Mississippi State University

Course Descriptions

Required Courses: Community College Leadership (Minimum of 18 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 8133 - Leadership Theory and Practice in the Community College - Three hours lecture. In-depth analysis of leadership theory and practice in the community college environment, including an overview of leadership, approaches, theories, and ethics.

CCL 8143 - Program Planning and Development - In-depth analysis of workforce education including the mission, the knowledge base, planning and developing programs, and delivering programs.

CCL 8153 - Human Resources Administration - Examines the role of the human resources administrator on workforce education leadership; key administrative functions, workforce development, benefits and compensation, and employee relations are analyzed.

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

CCL 8343 - Community Development and Resources - In-depth analysis of community environment in which community colleges serve, including strategic planning, asset mapping, project development, resources and grant writing, and project evaluation.


Interdisciplinary Courses: (Minimum of 6 Credit Hours)

Any two TKT courses at the 6000 level or above (6 credit hours)


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.


Other Required Course (Minimum of 3 Credit Hours)

CCL 8193 - Issues in Community College and Workforce Leadership - Three hours seminar. A study of the current issues in community college leadership and workforce education. Designed for students in the community college leadership program.