ERIC Number: ED029828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Diplomate in Collegiate Teaching; Preliminary Information.
Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Graduate School.
In September 1969 the University of Miami will inaugurate a new degree program designed to fulfill the needs of the small liberal arts and junior colleges for fully qualified instructors in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. In range of specialization the Diplomate in Collegiate Teaching (D.C.T.) lies somewhere between the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy. It is a liberal arts degree with a specialized teaching approach. The curriculum will consist of 60 semester credits of work beyond the bachelor's degree: 40 credits in the academic disciplines distributed between the student's major discipline and related fields of interest; 12 credits in professional education courses developed for the program; and 8 credits of electives in which the student's interest is given free rein. The professional education segment consists of three two-credit courses (The Nature of the College Student, The Nature of Collegiate Instruction, and American Community College Program) plus a six-credit Internship in Community College Teaching. The program's objective is the development of skilled instructors who will be prepared to teach both the fundamental specialized courses in an academic discipline and the broad base, related, interdisciplinary courses which form the foundation for general education in the first two years of college. (Included in the degree description is information on admissions procedures, counseling services, and financial aid.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Graduate School.