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BA in Liberal Studies


Cheyney University’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is a 120 credit hour program that offers the student the flexibility to determine the focus and concentration of their studies to best fit their educational and professional needs. The program enables students to obtain a broad understanding of the liberal arts, their concentration of study and to gain the specific job skills employers are looking for in today’s competitive job market. This major is also perfect for any student wishing to pursue graduate school.

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BS in Early Childhood Education (certification)

  • Pre K-Grade 4

The early childhood program (pre-K-Grade 4) is planned to develop candidates who are reflective decision-makers, collaborative change agents, and effective practitioners capable of making informed decisions about the learning environments in which children flourish emotionally, intellectually, socially, and physically. Students engage in coursework that is designed to develop competence in designing and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for the developing child from birth to nine years of age. Included in the curriculum is coursework in classroom management, teaching English language learners, and advocacy. In addition, candidates learn how to work collaboratively with parents, and community agencies. Students complete supervised field experiences and student teaching in diverse public school settings.

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BS Early Childhood Education/Special Education (Dual Certification)

  • Pre K-Grade 8
  • Special Education - Grades 4-8

This program leads to dual teacher certification in general early childhood education (Pre K-Grade 8) and early childhood special education (K-8). Students learn about the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of young children with special needs and their families. This program provides opportunities for students to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary children who have a broad range of special needs. Students complete supervised field experiences and student teaching in diverse public school settings.

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BS in Business Administration

  • Management Concentration

The Business Administration program promotes academic excellence and the development of the student as a professional leader. The primary aim is to equip students with the skills to become successful business professionals, business owners and/or to pursue graduate studies in the field of business administration. The program’s instructional philosophy stresses the demonstrative use of acquired knowledge and skills in business-related situations.

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BS in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management

The Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management is an interdisciplinary and collaborative degree that will serve the needs of traditional and non-traditional students seeking to become proficient in an ever growing global society. Our curriculum will prepare you for entry level management positions in the hospitality industry allowing students to take advantage of a truly unique and exceptional educational experience.

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BA in Social Relations

  • Criminal Justice Concentration

The goals of the Social Relations program are: to give students a broad liberal arts background; to prepare the student for graduate training in a number of different areas; and to form a base for students to pursue careers in law, law enforcement, justice administration, and other social science related professions.

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MAT in Early Childhood Education/Special Education

The Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program is tailored for students who do not possess an elementary education degree or for those teaching with emergency elementary education certificates to become certified elementary teachers. Upon completion of the program, candidates are eligible to apply for teacher certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

Requirements for the MAT Degree Program in Elementary Education:

  • Complete 33 semester hours
  • Maintain GPA of 3.0
  • Pass Praxis I and II
  • Complete and Defend Portfolio/Thesis Project

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MEd in Educational Leadership (principal certification)

The program is designed to prepare administrators who are particularly sensitive to the needs of urban schools. The program will further delineate the conceptual, technical and human skills deemed necessary in the preparation of competent educational administrators.

A person prepared as a school administrator may be eligible for certification as a Principal K-12 provided that the applicant:

  • Has completed an approved program of graduate study preparing him/her to direct, operate, supervise, and administer the organizational and general educational activities of a school. (Preparation completed out-of-state must meet Pennsylvania standards for certification).
  • Is recommended for certification as a principal by the authorized certification officer of the institution where such education was obtained, or holds a comparable certificate from another state (for out-of-state graduates only).
  • Provides verification of the completion of five years of satisfactory professional school experience on a state-issued certificate appropriate for the assignment.
  • Has provided evidence of satisfactory achievement on assessments prescribed by the Department under Section 49.18(a).
  • Is able to meet all other requirements provided by law.

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MPA in Public Administration

The Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program provides current and future administrators with the necessary analytical problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will allow them to create and maintain public and private institutions that can best serve the Philadelphia region, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the nation. Courses will emphasize methods that public administrators should use to address the needs of the nation’s changing population.

The MPA program at Cheyney is intended to offer maximum flexibility for a diverse body of students – some of whom may have just completed the Bachelor’s degree, others of whom may be experienced professionals seeking to enhance their skills.

For more information, please contact Admissions at (610) 399-2275.

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