GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREES
The degrees described immediately below are offered in more than one school or department, and the requirements set forth are limited to those that apply in every school and department offering these degrees.† Additional requirements particular to each major field precede the list of courses offered in each academic unit.† The description of a degree that is offered in only one academic unit is not included here.† It precedes the list of courses in that academic unit.
Students should direct questions regarding specific course requirements to the dean, chairperson, or graduate adviser in their academic units.† The Graduate School will assist in answering other questions.
Only 5000-level courses and other graduate-level courses apply toward graduate degrees or CAS programs.† At least half of the credit for the master's degree must be earned in courses for graduates only, numbering 6000 or above.
Additional requirements applicable to all graduate students are explained in Section 5, Academic Regulations.
MASTER OF ARTS AND MASTER OF SCIENCE
A minimum of 30 s.h. is required for the master of arts and master of science degrees.
The goal of the MA and MS degree programs is to provide the student with a well-rounded and indepth understanding of the subject matter.† While there are not inflexible rules that govern course requirements in any part of the program, it is expected that the course work will be planned for the student to achieve career goals.† In some programs students may take courses in a minor field or in several fields related to their major interest.† The detailed course requirement for each program is left to the discretion of the departments and schools; the decision on these matters is to be made by the student's graduate committee in consultation with the student involved.
See Section 5, Academic Regulations, Research Skills Requirements and under the appropriate discipline below.
When required by a particular program, the thesis represents extended research in some area of the major field.† Three to six semester hours of credit are allowed for the thesis, which may be a part of the semester hours from the major field. †The writing of the thesis and distribution of copies must conform to the instructions given under Section 5, Academic Regulations.
MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION
The master of arts in education degree (MAEd) is offered by the School of Education, the School of Art, and the Departments of History and Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences.† The MAEd requires a minimum of 36-39 s.h. credit, depending on the teaching area.† School and departmental program descriptions provide information on specific programs.† The MAEd leads to advanced teacher licensure.
As of August 2000, previously existing MAEd programs will be phased out.† Students formally admitted to those degree programs must complete the degree by summer 2002.†
The new MAEd offered in the School of Education will comprise teaching areas as follows: business education, English education, elementary education, family and consumer sciences education, health education, instructional technology education, marketing education, middle grades education, physical education, reading education, science education, and special education.† The MAEd in art education will be offered through the School of Art and the master of music in music education will be offered through the School of Music.† MAEds in history education and mathematics education will be offered through the Departments of History and† Mathematics, respectively, in the College of Arts and Sciences.†
The courses developed for the School of Education MAEd program will replace existing MAEd courses.† If an existing graduate program is not completed by summer 2002, individuals in those programs will be required to meet all the requirements of the new MAEd program. Students formally admitted to graduate programs are encouraged to make the transition to the new MAEd program.† Students who have questions regarding the current program or the new MAEd program, should please contact their graduate adviser, department chair, or the associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Education.
For most programs, a thesis is optional for the master of arts in education degree. However, a school or department may require theses in certain programs. If a thesis is written, it will count as 3 or 6 s.h. of credit and must meet the thesis requirements described under Section 5, Academic Regulations.
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING
Beginning summer 2001, the School of Education will offer the master of arts in teaching (MAT) with teaching field options as follows:† art education, business education, elementary education, English education, family and consumer sciences education, health education, marketing education, middle grades education, music education, physical education, reading education, and science education.† The Schools of Art, Music, Health and Human Performance and departments in the College of Arts and Sciences will offer subject matter courses and content specific methods courses as well as supervise interns in specific teaching areas.† The MAT is a 39 s.h. degree of which 9 s.h. are internship.† Successful completion of the MAT leads to initial teaching licensure.
EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST/CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY
Intermediate degrees requiring at least 30 s.h. of work beyond the master's degree are offered in the areas of educational administration and supervision, counselor education, library science and school psychology.† Applicants must hold an appropriate master's degree from an accredited institution.
Licensure for teachers in North Carolina is dependent upon a competency-based teacher education program.† Licensure requirements may exceed degree requirements.† Applicants adding a new area of certification to an existing license must take the appropriate specialty area exam of the PRAXIS.† When the credits and experiences have been properly planned, coordinated, and implemented, the dean of the School of Education or his or her designee approves the issuance of the proper teaching, counseling, or administrative license.† Out-of-state applicants who are seeking licenses, in-state residents who are prepared in institutions outside the state, and instate and out-of-state teachers who are changing, upgrading, and adding fields or subjects to their present licenses must submit their credentials to the appropriate academic department or school and to the dean of the School of Education for evaluation in terms of the competency-based teacher education program for North Carolina.
GRAD: Graduate Studies
6999. Degree Completion (3) Open to students in a nonthesis option masterís degree program who have previously enrolled for all course work for degree program but must meet Graduate School requirement that they be registered the semester they graduate.
CENTER ON AGING
Jim Mitchell, Director, Physicians Quadrangle, Building
Linner Griffin, Associate Director for Educational Programs, 112 Ragsdale
CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY
Through the College of Arts and Sciences, the university offers a program of advanced study in aging coordinated through the Center on Aging.† The program is designed for the person working in aging practice as well as students in residence who have been admitted to the Graduate School.
