Download Guided EDUC 758 Teaching the College Student
A study of the nature of the college student from a sociological, cultural, and psychological perspective. Opportunity will be given to analyze, synthesize, and discuss ways to bring about maximum impact, growth, and satisfaction.
For information regarding the prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
College students may experience difficulty making the transition to the college setting, whether they student is recent high school graduates or a person returning to the college classroom with career experience. College instructors can enhance the success of students in their courses by increasing their knowledge and application of college learners and effective college teaching practices. “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15 American King James Version).
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Integrate Christian and professional principles throughout the course.
- Utilize technology competencies for effective college teaching and learning.
- Apply effective college teaching strategies.
- Analyze the characteristics of college learners.
- Generalize current professional research on college teaching, and learning, and implement classroom research.
Textbook readings, lecture presentations, and websites (MLO A, C, E)
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
There will be 3 Discussions throughout this course. The candidate is required to provide a 300-word thread in response to the provided prompt. The thread must be supported with at least 2 sources to include the textbook in the current APA format. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads except for the final Discussion (1 reply is required). Cite a minimum of 1 source in each reply using the current APA format, as applicable. Each reply must be 150 words. (MLO A, C, D, E)
Support Services Report
The candidate will research the support services available at a college for students and instructors. The candidate will develop a list, table, or brochure of services, contact persons, contact numbers, and description of services available. (MLO B, D, E)
The candidate will research and select 1 article written 5 years ago or less that details the current trends in college teaching or challenges facing college students today. The candidate will briefly summarize the article and offer a critique of the article. This assignment must be 2–3 pages. (MLO C, D)
The candidate will examine the sample syllabus provided. Based on the knowledge of college learners acquired in the course, the candidate will determine if the syllabus meets the needs of college students. The candidate will also suggest at least 5 research-based strategies for improvement. This assignment must be 2–3 pages. (MLO B, D, E)
Final Project: Professor and Student Interview
The candidate will conduct an interview with a current professor (other than the instructor for this course) and a student in a college or university. These findings will be included in the Final Project: Clergy and Counselor Interview. The candidate will also include a research strategies plan in this assignment. This assignment must be a minimum of 11 pages. (MLO D, E)
Final Project: Clergy and Counselor Interview
The candidate will interview 1 member of the clergy and 1 higher education counselor/advisor who both interact with college students. In each interview, you will ask questions to gain a better understanding of the emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of college students. In addition to submitting the Final Project: Clergy and Counselor Interview, you must integrate your findings in the Final Project: PowerPoint Presentation. The candidate will also include an instructional strategies plan in this assignment. This assignment must be a minimum of 9 pages. (MLO C, D, E)
Final Project: PowerPoint Presentation
The candidate will create a PowerPoint presentation for college students, taking everything that you have learned from the Final Project: Professor and Student Interview and Final Project: Clergy and Counselor Interview Assignments to teach students 5 essential strategies they determine to be most important. Additionally, you must type a script to align with the PowerPoint for a 30-minute presentation to college students, incorporating sources used in the previously submitted assignments of the Final Project and adding at least 2 additional sources. (MLO B, C, D, E)
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