Adams State University's Board of Trustees recently approved the university’s second doctoral degree and three other new academic programs.
"These programs all address workforce needs within Colorado and the San Luis Valley and help prepare our students for growing careers fields," Arnold Salazar, the board’s chair, said.
The programs include a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education – Licensure; a Master of Arts in Humanities – Public Administration; a Master of Arts in Applied Sport Psychology; and a Doctorate in Education – Leadership.
"All of these programs are great examples of Adams State's commitment to rural areas,” Adams State President Beverlee McClure said. “They use online and off-campus delivery to provide students with schedule flexibility, in keeping with our mission to serve rural areas and underserved students."
The Early Childhood and Public Administration programs should begin in the summer of 2016, while the Applied Sports Psychology program will begin in the fall of 2016. The doctorate of education will begin at a later date.
All four programs will be reviewed by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Additionally, the Early Childhood Education program will be reviewed by the Colorado Department of Education, while the doctoral program needs approval from the Higher Learning Commission.