New Programs Approved for 2021-2022*

New Undergraduate Certificate

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies – The Undergraduate Certificate in Certificate Entrepreneurial Studies will be a four-course subset of both the existing Entrepreneurship Major and the existing Entrepreneurship Minor.  This certificate will help infuse entrepreneurship education into various disciplines across CMU.

New Graduate Certificate

  • Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Acquisitions Concentration (formerly Graduate Certificate in Acquisitions Administration) - The Logistics and Acquisitions graduate certificate prepares administrators to focus on purchasing, logistics, and contracting. Students will select electives in a variety of related areas, such as government contracting, quality control, regulatory concepts, and inventory management.
  • Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (formerly Graduate Certificate in Integrated Homeland Security) - This program is designed to focus on leadership and administrative issues in the crisis management field. Courses will enhance and augment skills for dealing with a wide range of man-made and natural threats and vulnerabilities. This program will provide students with the knowledge needed to lead crisis prevention and response programs in the military, public, and private sectors.

New Majors

  • Teaching Grades PK-3 Major - The purpose of the Teaching Grades PK-3 major is to prepare educators to address the needs of the whole-child; use relevant, research-based criteria to establish a supportive, engaging environment that fosters, learning; and use practices that meets the needs of all learners.  This Learner-Centered major prepares the educator in areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies to teach students in grades PK-3 in a self-contained classroom or departmentalized setting.
  • Teaching Grades 3-6 Major - The purpose of the Teaching Grades 3-6 major is to prepare educators to address the needs of the whole-child; use relevant, research-based criteria to establish a supportive, engaging environment that fosters, learning; and use practices that meets the needs of all learners.  This Learner-Centered major prepares the educator in areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies to teach students in grades 3-6 in a self-contained classroom or departmentalized setting.
  • Teaching Grades PK-6 Major - The purpose of the Teaching Grades PK-6 major is to prepare educators to address the needs of the whole-child; use relevant, research-based criteria to establish a supportive, engaging environment that fosters, learning; and use practices that meets the needs of all learners.  This Learner-Centered major prepares the educator in areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies to teach students in grades PK-6 in a self-contained classroom or departmentalized setting.
  • Teaching Grades PK-3 with Special Education Major  - The purpose of the Teaching Grades PK-3 major paired with a Special Education major is designed to prepare educators to address the needs of the whole-child; use relevant, research-based criteria to establish a supportive, engaging environment that fosters, learning; and use practices that meets the needs of all learners including students with disabilities.  This Learner-Centered major prepares the educator in areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies to teach students in grades PK-3 in a self-contained classroom or departmentalized setting.  The Teaching Grades 3-6 major paired with Special Education EI or CI will prepare candidates to be certified in grades 3-6 and special education K-12. 
  • Teaching Grades 3-6 with Special Education Major - The purpose of the Teaching Grades 3-6 major paired with a special education major is to prepare educators to address the needs of the whole-child; use relevant, research-based criteria to establish a supportive, engaging environment that fosters, learning; and use practices that meets the needs of all learners including students with disabilities. This Learner-Centered major prepares the educator in areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies to teach students in grades PK-3 in a self-contained classroom or departmentalized setting. The Teaching Grades 3-6 major paired with Special Education EI or CI will prepare candidates to be certified in grades 3-6 and special education K-12. 
  • Teaching Early Childhood, B-3 & Early Childhood Special Education Major - The purpose of the Teaching Early Childhood, Birth-Grade 3 and Early Childhood Special Education major is to prepare educators to address the needs of the whole-child; use relevant, research-based criteria to establish a supportive, engaging environment that fosters child development and learning through the use of practices and play that meets the needs of all young learners. This Learner-Centered major prepares the educator in areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies to teach young learners from birth through grade 3 in a variety of settings which include home visiting, child-care, state and federally funded preschool programs, early elementary classrooms, and early childhood special education.

New concentrations

  • Neuroscience Major: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Concentration - The Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience concentration prepares students for graduate school in neuroscience or biomedical fields and medical school.
  • Neuroscience Major: Clinical Health Neuroscience Concentration - The Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience concentration prepares students for graduate school in neuroscience or biomedical fields and medical school.
  • MSA: Logistics and Acquisitions Concentration (formerly MSA: Acquisitions Administration Concentration) - The Logistics and Acquisitions concentration prepares administrators to focus on purchasing, logistics, and contracting. Students will select electives in various related areas, such as government contracting, quality control, regulatory concepts, and inventory management.
  • MSA: Emergency Management and Homeland Security Concentration (formerly MSA: Integrated Homeland Security Concentration) - This program is designed to focus on leadership and administrative issues in the crisis management field. Courses will enhance and augment skills for dealing with a wide range of man-made and natural threats and vulnerabilities. This program will provide students with the knowledge needed to lead crisis prevention and response programs in the military, public, and private sectors.

Program Changes Approved for 2021-2022

  • Teaching Early Childhood B-K and Early Childhood Special Education Major (formerly Early Childhood Development and Learning Major) - The purpose of the Teaching Early Childhood, Birth-Kindergarten and Early Childhood Special Education major is to prepare educators to address the needs of the whole-child; use relevant, research-based criteria to establish a supportive, engaging environment that fosters child development and learning through the use of practices and play that meets the needs of all young learners.

*Further information on program offerings can be obtained from the academic department of record.