Sport
              Manage ethical issues and apply          Psychology
              ethical decision-making models as        This course will examine the practical application
              they relate to sport;                    and effectiveness of sport psychology
                                                       interventions for enhancing performance in sport
                                                       and exercise settings. Among the skills to be

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examined and developed are goal setting, risk          decision making and the influence of relevant
taking, effective communication and decision           stakeholders on the decision process.
making, relaxation, group cohesion, motivation,
and visualization. Psychological assessments of        SM 6950/SM 6960 Coaching Portfolio I and II
athletes will be discussed.                            The Coaching Portfolio is a standards-based, self-
                                                       directed collection of materials related to
SM 5540 Marketing and Communications in                academic and professional development
Sport                                                  experiences of the student while enrolled in the
Community, college and professional sports             Sports & Recreation Management – Coaching
programs exist in a dynamic and market based           graduate program. Portfolio materials will be
environment. This course is designed to examine        chosen to demonstrate competence in each of the
marketing and communication theory as it relates       eight domains that reflect the scope of coaching
to sport. The use of cases will be emphasized and      responsibilities according to the National
students are expected to develop and present           Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2006).
marketing and communication plans in the
context of the situations.                             SM 6975 Capstone Project
                                                       This course will be the culminating experience in
SM 5750 Management Practice in Sports and              the Master’s Program. Students will be required
Recreation                                             to write a significant research paper based on the
This course examines effective management              skills they learned in the research methods class.
practices of sport and recreation including facility   Students will also be required to defend their
and event management, organizational structure         research project in a public presentation at the
and governance, hiring practices, policy               end of the semester.
development, diversity, and financial principles.
The main focus of these topics will be with regard
to the profession of intercollegiate coaching and
the practical application of the topics covered.

SM 6220 Research Methods
The course will look at advanced techniques in
research as the students start to prepare for their
thesis or capstone project experience. Emphasis
will be put on choosing an appropriate topic,
advanced research methods, development of a
thesis statement, and methodology in the field of
Sport Management.

SM 6390 Current Issues in Sports and
Recreation Management
This course is designed to present current issues
in sport with intent to facilitate discussion and
thinking about how organizations and leaders
might respond to these issues. Course content will
be presented with the intent of stimulating
discussion. Critical thinking with regard to
controversial subjects will be encouraged. Topics
may include gender equity, substance abuse, racial
equity, and sporting behavior of players and fans.

SM 6710 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport
This course explores relevant legal issues as they
relate to amateur and professional sport,
including tort law, contracts and statutory law.
Additionally, as leaders in sport are asked to make
ethical decisions, this course will examine ethical

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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare                     Graduation Requirements
Administration                                        To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in
                                                      Healthcare Administration degree from the School
Telephone: 603.428.2252                               of Graduate and Professional Studies of New
                                                      England College, a student must fulfill the
Program Overview                                      following requirements:
New England College offers a bachelor’s degree-
completion program that focuses specifically on               1. Completion of a minimum of 120
individuals who want to advance their careers in              credits with passing grades, as a result of
healthcare. The baccalaureate completion                      credits transferred from previous college
program offers the healthcare professional an                 coursework (see “Transfer of Credits”), or
opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in                waived as a result of demonstrated
Healthcare Administration entirely online.                    competency, as determined by the Dean
Students primarily enter the program with an                  of the School for Graduate and
associate’s degree or the credit (60 +/-)                     Professional Studies.
equivalent.
                                                              2. Achievement of a cumulative grade
The online component to the program features                  point average of at least 2.0 (C), and a
courses specifically structured for ease-of-use on            grade point average in the major (defined
the Internet. The courses use a web-based                     as all courses designated as “Core”) of at
learning platform that creates a virtual classroom            least 2.0 (C).
with student and instructor interaction, discussion           Successful completion (see #1 above) of
boards, and assignment venues. Classes run in                 the program’s course distribution
seven-week terms, and the online component is                 requirements,
complemented by an optional summer session                    as follows:
that meets on NEC's Henniker, New Hampshire                        o College Core – General Education
campus. This component provides students with                          Requirements – 42 credits;
an opportunity to accelerate their degree                          o Program Core – 21 credits, of
completion process.                                                    which a minimum of 12 credits
                                                                       must be earned by successfully
The program aims to provide students with the                          completing courses offered by
skills to understand current organizational theory                     New England College’s School for
and apply it to contemporary healthcare issues,                        Graduate and Professional
identify leadership qualities unique to the                            Studies;
healthcare professional, and recognize current                     o Concentration – 21 credits;
public and community health issues and their                       o Capstone – 4 credits;
impact on healthcare leaders. Acceptance to the                    o Electives – 32 credits.
program is based on a combination of a student's
education record, professional experience, and
potential. Standardized test scores are not           Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in
required and applications are accepted on an on-      Healthcare Administration
going basis. Generally, an associate degree or the    Three credit courses run online for eight-week
equivalent credits meet the minimum admissions        terms. Two courses (6cr) per eight-week term is
standard. Applications can be completed online.       considered full-time status.
NEC's School of Graduate and Professional Studies
                                                      Spring Term I
adheres to the American Council on Education
                                                      HCA 1990 - Special Topics: Healthcare Statistics
guidelines in granting transfer credits from
accredited colleges or universities with a grade of   HCA 2040 - Long-Term Care
C- or better. A maximum of 30 credits can be          HCA 3040 - Outcomes Assessment and Quality
accepted by CLEP and DANTES examinations. A           Management
maximum of 90 credits can be accepted from all
transfer sources.

