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2008-2009 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
2008-2009 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information


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The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies

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The Graduate School offers master’s degree programs on both a full-time and part-time basis.   Associate and bachelor’s degree completion programs for adults are also part of the School’s offerings.

Endicott College gained approval for its first graduate degree, a Master of Education, in 1995. In June 2001, Endicott received approval by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education for a Master of Business Administration. Most recently (October 2002), the College was reviewed for all of the educator preparation programs for licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education and received renewal for all existing baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate programs.

The Elementary Education, Reading and Literacy, and Special Needs programs are approved by the Department of Education for meeting teaching licensure requirements in the State of Massachusetts. Professional development courses are also offered to individuals at various locations across the United States.

The Center for Leadership offers corporate training and employee development programs.

All of the graduate programs are designed to serve the needs of professional adults by providing education at convenient time and locations.

Graduate and Professional Studies Mission Statement

Endicott has a vision for the total development of the adult learner within a community that fosters an appreciation of cultural diversity, international awareness, community service, and moral and ethical values. Endicott is an innovative and vibrant student-centered institution that supports collaborative learning as its premise.

Our graduate and professional studies programs meet the needs and demands of the adult learner. The value of your experience will be most beneficial if it is connected to practices and challenges that you face in your courses. We do all that we can to assure that your program will be rigorous, taking into account the challenges of being an adult learner.

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies Philosophy Statement 

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies works with adult, life-long learners, so that they can explore new opportunities in their professional and personal lives. The programs are cohort-based, student-centered, accelerated, intensive, and tailored to meet the learning needs and the lifestyles of adult learners. With a focus on rigor and quality, the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies’ programs are designed to challenge students to grow intellectually and professionally. Our model of learning from each other through peer collaboration, with faculty as facilitators in interactive classes, is based on the notion that the graduate experience will be most fruitful if connected to practice and to the challenges each student faces in his or her career. Endicott College’s post-baccalaureate programs emphasize the interaction of theory and practice and the successful application of knowledge and competence in the professional domain.

Programs Offered in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies 

The Master of Education degree is offered with the following specializations:

Arts and Learning

Elementary Education (licensure)

Integrative Education

International Education

International Education Administration

Montessori Education

Organizational Management

Reading and Literacy (licensure)

Special Needs (licensure)

Sport Management

Elementary Education, Reading and Literacy and Special Needs programs are approved by the Department of Education for meeting teaching licensure requirements in the State of Massachusetts

Endicott College also offers the Master of Business Administration degree. In 2007 the Master of Science in Information Technology was approved by Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. The Adult Baccalaureate Program offers the associate and bachelor’s degrees to working adults at the Beverly campus and at several sites throughout Massachusetts, including collaborations with military installations. The Center for Leadership offers programs for professional development for educators and the corporate world.

 Summer Session

The Summer Session offers an array of undergraduate and graduates courses during the summer months at the Beverly campus. Both day and evening courses are available. Traditional classroom courses are offered in five or six week sessions, many online courses are available, and graduate intensive one-week institutes and courses are also taught. Courses held in the summer months are taught by either full-time faculty of Endicott and area colleges or adjunct faculty employed by businesses, non-profit organizations, and consulting firms.

Planning and Evaluation

The members of the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies play an integral role in Endicott College’s strategic planning process.  The Dean of the Graduate School is a member of the President’s Council. The Curriculum Committee is chaired by the Dean of the Graduate School and represented by the graduate program directors, deans in the Undergraduate College, and full-time faculty. Any graduate program changes, initiatives, or changes in delivery methods are approved and supported by the Dean and the President’s Council.

Physical and Technological Resources

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies is located in a newly-renovated building on the Richard E. Wylie Conference and Educational Campus with spacious classrooms, a computer lab, office space, student lounges, and conference facilities.

Off-campus sites utilize school district resource rooms, computer labs, and electronic resources, along with the Endicott’s Halle Library and computer labs. Graduate students are provided with student identification cards that allow them to use the Halle Library, computer labs, and the Post Fitness Center. Students are also provided with instructions for electronic access to the bookstore. Library and bookstore hours are posted on Endicott’s web site, www.endicott.edu.

