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Masters in Business Administration

Graduation Requirements

Masters of Business Administration Course Requirements
M.B.A.: 36 hours to include MBA 601, 615, 624, 640, 643, 646, 658, 664, 682, 686, 687, and 688.

Students wishing to add a concentration (Health Administration, Human Resources, Leadership, or Sports Administration) within the MBA may do so at any point in the degree program prior to graduation. Each of the concentrations below when added to the MBA result in a total of 42 credit hours ofr the MBA and corresponding concentration.

Health Administration concentration - Students will not take MBA 686 and will be required to select 3 of the following courses: MHA 608, 643, 646, or 688.

Human Resource concentration - Students will not take MBA 686 and will be required to take all of the following courses: MSL 660, 661, and 662.

Leadership concentration - Students will not be required to take MBA 686 and but will be required to take three of the following courses: MBA 686, MSL 630, 665, and 668.

Sports Administration concentration - Students will not take MBA 686 and will be required to select 3 of the following courses: MSA 608, 643, 646, or 668.

Masters in Health Administration

Graduation Requirements

Masters in Health Administration Course Requirements
M.H.A. :
36 hours to include MSL 601, 630, 686, 660, 665, MBA 640, MHA 608, 624, 643, 646, 668, 670.

Certificate in Health Administration Course Requirements
M.H.A. : 9 hours from the following: MHA 608, 643, 646, and 668.

Masters in Public Administration

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of the M.P.A. core curriculum with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. A student must repeat any course in which he/she earned a grade lower than a C-.
  • Students are allowed no more than two (2) C's over the course of their MPA program.
  • Students will be required to pass successfully MPA 613 Management Research Methods- Project III.
  • All credits applied toward the M.P.A. degree must have been completed within six years of matriculation at Belhaven. (No more than six semester hours of transfer graduate course work will be accepted. Transfer work must be from a regionally-accredited college or university and must have been completed within six years of matriculation in Belhaven's M.P.A. program.)
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.

Masters of Public Administration Course Requirements
M.P.A.: 36 hours to include MPA 601, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613

MBA concentrations
Students wishing to add a concentration (Health Administration, Human Resources, Leadership, or Sports Administration) within the MBA may do so at any point in the degree program prior to graduation. Each of the concentrations below when added to the MBA result in a total of 42 credit hours ofr the MBA and corresponding concentration.

Health Administration concentration - Students will not take MBA 686 and will be required to select 3 of the following courses: MHA 608, 643, 646, or 688.

Human Resource concentration - Students will not take MBA 686 and will be required to take all of the following courses: MSL 660, 661, and 662.

Leadership concentration - Students will not be required to take MBA 686 and but will be required to take three of the following courses: MBA 686, MSL 630, 665, and 668.

Sports Administration concentration - Students will not take MBA 686 and will be required to select 3 of the following courses: MSA 608, 643, 646, or 668.

Masters in Science in Leadership

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of the M.S.L. core curriculum with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. A student must repeat any course in which he/she earned a grade lower than a C-.
  • A student may have no more than two grades of C, C+, or C-.
  • Students will be required to pass successfully MSL 685 Management Project III.
  • All credits applied toward the M.S.L. degree must have been completed within six years of matriculation at Belhaven. (No more than six semester hours of transfer graduate course work will be accepted. Transfer work must be from a regionally-accredited college or university and must have been completed within six years of matriculation in Belhaven's M.S.L. program.)
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.
  • Applications for degree completion audits must be made online by the deadlines listed in the calendars at least eight months prior to the anticipated degree completion. Failure to do so on schedule will result in a late fee as listed in the Special Fees section; a delay in the graduation date is also possible.

Masters in Science in Leadership Course Requirements
M.S.L.: 36 hours to include MSL 601, 624, 630, 640, 643, 646, 658, 660, 665, 668, 670, 686.

MSL concentrations
Students wishing to add a Human Resources concentration to the MSL may do so at any point in the degree program prior to graduation. The Human Resources concentration requires the addition of MSL 661 and MSL 662. Total hours for the MSL with a concentration in Human Resources is 42 hours.

Certificate in Human Resources Course Requirements
M.S.L. : 9 hours from the following: MSL 660, 661, 662 and 663.

Certificate in Leadership Course Requirements
M.S.L. : 9 hours from the following: MBA 686, MSL 630, 665 and 668

Masters in Sports Administration

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of the M.S.A. core curriculum with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. A student must repeat any course in which he/she earned a grade lower than a C-.
  • A student may have no more than two grades of C, C+, or C-.
  • All credits applied toward the M.S.A. degree must have been completed within six years of matriculation at Belhaven. (No more than six semester hours of transfer graduate course work will be accepted. Transfer work must be from a regionally-accredited college or university and must have been completed within six years of matriculation in Belhaven-s M.S.A. program.)
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.
  • Applications for degree completion audits must be made online by the deadlines listed in the calendars at least eight months prior to the anticipated degree completion. Failure to do so on schedule will result in a late fee as listed in the Special Fees section; a delay in the graduation date is also possible.

