Extended Education - CSUDH

Certificate in Community College Teaching


Free Orientation Session for Spring 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Room EE 1213
Course Number: NECC 101
Registration Number: 22466
Reserve your place 310 -243-3741


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Community College Teaching Certificate Mission Statement
The Community College Teaching Certificate, a graduate-level program, provides the requisite
course of study for those seeking to prepare for a career in community college teaching. This program is also designed to serve working professionals in the field who are seeking career advancement. The program offers a well-rounded learning experience based on theory blended with a teaching practicum (link to CSUDH catalogue).

Who Should Attend
Participants should hold a master's degree in a subject area taught at the community college level, or be in a final phase of a graduate degree program, or be currently employed as an instructor in a community college.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completing the Certificate program, participants will be able to
1. Apply the principles of sound instructional techniques for community college-level teaching
2. Evaluate student performance at community college level
3. Demonstrate application of appropriate teaching styles and modalities for diverse student
populations at the community college
4. Explain the mission, philosophy and organizational structure of the California
Community College
5. Display ethical behaviors and professional attitudes in the work place in relation to
students and colleagues

GED 548 and GED 549 are taught online during the spring semester and on campus at CSUDH in Carson during the fall semester. Registrants for GED 594S will perform their internship at a community college convenient to their location.

Certificate Programstudent
The certificate program is designed to enhance the skills,
and thereby the employability, of the potential community college instructor.

Effective College Teaching
GED 548 (3 units)
GED 548 Syllabus Online

Study of research, theory, and practices associated with teaching and learning processes within the community college system. Topics include course planning and organization, student diversity, teaching and student retention, and instructional technology.
The Community College
GED 549 (2 units)

An overview of the history, mission and function of the community college. Topics include the history of higher education, the role of the community college, student characteristics, curriculum, finance, governance, articulations and the California Master Plan.
College Teaching Internship
GED 594 (3 units)
Prerequisites: GED 548 & GED 549

A one semester internship consisting of classroom instruction, the equivalent of 45 hours per semester or 3 hours per week on a 15 week model. Ordinarily, the internship consists of an appropriate combination of the classroom-related activities, determined in consultation between mentor teacher and intern. The Internship Coordinator arranges an on-site observation of one of the intern's classroom presentations. An assessment is made of the intern's performance and an evaluation form is filed in writng.
Spring 2015 Internship Application Packet

For information please call (310) 243-2284 or e-mail msklar@csudh.edu

Professional Links

How to get a Community College Teaching Job

Minimum qualifications handbook for faculty and administrators in California Community Colleges (for reference only)


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