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Spring Term II                                      HCA 1010 Organization and Management in
HCA 1040 - Cultural Diversity in Healthcare         Healthcare
HCA 2030 - Marketing for Healthcare                 In this course, students are introduced to
HCA 3030 - Health Plans and Insurance               management and leadership within health service
HCA 4010 - Health Program Evaluation s              organizations, particularly as they differ from
                                                    other kinds of business and service entities.
                                                    Students will study effective ways of managing
Summer Term I (May Term)
                                                    short-term goal achievement and long-term
HCA 2010 - Case Management
                                                    strategy, leadership styles, interpersonal
HCA 3020 - Information Systems for Healthcare       dynamics, the role of power balance and
HCA 4030 - Accounting for Healthcare                imbalance within an organization, and the leader’s
Administrators                                      role in successfully managing at the border
                                                    between the internal organization and its external
Summer Term III                                     environment.
HCA 4040 - Healthcare Leadership Capstone
HCA 4020 - Health Services in the 21st Century      HCA 1020 Introduction to Healthcare in the US
                                                    This course will introduce students to the current
Fall Term I                                         healthcare system structure in the United States
CT 1050 - Introduction to Management                today. The course will serve as an overview for
                                                    students entering management roles within the
Information Systems
                                                    US healthcare system, and provides a basis for
HCA 1020 - Introduction to Healthcare in the US
                                                    further in-depth study during courses in the
HCA 1060 - Issues in Ethics for Healthcare          BSHCA curriculum.
Administrators
HCA 3010 - Financial Management of Healthcare
                                                    HCA 1030 Introduction to Public and
                                                    Community Health
Fall Term II
                                                    This course will introduce students to the field of
HCA 1010 - Organization and Management in           Public Health, with an emphasis on the role of
Healthcare                                          Public Health in resolving community health
HCA 1030 - Introduction to Public and               problems. Students trace the development of
Community Health                                    public health from its primary focus on
HCA 2020 - Economics of Healthcare                  fundamental issues of sanitation, water quality,
                                                    and infectious disease control, to a broader
                                                    perspective on chronic diseases and life style
Courses for the Bachelor of Science in              behaviors, including social, political, economic,
Healthcare Administration                           geographic, demographic, and physiologic factors
                                                    affecting health status.
CT 1050 Introduction to Management
Information Systems                                 HCA 1040 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare
This is an introductory course designed to enable   In this course, students examine the impact of an
students to build on existing computer skills to    increasingly diverse population on the healthcare
maximize the benefits of an online program, but     system. Students will develop a vocabulary for
also to acquire a basis for expanding the skills    understanding diversity as a concept that includes
needed to manage information electronically.        many different types of racial, ethnic, religious,
Basic hardware and software concepts are            and socioeconomic categories. Case studies and
reviewed, and common but essential software         discussions will provide students with
applications including word processing,             opportunities to understand and acquire “cultural
spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and tools      competency” for implementation in healthcare
such as the World Wide Web and electronic mail      settings, and the impact it can have on quality of
are addressed. Course Requirements: Instructor      care and organization management.
approved Windows or Mac operating system,
Microsoft Office 2003 Professional, and Internet
Explorer 6.0.