Masters in Sports Administration Course Requirements
M.S.A.:
36 hours to include MSL 601, 630, 660, 665, 686, MBA 640, MSA 608, 624, 643, 646, 668, 670.

Certificate in Sports Administration Course Requirements
M.S.A. : 9 hours from the following: MSA 608, 643, 646 and 668

Master of Education

Requirements for M.Ed. Degree

  • Successful completion of the degree curriculum with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • No more than two C or C+ grades are permitted in the course of the program. Any grade of C- or below must be repeated for credit toward a degree.
  • Once two C's are earned, a student must repeat any subsequent course in which he/she earns a grade of C or below.
  • Students are required to successfully complete the comprehensive exit process.
  • All credit applied toward the degree must have been completed within seven years of matriculation at Belhaven. (No more than six semester hours of transfer graduate course work will be accepted. Transfer work must be from a regionally-accredited college or university and must have been completed within six years of matriculation in Belhaven's program.)
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.
  • Applications for degrees must be made in the Office of the Registrar by the deadlines listed in the calendars at least eight months prior to the anticipated degree completion. Failure to do so on schedule will result in a late fee as listed in the Special Fee section; a delay in the graduation date is also possible.

Objectives of the Master of Education Program
The goal of graduate teacher education is to prepare competent teachers who demonstrate both academic excellence and professional knowledge while providing distinctive Christian leadership and service to students, parents, and communities. The conceptual framework of the department reflects these goals and supports the following objectives:

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: The Master of Education program seeks to provide experiences that will enable the teacher candidates to:
    a. Synthesize best instructional and curriculum practices through collaborative problem-solving.
    b. Increase knowledge of subject matter content and critical thinking skills and apply this knowledge in the field.
    c. Evaluate a school's curriculum, goals, and instruction and use current research and innovations to solve site-based problems.
    d. Acquire and use current research about how children learn and develop to improve instruction from infancy through adolescence.
    e. Acquire skills and knowledge of educational technology and its uses in the classroom.
  • PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE: The Master of Education program seeks to provide opportunities for the teacher candidates to acquire skills to:
    a. Evaluate instructional strategies and build a variety of teaching modules that will improve learning within the classroom and school.
    b. Use professional materials, organizations, and current research to expand knowledge about innovations and trends in education to improve instruction in the elementary and secondary school.
    c. Design and implement research studies that observe, record, and evaluate children's behavior in order to plan appropriate instructional programs and improve learning environments.
    d. Acquire greater knowledge as to appropriate research methodology and analysis of current trends in education and the implication for today's schools.
  • LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: The Master of Education program seeks to provide opportunities for the teacher candidates with experiences for the development of skills to:
    a. Evaluate curriculum, resources, and opportunities within the community to enhance instruction and improve relationships with parents and the school community.
    b. Promote cooperative exchanges within the classroom, among faculty, and with parents to provide greater opportunities for improvement in the curriculum and instruction in the school.
  • CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: The Master of Education program seeks to promote the personal and spiritual development of the teacher candidates to:
    a. Integrate and exhibit the Christian worldview in involvement with students, parents, coworkers, and the community.
    b. Demonstrate integrity in research and implementation of programs to improve instruction.
    c. Analyze and develop models of service to schools and communities.
  • d. Manifests the ethical principles of a Christian professional educator.

Master of Education - Elementary Emphasis - (Grades K - 6)
Required Courses (33 credit hours):

Course # Title Credit
EDU 610 Research Methods and Procedures 3
EDU 612 Curriculum Planning and Organization 3
EDU 621 Assessing Student Learning 3
EDU 623 Technology in Education 3
EDU 624 Issues and Innovations in Elementary Schools 3
EDU 625 Instructional Leadership Skills in the Classroom 3
EDU 628 Advanced Instructional Strategies 3
EDU 630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies in the Content Areas 3
EDU 631 Individual Instruction for Children with Learning Problems 3
EDU 636 Supervision of Instruction: Collaborating for Accountability 3
REA 622 Teaching Reading Skills and Comprehension 3

Master of Education - Secondary Emphasis - (Grades 7 - 12)
Required Courses (33 credit hours):

Course # Title Credit
EDU 610 Research Methods and Procedures 3
EDU 612 Curriculum Planning and Organization 3
EDU 621 Assessing Student Learning 3
EDU 623 Technology in Education 3
EDU 624 Issues and Innovations in Elementary Schools 3
EDU 625 Instructional Leadership Skills in the Classroom 3
EDU 628 Advanced Instructional Strategies 3
EDU 630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies in the Content Areas 3
EDU 631 Individual Instruction for Children with Learning Problems 3
EDU 636 Supervision of Instruction: Collaborating for Accountability 3
REA 617 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School 3

Master of Education - Education Technology Emphasis
Required Courses (33 credit hours):

