Community College Teaching - Online and Distance Education

Community College Teaching

 

Courses

Course of Study: Master of Education (M.Ed.)

1. Core Courses (12 credit hours)

EAC 730 - Foundations of Adult, Higher, and Human Res Education

Units: 3

An inquiry into the characteristics and background, learning processes, motivation and participation of adult learners in a variety of educational contexts. Emphasis on adult learning theories, models, principles and their application to educational design and delivery. Doctoral status required.

Offered in Fall Only

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EAC 703 - The Programming Process In Adult and Community College Education

Units: 3

Principles and processes in programming, including basic theories and support of concepts in programming process. Attention to general programming framework, organizational needs and program roles of both professional and lay leaders.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2022 Summer Term 1


EAC 560 - Assessment & Evaluation in Adult & Higher Education

Units: 3

Introduces students to assessment and evaluation principles and practices from a range of perspectives. Covers uses and limitations of a broad range of assessment and evaluation approaches in adult education settings, with particular focus on college and university teaching.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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EAC 538 - Instructional Strategies In Adult and Higher Education

Units: 3

Forms of instruction appropriate for the teaching of adults. Special emphasis upon methods for maximum involvement of the adult learner. Relevant concepts, theories and principles for selection, utilization and evaluation of instructional strategies with focus on integration of theory into practice. Development of student proficiency in use of applicable teaching techniques for adult and community college education through participation in classroom exercises.

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2021 Fall Term

2. Specialization Courses (18 credit hours)

To meet SACS requirements, students must have 18 credit hours of content-specific coursework in the academic field the student will teach in. These courses are chosen by the student and her/his advisor.


In addition, students with insufficient teaching and community college experience may be required to take:

EAC 685 - Master's Supervised Teaching

Units: 1 - 3

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2022 Spring Term


EAC 700 - Community College and Two-Year Postsecondary Education

Units: 3

Comprehensive community colleges and technical institutes and the state systems of which they are part: underlying concepts, design of educational needs to be serve, role in meeting these needs, historical development, issues in establishment and operation of state systems and individual institutions, unresolved issues and emerging trends.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2022 Summer Term 2

3. Research and Capstone (6 credit hours)

EAC 551 - Research in Adult & Higher Education

Units: 3

Introduces master's students studying adult learning and higher education to two major research paradigms in education, quantitative and qualitative research, and to the research literature of disciplines related to the education of adults. Students will learn how to distinguish between research and non-research materials, and how to evaluate quantitative and qualitative research studies on the basis of their research merit.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term


EAC 692 - Research Projects In Education

Units: 1 - 3

A project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Choice of research on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term



Total: 36 credit hours