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MAC, CMU Renew Partnership
2/13/2018 1:00:00 AM
By: Sarah Haas, Communications Director

Park Hills – It was the first partnership of its kind in Missouri when Central Methodist University and Mineral Area College joined in 1989 to offer the “2+2” program to community college students who wanted to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Mineral Area College President Steve Kurtz and Central Methodist University President Roger Drake met on Feb. 5 to renew their five-year agreement.

CMU has offered courses of instruction and degree programs, including the Master of Education degree program, on the campus of Mineral Area College in Park Hills since 1989. CMU degree programs offered at MAC are fully accredited.

The degree programs offered at MAC include Accounting, Applied Science in Management, Business, Business Education, Child Development, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Middle School Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Special Education, Sports Management, Master of Education, Master of Science in Clinical Counseling, and Master of Science in Nursing.

Generally, CMU classes are taught in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate the work and personal schedules of students. Staff of Central Methodist University, including CMU Site Coordinator Jeff Williams, are available on-site at MAC to help students enroll in Central Methodist University classes and to provide information about courses and degree programs. Online studies are also available for all CMU students.

CMU classes at MAC are primarily designed for students who have already completed a two-year college degree, or degree at the associate’s level, and who wish to complete requirements for a baccalaureate, or four-year, college degree. The classes are also appropriate for students who are interested in personal or professional enrichment or growth, but not necessarily interested in attaining a four-year degree.

Since the CMU-MAC inception, other community colleges have formed partnerships with private and public, four-year colleges and universities, but Mineral Area College’s partnership with CMU was a first. It was spearheaded at the time by MAC President Dr. Dixie A. Kohn and Central Methodist College (now Central Methodist University) President Dr. Joe A. Howell.

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