Daemen College

Introduction

Daemen College is a private, nonsectarian, co-educational, comprehensive college in Amherst, New York, chartered to award both undergraduate and graduate level degrees. Located in a safe and attractive suburban setting, Daemen offers convenient access to one of the country’s most vibrant regions, spanning Buffalo-Niagara, the Great Lakes, and a cross-border corridor with Ontario, Canada, less than a two-hour drive from cosmopolitan Toronto.

With a balance of liberal studies and professional programs, Daemen students acquire the skill to solve problems creatively and think critically. They will be comfortable with diversity and will recognize the importance of a global perspective. They will be able to work with others and be invigorated by environments that present challenges and demand innovation.

HISTORY

Daemen College is a private, nonsectarian, co-educational, comprehensive college in Amherst, New York. Its attractive suburban location offers convenient access to the cultural amenities of metropolitan Buffalo and the scenic outdoor recreation areas of Western New York, the Niagara Frontier, and the Great Lakes. In addition, the College is near Canada, with cosmopolitan Toronto in easy driving distance.

The College was established in 1947 as Rosary Hill College by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, whose foundress was Magdalene Daemen, a Dutch woman dedicated to working with the poor. Her faith and courage have inspired many to give themselves to the service of others. The College has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1956. Institutional accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2011. Originally a liberal arts college for women, the College became co-educational in 1971, extending its commitment to academic excellence to the education of both men and women. In 1976, the College became independent and nonsectarian, changing its name to Daemen College. In 1992, New York State amended the college’s charter, authorizing the award of graduate level degrees as well as baccalaureate degrees.

Committed to an academic atmosphere that leads to open inquiry and debate, Daemen has achieved a creative balance between programs providing career preparation and education in the liberal arts. Programs in the major and the competency-based core curriculum encourage students to expand their horizons beyond the classroom through internships, service-learning, clinical and field experiences, collaborative research with faculty, and study abroad. The Core Curriculum is designed to develop students’ skills and competencies in seven areas that will benefit them personally and professionally throughout their lives.

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Master of Social Work

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Buffalo

The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is designed to train students for advanced social work practice with systems of any size (micro, mezzo, and macro) [+]

The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is designed to train students for advanced social work practice with systems of any size (micro, mezzo, and macro). In the foundation year of the master of social work curriculum, students are taught the basics of generalist social work practice. The concentration year focuses on the development of clinical practice skills such as using the DSM V, managing crisis, applying advanced clinical techniques, demonstrating competency in a clinical practicum that emphasizes children and families, and focusing on the clinical needs of other marginalized groups. After the completion of this program, students are encouraged to sit for the licensure at the LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) levels. The two year MSW program is a 60 credit hour program and the one year Advanced Standing MSW Program is a 30-33 credit hour program. Students are required to complete a minimum number of clock hours in field education. What can I do with an MSW? Clinical Practice (shortage of LCSWs in WNY and NY) Private Practice Work in a variety of settings including hospitals, correctional facilities, nursing homes, schools Why an MSW at Daemen? A proven leader in Social Work education Evening and weekend classes Seasoned professors Who should apply? People with a desire to change the world People with a liberal arts background Those who want to build and enhance their clinical skills Concentration One of the most popular fields of social work practice is with children and families. Studies have shown that there is a shortage of social work professionals who work in the child welfare/family services arena. The program concentration offers advanced training that allows practitioners to enter into a therapeutic relationship with children and their families in hope of resolving concerns and conflicts. In the future, the program hopes to establish concentration tracks in other areas such as Military, Geriatrics and Immigrants/Displaced populations. Student Centered Learning Small, friendly environment Professors are personal, but professional Diverse environment Engaged community [-]

Masters in Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Buffalo

The program's coursework prepares students for all aspects of their future careers by learning how to write and implement lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards to understanding the laws that protect students with IEPs. Students have the Opportunity to work with children with disabilities in both suburban and urban settings. [+]

