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.)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

M.I.S. Requirements
13 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 501 - Humanities Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 502 - Social Sciences Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 503 - Natural Sciences Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 510 - Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (4 credit hours)

Concentration Requirements
15 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 591 - Graduate Workshop on Teaching (1.5 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 550 - Teaching Assistant (1.5 credit hours)
  • Additional credit hours in a single field to achieve 15 total elective hours

Thesis Requirement
6 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 601 - Graduate Project/Thesis
  • IDIS-D 602 - Graduate Project/Thesis

Thesis project (tapping at least 2 schools) Teaching dossier

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