Mississippi State University

Course Descriptions

Required Courses: Community College Leadership (Minimum of 9 Credit Hours)

CCL 8113 - History and Philosophy of the Community College - Three hours lecture. Objectives of the community college, philosophical/historical bases, changing roles, issues in higher education/workforce development/economic industry.

CCL 8173 – Community College Teaching and Learning - Comprehensive preparation for teaching at the community college: teaching strategies centered on outcomes and experiential learning, assessment of learning, and job related responsibilities.

CCL 8313 – Community College Instructional Assessment - Three hours lecture. In-depth analysis of community college setting, students, courses planning, and assessment of instruction, including techniques associated with effective teaching and assessment in the community college arena.

Required Research and Statistics Course (Minimum of 3 Credit Hours)

EDF 8363 - Functions and Methods of Research in Education - Three hours lecture. The function of research in the development and conduct of the educational program; research methods and techniques in education and the contributions of research to public education; rules and principles governing evidence and conclusions.

Teaching Specialty/Content Area (Minimum of 18 Credit Hours with same prefix)

The degree prepares educators for service in rural community colleges and requires a minimum of 18 credit hours in the student's teaching field. NOTE: Some content areas are not offered online.