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ERIC Number: ED060780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-20
Pages: 11
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The Doctor of Arts Degree.
Koenker, Robert H.
The Doctor of Arts (D.A.) degree is a degree specifically designed to prepare and train quality college teachers. The program leading to the D.A. is a rigorous one, and takes into account not only a candidates knowledge of a particular field but also his ability to relate his knowledge to others. This report takes into consideration the factors leading to the establishment of the degree, characteristics common to both the Ph.D. and the D.A., the differences between the Ph.D. and the D.A. programs, and the present status of the D.A. degree. There are a number of factors which indicate that the D.A. degree will be successful in the future: (1) the endorsement of the D.A. degree by a large number of professional organizations; (2) the relatively large number of universities offering, planning to offer, or considering the possibility of offering the D.A. degree; (3) the increasing need for junior college and college instructors who are specifically prepared to teach; and (4) the increasing interest of graduate students in teaching and working with college-age students rather than becoming research specialists. A description of the Ball State University D.A. program in the field of music is included in the paper. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.
Note: Paper presented at the North Central Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 20, 1972