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TABLE OF CONTENTSMasters of Science in Education - Special Education . 39Cross Categorical Special Education . 39Graduate Catalog . 3Early Childhood Special Education . 40The University . 4Superintendent License Program . 41Academic Policies . 5Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program . 41Admissions Procedures . 9Doctor of Pharmacy . 42Continuing and Distance Education . 11Doctor of Physical Therapy . 44Financial Aid Information . 11Master of Business Administration . 47Online Course Policies . 12Business Scholars MBA Program . 52Pathways . 14Interprofessional Informatics Certificate . 53Student Services . 14MBA in Healthcare Administration for Practitioners . 53Tuition and Fees . 16PHARMD/MBA . 54Programs . 18Professional MBA (PMBA) . 54Bioethics Certificate . 18Master of Church Music . 55CUAA Education . 19Master of Occupational Therapy . 57Master of Arts - Child Life . 19Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science . 63Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction . 20Master of Science in Athletic Training . 65Master of Science in Curriculum * Instruction With ESLEndorsement (NNS) . 21Master of Science in Computer Science . 66Master of Science in Educational Leadership . 21Master of Science in Special Education Learning Disabilities (AM). 22Required Reading Courses for Professional Certification . 22school Administrator Certificate Program (SACP) . 22CUW Education . 23Adult and Community Education Graduate Certificate . 29Alternative Education . 29Master of Science in Information Technology . 67Master of Science in Nursing . 69Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration. 73Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies . 73Master of Science in Product Development . 77Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science . 79Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology . 80Christian Counseling Certificate . 30Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration in HigherEducation . 87Christian Education Certificate . 30Master of Social Work . 88Digital Age Teaching & Learning Certificate . 31MBA - Health Care Administration for Health Care PractitionersProgram . 92Master of Science in Art Education Programs - Art Education. 31Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy . 92Master of Science in Education - Counseling . 32professional Master of Business Administration . 94Master of Science in Education - Early Childhood Edcuation. 34Training Major . 94Master of Science in Education - Educational Design andTechnology . 34Master of Science in Education - Family Life . 35Master of Science in Education - Teaching & Learning withTeacher Certification . 36Student Conduct . 95Important Student Information . 95Article 1 - Overview . 95Article 2 - Policies General . 97Article 3 - Policies Student Welfare . 106Master of Science in Education - Teaching and Learning . 38Article 4 - Procedures & Hearings . 108Master of Science in Education -Educational Administration. 38Flowcharts . 117Master of Science in Education- Literacy . 39Resource Lists . 117Course Descriptions . 119

Applied Exercise Sci - Masters (MSES) . 119Art Education-Graduate (AEG) . 120Athletic Training (MSAT) . 123Biology (BIO) . 124Business-MBA Grad (MBA) . 125Business-MBA Grad-Chinese (MBC) . 140Chemistry (CHEM) . 140Computer Science (CSC) . 140Counseling-Graduate (COUN) . 146Doctorate Nursing Practice (DNP) . 153Education (ED) . 154Education Family Life (EFL) . 155Education-Cert Elem Ed (EDC) . 155Education-Graduate (EDG) . 165Educational Technology (EDT) . 181International Business-Masters (MIB) . 185Legal Studies-Masters (MLS) . 186Managerial Comm-Masters (MMC) . 186Master of Product Development (MPD) . 187Master of Social Work (MSW) . 188Master Sci Rehabilitation Sci (MSRS) . 191Music (MUS) . 191Nursing-Grad (MSN) . 192Occupational Therapy-Grad (OT) . 195Organizational Leadershp (OLA) . 200Pharmacy (PHAR) . 201Philosophy (PHIL) . 210Physical Therapy-Doctorate (DPT) . 210Physician Assistant (PHAS) . 216Public Admin-Masters (MPA) . 219Religion (REL) . 220Science (SCI) . 220Student Personnel-Graduate (SPA) . 220Faculty . 226Legal Notices . 239Index . 241

