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Professional Studies (PRST)

5070. Introduction to College Teaching. 3. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of instructional theory and experiences in applying teaching and assessment methods relevant to the role of an educator in higher education. Linking theories, perspectives, and principles of effective teaching and learning to practice in higher education is a priority of the course. Practicing and experiencing “hands-on” activities will be prime formats of the class. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5610. Introduction to Doctoral Studies. 3. Introduce incoming doctoral students to the fundamentals of doctoral study for the Ph.D. degree.  Includes developing an understanding of higher education, the organization and purposes of doctoral programs, and the exploration of the roles of teaching, research, and service at the university. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

5880. Special Problems. 1-9. Provides a broad perspective through selected reading material. Wherever possible the student collects and used original information from a practical work situation. All work is done independently under the direction of a faculty member. A minimum of three conferences are held as necessary to assure successful completion of the project. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department head, and graduate standing.

5890. Directed Professional Study. 1-9. Similar to PRST 5880. Provides additional opportunity for students to pursue advanced graduate work through independent research. Projects are done under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 9). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 99). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 99). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 99). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisites: enrolled in a graduate degree program.

5980. Dissertation Research. 1-12 (Max. 99). Graduate level course designed for students who are involved in research for their dissertation project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their dissertation. Prerequisite: enrolled in a graduate level degree program.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 99). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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