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HCA 1060 Issues in Ethics for Healthcare              organizational competitive advantage. Course
Administrators                                        components include: the nature of marketing
This course focuses not only on key ethical           function; differences in services and product
decisions that arise in health care administration,   markets and marketing; market analysis;
but also the analytical skills required for sound     fundamentals of individual and organizational
decision-making. Case studies and readings in         buying behavior; elements of the tactical
ethics are used to address administrative issues,     marketing mix; and marketing strategies.
and an appreciation of issues facing clinicians is
also included in order to enable administrators to    HCA 2040 Long Term Care
provide effective support to their organizations.     This course enables the student to acquire a broad
                                                      understanding of long-term care, including
HCA 1990 Healthcare Statistics                        nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, sub-
This course provides students with skills to          acute care, adult day care, home health care and
understand and demonstrate the use of statistics      hospice. Primary components include
in various aspects of healthcare administration,      characteristics of each segment of the long term
including clinical practice, business applications,   care continuum, how providers work with payers,
and research. Through conceptual learning,            regulators, and consumers, and how long term
sample problems, and cases, students learn how to     care programs are structured and operationalized.
process and present data, including use of            Students will also explore managerial skills
software applications for statistical analysis.       required of long term care managers today and in
Content includes basic concepts such as averages,     the future.
probability, frequency, correlations, regression
analysis, test design, and problems related to        HCA 3010 Financial Management in Healthcare
statistical design and analysis, including ethical    This course will present an overview of current
issues and research protocols.                        day financial management of healthcare
                                                      organizations. It is designed for students without
HCA 2010 Case Management                              a deep background in finance. Topics addressed
In this course, students learn skills required for    include fundamental principles of finance,
managing patient care and services. Focus is on       accounting, and budgeting for both short-term and
the twin perspectives of patient needs and system     long-term assets and programs, financial
structure and operations. Areas addressed             investments and managing capital assets, in a
include aspects of service coordination,              survey style course with a broad-based focus.
identifying appropriate resources and needs, and
case management types. Students will practice         HCA 3020 Information Systems in Healthcare
case management skills that include collecting and    This course provides information for managing
using information, communicating effectively to       information technology and systems with which
stakeholders in patient care, the importance of       the healthcare administrator must be familiar. In
documentation and team building, and legal            addition to understanding input systems, students
considerations affecting the delivery of health       will learn and practice skills that will enable them
services.                                             to aggregate and make use of the healthcare data,
                                                      issues surrounding privacy and security of
HCA 2020 Economics of Healthcare                      information, current laws affecting privacy and
This course enables the student to understand         security, and appreciate the impact of IT on people
how the healthcare industry is organized from the     and organizations. Selected case studies will be
perspective of economics. Current public and          utilized to develop understanding and skills in the
community health issues are considered from an        use of healthcare technology as well as an
economics perspective, and students acquire skills    understanding of the pitfalls inherent in
to apply economics to relevant problems in their      technology.
workplace.

HCA 2030 Marketing for Healthcare
This course focuses on aligning health services
offerings with the demands of markets, in order to
maximize customer / client value and

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HCA 3030 Health Plans and Insurance                    HCA 4040 Healthcare Leadership Capstone
This course provides an overview of health             4 credits
insurance in the US from the perspectives of key       This is the thesis/project component of the
stakeholders. Topics addressed include basic           Healthcare Administration program. Students will
terminology and history of the industry, and           work closely with an advisor, and develop a
"visioning" of the future of health insurance. The     project related to their healthcare administration
focus of the course is on sensitizing healthcare       interests.
administrators to the clinical, financial, and
administrative implications of various approaches
to health plans and insurance, as they function to
both enable and manage access to healthcare.

HCA 3040 Outcomes Assessment and Quality
Management
This course focuses on understanding and skills
necessary to understand aspects of “quality” as
they apply to healthcare settings, both clinical and
non-clinical. Emphasis is on the development of
quality and performance improvement activities
designed to achieve desired outcomes, and to
analyze and interpret data for quality purposes.

HCA 4010 Health Program Evaluation
This course explains the process of planning,
implementing, and evaluating health promotion
programs in the community. Total program
development will be emphasized, with attention
given to designing community health programs,
overcoming community resistance, selecting
appropriate educational methods, and conducting
evaluation activities.