CUW Graduate Catalog 2019-2020GRADUATE CATALOG3

4The UniversityTHE UNIVERSITYConcordia University is one of nine colleges or universities in theConcordia University System, an entity of The Lutheran Church - MissouriSynod.Mission StatementConcordia University is a Lutheran higher education communitycommitted to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit forservice to Christ in the Church and the world.Vision StatementOur vision is to be well known nationally and internationally as apremier Lutheran Christian university, widely recognized for meaningfulintegration of faith and learning. Our alumni will assume significantservant leadership responsibilities in the Church and communities acrossthe nation and around the world.Concordia's Vision is Vigorously Pursued in Four Critical Ways:Senior Vice President of UniversityAffairsGretchen JamesonVice President of AdvancementRoy PetersonVice President of InformationTechnologyThomas PhillipVice President of Student LifeSteven TaylorVice President, CUAA OperationsRyan PetersonVice Provost of Faculty AffairsLeah DvorakVice Provost of Enrollment andStudent EngagementMichael UdenChair, Faculty SenateRobert BurlageDeansDepartmentNameSchool of Arts and Sciences CUAAErin LaverickSchool of Arts and Sciences CUWSteven MontrealHaab School of Business CUAASuzanne SiegleBatterman School of Business CUW Daniel SemSchool of Education CUAASandra HarrisConcordia students learn in innovative Christ-centered environmentsthat are guided by comprehensive assessment. Our faculty, staff andUniversity administrators are role models and servant leaders. OurChristian faculty excel in teaching and mentoring, and successfullyconnect to faith to learning. Our academic programs are rigorous anddiverse, consistent with the needs of the Church and our communities.School of Education CUWJames PingelSchool of Health Professions CUWLinda SamuelSchool of Nursing CUAACynthia FenskeSchool of Nursing CUWSharon ChappySchool of Pharmacy CUWDean ArnesonWe Plan for Purposeful Growth.Student Life CUAAJohn RathjeStudent Life CUWSteven GernerWe are a Faith and Learning Centered Higher Education Community.Students grow as they develop in mind, body and spirit. Concordia growsas we reach more people with our mission. Our campuses, facilities,human and financial resources, and infrastructure expand to support arobust student experience in a welcoming environment that results in theprofessional, social, academic and spiritual formation of all Concordians.We Make an Impact Through Service and Leadership.Concordia impacts the Church and the world, developing globally-mindedcitizens who transform lives, influence communities, and value theirneighbors near and far, through Christ-like service and leadership.We Champion Access and Opportunity for All Learners.We provide access to the highest value higher education experience.As a result, Concordia students discover and develop their vocations.Rigorous assessment of our academic offerings, university services,delivery systems, and market and organizational performance result incontinuous improvement of the Concordia experience, which enables ourstudents to pursue and persist in their chosen career paths.Campus Contact InformationConcordia University12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin 53097-2402,Telephone: 262.243.5700, Website: www.cuw.eduAdministrative OfficersPositionNamePresidentPatrick FerryExecutive Vice President and Chief Allen ProchnowOperating OfficerProvost and Chief Academic Officer William Cario2019 - 2020 Academic YearSemester IDateDayEventAugust 19MondayPharmacy classesbegin - MequonAugust 25SundayOpening Service MequonAugust 26MondayFirst Day of TraditionalClasses; OpeningService - Ann ArborSeptember 2MondayLABOR DAY - No ClassSeptember 6FridayLast day to add aRegular Semester ClassOctober 24 & 25Thursday - FridayFall Break - Notraditional undergrad.classesOctober 23TuesdayMid-Term Grades Due Traditional UndergradNovember 1FridayLast day to drop aregular semester classNovember 27WednesdayThanksgiving Vacationbegins - no traditionalundergraduate classesmeet that start after4:00 pmNovember 28ThursdayTHANKSGIVING DAY No Classes

