Trevecca Nazarene University offers graduate students a curriculum that combines academic and field study in dynamic learning environments. We celebrate spiritual growth, intellectual debate, an atmosphere of rigorous learning, individual growth, and a dedication to social justice.
Students work closely with a faculty recognized not only for academic scholarship and engaging instruction, but also for ongoing service conducted in the field. Our graduates enter the field prepared to become creative leaders who transform society through education, religious, and management studies and elevate individuals through psychological, social, and medical support.
We welcome you to join us in this endeavor. This catalog will further introduce you to our community, our programs, and our mission. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to success.
The University Catalog serves as the master catalog for all policies, procedures, and guidelines relative to all academic programs of the University. This catalog supplement provides additional information for the graduate programs generally and for each program specifically; however, it is viewed only as an extension of the University Catalog document. A copy of the University Catalog is available on-line at www.trevecca.edu.
Statements in this catalog should be taken as the University's current courses, programs, and policies. Admission to specific courses and programs will be dependent upon the qualifications of students and the availability of instructors. The University reserves the right to change its courses, programs, tuition and fees subsequent to the publication of this catalog.
Graduate students must assume full responsibility for knowledge of rules and regulations of the Graduate Committee and program requirements for the chosen degree program. Any exceptions to the policies stated in the Graduate Catalog must be approved by the Dean of the School responsible for the program. Individual colleges and departments may have requirements beyond the minimum established by the Graduate Committee.
Reading is an interesting event. When we read, some words rise while others remain flat on the page. You sit in a restaurant scanning a menu. Some descriptions of food entice you; others leave you less than interested. You stand in a book store. Some titles intrigue you, others don't. You read the newspaper. Some stories stop you; others don't even slow you down.
Could it be that reading reveals you, what your interests are, what your future may be like?
I would suggest you read this catalog prayerfully. If words rise off the page, maybe God is speaking to you about the kind of work you are born to do. In the pages that follow, your future may be calling you. Your God-called work is the business of Trevecca.
Dan Boone, President
Trevecca Nazarene University is a fully accredited comprehensive institution of higher education located in Nashville, Tennessee. The University offers baccalaureate, associate, and master's degrees. In addition, the School of Education and the Graduate Psychology Program each offer a doctoral degree.
Trevecca's distinctiveness is that of being a holiness institution of higher education that presents a Christian interpretation of truth. While the nature of the University has changed some over the years, its mission to provide quality Christian-centered education, with an emphasis on the integration of faith and learning, has been maintained. The name "university" is especially appropriate for any institution that clearly focuses on this mission.
There are several elements that are key to Trevecca's character:
First, teaching is the University's primary responsibility. While some faculty are increasingly engaged in research, writing, and service projects, their greatest task is to teach.
Second, the main concern is in helping the individual student. Trevecca is a Christian community.
Third, spiritual life development remains at the core of its focus. The spiritual commitment of the faculty and student body are a vital part of University life.
We welcome you and encourage you to be a part of Trevecca Nazarene University.
Trevecca Nazarene University was founded in Nashville in 1901 by the Rev. J.O. McClurkan as a training school for Christian workers. In 1910 the curriculum was broadened and the name changed to Trevecca College, which was chartered by the State of Tennessee. The name "Trevecca" is derived from "House of Rebekah" and means "a binding together in love." The original Trevecca College was started in 1768 in South Wales during the Wesleyan Revival.
In 1914 the college was moved from downtown Nashville to Gallatin Road in East Nashville and in 1935 was established at its present location on Murfreesboro Road in Southeast Nashville. Trevecca became the official college of the Church of the Nazarene in the Southeast Educational Zone in 1917. It graduated its first four-year class approved by the state of Tennessee in 1942. The college was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969 with membership reaffirmed for ten years in 1973, 1983, 1993, and 2003. Its teacher education program was first approved by the Tennessee Department of Education in 1956. Master's degree programs were started in 1984. In 1995 the name of the institution was changed to Trevecca Nazarene University, and in December 1998 Trevecca was approved as a level-V institution by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and began offering the doctor of education (Ed.D.) degree in January 1999.
From the very beginning Trevecca has sought to provide Christian education for both ministers and laymen. Today its educational program is reflected in some fifty baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional, and graduate programs. Its service-oriented philosophy has resulted in worldwide alumni representation.
The motto of Trevecca is esse quam videri—"to be rather than to seem." Its colors are purple and white, and its athletic team name is "the Trojans." The Trevecca Alma Mater is the following:
On a hill stands old Trevecca
Lined against the sky.
Hallowed halls of faith and learning,
As the years go by.
We will honor and we'll love her,
We will stand for right.
Always carry high her banner,
Hail to the purple and the white.
Fellow students, let us honor her,
And be ever true.
Sons and daughters she'll be proud of—
Dear old T.N.U.
The first president of Trevecca was the Rev. J. O. McClurkan (1901-1914). He was followed by Dr. C. E. Hardy (1915-1919, 1920-1925, 1928-1937), Dr. S. S. White (1919-1920), Mr. John T. Benson (1925-1926), Dr. A .B. Mackey (1937-1963), Dr. William M. Greathouse (1963-1968), Dr. Mark Moore (1968-1979), Dr. Homer J. Adams (1979-1991), and Dr. Millard Reed (1991-2005). Dr. Dan L. Boone was elected Trevecca's eleventh president in 2005.
For the 75th Anniversary celebration of Trevecca in 1976, a history of the institution, authored by Dr. Mildred Bangs Wynkoop was published under the title The Trevecca Story. A Vine of God's Own Planting by Dr. John Chilton, emeritus professor of history, was published in 2001 as part of the Trevecca Centennial Series. This latest work focuses primarily on the events that shaped Trevecca from the years 1976 to 2001.
The University is located in southeast Nashville on Murfreesboro Road. It is easily accessible from all points in the city including three major interstate highways and is about five miles from the airport. Nashville is the home of country music, health care conglomerate headquarters, internationally known publishers, the state Capital and state government offices, and nationally famous entertainment and historic sites. Trevecca is one of fifteen colleges and universities in Nashville.
Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University
In addition to accreditation by the regional accrediting body, the Teacher Education Unit of Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited at the national level by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the programs and unit are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education. The teaching majors offered in collaboration with other University departments are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and are part of the unit accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Graduate Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). Trevecca Nazarene University is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Accreditation documents are on file in the Academic Affairs Office and may be reviewed upon request.
Trevecca is a member of the
Trevecca Nazarene University complies with all statutory and regulatory nondiscrimination requirements applicable to the institution in the administration of its educational policies, programs, scholarships, loan programs, equal opportunity employment practices, athletics, and other school-administered programs.
Trevecca will comply with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and with the terms of the President's Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 on Equal Employment Opportunity, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and Section 402 of the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended. Accordingly, there shall be no discrimination against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.
To resolve any matter prohibited by Section 504, Title IX, and ADA, a student is to follow the existing grievance procedure that is included in either the student's academic catalog or the Student Handbook, depending on the nature of the concern.
Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian Community providing education for leadership and service.
Trevecca Nazarene University, founded in 1901 by J.O. McClurkan, is a private, accredited, co-educational, comprehensive institution of higher learning that exists to meet the higher educational needs of the Church of the Nazarene. Its academic programs are based on Christian values that promote scholarship, critical thinking, and meaningful worship for students in preparation for lives of leadership and service to the church, the community and the world at large.
As the official University of the Church of the Nazarene in the southeastern United States, Trevecca is guided by the doctrines and principles of conduct of the denomination. The University emphasizes the authority of the Bible, as well as the doctrine, experience, and ethic of Christian holiness as interpreted by the Wesleyan tradition. The University welcomes students of any religious affiliation who subscribe to its ideals and standards.
Trevecca intends that its graduates be persons who are developing holistically in the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual areas of being. They are to be individuals of strong Christian character, able to make ethical decisions based on biblical principles. Their characteristics should include competence, responsibility, compassion, and the ability to integrate Christian faith and learning in practice. The University desires that each student develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The University's traditional undergraduate curricular programs focus on the liberal arts and sciences as reflected in the core curriculum and emphasize a number of professional content areas. The University also provides a variety of nontraditional and continuing education professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All University programs seek to prepare individuals for positions of leadership and service in their chosen careers.
