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Master of Public Administration (MPA) The Master of Public Administration program in Wilmington prepares students for positions as administrators, managers, and analysts in a variety of public sector and non-profit settings; city and county administrators, human resource professionals, and a wide range of other leadership and management positions in health care, education, non-profit and non-governmental organizations.   The highly-flexible, accelerated program: Offers students an affordably priced, high quality degree Offers an accelerated schedule so that program completion can be achieved in 12-18 months Is Practitioner-focused Class Schedule Accelerated (12-18 months)  Session Dates  Fall 2014 Session II: 10/20/14 through 12/12/14  Program Director Dr. Michael Boone 302.857.7124   Requirements  3-5 years of work experience with two years at the supervisory or management level (military experience qualifies as work experience) GRE or GMAT (scores may be waived for applicants with supervisory or managerial experience) An interview with program administrators 2 letters of recommendation Transfer students: acceptance of up to 9 credit hours from an accredited university with at least a B grade Non-degree seeking students: may take up to 9 credit hours and need not apply for the program

Division of Adult & Continuing Education

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Welcome to the Division of Adult & Continuing Education Contact our office for more information.  Office of Adult & Continuing Education Maurice Thomasson Building Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 302.857.6820 tel 302.857.6823 fax    
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Wilmington Programs

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Evening Accelerated Graduate Degree Programs Master of Business Administration Master of Social Work* Master of Sports Administration * The Master of Social Work is offered in the evenings in a full-term format. Students entering the Master of Social Work Program with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, can apply for advanced standing and complete the program in one year.    

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    Director Serena Y. Parker Phone: 302.254.5334 Fax: 302.254.5350 sfranklin@desu.edu Administrative Secretary Theresa Bullock Phone: 302.254.5340 Fax: 302.254.5350 tbullock@desu.edu Site Coordinator Donald Evans Phone: 302-2540 Fax: 302-254-5340 devans@desu.edu      

Principal & Assistant Principal Certification

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  Administration & Supervision Program for Principal Certification Purpose The purpose of the Administration & Supervision program is to provide advanced courses of study for talented educators who have completed a Master of Arts degree in Education and who seek certification as school leaders in the state of Delaware as Principals or Assistant Principals. Structure Courses are offered in an accelerated 8 week format for the convenience of the professional educator and total 18 credits.  Certification can be completed in a 3 semester or 6 semester track.  Students who opt to take two courses per semester can complete certification on the 3 semester track.  Students who opt to take one class per semester can complete certification on the 6 semester track.  Program of Study This certification-only program is comprised of six strategically designed courses, which address key aspects of leadership that are applicable to schools.   12-605. CURRICULUM ORGANIZATION AND DESIGN. This course analyzes the historical, philosophical, sociological, epistemological and pedagogical bases of curriculum patterns with emphasis on relationships to contemporary designs. Students explore models of curriculum organization by which to effect curriculum change. 3 credits. 12-639/681. HUMAN RELATIONS IN DIVERSE POPULATIONS. This course examines how administrators must understand, react and respond to a changing society to foster a true sense of community in school. The course primarily addresses three dimensions: 1) developing academic partnerships with parents and the members of the community; 2) creating learning organizations (communities of practice)among teachers; and 3) nurturing the development of personalized learning environments for students. 3 credits. 12-641/686. SUPERVISON AND LEADERSHIP IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. This course focuses on the knowledge, dispositions and performance skills required of school principals that include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning in a pluralistic society; (2) encouraging and achieving high standards of learning; (3) effective communication, consensus building and negotiation skills; (4) continuous school improvement; (5) involvement of the school community; (6) continuous staff professional growth; (7) effective instruction(learning theories, motivational theories, assessment strategies and recognizing student growth and development); (8) technology in promoting student learning and professional growth; (9) valuing student diversities and school cultures; (10) creating a safe and supportive learning environment; (11) implementing and evaluating curriculum and instruction; (12) management of school operations; and (13) selecting, supervising and evaluating staff. 3 credits. 12-643/684. LEGAL ISSUES, ETHICAL CONDUCT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TODAY’S SCHOOLS This course examines the following: (1) prudent strategies, safe environments, ethical principles in decision making, and fair practices in a litigious society; 2) school district judicial policies and student/employee rights; (3) legal issues that impact today’s schools; and; (4) students’ and teachers practices. 3 credits. 12-645/685. SUPPORTING A SCHOOL VISION THROUGH EFFECTIVE BUSINESS AND FINANCE PRACTICES. This course provides advanced students with an understanding of the issues and challenges facing administrators with regards to the financing of education in an era of intense change. Some of the issues facing practicing school administrators, teachers, school board members, legislators and other interested parties include, but are not limited to: The No Child Left Behind Act; budget cuts at the federal, state, local and school levels; and changes in legislation allowing for school choice, voucher plans and charter schools. This course also addresses the various principles relating to the fiscal operations of a school’s management and the entrepreneurial acts required to support the continuous improvement of instruction and learning for all students. Strategic planning, budgeting, accounting, auditing, and human resource management at the school level will be discussed through case studies. 3 credits. 12-650/682. SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION OF STAFF/ASSESSMENT OF INSTRUCTION. This course emphasizes the role of assistant principals and principals as the instructional leaders of the school and the official in charge of promoting a safe, secure student environment to make possible student learning and staff professional growth. Reflective assessment practices are thoroughly reviewed and discussed. Research is conducted by advanced students on the following topics: (1) identification of effective models of instruction; (2) student achievement; and (3) frameworks for identifying and analyzing models of teaching, decision-making, and assessment. Additionally, the course focuses on defining supervisor responsibilities, understanding and implementing controls, solving problems and making decisions, effective communications, effective leadership, motivational techniques, problem-solving, and the supervisor’s role in labor relations. 3 credits.          

