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    Master's Certificate in Addiction Studies

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    The Master's Certificate in Addiction Studies is designed for persons who have completed a bachelor's or master's degree with a background in social work or a related field and are interested in obtaining coursework that can lead to certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional. Students without a background in social work or related field will be required to complete prerequisite coursework to qualify for Washington state certification. 

    To accommodate students who are employed, all courses are taught online. Addiction Studies faculty and staff are available for personal academic advising for prospective and/or current student needs.

    Addiction Studies Licensed Professionals

    Students attending this program must already be licensed in one of the health care professions listed below:

    Meet Graduate Programs admission requirements, consult with ADST director or advisor to discuss program requirements, contact Addiction Studies at 509.828.1436 for further information.

    Biology

    The Master of Science in Biology Program provides a demanding and rewarding experience in biology, leading to competent scholarship and research capability. The department emphasizes research as a basic component of graduate study. A variety of research specialties are available within the department, including aquatic and riparian ecology, limnology, fisheries biology, embryology, physiology, exercise physiology, wildlife biology, mycology, plant ecology, microbiology, and immunology, among others.

    Graduates of the Biology Pogram either continue in PhD programs, or are employed in various biological fields with federal, state, tribal and local agencies, environmental consulting firms, private conservation organizations, public and private schools or private industry.

    Business Administration

    The Master of Business Administration is an advanced professional degree in business administration emphasizing quantitative and qualitative skills necessary for leadership in today's organizational environments.

    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    The Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed to equip the student with the academic and clinical skills required to function as a competent professional speech-language pathologist.

    Communications

    Addresses the need for trained communication professionals, including public relations practitioners, advertising writers, educators, graphic designers, consultants, print and electronic journalists -- anyone who must know how to create and manage messages in various contexts of today's dynamic world.

    Computer Science

    The Master's Program in Computer Science has been designed to provide opportunities for professional growth in this rapidly changing field.  The program provides a balance between practical, up-to-date applications-oriented content, and a strong theoretical framework for continued learning.

    Counselor Education: Mental Health Counseling

    Designed for students wishing preparation as counselors or therapists in settings such as: mental health centers, hospitals, residential treatment centers, employment services and vocational rehabilitation services.

    Counselor Education: School Counseling

    Designed for students wishing preparation as counselors in school settings, primarily public schools.

    Creative Writing

    The Creative Writing program at Eastern Washington University offers full curricula in fiction, literary non-fiction and poetry.

    Dental Hygiene

    The M.S. in Dental Hygiene prepares graduates to meet the current and future health care demands of today's challenging health care system through the teaching of scientific advancements in dental care and advanced clinical skills.

    Disability Studies Certificate

    Encourages people with a minimum of a bachelor's degree preparation and who are interested in disability, and the lived experiences of persons with disabilities, to enroll in the graduate courses offered.

    For faster processing of your application, we encourage online submission. You may apply online for graduate admission through EagleNET, Eastern Washington University's student services web site.

    Education: Adult Education

    This program is developed to provide an advanced educational opportunity for those persons seeking to work with adults in educational settings.  No teaching certification required.

    Education: Curriculum and Instruction

    This program of study is designed for individuals wanting a broad understanding of the history, philosophy and organization of education.  Certification required.

    This area of emphasis is now open to international students who provide proof of certification to teach in their home country and provide professional references for their teaching experience.

    Education: Early Childhood Education

    This program of study is designed to provide candidates with or without certification advanced study in areas of Early Childhood Education.

    Education: Foundations of Education

    This program is designed for the individual wanting a broad understanding of the history, philosophy and organization of education.  No teaching certification required.

    Education: Leadership

    The Master of Education with Leadership Emphasis at Eastern Washington University prepares educators with the knowledge and skills for positions of leadership in public, private, and charter schools of all sizes, prekindergarten through grade 12.  Upon completion of the master's degree, students will also have completed the requirements of the Washington State Department of Public Instruction and qualify for a Washington Residency Principal certificate.

     

    Education: Literacy

    This program is designed for both classroom and reading coaches as they work toward an understanding of the role that literacy plays across the curriculum and over time.  Teaching certification required.

    Master in Teaching (MIT)

    Do you want to become an elementary or secondary teacher? Do you already have a bachelor's degree? Consider our MIT program! Get your teacher certification AND a masters degree in Master in Teaching.

