MSUB Extended Campus

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Three Dual Credit Graduate Courses

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Course Descriptions

 

Are you interested in teaching Dual Credit courses but do not have the necessary content credits?  Studies show that students earning dual credit are more likely to enroll in college and perform significantly better than their peers without dual enrollment classes. Thanks to a Title IIA grant, MSU Billings is offering 9-credit graduate courses in Art, English, and Political Science at a greatly reduced rate. Successful completion of a minimum of 9 graduate credits will allow high school educators with a Master's degree to teach Dual Credit Courses. Graduate credits can also be used toward recertification and possible step increases.

 

ENGL 510  Teaching Creative and Expository WritingThe 7-day summer intensive residency will include reading assignments, writing workshops, demonstrations, theory, readings from major authors and roundtable discussions on expository writing, creative writing and literature. Students will then complete the remaining course work online with ongoing interaction with program faculty.

 

ARTZ 587 – Advanced Visual Arts Studies:  Provides an advanced intensive study of specific topics in art history, theory, criticism, broad two-dimensional art making, broad three-dimensional art making, and arts-based research. Develops imagery, form, narrative, and art teaching pedagogy techniques focused on secondary education populations engaged with post-secondary coursework.

 

PSCI 587  Advanced Political ScienceExplores the structure and dynamics of American national government, providing a broad-based introduction to the ideas and institutions that shape politics in the contemporary United States. Students will develop understanding of foreign affairs and the fundamental principles of international relations as well as issues in American foreign policy. This course will also broadly address political science research methods to acquaint students with the fundamentals of survey and research design, quantitative and qualitative methods.

 

Accelerated

These certification courses are quickly attainable during the 2017 summer months.

 

Affordable

Tuition and fees, mileage, and on campus housing will be paid (food is not included) for participating Title IIA grant school teachers. Two additional options with greatly reduced fees will be available for nonparticipating schools (see the back for more info).

 

Accessible

Each course is hybrid (both online and face-to-face). Cohorts of 20 students per course will work together during a  week-long intensive workshop.  All additional work will be completed online using MSUB's learning platform D2L with feedback from instructors on a regular basis. 

 

Who Should Enroll

 

High School educators with a Master's degree from Title IIA partner schools will be given priority.

 

A limited number of additional registrations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for teachers with a Master's degree who work in rural and/or high-needs schools in Eastern Montana.

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

Participants must have a Master's degree to enroll for any of the three courses.

 

adult students

 

Program Cost

 

Option 1

 

For Teachers From Rural and/or Low-Income Schools in Eastern Montana

 

35 seats available (12 seats in English and Poli Sci; 11 seats in Art). All tuition and fees, materials, MSUB housing, and mileage up to 308 round-trip paid by this grant (MSUB food plan available for a fee.) All high school instructors with a master’s degree from a rural/and/or low-income school from Eastern Montana.  If unsure whether your school qualifies, call Laura at 406-896-5882 or email l.gittingscarlson@msubillings.edu.

 

Option 2

 

Non-Pay Registrations Available for Teachers from Other Eastern MT Schools

 

10 seats available.  Tuition and fees paid by MSUB. Participants are responsible for their own housing, mileage, and food. (MSUB housing and food plans available for a fee.)

 

Option 3

 

Partial-Pay Registrations Available for Teachers (in Montana or out of state).  Must be willing to teach dual credit through MSU Billings after course completion. 

 

15 seats available.  Tuition and fees are $388 for Art, English, and Poli Sci; an additional materials fee of $135 for art only . Participants are responsible for their own housing, mileage and food. (MSUB housing and food plans available for a fee.)

 

Additional costs may be incurred with course-related textbooks and/or materials

 

Earning the Certificate

 

To earn the certificate, students must enroll in and successfully pass the course with a B or higher.

 

Contact Information

To find out more about this and other graduate certificate courses or programs, please call or email:

 

MSU Billings Extended Campus
406.896.5890

Deadline to Apply has been extended to May 29, 2017 for all three programs.  See below under each program on how to apply.

 

Program Information

 

ENGL 510: Teaching Creative & Expository Writing

 

Program Schedule

 

June 11 - August 9, 2017 (final portfolio due August 9)

 

Face-to-face sessions: June 11-17

 

August – December 2017 and one year beyond the project period: Follow up and mentorship of participants, particularly those implementing concurrent courses.

 

Dual Credit Course

 

Successful completion of this course will allow high school instructors to teach WRIT 101, College Writing 1.

 

To Apply
  • Provide a copy of your transcripts documenting a Master's degree.
  • Submit the program application and the signed Principal letter allowing for the creation and teaching of a course through MSUB.
  • Submit your writing sample (Writing Sample Question: Discuss one of the most effective teaching experiences you have had in the past six months. Please include details about the rationale for this assignment, readings the students may been exploring, or writing assignments associated with the readings.)

»» ENGL 510 Application

 

»» ENGL 510 Principal Form

 

Email or mail all required information of the course to the following Course Coordinator:

 

Tami Haaland, Dept. Chair; Professor of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages

thaaland@msubillings.edu

MSU Billings

1500 University Drive, LA 414

Billings, MT 59101

406-657-2948

 

PSCI 587: Advanced Political Science

 

Program Schedule

 

June 11 - August 9, 2017 (final portfolio due August 9)

 

Face-to-face sessions: June 12-14

 

Dual Credit Course

 

Successful completion of this course will allow high school instructors to teach PSCI 210, Introduction to American Government.

 

To Apply
  • Provide a copy of your transcripts documenting  a Master's degree.
  • Submit the program application and the signed Principal letter allowing for the creation and teaching of a course through MSUB.
  • Submit  your one-page paper explaining why you wish to take this certificate course.

»» PSCI 587 Application

 

»» PSCI 587 Principal Form

 

Email or mail all required information to the following Course Coordinator:

 

Dr. Paul Pope; Assistant Professor, Social Sciences & Cultural Studies

paul.pope@msubillings.edu

MSU Billings

1500 University Drive, LA 812

Billings, MT 59101

406-657-2934

 

ARTZ 587: Advanced Visual Arts Studies

 

Program Schedule

 

June 25 - August 16, 2017 (final portfolio due August 16)

 

Face-to-face sessions: July 16-22

 

August – December 2017 and one year beyond the project period: Follow up and mentorship of participants, particularly those implementing concurrent courses.

 

Dual Credit Course

 

Successful completion of this course will allow high school instructors to teach ARTZ 101, Arts Fundamentals.

 

To Apply
  • Provide a copy of your transcripts documenting a Master's degree.
  • Submit the program application and the signed Principal letter allowing for the creation and teaching of a course through MSUB.
  • Submit your one-page paper explaining why you wish to take this certificate course.

»» ARTZ 587 Application

 

»» ARTZ 587 Principal Form

 

Email or mail all required information to the following Course Coordinator:

 

Dr. Mara Pierce, Assistant Professor, Art Education

mara.pierce@msubillings.edu

MSU Billings

1500 University Drive, LA 101

Billings, MT 59101

406-657-2981