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Certificate in Community College Teaching

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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.

Who Should Attend
CSUDH offers an online or on campus three-course Certificate in Community College Teaching for those who would like to explore the option of a career in community college instruction.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completing the Certificate program, participants will be able to
1. Apply the principles of sound instructional techniques for 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

The Certificate
The certificate program is designed to enhance the skills,
and thereby the employability, of the potential community college instructor. Students must either be enrolled in a graduate program, possess a master's degree in a subject area taught at the community college level, or be currently employed as an instructor in a community college.

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.

Effective College Teaching
GED 548 3 units 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 Syllabus Online

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 and the California Master Plan.
College Teaching Internship
GED 594 3 units
Pre-requisites: GED 548 & GED 549

A discipline-specific internship will be arranged for each eligible student through the Internship Coordinator and will be jointly supervised by community college faculty and CSUDH internship coordinator.

For information please call (310) 243-2781 or e-mail dulloa@csudh.edu

Professional Links

Community College Teaching:
Modern Language Association

How to get a Community College Teaching job