    Eastern Washington University's Master In Teaching (MIT) is a non-traditional graduate degree program designed for individuals planning a career change into the field of teaching, who hold a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education, did not previously take teaching certification coursework and are interested in receiving both an MEd degree and a residency teaching certificate for teaching in the elementary grades. The program offers students the opportunity to acquire a Washington State Residency Teacher Certification and a Master’s Degree in education.

    Executive Certificate in Tribal Planning

    Through the unique relations between American Indian tribal governments and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and the Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program, EWU has developed a curriculum in American Indian tribal planning at the graduate level to serve tribal government leaders and staff, American Indian students, and anyone interested in understanding tribal planning practice. The Executive Certificate in Tribal Planning is a 23 Credit Curriculum that can be part of a graduate program at EWU or a stand-along certificate. The purpose of the Executive Certificate is to provide executive level education on tribal planning and tribal government administration to serve American Indian tribal leaders, staff, tribal members and interested students.

    English: Literature

    Emphasizes critical study in English and American Literature as preparation for advanced study in a PhD program, or for careers that rely on research, critical analysis, careful reading and clear written communication.

    English: Rhetoric and Technical Communication

    This program provides students with theoretical and applied knowledge in professional and technical communication. It explores the complex interrelationships between rhetoric and technical writing in their social, technological and cultural contexts.

    English: Teaching English as a Second Language

    Prepares pre-service and in-service teachers of speakers of English as a second language (ESL), or a foreign language (EFL), to teach second language literacy, culture, and communication skills.

    Master's Certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies

    This certificate is designed to enable students to gain a deep understanding of the ways gender and sexuality structure our existence individually and socially. Gender and Sexuality are being ever more relevant topics in many disciplines, especially due to  ongoing social and legal changes around these issues.

    The Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality studies is 23 credits. Students may apply for a stand-alone grad certificate or the certificate may be taken in addition to their master's degree in another discipline.

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

    The geography program is designed for students seeking professional careers in environmental fields, geographic information systems (GIS), education and for those going on to graduate study. Typical career fields include computer cartography and GIS, urban and regional planning, community development, environmental analysis, park ranger, intelligence analyst, hydrologist, climatologist, natural resources specialist, demographer, historic preservation specialist and numerous other environmental areas.

    Health Services Administration

    Designed to expand one's understanding of issues that impact the successful delivery of health services.

    For faster processing of your application, we encourage online submission. You may apply online for graduate admission through EagleNET, Eastern Washington University's student services web site.

    History

    The MA program in History is designed to prepare students for pursuits requiring a historical background. Students who are interested in teaching careers, in preparation for doctoral programs and in participation in professional internships such as library, museum, or archival work can design a program to suit their needs.

    Interdisciplinary

    Interdisciplinary programs, using existing offerings from qualified departments, may be arranged with the approval of the vice-provost for Graduate Education and Research and a committee representing the fields of study involved.

    You must contact the departments you wish to work with as well as the Graduate Programs Office at 509.359.6297 before applying for this program.

    Music: Composition Emphasis

    Students will engage in graduate-level research, analysis and performance practice. Program will focus on advanced compositional techniques, theory application and current compositional practices. A final recital of students' compositions will be required.

    Music: Liberal Arts

    Students will analyze, interpret and/or compose at the graduate level, and demonstrate the technical and aesthetic value of music through performance, teaching and research. This degree track allows students to explore a range of music studies that may include performance, history, research or pedagogical projects.

    Music: Jazz Pedagogy Emphasis

    The graduate emphasis in jazz pedagogy offers students advanced studies in jazz improvisation, jazz history, jazz arranging, instrument pedagogy and ensemble directing and conducting. This program is designed for students with the goal of becoming a music educator at either the secondary or collegiate level.

    Music: Music Education Emphasis

    Students will engage in graduate-level research, analysis and performance practice. Primary focus will be on advanced pedagogical principles and practice in current music education.

    Music: Performance Emphasis

    Students will engage in graduate-level research, analysis and performance practice. They will demonstrate advanced performance techniques and interpretation through public recitals, culminating in a final formal concert, including a detailed research paper focusing on the performance repertoire.

    Occupational Therapy

    The Master of Occupational Therapy degree prepares entry-level graduates to provide occupational therapy services with distinctiveness and compassion in a variety of professional practice environments.

