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This concentration provides direct training and experience in the art and science of teaching at the college level, balanced with sufficient (i.e., 18 credit hours) graduate-level course work in a particular field. A master’s degree is unlikely to provide sufficient educational background for a tenure-track position, but it can open the door to serving as an instructor or adjunct at a 4-year college/university or as a full-time instructor at a community college or junior college. (Note that matching the focus of this concentration with your undergraduate major will increase the chances of being selected to teach at the college level.)

M.I.S. Requirements (13 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies 4
Concentration Requirements (15 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 591 Graduate Workshop on Teaching 1.5
IDIS-D 550 Teaching Assistant 1.5
Enough additional credit hours in a single field to achieve 15 total elective hours
Thesis Requirement (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 601 Graduate Project/Thesis 3
IDIS-D 602 Graduate Project/Thesis 3

Thesis project (tapping at least 2 schools) Teaching dossier

Campus Events

SMIRK

SMIRK

October 17th, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

October 17th, 2019

12:20 PM - 1:05 PM

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Workshop

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Workshop

October 17th, 2019

12:20 PM - 1:05 PM

How Press Freedom Dies: A Lesson from Turkey

How Press Freedom Dies: A Lesson from Turkey

October 17th, 2019

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM

Fourth Annual Alumni Networking Event

Fourth Annual Alumni Networking Event

October 17th, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CSF Connect

CSF Connect

October 17th, 2019

6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Pumpkin Painting Party

Pumpkin Painting Party

October 17th, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

ArtSeed Memberâs Exhibit

ArtSeed Member’s Exhibit

October 18th, 2019

All day event

Sustainability Awareness Month

Sustainability Awareness Month

October 18th, 2019

All day event

Yellowstone in Winter and Spring

Yellowstone in Winter and Spring

October 18th, 2019

All day event

SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

October 18th, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Volleyball vs. University of Rio Grande

Volleyball vs. University of Rio Grande

October 18th, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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