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.

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College students may experience difficulty making the transition to the college setting, whether the student is a recent high school graduate or a person returning to the college classroom with career experience. College instructors can enhance 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).

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Discussions (2)

There will be two Discussions throughout this course. The candidate is required to provide a 450–550-word thread in response to the provided prompt. The thread must be supported with at least two sources to include the textbook in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to two other classmate’s thread except for the final Discussion where only one reply is required. Candidates must cite a minimum of one source in each reply using current APA format, as applicable. Each reply must be 100–200 words. (CLO: A, C, D)

Support Services Report Assignment

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. (CLO: B, D)

Student Learning Experiences Across Generations Assignment

The candidate will explore and analyze the diverse learning experiences of students from various generational backgrounds. You will delve into how these differences impact the educational process and develop effective strategies to enhance learning experiences for all students, integrating a Biblical Worldview. This paper must be 8-10 pages. (CLO: A, B, C, D)

Syllabus Critique Assignment

The candidate will examine the sample syllabus provided. Based on 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. (CLO: B, D)

Final Project Assignments (3)

Final Project: Part 1 – Professor and Student Interviews Assignment

The candidate will conduct an interview with a current professor (other than the instructor for this course) and student in a college or university. The candidate will also include a research strategies plan in this assignment. This assignment must be a minimum of 12 pages. (CLO: D)

Final Project: Part 2 – Clergy and Counselor Interviews Assignment

The candidate will interview 1 member of the clergy and 1 higher education counselor/advisor who both interact with college students. In each interview, the candidate will ask questions to gain a better understanding of the emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of college students. The candidate will also include a wellness strategies plan in this assignment. This assignment must be a minimum of 12 pages. (CLO: C, D)

Final Project: Part 3 – PowerPoint Presentation Assignment

The candidate will create a PowerPoint presentation for college students, taking everything that they have learned from Parts 1 and 2. Candidates must type a script to align with the PowerPoint for a 30-minute presentation, incorporating sources used in the previously submitted assignments of the Final Project and adding at least 2 additional sources. (CLO: B, C, D)

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