The Center on Aging offers a graduate certification program in gerontology (aging studies) for students meeting the admission requirements of the Graduate School.† The program is designed to provide students in residence and persons currently working with older adults an opportunity to augment their undergraduate training or graduate degree program with a certificate in gerontology.† Elements of the program include required core courses (9 s.h.) and elective courses (12 s.h.).† The associate director of the Center on Aging should be consulted for a complete program description prior to beginning course work in the certification program.
5011. Perspectives on Death and Dying (3) Same as NURS 5011; SOCW 5011 P: Graduate- or senior-level standing or consent of instructor. Conditions and problems associated with facing death, dying, and survivorship. Awareness of values and attitudes as related to professional practice.
5400. Seminar in Aging Studies (3) Same as CDFR 5400; SOCW 5400 Entry point for graduate certificate in gerontology; exit course for undergraduate minor in gerontology. P: Consent of instructor. Topics include historical perspective on aging issues, normal aging and pathology, aging program administration, aging policy development, research in gerontology, rural aging, and aging and ethnicity.
5901, 5902, 5903. Readings in Aging Studies (1,2,or3) Same as CDFR 5901, 5902, 5903; SOCW 5901, 5902, 5903 May count maximum of 3 s.h. toward baccalaureate minor in GERO or graduate certificate in GERO. P: Consent of instructor and chair of instructor's home unit. Selected readings from monographs or journals. Focus on specialized areas in which student has taken one or more courses in either baccalaureate gerontology minor or graduate gerontology certificate.
6222. Group Work with the Aged (3) Same as SOCW 6222 P: Graduate School admission. Case management, group work, and other techniques and approaches used in working with older people.
GERO Banked Courses
6600. Practicum in Aging Studies (2)
6601. Practicum Seminar (1)
COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Lauriston R. King, Program Director
PhD IN COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
The PhD program in coastal resources management (CRM) focuses on building skills in acquisition, interpretation, and synthesis of scientific information on coastal environments and populations.† These skills are developed through a curriculum of traditional disciplinary course work, dissertation research, special seminars, and internships with government agencies and private sector organizations.
Each student focuses in one of the programsí four areas of concentration (ecology, geoscience, social science, maritime studies), while developing a fundamental understanding of basic theory and methodology in two of the three other areas.† The program provides specific knowledge in either estuarine/coastal ecology, coastal plain/continental margin geology, maritime social science, or maritime cultural heritage; general knowledge of theory and methodology in two related areas; background in the structure and functioning of coastal/marine policy and management; and understanding of the mechanisms by which scientific information is used in the formulation of public policy and site- or resource-specific decisions involving the use of coastal resources.
The doctoral program requires a minimum of 65 s.h. of course work beyond a relevant baccalaureate degree, 23 s.h. of which are general requirements taken by all students in the program.† These courses, designed to provide background essential to all four areas, include CRM† 6100, 6200, 6300, 9000 (9 s.h.), 9400; MATH 5031.
Students select a primary area of concentration of 18 s.h. and two complementary areas of 9 s.h. each, which provide breadth of knowledge about theory and methodology in disciplines outside the primary area.† Elective course work totaling 6 s.h. completes the minimum 65 s.h. specified above.
Please contact the director of CRM for more details concerning application procedures, admission requirements, and specific academic requirements.
CRM: Coastal Resources Management
6100. Introduction to Coastal Problems and Their Management (2) Coastal environment, coastal resources, structure and role of government in coastal resources policy, critical research issues in coastal and estuarine ecology, coastal geosciences, marine affairs and policy, and maritime studies.
6200. Research Design in Marine and Coastal Studies (3) P: Graduate standing in CRM PhD program or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of research design in marine and coastal related scientific research.
6300. Case Studies of Coastal Management Issues (3) P: Graduate standing in CRM PhD program or consent of instructor. Teams of students with varying disciplinary backgrounds examine application of scientific data to specific coastal issues of concern to coastal management agencies and private sector organizations.
9000. Dissertation (3) May be repeated. May count maximum of 9 s.h.
9400. Coastal Management Internship (3) P: Consent of program director. Supervised internship with government agency, private sector business or organization, or non-profit group that has coastal resources management responsibilities, concerns, or activities.
MAST: Maritime Studies
6610. Legal and Professional Issues in Maritime Studies (3) Same as HIST 6610 Legal cases, legislation, professional standards, grant writing, and scholarship.
6620. Public Policy and Management of Cultural Resources (3) Same as HIST 6620 Public laws and policies concerning local, state, national, and international regulations, and practices for management of cultural resources of maritime and coastal environment.
6630. Seminar in Maritime Studies (3) Same as HIST 6630 Selected topics.
6640. Maritime Cultural Resources (3) Same as HIST 6640 Coastal environmental resources (both under and above water), public presentation and display in museums or other public facilities, and impact on tourism and oceanic development.
6650. Management of Coastal Cultural Resources (3) Same as HIST 6650 Management of submerged cultural resources, museums, aquariums, science or other public or private local, state, and federal educational agencies.
6660. Maritime Heritage of the Coast (3) Same as HIST 6660 Focus on NC. Comparative examples from other regions provide foundation of understanding of coastal maritime heritage, including submerged cultural resources.
6875. Seafaring: Above Water Nautical Archaeology (3) Same as HIST 6875 3 weeks intensive shipboard instruction. P: HIST 5505 or 5515 or 5520 or 6850; consent of instructor. Relationship of vessel to crew. Daily work as related to archaeological elements recovered from submerged sites. Documentary record