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ERIC Number: ED468945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The National Center for Community College Education: A Doctoral Program with Difference.
Salmon, Victoria N.
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v28 n3 p265-270 Mar 2001
George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia, offers a doctoral program that concentrates on teaching in the community college. Many higher education programs in the country include community college education courses, but the focus of these programs is educational leadership and administrative responsibilities. The National Center for Community College Education (NCCCE) at GMU offers the only program in the country that focuses on academic disciplines in the community college. Students complete a series of courses in their own fields of study, as well as courses in the history of the community college and the current status of the community college. The program of study for the Doctor of Arts in Community College Education requires a minimum of 55 credits beyond the master's degree, completion of a teaching internship, passing a comprehensive exam, and completion of a dissertation. Students may transfer credits from other universities. The program is interdisciplinary, which allows for inventive and resourceful dissertations. This article argues that the program is a practical and academic response to the community college professional who wants to improve her/his teaching and scholarship skills. (NB)
Descriptors: College Programs, Community Colleges, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.