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GCOLL 511 TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION (3-0-3)(S). A study of the nature of learning. Students explore all aspects of course design, including structuring and facilitation of classroom learning, assessment methods, how to increase student engagement, and the use of technology in enhancing learning. Overview of academic careers. PREREQ: Admission to Graduate Certificate in College Teaching or PERM/INST.

GCOLL 512 INTERNSHIP IN COLLEGE TEACHING (1-2-3)(F/S/SU). Provides qualified graduate students with an opportunity to develop as university teachers by co-teaching a college course. Includes planning lessons/lectures and assessment of student learning during the co-teaching experience. Workload must be in accordance with university guidelines for internships. In the semester when students enroll, students are required to have a teaching assignment which has been approved by the program coordinator, instructor of record for the course, and the chair of the department offering the course. PREREQ: GCOLL 511 and PERM/INST.

GCOLL 513 PRACTICUM IN COLLEGE TEACHING (1-3-4)(F/S/SU). Provides qualified graduate students with an opportunity to develop as university teachers. Includes planning the lessons/lectures and assessment of student learning during the mentored teaching experience; students enrolled in the practicum have full responsibility for a course. In the semester when students enroll, they are required to have a teaching assignment which has been approved by the program coordinator and chair of the department offering the course. Offered through collaboration between Boise State University and collaborating institutions. Open to all qualified graduate students, but primarily intended for doctoral students. PREREQ: GCOLL 511 and PERM/INST.

GCOLL 514 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN COLLEGE TEACHING (1-1-1) (F/S/SU).  Provides qualified graduate students with an opportunity to develop as university teachers by teaching in a college course. Includes planning and facilitating class sessions, as well assessment of student learning during those class periods. In the semester when students enroll, students are required to have arranged with an instructor who is willing to let them plan and facilitate two weeks of instruction; the arrangement must be approved by the program coordinator.   PREREQ: GCOLL 511 and PERM/INST.

GCOLL 516 EXPLORATION OF PEDAGOGY (1-1-1) (F/S).  Provides graduate students an opportunity to learn more about pedagogy, best teaching practices, how technology is incorporated in the classroom, and other strategies for engaging and working with students with diverse backgrounds through workshops and other programs offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning.  With instructor’s approval, students may pursue other pedagogical areas of interest.  May be repeated for credit.

GCOLL 517 COLLEGE TEACHING PORTFOLIO (1-2-2) (F/S). Development of a professional teaching portfolio and teaching philosophy statement.  Reflection on teaching experiences and professional development experiences. Exploration of careers in higher education.  Prior to enrollment, students must have completed the Graduate TA Orientation.  PREREQ: GCOLL 512 or GCOLL 513 or GCOLL 514, and PERM/INST.