Course Descriptions

Required Courses: Community College Leadership
Minimum of 9 Credit Hours

CCL 8113 History and Philosophy of the Community College
Three hours lecture. Objectives of the community college, philosophical/historical bases, changing roles, issues in higher education/workforce development/economic industry.

CCL 8173 Community College Teaching and Learning
Comprehensive preparation for teaching at the community college: teaching strategies centered on outcomes and experiential learning, assessment of learning, and job related responsibilities.

CCL 8313 Community College Instructional Assessment
Three hours lecture. In-depth analysis of community college setting, students, courses planning, and assessment of instruction, including techniques associated with effective teaching and assessment in the community college arena.


Required Research and Statistics Course
Minimum of 3 Credit Hours

EDF 8363 Functions and Methods of Research in Education
Three hours lecture. The function of research in the development and conduct of the educational program; research methods and techniques in education and the contributions of research to public education; rules and principles governing evidence and conclusions.


Teaching Specialty/Content Area
Minimum of 18 Credit Hours with same prefix

The degree prepares educators for service in rural community colleges and requires a minimum of 18 credit hours in the student's teaching field.

NOTE: Some content areas are not offered online.