Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities has approved Northwest Christian University to add a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish, a master of arts degree in leadership, and master of education degree to the University’s growing roster of outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs.
“The addition of these three programs under our accreditation umbrella provides more opportunities for NCU to serve traditional undergraduate and graduate students,” said Dennis Lindsay, D.Theol., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty and Professor, Biblical Studies. “The decision to add a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and the two master’s degrees was based on the academic interests of students as well as NCU’s continued commitment to offer meaningfully graduate education to the local and regional professional workforce.”
The Master of Arts Leadership (MAL) requires 36 credits. Classes are taught online by NCU faculty and adjunct professors. Students will concentrate their studies in business, higher education, nonprofit, or church leadership. The MAL can be taken as a one or two year program.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is taught on campus. The program supports highly-qualified licensed K-12 educators who exemplify high standards of leadership, professionalism, scholarship and ethical behavior within the framework of best educational practices. It is a non-licensure M.Ed. that utilizes NCU’s existing endorsement concentrations in Physical Education (P.E.), English as a Second Language (ESOL) and Special Education (SPED) in a 31-credit program that can be completed in one year. The program also offers NCU’s current undergraduate Teacher Education students the opportunity to study a fifth year on campus to earn a master’s degree with an additional endorsement.
The new undergraduate Spanish major provides language proficiency for students who desire to work in a Spanish-speaking environment. Students will explore Spanish culture and language through course work and study abroad. Students are taught using the Communicative Approach to incorporate real language in a real context. Listening, speaking, writing and reading skills are taught with the goal of meaningful communication.
Find more information about NCU’s new programs as well as other degree offerings.