Ana G. Méndez University System, Florida

Introduction

In 2003, SUAGM took its first step outside of Puerto Rico with the establishment of the Metro Orlando Campus in the city of Orlando, Florida. This was followed by campuses in South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Maryland. All four branch campuses offer the only bilingual program in Higher Education, the Discipline-Based Dual Language Immersion Model® which gives Hispanics the ability to learn not only the tools for a new career, but to be proficient in a second language, without leaving behind their native language.

The model offers a curriculum tailored to achieve rapid results, allowing students to earn an associate, bachelors, or master’s degree in areas like; Business Administration, Accounting, Education, Marketing, Health Services, among many others, as they become proficient in English and Spanish.

From its humble beginnings, SUAGM has grown to be an international organization offering Hispanics of every background the opportunity to better themselves. Given that this demographic group is the fastest growing in the United States, the importance of bilingualism in the 21st century job market cannot be overseen. In this way, SUAGM’s expansion is the key for many Hispanics who want to finish their studies and become dual language professionals in order to improve their quality of life and have better opportunities in this multi-cultural business environment.

The campuses serve its community and serve as a bridge to fulfilling initiatives in serving Hispanic adults in the United States and Latin America. All degrees are offered in the accelerated approach format developed by SUAGM’s School for Professional Studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

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Master in Public Administration (MPA) Specialization in Public and Non-Profit Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orlando Miramar Tampa Wheaton + 2 more

The Master in Public and Non- Profit Management is a professional course of study for individuals pursuing careers in government, public service and non-profit organizations. Our students develop knowledge and skills in the management process in areas related to: human resources; management of financial resources; organizational strategies, and the analytical techniques applied to maximizing effectiveness and efficiency in public service and in the third sector. [+]

Program Description The Master in Public and Non- Profit Management is a professional course of study for individuals pursuing careers in government, public service and non-profit organizations. Our students develop knowledge and skills in the management process in areas related to: human resources; management of financial resources; organizational strategies, and the analytical techniques applied to maximizing effectiveness and efficiency in public service and in the third sector. The Graduate Program in Public and Non-Profit Management will offer courses in the various areas: (21 credit hours) Management and Leadership in both sectors; Human Resources and Labor Relations Administration; Accounting and Finance; Legal and Ethical Issues, E- Government Projects, and Research Methods applied to public and non-profit sectors Also, students will have the opportunity to select 4 courses (12 credit hours) among the following: Development and Management of Strategic Alliances with Non-Profit Organizations; Development of Grant Proposals for Public Sector; Topics and Cases in Urban Policy and Planning; Urban Affairs and Public Policy; Community Organizations and Public Policy; Special Topics, and Legislative Process. There is also a Capstone Course (3 credit hours) Program Objectives Satisfy the need for sophisticated managers with organizational acumen, technical skills, and an in-depth understanding of what it means to work in both, the public and nonprofit world. Provide excellent graduate professional education for individuals preparing for, or already in, public service or non-profit careers. Create the academic environment for students to develop competencies necessary to manage information, people and money in an environment driven by the desire... [-]

Master of Education in Bilingual Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orlando Miramar Tampa Wheaton + 2 more

This Master of Education in Bilingual Education program is designed to provide the skills knowledge and abilities necessary in the area of bilingual teaching in a culturally diverse environment. Students in Master’s Degree Programs in Education must have educational background and experience in a school setting. [+]

Program Description This Master of Education in Bilingual Education program is designed to provide the skills knowledge and abilities necessary in the area of bilingual teaching in a culturally diverse environment. Students in Master’s Degree Programs in Education must have educational background and experience in a school setting. This program is geared towards the fundamental characteristics of a bilingual teacher providing emphasis on the teaching of language and content through the use of research based practices under the bilingual education guidelines and regulations. Also, it will provide knowledge on best proven practices, approaches, theories, and techniques that will make them capable of helping non-English speaking students succeed in their academics while helping them develop their language skills. This Master’s Level Program provides technical knowledge in specific areas such as multiculturalism, bilingual education practices, bilingual teaching methods, learning styles, diversity in the classroom, social aspects in bilingual education, literacy in two languages, and academic success in the classroom. Students in this program will be given the opportunity to apply this knowledge in the design of curriculum, activities, strategies and methods that will help them in acquiring the experience needed to best implement a bilingual program assuring the student success. The program focuses on the application of language and content instruction, differentiating instruction to meet the needs of the diverse students, the promotion of multiculturalism in the classroom, and the appreciation of other cultures as a means of instruction. The program in bilingual education offers courses on social foundations, curriculum development, language,... [-]