Program Highlights Small classes allow for individualized attention. Opportunities to work with children with disabilities in both suburban and urban settings. Coursework prepares students for all aspects of their future careers by learning how to write and implement lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards to understanding the laws that protect students with IEPs. Students learn from knowledgeable faculty practical ways to conduct research and how to apply research-based strategies. Daemen’s Education Department is nationally accredited through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from May 3, 2013-May 3, 2020. Initial/Professional Certification (Grades 1-6) This program is for individuals seeking certification from the State of New York who do not possess a teaching certificate in special education. The student must possess a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university in an acceptable liberal arts concentration and demonstrate a major area of study. In order to receive Initial certification, candidates must successfully pass the edTPA, EAS (Educating All Students), ALST (Academic Literacy Skills Test), and the appropriate CST (Content Specialty Tests). In order to receive Professional certification, the candidate must possess an Initial certification, complete three years of paid, full time teaching experience, and receive one year of mentoring. Graduate Students enrolled in the Initial/Professional program have the opportunity to complete a 40 hour practicum within the Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education and After-School Programs. As part of the practicum, graduate students work with students with learning disabilities in a supervised after-school setting and develop and implement a remedial Math or ELA lesson aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards. Professional Certification (Grades 1-6) This program is for individuals seeking Professional Certification from the State of New York. The individual must already possess an initial teaching certificate in special education. A copy of his/her teaching certificate must accompany the other required documentation as part of the admissions application. Teacher Preparation Program The Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education and After-School Programs’ mission statement is to effectively prepare teacher candidates to teach research based learning strategies that assist students with disabilities in mastering academic content within the Common Core standards. [-]

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Masters of Science (MSc) in Athletic Training

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Buffalo

This direct entry program is designed for students with an earned baccalaureate degree. The program involves 2 years of study in athletic training courses plus one summer of courses which includes Gross Anatomy. [+]

This direct entry program is designed for students with an earned baccalaureate degree. The program involves 2 years of study in athletic training courses plus one summer of courses which includes Gross Anatomy. Program Highlights Athletic training graduates have achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification exam, a rate that significantly surpasses the national average of 82.9%. In 2014, the AT Program was awarded second place in the New York State Athletic Trainers Association ATEP Video Contest for National Athletic Training Month. In 2013, a Daemen College AT student was selected to represent New York State at the National Athletic Training Student Leadership (iLead) conference held in Texas. In 2013, a Daemen College AT student was awarded the PFATS-NFL Charities Minority Scholarship, which allowed him to experience the Minnesota Vikings summer training camp. We encourage our AT students to become dual credentialed with strength and conditioning certifications. Currently, 6 of our graduates are dual credentialed ATC/CSCS. 26/26 Daemen College AT graduates have passed the BOC exam. Program Goals Students will be prepared to successfully challenge the BOC exam during their final semester of a multidimensional CAATE accredited entry-level curriculum that includes didactic, laboratory, and diverse clinical education experiences. Students will use knowledge of basic science and research methodology to interpret evidence-based research to answer clinical questions and to guide clinical practice. Students will obtain the skills to demonstrate sound ethical behavior and professional responsibility in the field of athletic training. Students will obtain skills to demonstrate civic responsibility. Students will possess problem solving and clinical reasoning skills to guide clinical practice. Students will develop interpersonal skills and learn the importance of inter-professionalism to become effective communicators during clinical practice. Students will obtain skills to engage in scientific/professional writing. The Athletic Training Program will produce Athletic Trainers who contribute to the profession. [-]

Masters of Science (MSc) in Executive Leadership & Change

Campus Full time 24 months September 2016 USA Buffalo

The Philosophy of the Executive Leadership and Change Master of Science Program: Effective leaders have an accurate sense of themselves. [+]

