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- Non-Traditional is the New Norm: Lessons from Teaching at Community CollegesEditor’s note: This is the second post in a two-part series focused on working with community college students and/or alumni. Please also see Samantha Lawrence’s post on challenging the community college stigma. By Katie Webber When referring to “college students”, many people think of a typical 18 to 22-year-old admitted fresh out of high school. […]
- Challenging the Stigma of Community College Students & AlumniEditor’s note: This is the first post in a two-part series on working with community college students and/or alumni. Samantha E. Lawrence The word “college” is often connoted with emerging adults attending 4-year universities as “full-time students,” living in dorms, and balancing their course loads with keg parties. Students’ college experiences, however, may differ radically […]
The Graduate Certificate in College Instruction (GCCI) is a 9-credit program for individuals interested in deepening their theoretical and practical understanding of college teaching. This certificate program is intended to provide graduate students with a significant credential on their transcripts in the area of instructional understanding and competence. Applications are accepted twice a year: on November 15th for spring entrance and April 1 for fall entrance.
The course sequence is as follows:
- GRAD 6001: Introduction to College Instruction (2 credits) Required
- GRAD 6000: Seminars in College Instruction (1 credit) Required (can be taken simultaneously with GRAD 6001)
- GRAD 6004: Practicum in College Instruction (1 credit) Required only for those without teaching experience (being a TA counts as experience)
- The remaining six credits are electives of the students choosing. See the GCCI courses page for more information.
When you have begun the final course for completing the Graduate Certificate in College Instruction, you are required to complete a Plan of Study, have it signed by the Program Director, Dr. Robin Grenier, and send it to the Graduate School. The student must apply for graduation from the program through their PeopleSoft accounts before the conferral date.
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