Academic Program Proposal

MHEC Final
Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Gurabo
Bachelors and MastersNew Site Location11/22/2019
New Site Location Program Description
Universidad Ana G. Mendez – Gurabo (formerly del Turabo) has submitted an application to relocate <br>its instructional site, continuing to offer its 6 programs at the new campus located at 100-200 Investa <br>West Tower, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Ana G. Mendez, a non-profit <br>university located in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is registered as a foreign corporation in the <br>State of Maryland. The corporation’s purpose is to promote the development and the cultural, social <br>and economic well-being of society through the expansion and growth of educational opportunities <br>for the benefit of the community segments it serves. Ana G. Mendez is accredited by the Middle <br>States Commission on Higher Education. <br>Ana G. Mendez University System has been operating in Maryland since 2011-2012; The Gurabo <br>Campus is under extended approval through August 31, 2022. Any approval resulting from this <br>proposal will extend through August 31, 2024. <br>Program descriptions <br>I. Elementary Education (B.A.): program prepares students to use diverse techniques in teaching <br>at the elementary level, develop classroom assessments and lesson plans, and communicate <br>effectively in English and Spanish. The program requires 127 credit hours. <br>II. Secondary Education, Mathematics (B.A.): program prepares students to use diverse <br>techniques in teaching of mathematics at the secondary level, develop classroom assessments <br>and lesson plans, and communicate effectively in English and Spanish. The program requires <br>128 credit hours. <br>III. Business Administration (B.B.A.): program offers four areas of concentration that serve to <br>prepare students to effectively and efficiently assume management responsibilities required <br>by today’s organizations. The program requires 123 credit hours. <br>Areas of concentration: <br>1. Accounting <br>2. Management <br>3. Marketing <br>4. Computerized Information Systems <br> <br>IV. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.): program prepares students to be competent to <br>respond to the growing needs of the communities they serve. The program requires 128 credit <br>hours. <br>V. Bachelor of Science in Community Health (B.S.C.H.) This program was the first in Maryland <br>to provide Spanish-language dominant students the opportunity to respond to the current and <br>increasing demand for bilingual (English-Spanish) community health workers. The program <br>emphasizes health disparities, culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate health care <br>education and promotion, and Hispanic community health barriers and opportunities for <br>leveraging balances toward improved outcome and prevention. The program is 120 credits. <br>VI. Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.): The program is designed to train dual language <br>professionals in social work to serve Hispanics in Maryland and beyond. Students acquire the <br>knowledge to better understand specific concepts of social work practice such as diversity, <br>social and economic justice, oppression, discrimination, prejudice, values, ethics, social <br>policy, and others. The program is 122 credits. <br> <br>VII. Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling (M.Ed.) program is designed to <br>prepare counselors to provide individual or group counseling services in K-12 schools. It <br>provides counselors with the background in the principles, theories and practice of guidance <br>and counseling in a school setting. The program requires 45 credit hours. <br> <br>VIII. The Master of Education in Teaching of English as a <br>Second Language (M.Ed.): program is designed to provide students with educational <br>experiences in the principles, theories and practice of ESL acquisition, learning and teaching. <br>The program requires 39 credit hours. <br>IX. Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) – concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner: program <br>prepares students to be competent to respond to the growing needs of the communities they <br>serve. The program requires 51 credit hours. <br> <br>X. Master of Science in Public Affairs (M.S.) – Concentration in Criminal Justice: program is <br>designed to teach students ethics, administration, planning and development of the criminal <br>justice system, from philosophy of punishment to correctional program administration. <br>Students learn new tendencies in the administration and evaluation of the system that affect <br>local, state and nationwide programs. The program requires 39 credit hours. <br>XI. Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communications – Concentration in Multimedia Journalism: <br>Prepares dual language journalists capable of producing journalistic products in tune with the <br>requirements of the digital era with the knowledge to use the new digital platforms that are <br>present in the field of communications. The program is 33 credits. <br>XII. Mater of Public Affairs (M.A.) – Concentration in Forensic Science: The dual <br>language program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on analysis of <br>administrative processes, decision-making and the organization of public and private <br> <br>institutions at the local, national, and international levels. Students design and evaluate <br>programs and services in the public administration fields and particularly in the areas of <br>criminal justice, human services, conflict mediation, and the arts to foster broad programmatic <br>responsibility and leadership. The program is 39 – 42 credits. <br> <br>XIII. Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, <br>with the track RN to BSN option, prepares the registered nurse for additional responsibilities <br>and positions within the healthcare environment. Building on the framework of knowledge, <br>skills, and competencies acquired during the pre-licensure nursing program, the coursework <br>will further develop the nurse in providing and leading care to diverse populations across the <br>lifespan. The dual language RN to BSN program will be the only one of its kind in the United <br>States. The program offers nurses the opportunity of completing a baccalaureate degree in <br>nursing (BSN) while developing both their academic English and Spanish language skills <br>throughout the curriculum. Each course, including the technical nursing courses, will be <br>offered in both languages alternating the language each week. The program is 128 credits. <br>XIV. The Master of Education in Social and Community Services prepares and develops <br>professionals to advise individuals in post-secondary institutions, businesses, and community <br>organizations in the advancement of their education, professional development, and career <br>planning. The program provides graduates with the background in principles, theories, and <br>practice of advising and general counseling. Graduates from this program will be able to <br>interact and establish relationships allowing them to work in situations that require skills in <br>effective communication, career development, conflict management, problem solving and <br>decision making. Graduates will have the opportunity to apply interdisciplinary knowledge <br>about human needs and social, economic, and cultural impacts to advise individuals in their <br>life transitions in educational, profit, non-profit, and governmental settings. The graduates <br>will be prepared to collaborate with diverse stakeholders; manage programs to meet the needs <br>of individuals; and communicate recommendations regarding care resources and services. <br>The curriculum includes 100 hours of pre-approved practicum experiences in the filed based <br>on the student’s area of interest. This program is not designed to meet licensure requirements <br>for social work and counseling professions. <br> <br>The programs currently offered at the current site will be discontinued effective December 1, 2019.