The MS in Executive Leadership and Change is a cohort based graduate seminar program. The contemporary curriculum, a highly integrated, carefully coordinated series of courses, is completed in twenty four months. Mission Statement The Philosophy of the Executive Leadership and Change Master of Science Program: Effective leaders have an accurate sense of themselves. They model, teach, and advocate the values of authenticity, empowerment, creative and critical thinking. To promote collaboration, trust and community building, they take advantage of diversity of style, experience and culture. Executive leaders understand and facilitate change to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex, fast-paced, global society. Leaders need the skills to create and communicate a positive view of the future, which is in harmony with the values of their organization and the larger community. The role of the leader is to inspire and facilitate this transition to the desired future state. In keeping with Daemen College’s belief that leadership is fundamentally service, the leader’s role is defined to include a sense of civic responsibility and ethical decision making. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides participatory interactive experiences and opportunities for practice and reflection as the primary methods for exploring leadership and change. The Executive Leadership and Change program characterizes leadership development as an ongoing learning process, thus building capacity in the leader, their organizations and in the other team members involved in leading positive change. Program Objectives Apply contemporary leadership models and theories as they analyze and shape personal leadership style of the student (create personal Mission – Vision, Strategic Goals and Learning Objectives). Change behavior through self-knowledge, cultural sensitivity, emotional intelligence, team dynamics and systems thinking. Reflect on their experience when applying new knowledge, skills and approaches. Develop skills for effective leadership guided by ethical values. Nurture creative and critical thinking skills necessary to effect personal and organizational change. Integrate the advantages of a liberal learning philosophy into a framework of leadership skills and organizational behavior development.. Acknowledge and fulfill their roles as leaders of change personally, organizationally and in the community with specializations in Business, Health Professions, Not for Profit or Higher Education contexts. Program Highlights Interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizing the internalization, integration, and application of self-awareness, team building, effective communication, systems thinking, and creative problem solving for change. Projects are designed as hands-on laboratories for testing ideas and applying leadership skills. Students work closely with faculty and are encouraged to work collaboratively. Individualized learning objectives are incorporated into the program and research assignments. To maximize learning, the program stresses an experiential, interactive and reflective format sharing personal work experiences, evaluating case studies and meeting distinguished guest lecturers. These models are supplemented through the use of multimedia technology, web-enhanced learning, and off-site visits. To facilitate the technology component of the curriculum, each student is provided with their own laptop computer. Highly-regarded faculty led by the Executive Director, John S. Frederick, Ed.D. The program is taught using a graduate seminar, cohort format. The two start dates are Winter (Tuesday evening classes) or Fall (Wednesday evening classes). The 36 Credit Hour Program is delivered in two formats: Winter/January start - Tuesday evening format that meets once a week Complete in just 24 months Fall/September start - Wednesday evening format that meets once a week Complete in just 24 months Program Components The foundational component is comprised of seven, 3-credit courses Analysis/networking component includes a 3-credit immersion course Research/application component is 6 credits for completion of thesis/research projects and 3 credits for completion of a specialization or elective course A 3 credit capstone course The program is cohort-based and classes are offered sequentially. The cohort format allows for an individualized case study approach to applying the material studied. To maximize learning, the program stresses an interactive format and may include distinguished guest facilitators, the use of traditional and digital information with multimedia technology and facilitator-assisted analysis of the group's dynamics. Students work closely with faculty and are encouraged to work collaboratively. Specialty Tracks Specializations allow students to meet their personal and career learning objectives. Executive Leadership and Change students customize their research project/thesis and complete the specialization leadership course in one of four specialty tracks: Business Health Professions Higher Education Not-for-Profit Organizations [-]

Masters of Science (MSc) in Global Business

Campus Full time Part time 16 months September 2016 USA Buffalo + 1 more

In support of Daemen College's mission to prepare students for life and leadership in a complex multicultural world, the Master of Science in Global Business is designed to provide business perspective and expertise to facilitate sustained economic growth. [+]

Mission Statement In support of Daemen College's mission to prepare students for life and leadership in a complex multicultural world, the Master of Science in Global Business is designed to provide business perspective and expertise to facilitate sustained economic growth. The program relies on experienced professionals who incorporate collaborative and integrative business strategies necessary for the development of outstanding, ethical business leaders. The MSGB program inspires graduates to become responsible and resourceful global citizens. Key Features Close interaction with internationally experienced faculty. Relevant coursework including current events. Projects with international companies. A three-stage academic program that logically advances students through the 30-credit hour curriculum. A superior academic facility offers a state-of-the-art computer teaching lab, a computer usage lab, distance learning facilities, free remote access to the internet/e-mail, and experienced technology personnel to assist students. Specializations in either marketing or accounting. Small class sizes (8:1 student/teacher ratio) help facilitate enhanced interaction with faculty members dedicated to teaching excellence and providing personal attention to each student. Created for the working adult, classes are offered evenings. Program Design/Specialty Track Students can complete a general program in Global Business or can select a Marketing or Accounting track. An undergraduate degree in Accounting is required for admission to the Accounting track. Students with an undergraduate degree in another discipline can complete the Accounting Certificate program to qualify for the Accounting track. Outcome Objectives Upon completion of the master’s program in Global Business, graduates: Demonstrate creative critical thinking skills to recognize problems, analyze uncertain situations, interpret evidence, develop alternative solutions, and adapt and innovate with a global perspective. Recognize the opportunities and challenges of globalization and apply managerial skills to global business. Recognize ethical problems and apply standards of ethical behavior to management decisions. Recognize the importance of corporate responsibility and incorporate socially responsible actions in the development of global organizational strategies. Use technology and appropriate quantitative methods as tools of effective management. Demonstrate effective, culturally appropriate communication skills. Demonstrate well-developed leadership and teamwork skills for the effective implementation of mission-driven organizational policy in a multicultural global environment. Integrate theoretical and practical applications across functional business areas and networks for the purpose of strategic planning, implementation and control. Additional Opportunities Short and long term study abroad. Internships in international companies. Intensive Spanish language training in Mexico. Scholarships are available. M.S. Global Business Scholarships Four $1,500 scholarships are available annually to new, full-time students in the MS Global Business program. These scholarships will be awarded based upon an application and essay submitted to a committee of the graduate faculty from the program. The scholarship will be pro-rated between two semesters ($750/semester). [-]

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