Folklore

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Requirements

The concentration in community college teaching qualifies students to teach entry-level courses in rapidly growing fields at community colleges. In addition, it may be an appropriate graduate credential for some faculty currently teaching in community colleges.

In addition to required courses and a knowledge area, students pursuing this concentration are required to take a one-credit proposal course and complete a project or thesis. The concentration in community college teaching is administered by the Higher Education Program.

Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2014-2015)

One required course of proseminar (1 credit)

MAIS 796 - MAIS ProSeminar Credits: 1

Four required courses in college teaching (12 credits)

CTCH 601 - The Community College Credits: 3
CTCH 602 - College Teaching Credits: 3
CTCH 603 - Higher Education in the Digital Age Credits: 3
CTCH 685 - Practicum Credits: 3

Seven required courses in a knowledge area (21 credits)

Communication

Four core courses (12 credits)

COMM 602 - Theories and Research of Mass Communication Credits: 3 or  COMM 634 - Theories of Interpersonal Communication Credits: 3
COMM 605 - Intercultural Communication Credits: 3 or COMM 635 - Organizational Communication Credits: 3
COMM 650 - Research Methodologies in Communication Credits: 3
COMM 653 - Graduate Seminar in Instructional Communication Credits: 3

Three elective courses (9 credits)

Electives are chosen from graduate-level communication courses in consultation with a faculty advisor. They may include core courses listed above not already used to meet the 12 credit requirement.

English

Two to three core courses (6-9 credits)

ENGH 701 - Research in English Studies Credits: 3
ENGH 610
- Proseminar in Teaching the Reading of Literature Credits: 3 and/or ENGH 615 - Proseminar in Composition Instruction Credits: 3

Four to five elective courses (12-15 credits)

Electives are chosen from graduate-level English courses in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Information Systems

Three core courses (9 credits)

INFS 515 - Computer Organization Credits: 3
INFS 612 - Principles and Practices of Communication Networks Credits: 3
INFS 614 - Database Management Credits: 3

Four elective courses (12 credits)

Electives must be graduate-level INFS or INFS-related courses chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Mathematics

Two core courses (6 credits)

MATH 621 - Algebra I Credits: 3
MATH 675 - Linear Analysis Credits: 3

Five elective courses (15 credits)

Electives are from graduate-level courses in mathematics and related disciplines (including statistics) chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Spanish

Three core courses (9 credits)

SPAN 502 - Hispanic Sociolinguistics Credits: 3
SPAN 505 - Applied Spanish Stylistics Credits: 3
SPAN 510 - Introduction to the Graduate Study of Literature in Spanish Credits: 3

Four elective courses (12 credits)

At least three elective courses (9 credits) must be graduate-level SPAN courses; one (3 credits) may be a graduate-level FRLN course. Electives should be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Teaching English as a Second Language

Six core courses (18 credits)

LING 520 - Introduction to Linguistics Credits: 3
LING 521 - Applied Linguistics: Teaching English as a Second Language Credits: 3 and/or LING 507 - Field Work in Applied Linguistics Credits: 3
LING 522 - Modern English Grammar Credits: 3
LING 523 - English Phonetics Credits: 3
LING 525 - Practicum in ESL Credits: 3
LING 582 - Second Language Acquisition Credits: 3

One elective course (3 credits)

Elective should be from graduate-level courses in linguistics or a related area chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Proposal (1 credit)

MAIS 797 - Interdisciplinary Studies Proposal Credits: 1

Project (1 credit) or thesis (3 credits)

MAIS 798 - Interdisciplinary Studies Project Credits: 1-5 or MAIS 799 - Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis Credits: 1-5 (take 3 credits)

Total: 36 -38 credits

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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