Park Points of Pride December 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

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Master of Healthcare Administration program receives accreditation


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs has granted accreditation to Park University’s Master of Healthcare Administration program, which was realigned under the School of Business this past summer. While programs under the School of Business have been accredited by ACBSP since April 2013, ACBSP accreditation was sought for the MHA program soon after it was realigned from the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs to the School of Business. The application was submitted in October and accreditation was granted last month.


Park University selected as college partner for Kansas City Teacher Residency program


The Kansas City Teacher Residency has selected Park University as its college partner for its urban teacher residency program. The KCTR is the result of a direct response to the challenge of teacher shortages in urban cities such as Kansas City. The program recruits, prepares, develops and supports effective teachers in classrooms across the area with a goal of helping students achieve strong academic gains by retaining exceptional teachers that reflect the rich diversity of the region. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is supporting the growth, development and sustainability of the KCTR in its first year.

As the KCTR’s only higher education partner, Park University will provide participants with graduate-level coursework in order to complete a Master of Education degree in early childhood education, elementary education or middle school education. The two-year program, for college graduates and professionals not currently in the teaching profession consists of a one-year intensive mentoring program and a combination of rigorous face-to-face and online courses that lead to the master’s degree. Following the residency year, graduates will be ready to effectively lead their own classrooms in high-need public schools in the Kansas City area. Those selected to participate in the program receive a $25,000 stipend for the residency year.

Read more about the KCTR program at www.park.edu/news/2015/12/kctr-partnership.


HRM SealPark’s online human resource management program receives ranking


Park University’s online Bachelor of Science in business administration/human resource management degree program has been ranked among the top online human resources programs in the country by OnlineColleges.net. Park’s program is ranked No. 14 based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics.