Aug 25, 2011 9:17 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has received conditional approval for a new bachelor's program in health services administration and the state's only graduate certificate program in nonpublic school administration.
The Advocate reports the Louisiana Board of Regents approved both programs at its meeting Wednesday.
The College of Education's five-course, 15-credit graduate certificate in nonpublic school administration is unique to the state.
Only the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University's Teachers College in New York offers a "non-public school leadership focus."
The certificate program is tailored to non-public school issues, including board management, laws, tuition and fundraising.
The university's newest bachelor's program, health services administration, is within the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions and addresses the college's retention issues and workforce development needs in the health-care industry.