ERIC Number: ED027866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Proposal for a Program for the M.A. in English with Emphasis on Teaching in the Junior College.
Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of English.
In January 1969, the University of Arizona Department of English was awarded eight fellowships under the Education Professions Development Act. They are for first year graduate students preparing to teach English in junior colleges (or in the lower divisions of a 4-year college); they pay $2400 the first year and $2600 the second, plus $500 a year for each dependent. Course requirements and funding are given in detail. At the end of two years and an intervening summer session, the Fellow will receive an M.A. in English and be prepared for an Arizona Junior College Certificate. He will have received special training for the conditions encountered in 2-year colleges. The regular M.A. program will be supplemented with two Education courses required for certification and a series of internships in which, in the last three semesters, the Fellow will participate in classroom instruction in freshman composition, literature, and humanities. He will receive a terminal professional degree, but will also be able to proceed without loss of time (after his junior college teaching) toward his Ph.D. He must meet regular admission requirements of the English Department and the Graduate College and pass the usual M.A. exam at the end of the program. Spanish will meet the foreign language requirement for the M.A. and also for the Ph.D. if the student returns for it. It is hoped that this program will alleviate the shortage of English instructors in the present and proposed junior colleges in Arizona. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of English.