CUW Graduate Catalog 2019-2020November 29FridayThanksgiving BreakContinues - No Classes6 WeeksDateDayEventDecember 2MondayClasses ResumeMay 20 - June 28(no school May 27)December 9 - 13Monday - FridayFinal Examinations,Christmas Recessbegins after last examJune 10 - July 19(no school July 4)AccreditationConcordia University Wisconsin is accredited by the Higher LearningCommission.December 14SaturdayCommencement 1:30pm - MequonDecember 25TuesdayCHRISTMAS DAYDateDayEventJanuary 7MondayClasses Resume –Winterim BeginsJanuary 25FridayWinterim ExaminationsDateDayEventJanuary 14MondayPharmacy classesbegin - MequonJanuary 28MondaySecond SemesterBeginsFebruary 8FridayLast Day to Add aRegular Semester ClassWinterimSemester IIMarch 11 - 15Pharmacy SpringRecess - MequonMarch 18 - 22Spring Recess- TraditionalUndergraduatesMarch 26Tuesday5The Higher Learning Commission230 South La Salle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413,(312) Concordia University Wisconsin is also registered as a Private Institutionwith the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of theinstitution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all otherinstitutions.Academic PoliciesInitial CoursesThe student should contact his or her program director or advisor, whowill recommend the courses in which the student should enroll. Ordinarily,the director or advisor will discuss a long-range program with the studentat this time.Classification of StudentsClassCreditsMid-Term Grades Due Traditional UndergradGraduate Full-time9 CreditsGraduate Three-Quarter-time6-8 Credits3-5 CreditsApril 5FridayLast Day to Drop aRegular Semester ClassGraduate Half-timeGraduate Less than Half-time0-2 CreditsApril 18ThursdayEaster break beigins no classes meet thatstart after 4:00 pmDegreeApril 21SundayEASTERApril 22MondayClasses Resume at4:00 pmMay 13 - 17Monday - FridayFinal ExaminationsMay 17FridayGraduate StudentCommencement 6:00pm - MequonMay 18SaturdayUndergrad StudentCommencement 1:30pm - MequonMay 19SundayUndergrad StudentCommencement 2:00pm - Ann ArborSeeking an Doctor of Education,Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctorof Occupational Therapy, Doctorof Pharmacy, Doctor of PhysicalTherapy, Masters Degree, Masterof Arts, Master of Science, Masterof Business Administration,Master of Church Music, Masterof Occupational Therapy, Masterof Physical Therapy, Master ofScience Athletic Training, Master ofScience in Occupational Therapy,Master of Science in PhysicalTherapy, Master of Science inRehabilitation Science, Masterof Science Physician AssistantStudies, Master of Science inNursing, Master Social WorkNon-DegreeNot seeking a degreeSummer Sessions3 WeeksDateMay 20 - June 7June 10 - June 28DayEvent(no school May 27)