                                       st
HCA 4020 Health Services in the 21 Century
Offered in conjunction with a semi-annual on-
campus symposium on current topics in
healthcare administration, this course provides
opportunities to review topics in depth through
selected readings, case studies, and discussion of
critical skills the 21st century healthcare
administrator requires.

HCA 4030 Accounting for Healthcare
Administrators
This course introduces students to the
management and analysis of quantitative
information that should influence effective
decision-making in healthcare environments.
Included are concepts in accounting required for
effective resource management, the sources of
information and how it is managed to produce
meaningful reports, and the role of accounting in
monitoring the organization's operations.



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                                                Hilton Hallock, Ph.D.
                                                Vice President for Academic Affairs
School of Graduate and                          Associate Professor of Higher Education
Professional Studies Directory                  Program Director, M.S. in Higher Education
                                                Administration
Nelly C. Lejter, Ph.D.                          B.A., University of Virginia
Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies       M.Ed., University of Vermont
Associate Professor of Management               C.A.S., Syracuse University
Program Director, M.S. in Management            Ph.D., Syracuse University
Sociologist, Universidad Central de Venezuela
M.A., Brown University                          Chelsea P. Hanrahan
Ph.D., Brown University                         Graduate and Professional Studies Support
                                                Librarian
Andrew Morris, CPA                              B.A., University of New Hampshire
Assistant Dean of Graduate and Professional     M.L.S., Indiana University
Studies
Program Director, M.S. in Accounting            James Harms
B.S., Franciscan University of Steubenville     Program Director, M.F.A. in Poetry
M.B.A., Sacred Heart University                 B.A., University of Redlands
                                                M.F.A., Indiana University
Janice J. Arsenault
Program Director, M.S. in Mental Health         Lorene A. Havens
Counseling and Human Services                   Graduate Operations Manager
B.S., University of New Hampshire
M.S., New Hampshire College (now Southern New   Corey A. Heiligmann
Hampshire University)                           Graduate Admission Counselor
                                                B.A., New England College
Joy L. Caswell                                  M.S., New England College
Graduate Applications Specialist
B.S., Franklin Pierce University                Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr.
                                                Associate Professor of Political Science
Christopher DeMilo                              Program Director, M.A. in Public Policy
ESL Program Director and Instructor             B.S., M.A., Old Dominion University
B.A., McGill University
J.D., Case Western Reserve University           Julie L. McCrory
                                                Graduate Student Services Coordinator
Joseph M. Face                                  B.S., Southern Utah University
Graduate Student Services Coordinator           M.S., New England College
B.A., Southern New Hampshire University
                                                Cristy A. McGuinness
Carlton J. Fitzgerald, Ed.D.                    Graduate Admissions Counselor
Program Director, Master of Education           B.A., University of New Hampshire
B.A., Bates College
M.Ed., University of Maine                      Jennifer K. Mead, Ph.D.
CAGS, University of Maine                       Program Director, M.S. in Sports and Recreation
Ed.D. University of Vermont                     Management
                                                B.A., Providence College
Jacqueline J. Gens                              M.S., Springfield College
Administrative Director, M.F.A. in Poetry       Ph.D., Springfield College
B.A., Smith College
M.F.A., New England College                     Michael Michalski
M.A.T., Marlboro College                        Instructor, ESL Program
                                                B.S., Mexico Highlands University
                                                M.Ed. - E.S.L., School for International Training

      NEC School of Graduate and Professional Studies  2010-2011 Catalog  Page 59
Ann P. O’Keeffe
Graduate Academic Affairs Coordinator
B.A., Trinity College
M.A., Middlebury College
M.A., Johns Hopkins University SAIS

Heidi L. Page
Graduate Communications Coordinator
A.S., McIntosh School of Graphic Design
A.S., University of New Hampshire

Diane P. Raymond
Dean of Admission
B.A., New England College
M.S., New England College

Lois E. Reynolds
Director of Online Learning
B.A., University of Rhode Island
M.Ed., Lesley College

Jennifer E. Saucier
Associate Director of Graduate Student Services
B.S., Wheelock College
M.S., New England College

Mark T. Watman
Assistant Professor of Writing
Program Director, M.A. in Professional Writing
B.A., New England College
M.F.A., Bennington College

Julie A. Zink, Ph.D.
Assistant Program Director, M.S. in Management
(Maine)
Assistant Program Director, Master of Education
(Maine)
B.A.E., University of Mississippi
M.A., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., University of South Alabama




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