GullNet

GullNet is the Endicott College’s Learning Management System that allows students, faculty, and staff to collaborate and communicate in a variety of ways within courses and other approved campus departments and groups. This feature-rich platform is accessed directly through the Endicott College website homepage at www.endicott.edu. Gullnet, which is password protected, is fully supported by the Endicott College IT organization.  This includes six student-dedicated TI lines, a fully staffed Help Desk, 24/7 monitoring, and round the clock technical support with remote problem solving capabilities.

GullNet creates an interactive teaching and learning environment. The instructor facilitates and directs this environment through the use of the following activities and functions:

    •  Post syllabi, lectures, class notes, and presentations

    •  Deliver online assignments

    •  Conduct online exams

    •  Post pertinent web links and other related course resources

    •  Build and monitor virtual study groups

    •  Post and moderate class discussion questions

    • Communicate to the entire class through the message board

    • Hold chat sessions

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies is located in a newly-renovated building on the Richard E. Wylie Conference and Educational Campus with spacious classrooms, a computer lab, office space, student lounges, and conference facilities.

Off-campus sites utilize school district resource rooms, computer labs, and electronic resources, along with the Endicott’s Halle Library and computer labs. Graduate students are provided with student identification cards that allow them to use the Halle Library, computer labs, and the Post Fitness Center. Students are also provided with instructions for electronic access to the bookstore. Library and bookstore hours are posted on Endicott’s web site, www.endicott.edu.

In addition, GullNet is the Endicott College’s Learning Management System that allows students, faculty, and staff to collaborate and communicate in a variety of ways within courses and other approved campus departments and groups. This feature-rich platform is accessed directly through the Endicott College website homepage at www.endicott.edu. Gullnet, which is password protected, is fully supported by the Endicott College IT organization.  This includes six student-dedicated TI lines, a fully staffed Help Desk, 24/7 monitoring, and round the clock technical support with remote problem solving capabilities.

GullNet creates an interactive teaching and learning environment. The instructor facilitates and directs this environment through the use of the following activities and functions:

   •  Post syllabi, lectures, class notes, and presentations

    •  Deliver online assignments

    •  Conduct online exams

    •  Post pertinent web links and other related course resources

    •  Build and monitor virtual study groups

    •  Post and moderate class discussion questions

    • Communicate to the entire class through the message board

    •    Hold chat sessions•    Post grades in the online grade book

 

Library and Other Learning Resources

The Diane Meyers Halle Library at Endicott College supports the curriculum with approximately 120,000 volumes and 95 active print periodical subscriptions, several thousand microforms and various media and audio-visual resources.  Library reference staff provides both individual assistance and group instruction to assist students with their current research and information needs and to develop information literacy skills that will facilitate lifelong learning.  Via in-person, telephone and online means, reference services are available to both local and distance learners.
 
The Library and its computer labs provide information resources to the Endicott College community. In cooperation with the Academic Technology Department, the Library also serves as the campus information technology center. The Library’s on-line catalog serves as a gateway to both the Library’s holdings and to global resources via the Internet. Our membership in NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange), a consortium of 28 academic and public libraries, provides direct access to over three million items. Access to the Massachusetts statewide Virtual Catalog enables library users to search and request materials from hundreds of public and private libraries across the Commonwealth, representing many millions of collected titles.  The Library’s electronic resources include a variety of licensed full-text academic journal and newspaper databases, representing thousands of titles and hundreds of thousands of individual articles across disciplines. The Library and Academic Technology computer labs housed in the Library also provide access to the boundless resources available over the Internet. Access to this information is also available from residence halls and offices via the campus network as well as remotely. Daily delivery service among NOBLE member libraries expedites the transfer of material owned by those libraries and requested by members of the Endicott community. On-site reciprocal borrowing privileges are also available.

The Dean of Academic Resources oversees resources for students that include information resources and services, technology and academic support programs.   Tutoring services in all disciplines on an individualized and group basis are offered.   The Writing Lab is also available to all Endicott students, providing feedback on papers and other written work.  Students with documented disabilities are assisted and accommodations are made as needed.  In 2007 an Advising Center was established to support the faculty in advising undergraduate students.
 

Collaborative Learning/Group Work

Collaborative learning and small group interaction with out-of-class project/presentation development is one of the integral parts of accelerated graduate programs. Each of the three-credit courses has a component in which members of the cohort meet outside class to develop new learning experiences and complete group assignments that are part of each course. These out-of-class meetings are required and, in addition to the four hour per week classes, constitute approximately one half of the programmed learning experience.

