ERIC Number: ED316116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Doctorate of Arts in Community College Education.
Vaughan, George B.
The Doctor of Arts in Community College Education program is administered by the Center for Community College Education at George Mason University, Virginia. Coursework leading to the degree is designed to enable existing community college faculty to become more effective community college teachers and to educate prospective community college teachers. It emphasizes a broad knowledge base in the teaching field and courses in research and the history and philosophy of the community college. The program allows the student to select academic courses from designated university departments or from other departments where appropriate coursework is available. Students entering the program develop contracts that formalize their programs of study. Admission criteria include experience or a career objective in community college teaching, a personal statement, a writing sample if English is the applicant's knowledge area, and an interview. A minimum of 55 hours beyond the master's degree are required, including 24 in the teaching field, 10 core curriculum hours, 3 hours of internship, and 9 hours of doctoral project. The center also offers graduate certificates and additional courses in community college education. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.