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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Masters of Science (MSc) in Athletic Training

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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... [-]

Masters of Science (MSc) in Executive Leadership & Change

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 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... [-]

Masters of Science (MSc) in Global Business

Campus Full time Part time 16 months September 2017 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... [-]

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Master of Social Work

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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... [-]

Masters in Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Campus Full time September 2017 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... [-]

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