Peer (student) evaluations of the group may be utilized as part of the grading process by the instructor. Each member of a small group is responsible for the totality of the group outcome and should be intimately familiar with all phases of the group project/paper.

Collaborative Learning Using the Cohort Model

Building on Endicott College’s strength as a leading institution in adult learning, the post-baccalaureate programs employ a collaborative, team-based approach to teaching and learning. The cohort model is one by which a group of students begins, progresses through, and completes a course of study together. In the Endicott post-baccalaureate programs, students are admitted into cohort groups of approximately 15–20. This cohort approach creates a rich environment of peer learning and collaboration. The cohort model emphasizes and reinforces both team building and teamwork as critical functions of individuals and organizations. Most students finish a program within 20–24 months. Courses are offered online, in the evenings, on weekends, and during week-long sessions in the summer for the convenience of professional adults. 

Flexible Locations

Endicott’s Graduate School programs are offered on campus in Beverly and at selected off-site locations to be more convenient for adult learners. 

A Global Perspective

Capitalizing on Endicott’s international programs in Bermuda, Leysin, Switzerland, Madrid, Spain, and Mexico City, Mexico, the post-baccalaureate programs incorporate a global perspective in the curriculum, enhancing classroom activities with diversity and multicultural components and comparisons.

Current Off Site Locations

(As of September 1, 2008)

 

Off-Campus Sites

 

Master’s degree programs are offered at the following sites:

Boston, Massachusetts            New England College of Finance
Boston, Massachusetts            United States Coast Guard
Franklin, Massachusetts          Massachusetts Secondary School Principals Association
Plymouth, Massachusetts        Plymouth School Department

International sites include:

 Island of Bermuda                  Bermuda

Leysin, Switzerland                American School of Leysin

Madrid, Spain                        College of International Studies

Mexico City, Mexico              Endicott College Mexico City Campus

Bachelor degree completion programs are in place at the following sites:

 

Ayer, Massachusetts                           Ft. Devens Army National Guard

Bedford, Massachusetts                      VA Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts                        U.S. Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)

Boston, Massachusetts                        United States Coast Guard

Danvers, Massachusetts                      Medtronic Corporation

Framingham, Massachusetts                Army National Guard Center

Milford, Massachusetts                        Joint Force Headquarters, MA Army National Guard

Portsmouth, New Hampshire               United States Coast Guard Station Fort Point   

Corporate Degree Completion Programs

Endicott College’s Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers opportunities for employees of Massachusetts businesses to earn their degrees on-site at their place of employment or in a convenient nearby location. Degree programs are tailored to the needs and educational experiences of the employees and can take students from no credits to an Associate degree to a Bachelor degree. An Accelerated Bachelor Degree Completion program is also available to students with significant college experience. Graduate School personnel will work with Human Resources Directors to design a program specific to the needs of companies.

       

Tuition and Fees, 2008-09

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Tuition at the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies

 

Tuition at the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Bachelor Degree Courses        $243/credit = $729/course

M.Ed. Degree Courses             $311/credit = $933/course

M.B.A. /M.S.I.T. Degree Courses         $467/credit = $1,401/course

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate    $425/credit = $1,275/course

Note: The College may have different tuition models for various regional and international sites. Each site has a written tuition statement. Please request a copy of that statement as part of the admission process.

Fee Schedule for Resident Students

 

Housing             $7,930/year

Parking Registration Fee          $200.00/ year

Health Insurance Fee (optional) *       $1,025/ year

Meal Plans (optional)

    Standard       $1,725.00/semester; $3,450.00 per year

    Partial          $$1,420.00/semester; 2,840.00 per year

    Minimum    $1,010.00/semester; $2,020 per year

*   The Massachusetts Universal Health Care Program requires all students registered for nine credit hours or more to have this coverage. This health insurance charge may be waived upon proof of comparable coverage and completion of the waiver form. The waiver form must be completed online at www.gallagherkoster.com. Failure to complete this form will result in a charge of $1,025.00.

Other Fees

 

Undergraduate registration fee         $25.00

Late registration/late payment fee     $50.00

Returned check fee     $40.00

Materials fee will be noted in the course description.

M.B.A. curricular fee (in the first two semesters)      $675.00

APL assessment fee (in addition to APL tuition)         $750.00

APL extension fee        $75.00

Graduation fee            $200.00

Transcript fee   $6 

Full payment is required at the time of registration.

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