Course # Title Credit
EDU 610 Research Methods and Procedures 3
EDU 612 Curriculum Planning and Organization 3
EDU 621 Assessing Student Learning 3
EDU 623 Technology in Education 3
EDU 625 Instructional Leadership Skills in the Classroom 3
EDU 628 Advanced Instructional Strategies 3
EDU 630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies in the Content Areas 3
EDU 641 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum 3
EDU 642 Using Technology to Assess Learning and Manage Data 3
EDU 643 New and Emerging Technologies 3
REA 617 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School or 3
REA 622 Teaching Reading Skills and Comprehension 3


Master of Education - National Boards Emphasis
Required Courses (33 credit hours):

Course # Title Credit
EDU 610 Research Methods and Procedures 3
EDU 612 Curriculum Planning and Organization 3
EDU 621 Assessing Student Learning 3
EDU 623 Technology in Education 3
EDU 625 Instructional Leadership Skills in the Classroom 3
EDU 628 Advanced Instructional Strategies 3
EDU 630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies in the Content Areas 3
EDU 651 Engaging Learning Communities 3
EDU 652 Case Study Analysis 3
EDU 653 Self Teaching Analysis 3
REA 617 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School or 3
REA 622 Teaching Reading Skills and Comprehension 3

NOTE: Students seeking teaching certification must assume responsibility for fulfilling all state requirements. Completion of the Master of Education does not guarantee licensure.

Master of Education in Reading Literacy

Requirements for M.Ed.R.L. Degree

  • Successful completion of the degree curriculum with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • No more than two C or C+ grades are permitted in the course of the program. Any grade of C- or below must be repeated for credit toward a degree.
  • Once two C's are earned, a student must repeat any subsequent course in which he/she earns a grade of C or below.
  • Students are required to successfully complete the comprehensive exit process.
  • All credit applied toward the degree must have been completed within seven years of matriculation at Belhaven. (No more than six semester hours of transfer graduate course work will be accepted. Transfer work must be from a regionally-accredited college or university and must have been completed within six years of matriculation in Belhaven's program.)
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.
  • Applications for degrees must be made in the Office of the Registrar by the deadlines listed in the calendars at least eight months prior to the anticipated degree completion. Failure to do so on schedule will result in a late fee as listed in the Special Fee section; a delay in the graduation date is also possible.

Objectives of the Master of Education in Reading Literacy Program
The goal of graduate teacher education is to prepare competent teachers who demonstrate both academic excellence and professional knowledge while providing distinctive Christian leadership and service to students, parents, and communities. The conceptual framework of the department reflects these goals and supports the following objectives:

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: The Master of Education program seeks to provide experiences that will enable the teacher candidates to:
    a. Synthesize best instructional and curriculum practices through collaborative problem-solving.
    b. Increase knowledge of subject matter content and critical thinking skills and apply this knowledge in the field.
    c. Evaluate a school's curriculum, goals, and instruction and use current research and innovations to solve site-based problems.
    d. Acquire and use current research about how children learn and develop to improve instruction from infancy through adolescence.
    e. Acquire skills and knowledge of educational technology and its uses in the classroom.
  • PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE: The Master of Education program seeks to provide opportunities for the teacher candidates to acquire skills to:
    a. Evaluate instructional strategies and build a variety of teaching modules that will improve learning within the classroom and school.
    b. Use professional materials, organizations, and current research to expand knowledge about innovations and trends in education to improve instruction in the elementary and secondary school.
    c. Design and implement research studies that observe, record, and evaluate children's behavior in order to plan appropriate instructional programs and improve learning environments.
    d. Acquire greater knowledge as to appropriate research methodology and analysis of current trends in education and the implication for today's schools.
  • LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: The Master of Education program seeks to provide opportunities for the teacher candidates with experiences for the development of skills to:
    a. Evaluate curriculum, resources, and opportunities within the community to enhance instruction and improve relationships with parents and the school community.
    b. Promote cooperative exchanges within the classroom, among faculty, and with parents to provide greater opportunities for improvement in the curriculum and instruction in the school.
  • CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: The Master of Education program seeks to promote the personal and spiritual development of the teacher candidates to:
    a. Integrate and exhibit the Christian worldview in involvement with students, parents, coworkers, and the community.
    b. Demonstrate integrity in research and implementation of programs to improve instruction.
    c. Analyze and develop models of service to schools and communities.

    d. Manifests the ethical principles of a Christian professional educator.

Master of Education in Reading Literacy
Required Courses (33 credit hours):

Course # Title Credit
EDU 610 Research Methods and Procedures 3
EDU 630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies in the Content Areas 3
EDU 612 Curriculum Planning and Organization 3
REA 608 Early Literacy Instruction 3
REA 611 Literature and Literacy 3
REA 617 Content Area Literacy 3
REA 622 Teaching Reading Skills and Comprehension 3
REA 627 Middle Grade Literacy (4-8) 3
REA 629 Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis, and Remediation 3
REA 632 Practicum in Reading 3
EDU 625 Instructional Leadership Skills in the Classroom 3

NOTE: Students seeking teaching certification must assume responsibility for fulfilling all state requirements. Completion of the Master of Reading does not guarantee licensure.