To achieve its purpose, Trevecca employs faculty, administrators, and staff who seek to provide a supportive and challenging environment in which every student can realize his or her full potential in Christ. Therefore, employees must be committed Christians who are professionally qualified and fully committed to the mission and purpose of the school.
Trevecca is committed to:
Trevecca Nazarene University seeks to develop a graduate who:
Trevecca's graduate programs offer all the advantages that come with an established institution with a long history of academic quality and a focus on customer service. Many of our graduate students in business, education, and counseling are able to balance work and family schedules by taking courses in evenings, on weekends, or in online learning environments. Other programs such as the physician assistant program are more highly structured and require a full time commitment on the part of the student. We also provide personalized student support to meet the demanding needs of adult learners.
The School of Business and Management is housed in the Boone Business Building.
Master of Science in Management: The M.S. in Management exists to provide a quality graduate level business education for professional adult students. This program seeks to equip and empower students to lead the organizations they serve to achieve organizational excellence. This program functions from a Christian worldview and is committed to continuous improvement.
Master of Business Administration: The M.B.A. exists to provide a quality graduate-level business education for professional adult students. This program, which functions from a Christian worldview, seeks to equip and empower students with quantitative skills for organizational leadership and excellence.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, write or call: Graduate Management Program, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877 (615) 248-1529; (800) 818-4256. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.trevecca.edu/mba
The Graduate Psychology office is located in the lower level of Waggoner Library.
Master of Arts in Counseling: The M.A. in Counseling is a 48 semester hour degree that prepares a student for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). In the state of Tennessee one can be licensed as a LPC or as an LPC with Mental Health Service Provider (MHSP) designation. This degree meets most of the academic requirements for LPC with MHSP. In addition to the M.A. in Counseling, one needs an additional 12 semester hours for a total of 60 semester hours for licensure. The degree equips one to counsel in an agency or private practice setting.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: The M.A. in Counseling Psychology is a 54 semester hour degree that prepares a student for licensure as an LPC with MHSP (as does the counseling degree above) but also prepares one for certification as a Psychological Assistant through the Board of Examiners in Psychology. This is the degree normally pursued by students who anticipate pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology after the completion of their M.A.
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy: The M.M.F.T. degree is a 51 semester hour degree that meets the requirements for licensure as a Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT). The degree equips one to counsel with individuals, couples or families from a systemic perspective in an agency or private practice setting.
Doctorate of Education in Clinical Counseling: The Ed.D. degree in Clinical Counseling is a 66 semester hour advanced professional degree designed for several groups: a) those who wish to enhance their skills as a therapist, b) those who wish to further their career within the mental health delivery system, c) those who wish to take a more active role in supervision and the development of other therapists, and d) those who wish to expand their professional options to include teaching in undergraduate and graduate training programs. The strong theme of the program is to develop clinicians who will themselves positively enhance the professional mental health community.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, write or call: Graduate Psychology Program, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877; (615) 248-1384. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.trevecca.edu/gradpsychology.
The School of Education is housed in the Mackey Building.
Master of Arts in Teaching K - 6; 7 - 12: The M.A. in Teaching K-6 and the M.A. in Teaching 7-12 are non-traditional programs designed to accommodate working adults who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than teacher education. The programs are comprised of thirty hours of course work and six hours of student teaching (or evidence of two years of successful teaching within the past five years.)
The Master of Arts in Teaching K-6 provides course work required for licensure as a teacher in grades K-6.
The Master of Arts in Teaching 7-12 provides course work required for licensure as a teacher to individuals who completed a bachelor's degree in a subject specialty (biology, physical education, history, theatre, speech, music, chemistry, business education, English, mathematics) but who did not take the teacher education courses needed to obtain initial licensure as a teacher.
Master of Education in Educational Leadership/Administration K-12: The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership/Administration K-12 is a licensure program for principals that enables candidates to develop knowledge and skills specified for the Beginning Administrator License (BAL) and Professional Administrator License (PAL) in the State of Tennessee. The Educational Leadership Program curriculum satisfies the requirements of Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (SLL).
