ERIC Number: ED031205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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Guidelines for the Preparation of Community/Junior College Teachers.
National Faculty Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Because of the emphasis on teaching and learning at the junior college, the Ph.D. with its heavy research orientation is deemed an inappropriate terminal degree for junior college instructors. The National Faculty Association of Community and Junior Colleges (NFACJC) supports the proposal that the Doctor of Arts in College Teaching would provide more suitable preparation. This paper provides a set of guidelines for programs leading to the Candidate Degree in College Teaching (an interim degree) and to the Doctor of Arts in College Teaching. Preparation for the Candidate degree would include: a Master's degree in a subject area; 30 or more semester hours in the subject, related subjects, and/or interdisciplinary subjects; study of the history, philosophy, and function of junior colleges; special curriculum problems in the subject area; comprehensive examinations, comparable to those given to Ph.D. candidates; study in the areas of leadership problems, educational research and testing, and student characteristics; and a full-time internship in junior college teaching taken concurrently with a continuing one-semester intern seminar in junior college teaching. Further work to attain the Doctor of Arts in College Teaching would include an academic year of full-time teaching followed by participation in a post-teaching evaluation seminar, consisting of a critical evaluation of a written log and terminal report, and an oral doctoral examination by the candidate's doctoral committee. (MB)
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Authoring Institution: National Faculty Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.