6Academic PoliciesChurch Vocation StudentsFull-time students who arepreparing themselves for one ofthe church vocations within TheLutheran Church-Missouri Synodand have maintained a grade pointaverage of at least 2.00Students must be full-time or if not full-time, in their last semester priorto graduation, to participate in intercollegiate competition or to hold anycampus office.A student enrolled in a degree program must matriculate throughadmissions. Upon his/her acceptance, the University is committed todo all it can to help the student successfully complete his/her chosenprogram.During the summer term a full-time load is determined by the number ofcredits the program offers. Half-time load is three semester credits. Themaximum load for a summer session is nine semester hours.Conditional Student Credit LoadA student who has been accepted as a conditional student may take 9credits before being unconditionally admitted (or denied admission) toGraduate Studies. Students may receive no grade lower than a B (3.0) onany of these courses. Other conditions may apply to specific individuals.Failure to meet the conditions stated as conditions for admission willresult in the student’s immediate dismissal.The following grade point systems is used in connection with thesegrades:Letter GradePoints Per CreditAEquals 4.00 points per creditA-Equals 3.67 points per creditB Equals 3.33 points per creditBEquals 3.00 points per creditB-Equals 2.67 points per creditC Equals 2.33 points per creditCEquals 2.00 points per creditC-Equals 1.67 points per creditD Equals 1.33 points per creditDEquals 1.00 points per creditD-Equals 0.67 points per creditFEquals 0.00 points per creditP0.0 points pass in pass-fail course,not computed in grade pointaverage, credits counted.NC0.0 points, failure in pass-failcourse, not computed in grade pointaverage, no credit earned.W0.0 points, withdrawn withoutpenalty, not computed in gradepoint average. Given for withdrawalprevious to withdrawal deadline,and for certain extenuatingcircumstances thereafter, such asillness.WF0.0 points, withdrawn with penalty,is computed in grade pointaverage. Given for withdrawal afterthe withdrawal deadline underunauthorized conditions.I0.0 points, incomplete, notcomputed in grade point average,(see policy on incomplete gradesbelow)Probationary StudentsStudents, whose grade-point average (gpa) falls below 3.0, will have 9credits to bring their cumulative gpa to 3.0. If that gpa is not achieved, thestudent will be dismissed from the University.The student may use the appeals procedure to present extenuatingcircumstances which may lead to readmission as a graduate student. Heor she will also need to present a plan for successful continuation in theprogram.Expiration of CoursesStudents are expected to make steady progress toward their degree.Unless stated otherwise in the department’s policies, courses expireafter seven years and need to be retaken if they are to count toward thedegree.Repetition of CoursesStudents may repeat a course in which they receive a grade of C (2.0)or lower. The student must request permission to retake the class priorto the beginning of the class, and this permission is placed on file inthe Registrar’s Office. At the end of the course, the grade the studentreceived in the repetition of the course is recorded on the transcript; thisgrade is used to recalculate the grade-point average. The original gradeis no longer computed in the grade-point average but does remain on theofficial transcript. The students will be assessed tuition for the retakencourse.GradingFormal reports of the student’s progress are available at the close of eachsemester.Final ExaminationsFaculty policy requires a culminating experience, such as a finalexamination or project during the finals week of a traditional semester.Exemptions to final examinations may be offered to students carryingan A for the course at the discretion of the instructor. First semesterfreshmen are not eligible for exemptions. Second semester freshmenand sophomores can be exempted from one exam per semester. Juniorsand seniors can be exempted from no more than 2 exams per semester.If an instructor offers exemptions and students elect to take them,the instructor must submit the name of the course and the names ofstudents taking the exemption to the office of the Provost's Office beforethe second last week of the semester.Incomplete GradesAn incomplete grade given in any term (i.e., first and second semester,Winterim, Summer Session) becomes a failing grade if the work is notcompleted within three weeks after the end of the final examinationperiod for that term or by the time agreed to between the instructorand student. Requests for extension of time to resolve an I grade will