Master of Education in English Language Learners PreK-12: The Master of Education in Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) provides prospective teachers of students for whom English is not their first language with a concentrated focus appropriate to grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. This program is designed for individuals who are already licensed teachers with an option for individuals who seek only initial licensure as an ELL teacher to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching English Language Learners.
Master of Education in Instructional Effectiveness/Curriculum K-12: The M.Ed. in Instructional Effectiveness is appropriate for individuals who wish to continue working as teachers and increase their knowledge and skills regarding curriculum and instruction. This degree does not lead to licensure.
Master of Education in Instructional Technology PreK-12: The M.Ed. in Technology PreK-12 provides prospective technology specialists with a concentrated focus appropriate to grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. This 15 month program is designed as an additional field of expertise for individuals who are already licensed as teachers. All technology courses are laboratory-based, providing hands-on computer experience in class and requiring extensive computer work outside of class. Students must have access to Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, and email.
Master of Education in Reading PreK-12: The M.Ed. in Reading provides prospective reading teachers with a concentrated focus appropriate to grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. This program is not designed for individuals seeking initial certification. Candidates for the reading endorsement must have three years of successful experience as a licensed teacher.
Master of Library and Information Science K-12: The main focus of the M.L.I.S. program is to prepare teachers to become school library information specialists, with emphasis on the twenty-one competencies required by the Tennessee State Department of Education.
Ed.D. in Leadership and Professional Practice: The Ed.D. in Professional Leadership and Practice is a non-traditional doctoral program designed for the working practitioner. The program extends for nine semesters over 36 months. A major action research project, a non-traditional dissertation, is completed in concert with the course work. The program is designed around a cohort model and a rigorous, standardized curriculum. A nine-day, on-campus residency period is required during the three summers of the student's program. The instructional delivery system includes extended time beyond actual class meeting for reflections, lectures, group work, technology, presentation, and action research reports.
Continuing Education: The School of Education provides professional and personal development for educators and administrators through continuing education courses. Continuing education courses for license renewal, plus 30, and additional learning are available as online courses and summer courses. Courses are available for both undergraduate and graduate credit.
Center for Leadership Effectiveness and Renewal: The School of Education provides professional and personal development for educators and administrators through C.L.E.A.R., the Center of Leadership Effectiveness and Renewal. The center provides a variety of practical and inspirational programs and products designed to address the current and changing needs of teachers and leaders. Through the expertise of the faculty of the School of Education, services include individualized programs for schools and districts, consulting services, speakers, and skill training. The center also disseminates the current research of faculty members in practical venues. The purpose of C.L.E.A.R. is to address the changing needs of educators with developmental opportunities that increase competence, enrich character, enlarge compassion, and inspire courage.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, write or call: Graduate Education Program, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877; (615) 248-1201; (800) 284-1594. E-mail: email@example.com.
The Division of Natural and Applied Sciences is housed in the Greathouse Science building.
Master of Science: Medicine (Physician Assistant): Physician assistants are health professionals licensed, or in the case of those employed by the Federal Government, credentialed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Physician assistants are qualified by graduation from an accredited physician assistant educational program and certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Within the physician/PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The clinical role of physician assistants includes primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practice settings in rural and urban areas. Physician assistant practice is centered on patient care and may include educational, research, and administrative activities. Adopted 1995 Amended 1966 AAPA House of Delegates
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, go to the web site http://www.trevecca.edu/pa or you can E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Millard Reed School of Religion is housed in the McClurkan building.
Master of Arts in Religion: The M.A. in Religion is designed to provide advanced study and training for those who wish to pursue such programs beyond the baccalaureate degree. The goal of the program is to provide the depth of training, the specialized skills, and the sense of creative independence that will allow learners to practice and to contribute to their profession and to develop competence in methods of study appropriate to their areas of interest. This program offers course work with concentrations in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, and Preaching.
For additional information, schedule of classes, and application for graduate admissions, write or call: Graduate Religion Program, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877; (615) 248-1378.
Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs (chair)
Director of Graduate Education/ MLIS Programs
Director of Graduate Religion Program
Director of Graduate Business Program
Director of Graduate Psychology Program
Director of Graduate Physician Assistant Program
Graduate Education Faculty Member
Graduate Religion Faculty Member
Graduate Business Faculty Member
Mary Ann Meiners
Graduate Psychology Faculty Member
Graduate Physician Assistant Faculty Member
Director of Library Services
As a private Christian university affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Trevecca is open to any qualified student without regard to race, color, sex, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability. Trevecca Nazarene University complies with all statutory and regulatory nondiscrimination requirements applicable to this institution in the administration of its educational policies and programs, scholarships and loan program, equal opportunity employment practices, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Enrollment to a graduate program requires an applicant to apply to the specific graduate program. Application procedures are specific to each graduate program and applicants should familiarize themselves with the deadlines and materials required for their program of choice in the specific program section of this catalog. No student will be allowed to seek admission to the university until they are granted a letter of acceptance by their graduate program director.
Specific program admission requirements are listed in the program section of this catalog.
Official transcripts are needed in order for an applicant's record to be evaluated. Transcripts will be evaluated by University personnel when the applicant has completed an official application and paid the application fee.
In education programs where an evaluation is needed to determine whether or not courses are needed to obtain state teacher licensure, a transcript evaluation fee of $50.00 will be required prior to evaluation. If the student enrolls in Trevecca, the fee will be in lieu of the application fee.
The number of hours of transfer credit allowed is determined by the degree program requirements and is considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer credit is not automatic. Transfer credit will be carefully evaluated by the program director/coordinator or advisor/appointee. If a graduate program accepts transfer credit, transferability will be based on specific criteria:
Permission to take courses at other institutions while working on a graduate degree at Trevecca must be obtained from the dean of the school offering the program or the dean's designee.
Maximum transfer credits have been established for each degree program:
School of Business and Management
Master of Science in Management – 6 semester hours
Master of Business Administration – 6 semester hours
Master of Arts in Counseling – 9 semester hours
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology – 9 semester hours
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy – 9 semester hours
Division of Natural and Applied Sciences
All transfer work will be evaluated by the curriculum committee. Transfer students may need to undergo additional testing over course material to demonstrate competency in the subject matter. Transfer credit will only be accepted from another physician assistant program, accredited by The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), and offering a graduate Physician's Assistant degree. The applicant must be in good academic/social standing with the PA Program from which he or she is transferring.
School of Education
Educational Leadership – 3 semester hours
English Language Learners – 6 semester hours
Instructional Effectiveness – 6 semester hours
Instructional Technology – 6 semester hours
Master of Arts in Teaching – 0 semester hours
Reading – 6 semester hours
Library and Information Science – 0 semester hours
Ed.D. – 0 semester hours
Millard Reed School of Religion
Master of Arts in Religion: Biblical Studies – 9 semester hours
Master of Arts in Religion: Theological Studies – 9 semester hours
Master of Arts in Religion: Preaching – 9 semester hours
If a student desires to earn a second master's degree at Trevecca, all current admission requirements must be met as well as the prescribed curriculum. A course may be counted for one degree only.
International students who wish to enter the University must file their applications and complete certified copies of official transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees translated to English well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission.
International students must show evidence of ability to understand and use English sufficiently well to succeed in their work at Trevecca. All international students must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Submit a successful official TOEFL score report.
The TOEFL requirement can be waived if:
The TOEFL examination is administered in many overseas testing centers. Students who wish to take the test should contact TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151 or www.toefl.org.
All regular admission requirements must be completed before official acceptance will be granted, including evidence of financial resources sufficient to pay expenses while a student at the University. Trevecca's Certification of Financial Support must be on file at the time an I-20 is issued. International students will have the same financial policy applied to them as any other student. In addition, an advance deposit of $1,000 USD is held in escrow for the total period of enrollment. The deposit must be received prior to the issuance of the letter of acceptance. Unless there is documented proof of reading, writing and math skills, international students will be required to register for developmental courses.
Only Immigrants (Lawful Permanent Residents) and Nonimmigrants in which study is incident to their visa status will be admitted. (Lawful Permanent Residents are those holding an I-551 stamp in a passport or in possession of the Form I-551 Alien Registration Card – "Green Card.")