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Special Topics in Graduate Education

GRAD 5900 - Special Topics in Graduate Education

Special Topics in Graduate Education.

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GRAD 5910 - Responsible Conduct in Research

The core principles pertaining to responsible conduct in research are covered through extensive use of case studies, along with readings and classroom instruction. Different sections of the course utilize case studies that emphasize discipline-specific issues. Satisfactory completion is based on participation in the discussions and completion of a case study presentation.

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GRAD 5915 - Summer Institute in College Instruction

Required core course of the Graduate Certificate Program in College Instruction, intended for doctoral students in the early stages of their graduate careers. Course objectives include competencies in instruction, classroom management, use of technology, assessment and evaluation, and other pedagogical best-practices. The course is offered in residential format over a two week period in May. Instructor consent required.

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GRAD 5924 - Part-Time Curricular Practical Training

Instructor and Graduate School consents are required.This course is used by those International students whose Major Advisor has defined a part-time internship as an integral part of their plan of study. Credits are variable, based on hours of intended internship. The student will receive course credit to apply towards the degree and will be graded as either satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) by his/her advisor, who will serve as the primary instructor. The individual course objectives will be established by the major advisor. The student will be responsible to register for additional course work to maintain full-time status. Since this course denotes a part-time commitment, the student may hold a graduate assistantship while taking this course.

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GRAD 5925 - Full-Time Curricular Practical Training

Instructor and Graduate School consents are required.This course is used by those International students whose Major Advisor has defined a full-time internship as an integral part of their plan of study. The student will receive course credit to apply toward the degree and will be graded as either satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) by his/her advisor, who will serve as the primary instructor. The individual course objectives will be established by the major advisor. No other courses may be taken concurrently. Since this course denotes a full-time commitment, students may not hold graduate assistantships while taking this course.

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GRAD 5930 - Full-Time Directed Studies (Master’s Level)

This course denotes that the student is participating in a full-time internship, field work experience, or other course of off-campus study required as part of the student’s Master’s program. No other courses may be taken concurrently.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Graduate School consent required.

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GRAD 5940 - Exchange Studies

This course denotes that the student is participating in a full-time Graduate Exchange. No other courses may be taken concurrently.

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GRAD 5950 - Master’s Thesis Research

This course is associated with the research efforts of students pursuing a Plan A master’s degree, and may be used to meet the nine-credit Master’s research requirement.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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GRAD 5960 - Full-Time Master’s Research

This course is to be used by those students who have completed all courses on the plan of study and who are performing master’s level research on a full-time basis. It may contribute to meeting the nine credit Master’s research requirement. No other courses may be taken concurrently. In the summer, this is a 12-week (Summer 4) course. Since this course denotes a full time commitment, students may not hold graduate assistantships while taking this course.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Graduate School consent required.

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GRAD 5997 - Special Readings (Certificate)

This is a non-credit course for which certificate students must register in cases where their regular program of course work for credit has been interrupted and they are not otherwise registered.

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GRAD 5998 - Special Readings (Master’s)

This is a non-credit course for which master’s degree students must register in cases where their regular program of course work for credit has been interrupted and they are not otherwise registered.

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GRAD 5999 - Thesis Preparation

This is a non-credit course to be used to maintain registered status by Plan A master’s students who have completed their coursework and who are not registered for any other credit-bearing course.

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GRAD 6000 - Seminars in College Instruction

Explores teaching skills that promote learning within a diverse student body in higher education. Hybrid sessions each address a specific topic in educational theory and practice. Students must complete 5 seminars of their choosing to fulfill the course requirement. Students will be self-directed in the completion of the course and are encouraged to select seminars that meet their professional interests, needs, and professional goals.

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GRAD 6001 - Fundamentals Teaching and Learning

This 2-credit course is intended as an introduction to instructional practices in higher education in general and undergraduate education in particular. Topics include instructional design and methods, evaluation and assessment, learning theory, pedagogical resources, and trends in higher education. This course is required for the Graduate Certificate in College Instruction.

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GRAD 6002 - Reflections on Teaching Practice

Students in this seminar examine and discuss various issues of curriculum and teaching practice related to university level courses. Through a systematic process of problem-posing, reflection, and group feedback, students formulate practical solutions to problems occurring during curriculum development, instruction, materials use, teacher-student interactions, course management, and program administration.

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GRAD 6003 - Advanced Issues Teaching and Learning

This is a self-directed course providing graduate students interested in college teaching with the opportunity to design their own teaching portfolios and investigate and critique the syllabi and curriculum of other college teachers in order to reflect on their own pedagogical practices.

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GRAD 6004 - Practicum in College Instruction

The implementation and application of theory in college instruction. This 1-credit course is required for the Graduate Certificate in College Instruction for students who do not have any practical teaching experience in higher education.The practica involves observation, mentoring, participation in classroom teaching, and planning/teaching in a higher education setting. Students and their coach will develop contracts that identify individualized learning outcomes of the practica and assessment.

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GRAD 6930 - Full-Time Directed Studies (Doctoral Level)

This course denotes that the student is participating in a full-time internship, field work experience, or other course of off-campus study required as part of the student’s doctoral program. No other courses may be taken concurrently.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Graduate School consent required.

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GRAD 6932 - Directed Studies for MD/PhD

This course will be used by MD/PhD students at UConn Health to provide them with a credit benefit for their dual degree program. MD/PhD students enrolling in GRAD 6932 may hold a graduate assistantship and take additional graduate courses, which will allow us to continue integration of the graduate and medical school curricula in the first four semesters of the program. This 15-credit benefit is an approved for UConn dual degree programs and is an important aspect of the MD/PhD program as it integrates the two degrees programs, which is considered to be a best practice nationally. Grad 6932 will give MD/PhD students the same 15-credit benefit as DMD/PhD students, reflecting what is already is in place in the graduate school for individuals that enter PhD program with a Masters degree in a closely related field.

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GRAD 6940 - Exchange Studies

This course denotes that the student is participating in a full-time Graduate Exchange. No other courses may be taken concurrently.

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GRAD 6949 - International Exchange Research

International Exchange Research

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GRAD 6950 - Doctoral Dissertation Research

This course is associated with the research efforts of students pursuing a doctoral degree, and may be used to meet the fifteen-credit doctoral research requirement.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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GRAD 6960 - Full-Time Doctoral Research

This course is to be used by those students who have completed all courses on the plan of study and who are performing doctoral level research on a full-time basis. It may contribute to meeting the fifteen credit doctoral research requirement. No other courses may be taken concurrently. In the summer, this is a 12-week (Summer 4) course. Since this course denotes a full time commitment, students may not hold graduate assistantships while taking this course.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Graduate School consent required.

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GRAD 6998 - Special Readings (Doctoral)

This is a non-credit course for which doctoral students must register in cases where their regular program of course work for credit has been interrupted and they are not otherwise registered.

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GRAD 6999 - Dissertation Preparation

This is a non-credit course to be used to maintain registered status by doctoral students who have reached candidacy for the doctoral degree and who are not registered for any other credit-bearing course.

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