Upgrade Your Degree, Associates to Bachelors and Beyond!

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Coming Soon!!! Upgrade from a DTCC Associate's Degree to a Bachelor's Degree and to a Master's Degree     

Earn a Masters in Social Work in One Year with Advanced Standing!

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Students who have graduated from a BSW degree program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) may apply for consideration for “Advanced Standing Status.”   The criteria for advanced standing status are as follows:   A bachelor’s degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program. The degree must have been received within the last five (5) years prior to enrollment in the MSW Program. An overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and at least a “B” or better in all social work foundation courses in the undergraduate program. The foundation courses include Human Behavior and the Social Environment I & II, Social Welfare Policy I & II, Social Work Research Methods I & II, and Practice I & II. A minimum of “B” in undergraduate field placement. In addition to the standard application packet, applicants for advanced standing must submit: A recommendation from the Chair of their undergraduate program supporting acceptance of the student directly into the second year of the Master’s Program, as one of the three reference letters required. Descriptions and evaluations of the undergraduate field work experience.   Note: All students admitted to the “Advanced Standing Program” must attend the advanced standing seminar the summer prior to admission. Applicants may be requested to submit social work course descriptions and/or syllabi. Admission to the Advanced Standing Program is honored only for the year offered. If applicants do not execute the offer in the year it is made, they must re-apply. The offer cannot be deferred.   Advanced Credits   Applicants who have graduated from a Bachelor of Social Work Degree Program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education may receive up to a maximum of eighteen (18) credits applied towards the MSW degree at the time of admission, if they meet the requirements for regular status. However, they must have a B or better in all foundation courses for which credit will be given.   Click here to view the Masters in Social Work (MSW) program information guidebook.      

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  The mission of the Division of Adult & Continuing Education (ACE), is to attract, enroll, and serve adult learners within Delaware and the region who are seeking educational opportunities for professional development, re-certification, career enhancement, and lifelong learning.

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DSU@Georgetown

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DSU @ Georgetown   Connected Degree Programs Delaware State University, in collaboration with Delaware Technical & Community College, offers DTCC students who have earned an Associate Degree, the opportunity to complete a Bachelors Degree in a convenient accelerated format.  Connected degrees that can be completed on the Georgetown campus include: Social Work (BSW) Note: Additional courses may be needed to complete the accelerated degree if transferring  credits from an institution other than DTCC. Convenient Location For students from Salisbury to Milford, and Laurel to Rehoboth, the DSU location in Sussex County is conveniently located on the Delaware Technical & Community College campus in Georgetown, at the intersection of Routes 113 and 404. DSU offices are located in Room 512 of the Carter Partnership Center. Directions Affordability Students who transfer into connected degree programs receive $1000 per year in scholarship monies and may be eligible for many other scholarships, Pell grants, and student loans. With two years of transfer credit from the community college, and an accelerated course sequence, students can complete their Bachelor’s degree affordably. Tuition and Fees Dedicated Faculty Accomplished faculty serve the Georgetown location to help our students excel academically and to perform professionally upon graduation.    Make Your Mark at DSU!  
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