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Teaching & Learning Courses

The following professional development courses are open to all graduate students.

AG ED LD 8350: College Teaching of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (3 credit hours). A course designed to assist current or future college faculty who wish to improve their teaching skills. Topics include theories, principles and practices associated with effective teaching and learning in higher education.

BioSc 8724 – College Science Teaching (3 credit hours) (same as LTC 8724 and PHYSCS 8310and ASTRON 8310). Study of learner characteristics, teaching strategies, and research findings related to teaching science at the post-secondary level.

ED LPA 9408: Teaching with Technology (3 credit hours). Offered as a seminar course. Examines the use of educational technologies, both class room based (e.g., student response systems) and online (e.g., course management’s systems), to assist in the dissemination of course resources and the facilitation of student interaction.

ED LPA 9442: Curriculum Philosophy and Development in Higher Education (3 credit hours). A study of the philosophical foundations of postsecondary curricula, current trends and issues, and approaches to curriculum reforms and revisions.

ED LPA 9448: College Teaching (3 credit hours). Offered as a seminar course. Designed to introduce students to theories and practices central to teaching in a higher education setting. Teaching related to institutional contexts and disciplines will be considered. Teaching and learning theories will be introduced.

ED LPA 9456: The Professoriate. (3 credit hours). Overview of faculty roles and work in U.S. colleges and universities. Explores institutional and disciplinary differences and seeks to prepare future faculty for academic life.

GRAD 7010: Preparing to be a Graduate Teaching Assistant (1 credit hour). This class provides an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teaching assistants to prepare students for graduate studies. Learning will take place through observation, lecture, reading and discussion. Graded on S/U basis only.

GRAD 7302: Tools for Teaching American Students (4 credit hours). This class focuses on advanced academic listening, discrete pronunciation skills, techniques for leading lab sections, and one-on-one interactions.  In addition, there is a general overview of American classroom culture. This teaching skills/communication development course is recommended for non-native English speaking students seeking teaching assistantships. This course requires an ITAP Oral Language Proficiency Assessment score of 2P or previous completion of ELSP 0400.  Please complete an ITAP course application and return it to the ITAP office to receive course consent.

GRAD 7303: Communication and Culture for American College Teaching (4 credit hours). This class focuses on the linguistic aspects of teaching. as well as specific pedagogical; and cultural aspects of the American classroom. It will emphasize fluency development at the suprasegmental level, and interactive teaching skills, like organizational, questioning and compensation strategies. This teaching skills/communication development course is recommended non-native English speaking students seeking teaching assistantships. This course requires an ITAP Oral Language Proficiency Assessment score of 2P or previous completion of ELSP 0400.  Please complete an ITAP course application and return it to the ITAP office to receive course consent.

GRAD 9010: Preparing Future Faculty I (1 credit hour.) First course in a two-semester Preparing Future Faculty program that introduces Ph.D. students to a variety of faculty roles and work environments. Graded on S/U basis only.

GRAD 9020: Preparing Future Faculty II (1 credit hour.) Second course in a two-semester Preparing Future Faculty program that introduces Ph.D. students to a variety of faculty roles and work environments. Topics build upon those presented in GRAD 9010 and focus on the job search and career development processes. Graded on S/U basis only.

GRAD 9304: Instructional and Communication Strategies for Effective College Teaching (4 credit hours).  This class focuses on teaching and presentation strategies including using discussion, interactive learning.  The linguistic emphasis is on reduction, linking and speech patterns.  This teaching skills/communication development course is recommended for non-native English speaking students seeking teaching assistantships, as part of ITAP. This course requires an ITAP Oral Language Proficiency Assessment score of 3 or previous completion of GRAD 7303. Please complete an ITAP course application and return it to the ITAP office to receive course consent.

JOURN 9087: College Teaching Methods. Offered as a seminar course.

See also Teaching Electives for the Minor in College Teacihng in the Mizzou Course Catalog.

See also Designing Courses for Significant Learning.