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Community College Instruction Certificate

CCI

Do you want to enhance your career as a community college instructor? 

Instructors already teaching community college classes, graduates of a master’s program who need instructional skills, and those exploring the possibilities of teaching at the community college level are encouraged to pursue this certificate.

The program is taught through a distance education format, making it easier for professionals to find time to fulfill the requirements of the certificate.

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Expand the sections below to learn more about this program.

Application for admission to the Graduate School is made either online or on forms furnished by the Graduate School. All applicants for admissions pay a nondeductible, nonrefundable fee of $70. The application form and all supporting documents should be received by the Graduate School, Ragsdale Building, (252) 328-6012 at least thirty days prior to the beginning of any semester or summer term.

Applicants are asked to furnish two official transcripts from each institution attended since high school, a statement of intent, and at least three letters of recommendation. Once the application is complete and has been forwarded to the Coordinator of the Adult Education program, it will be reviewed and an admission decision will be made.

General Admissions Requirements

  1. Academic Achievement - Applicants must first meet the requirements for the admission to the Graduate School. The junior and senior years of under- graduate study are particularly crucial. It is recognized, however, that some applicants have finished their undergraduate study some time ago and that work experience and motivation are also factors in success in graduate study.
  2. Letters of Recommendation - Applicants will be asked to present two letters of reference which can speak to their ability to perform graduate level academic work as well as their interest and experience in adult education.
  3. Statement of Intent - All applicants to the program will be required to include a Statement of Intent with application materials. This statement should highlight applicants' reasons for applying to the Adult Education program.

The Community College Instruction Certificate requires a minimum of 15 semester hours. A culminating portfolio is also required. Coursework is as follows:

Community College Instruction Core Courses (9 semester hours)
  • ADED6240 Effective College Teaching
  • ADED 6450 Community, Junior and Technical Colleges
  • ADED 6453 The Adult Learner
Electives (6 semester hours)

Electives may come from adult education, business education, information technologies education or other related fields.

Portfolio

The final component in the certificate program is the preparation of a professional instructional portfolio that includes teaching philosophy, a community college essay, an overall reflection paper and an essay based on each of the two elective courses. Students may complete their portfolios during their final semester in the program or they may elect to complete their portfolios after all coursework has been successfully completed.

For a full listing of all of the names and descriptions of the courses within this program, please visit the Adult Education section of the Graduate Catalog.

Following is a list of when each core course in the certificate program is typically offered. Course schedules for specific semesters may vary.

  • ADED6240 Effective College Teaching – Offered during summer and fall semesters.
  • ADED 6450 Community, Junior and Technical Colleges – Offered during fall and spring semesters.
  • ADED 6453 The Adult Learner – Offered during fall and spring semesters.

Get information on the cost, financing, and success rate of graduates in this certificate program by visiting the Gainful Employment Data page.

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For More Information Contact:

Coordinator:
Dr. Steven W. Schmidt
Ragsdale 221 B
252-328-1118

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