CUW Graduate Catalog 2019-2020be approved only when the instructor is satisfied that circumstancesprompting the request justify waiving this three-week policy. In unusualcircumstances, beyond the control of the student and the approval of theinstructor, incomplete grades can be held for one semester.Individual Instruction/Independent Study/Guided StudyStudents may be given the option of taking a course as IndividualInstruction or Independent Study or Guided Study. Further information isavailable on the CU Portal.WinterimWinterim offers students the opportunity either to explore topics notin their regular course of studies or to take courses that are part oftheir Core, major, or minor programs. Students pay a reduced per credittuition for these three week January courses. 2-3 credits are typical; 4 ismaximum.Audit PolicyAn audited class will appear on the transcript as a zero-grade pointclass with a grade of AU, and no credits earned. Students may sign upto audit a traditional class before the semester starts as long as thereis room in the class. After the semester starts, students may changetheir registration status from enrolled for credit to audit up until thedrop deadline. Students taking accelerated classes must register as anaudit before the class starts. The university offers audits on a spaceavailable basis, and programs/majors/instructors have the ability to notallow audits: such policies need to be stated in writing. Self-paced onlineclasses cannot be audited.A student who audits a course has access to the in-class (and/or online)didactic portions of the course. The student is expected to attend class,but the student is not required to participate in any of the course’sassessment activities, and the instructor is not required to assess thestudent’s progress in the course (that includes the formulation of acomprehensive assessment such as a course grade). The university doesnot require, expect, or allow the student with a documented disability –other than a physical disability – to participate in its disability servicesprocess, as the students will not take part in the university’s courseassessment. Skills courses, such as foreign language, applied music,and some art courses are not available for audit.Change of Name or AddressStudents are to promptly notify the Registrar in writing of any change inname or address.Academic Probation and Dismissal PolicyIn general a graduate/professional student, admitted without condition,who does not maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 (after taking9 credits) is placed on academic probation; s/he then has 9 credits toraise his/her GPA to 3.0 or better. If the student fails to achieve thisgoal, the appropriate Dean (Mequon) or Campus Dean (Ann Arbor),in consultation with the Program Director, will review each case todetermine if dismissal is appropriate. Some graduate and professionalprograms have established their own standards and procedures foracademic probation and dismissal, and for an appeal, which takepresence over the aforementioned general procedure.7Appeal ProcessGraduate or professional students who have been dismissed from theirprogram and had their appeal denied by the program may only appealto the Provost's Office if they believe that the program’s appeal processwas not properly followed. If that is the case, the student will present anargument in writing to the Provost's Office. The Chief Academic Officeror designee will examine the request, and if s/he ascertains that dueprocess was not followed, s/he may return the appeal to the programfor reconsideration. This decision will be communicated to the studentwithin 10 working days of receiving the request.All dismissed students may appeal a decision to the President of theUniversity (if at Mequon) or to the Chief Administrative Officer (if at AnnArbor) in writing within 5 working days of the decision only if they candemonstrate that due process was not followed.Academic EthicsMutual respect and concern for one another in the atmosphere of aChristian caring community is the basic principle which should governthe relationship between student and instructor. Faculty are professionalin their expectations of academic excellence and students respond withan appropriate level of effort and commitment. Unprofessional conductand unethical behavioral are serious breaches of the academic contract.Academic DishonestyAcademic honesty is the foundation of our education insititution. Withoutit, we make a mockery of the academic endeavor and the ultimaterewards associated with a degree in higher education. At Concordia,honesty is central to our Christian identity and way of relating to oneanother. The names of students found guilty of engaging in academicdishonesty will be reported to the Provost's Office. Types of academicdishonesty can be defined in the following manner: Cheating: includes, but is not limited to: a) the use of unauthorizedassistance in taking any type of test or completing any type ofclassroom assignment; b) assisting another student in cheating on atest or class assignment, including impersonation of another student. Plagiarism: includes, but is not limited to: a) failure to give full andclear acknowledgement of the source of any idea that is not yourown; b) handing in the same assignment for two different courseswithout the consent of the instructors. Fabrication: includes, but is not limited to: the forgery, alteration, ormisuse of any University academic document, record, or instrumentof instruction. Academic misconduct: includes, but is not limited to: intentionally orrecklessly interfering with teaching, research, and/or other academicfunctions.Disciplinary Actions First instance: The faculty member determines the penalty. This mayinclude any of the following: an opportunity to redo the assignmentor test, a reduced grade on the assignment or test, a failing grade onthe assignment or test, a lower grade in the course, a failing grade inthe course, or removal of the student from the course. Second instance: The faculty member determines the penalty, andthe campus-specific Chief Academic Officer (CAO) or designeeconnects with the student at which time additional sanctions may beimposed. Third instance: The faculty member determines the penalty, andthe Academic Conduct Board meets with the student at which

8Academic Policiestime additional sanctions may be imposed, including suspensionor expulsion. The Academic Conduct Board (ACB) consists of theCAO, Assistant Vice President of Academics, and the appropriateDean. If the student is in an Adult Education program, the appropriateRegional Director joins the ACB. If the student is a Graduate student,the appropriate Program Director joins the ACB.Appeal ProcessOn the Mequon campus students may appeal a faculty-issued academicdishonesty decision or penalty in writing to the Dean of the School inwhich the course was offered within 15 working days of receiving thereport. The Dean (in consultation with the Department Chair or ProgramDirector or Center Director) will consider the appeal and render a decisionwithin 10 working days of receiving the appeal and issue a writtenresponse to the student.CUW, including online and accelerated, students may appeal a facultyissued academic dishonesty decision or penalty in writing to the Deanof the School in which the course was offered within 15 working daysof receiving the report. The Dean (in consultation wit

Concordia University is one of nine colleges or universities in the. Concordia University System, an entity of The Lutheran Church - Missouri. Synod. Mission Statement Concordia University is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for. service to Christ in the Church and the world.

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