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Graduate School - The University of Akron

Graduate School - The University of Akron

Graduate Studies 75PUBLIC POLICYStephen C. Brooks, Ph.D., Chairman, Coordinating CommitteeProgramThis program will assist the person in understanding, formulating and implementingdecisions in the public realm. A person who is interested in go.ternmentserv1ce, administration of publicly supported institutions and the teaching of governmentat the college level should find such an interdisciplinary program to be ofgreat value.AdmissionPersons are eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Programif they have been admitted to graduate study as non-degree students in thedepartments of economics, political science or sociology, or are pursuing a master'sor doctoral degree in one of those three departments. Students who are pursuinga graduate degree in other departments at the University may be admittedupon the recommendation of the chair of the department in which they areenrolled.RequirementsCore:Each student enrolled in the program shall complete three of the followrng coursesone from the Department of Economics, one from the Department of Political Scienceand one from the Department of Sociology.• Economics (choose one)3250 530 Human Resource Polrcy3250 606 Publrc Frnance3250:665 Sem1nar on EconomiC Plannrng• Political Science (choose one)3700 541 The Polrcy Process3700:542 Methods of Pol1cy Analysis3700:668 Seminar rn Publrc Policy Agendas and Dec1srons3700:670 Sem1nar in the Admrnistrative Process• Sociology (choose one)38506133850 679Soc1ology of Program Evaluatron and Program ImprovementPolrt1cal Soc1ologyIn addition to the courses listed above, each student, after receiving the approvalof his or her adviser, shall complete two courses related to public policy.Each student shall complete a scholarly paper dealing with public pol1cy under thedirection of a graduate faculty member in the departments of economics, politicalscience or sociology. The student shall enroll for three credits in one of the followingcourses: 3250:697/698 Reading in Advanced Economics, 3700:697 IndependentResearch and Readings or 3850:697 Readings in ContemporarySociological Literature. The student's paper shall be evaluated by an interdisciplinarycommittee consisting of graduate faculty from at least two of the previouslymentioned departments.All persons enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Program in Public Policy must successfullycomplete 3700:695 internship in Political Science, a course which willpermit a student to gain exper~ence working with public officials, governmentagencies, political parties or interest groups. A student will normally enroll in thiscourse after having completed at least 12 semester credits of work relating to publicpolicy. A person with extensive administrative or governmental experience maybe permitted, with the approval of the student's adviser, to substitute anothercourse dealing with public policy in place of the Internship in Fblitical Science.At least two-thirds of the credits earned for this certificate must be in 600- or 700-level courses. No more than three courses in which the student enrolls, of theseven required for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, may also apply towardmeeting requirements for a graduate degree at The University of Akron.The student must maintain at least a "B" (3.00) average in course work for thecertificate.Administration of the ProgramThe departments of economics, political science and sociology shall each annuallyselect a representative for a coordinating committee from among those membersof the graduate faculty who have special knowledge or expertise in the area ofpublic policy. The committee shall each year elect one of its members as chairpersonThe chairperson shall be responsible for disseminating information aboutthe certificate, certifying that a student has met requirements for the completion ofthe program and convening members of the coordinating committee wheneverappropriate.333333333TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECONDLANGUAGEtKenneth J Pakenham, Ph.D., DirectorRequirementsThis program is intended for those who seek training in the teaching of English asa second language (ESU at the elementary or high school level or who wish toobtain an initial qualification in teaching ESL in order to teach in settings other thanthe Ohio public school system.The program ·Is designed to introduce the student to the central issues in the theoryand practice of teaching English to non-native speakers through courses in modernand applied linguistics, in second language pedagogy and in related disciplines.Students who do not have Engl'lsh as a native language must demonstrate adequateproficiency in English with a valid TOEFL score of at least 550.Program3300:5733300:5895630:5813300:5895630:587Seminar in Teaching ESL: Theory and MethodSem1nar in English: Grammatical Structures of EnglishMulticultural Education in the U.S. ••orSeminar in English: Sociolinguistics••Techniques for Teaching ESL in the Bilingual ClassroomtThe awarding of th1s certificate is not contingent upon completion of a degree program. Undergraduatecertificate programs requ1re a 2.00 grade-po1nt average, graduate cert1ficate programsrequire a 3.00 grade-po1nt average**Cho1ce to be dec1ded 1n consultatiOn w1th the program director.TECHNICAL AND SKILLS TRAININGSusan J. Olson, Ph.D., CoordinatorThis certificate program in technical and skills training is a special course of studywithin the College of Education undergraduate and graduate programs to servethe practicing or prospective business and/or industrial-technical trainer.Persons are eligible for admission to the Certificate in Technical and Skills Trainingif they have been admitted to study as special, non-Degree or full-time students inany department of the University. Undergraduates students will earn the certif~cate upon graduation from their degree program. Individuals who already holdundergraduate or graduate degrees may also pursue this certificate. Studentswith an undergraduate degree who do not seek a graduate degree may pursuethe certificate at the postbaccalaureate program. Students who already hold agraduate degree or do not wish to pursue a graduate degree may be admitted tothe program as a non-Degree graduate student. Students pursuing graduatedegrees will receive their graduate certificate upon completion of the requirementsfor their graduate degree. Students enrolled in the undergraduate and postbaccalaureateprogram will enroll in the courses at the undergraduate level.Students admitted to the Graduate School as degree seeking or non-Degree studentswill enroll in graduate courses. Graduate students enrolled in the core coursesat the 500 level will have an additional graduate level project.Those formally admitted to The University of Akron and meeting the Certificateentrance requirements may pursue the Certificate in Technical and Skills Training.Students shall seek admission to this program by filing an application with the programcoordinator. The student will schedule courses with the assistance of anadvisor in the Technical Education ProgramThose who have completed either a BS or MS in Technical Education at The Universityof Akron prior to the Fall of 1994 must seek advisor approval before pursuingthe Certificate. Only six hours of prior technical education coursework canbe accepted towards the certificate and all accepted coursework must be no olderthan six years at the time of completion of the certificate. Only graduate creditmay be used for a graduate certificate and only undergraduate credit may be usedfor an undergraduate or postbaccalaureate certificate. Any course substitutionsmust be made with the advisor's prior written approval. Students must maintainat least a 3.0 average in certificate coursework to receive this certificate. Enrollmentwill be limited to space available. All those applying for the undergraduatecertificate, must have completed at least 60 semester hours with a 2. 75 GPA. Forthose applying for the graduate certificate, students must have a 2.75 GPA in theircompleted undergraduate degree. All coursework must be completed within sixyears.32-332-34

76 The University of AkronAdmissionTo participate in the program the student should:• Be formally admitted to The University of Akron as an undergraduate, postbaccalaureateor graduate student.• Make written application to the program coordinator.• Receive written notification from the program coordinator.• Consult with a Technical Education Program Advisor to formulate a program ofstudy.RequirementsMinimum: 18 Credits5400:500 The Postsecondary Learner 35400:515 Training in Business and Industry 35400:530 Systematic Curriculum Design for Technical Education 35400:535 Instructional Techniques in Technical Education 35400:690 Internship in Technical Education 35100:520 Introduction to Instructional Computing 3The Internship is the last course taken. This course can not be taken until all othercertificate courses have been completed with a 3.0 GPA or better.

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