    Physical Education: Exercise Science Emphasis

    The MS in Physical Education: Exercise Science allows the prospective graduate to become a leader in the areas of corporate fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, and public fitness.

    Physical Education: Sports and Recreation Administration Emphasis

    The MS in Physical Education: Sports and Recreation Management is tailored to meet the needs of individuals who may be interested in administrative aspects of physical education and recreation, or coaching.

    Physical Therapy

    The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree prepares leaders for the profession of physical therapy, whose focus of practice is to diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance the physical and functional abilities of the clients they serve.

    Principal Certificate

    The Principal Certification Program at Eastern Washington University prepares educators with the knowledge and skills for positions of leadership in public, private, and charter schools of all sizes, prekindergarten through grade 12.  Upon completion of the program, students will have completed the requirements of the Washington State Department of Public Instruction and qualify for a Washington Residency Principal certificate.

    Psychology: Clinical Emphasis

    Designed for students who are interested in becoming a master's-level mental health provider in private practice, mental health centers, hospitals, or social service agencies, or pursing pre-doctoral studies preparing for application to doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology.

    Psychology: General/Experimental Emphasis

    Designed to prepare students for research or teaching in psychology.  Methodology and both basic and applied research are emphasized.  Students are prepared to enter doctoral programs or to seek employment in appropriate master's-level positions.

    Public Administration

    Prepares people for leadership roles in their organizations and communities.

    Public Health

    The Master of Public Health degree prepares students to meet the growing demands of population health to improve the health of all communities throughout the region, the nation, and the globe.

    Public Management Development Certificate

    Provides an introduction to the concepts and skills associated with public sector administrative responsibilities.

    For faster processing of your application, we encourage online submission. You may apply online for graduate admission through EagleNET, Eastern Washington University's student services web site.

    Regional Economic Policy Analysis

    The Graduate Certificate in Regional Economic Policy Analysis offers the opportunity to expand and enhance quantitative skills to analyze policy issues such as the regional economic impact of proposed housing projects, plant closures, or social program expansions. The focus of the certificate is on the development of analytical methods of economics and statistics, identification of appropriate statistical information for regional analysis, tools, methodologies and techniques of policy analysis, and the use of analytical tools and methods such as GIS, input-output analysis, regression analysis and computer modeling.

    The REPA Certificate is a 28 credit curriculum that can be a part of a graduate program at EWU or a stand-alone certificate.  All MURP or MPA students must complete the graduate admissions requirements for the Planning or Public Administration program.  Students must complete the prerequisites or equivalent coursework; complete the 16 credits of required courses; and 12 credits of electives as listed below.

    School Psychology - EDS

    Prepares students for practice as a school psychologist. Specific areas of training include: student and program evaluation; development of academic and social behavioral intervention plans; and research.

    School Psychology Respecialization (Online) - EDS

    Provides for classroom application of best-practices, based on self-assessment of individual professional development plans. Candidates will increase knowledge and skills in demonstrating their positive impact upon student learning and efforts to close students' achievement gap.

    Social Work

    The School is dedicated to promoting leadership in engaging individuals, families, and communities; policy-making; research; and, education for social work professionals. The School prepares its graduates to be ethical and effective change agents at the intersection of families, cultures, communities, and organizations. We are especially committed to educating first-generation college students and those from underserved communities. Graduates will practice with mindfulness about historical oppression and hopefulness in fostering a more socially just world.

    The School of Social Work offers degrees in Cheney/Spokane, Everett, Vancouver, and in a hybrid model.  Please refer to their program site for details on all locations.

    Teaching of Literature Certificate

    Individuals with master's degrees in hand often discover that in order to teach literature at the community college level, they need some course work in literature and experience in the teaching of literature. This certificate program addresses the needs of these people.

    For faster processing of your application, we encourage online submission. You may apply online for graduate admission through EagleNET, Eastern Washington University's student services web site.

    Teaching of Writing Certificate

    Combines training in writing curriculum components and design, and the teaching of grammar and writing assessment, with a supervised classroom teaching experience.

    For faster processing of your application, we encourage online submission. You may apply online for graduate admission through EagleNET, Eastern Washington University's student services web site.

    Urban and Regional Planning

    Designed to prepare professionals who can develop and administer planning policies for the economic vitality, resource efficiency, and environmental quality of communities and regions.

    Contact Information

    Graduate Studies
    206 Showalter Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: gradprograms@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6297
    fax: 509.359.6044

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