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The institution ensures that its graduate instruction and resources foster independent learning, enabling the graduate to contribute to a profession or field of study.

 

 
 


Southeastern is in compliance with Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Professional Programs Comprehensive Standard 3.6.2.

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The curricula of the individual master's degree programs at Southeastern Louisiana University (as indicated in Southeastern's General Catalogue) all provide independent learning requirements that foster the ability of graduate students to become active contributors in their chosen profession or field of study. Independent learning requirements may include thesis work, independent study, individualized research projects, or clinical research.

Many of the courses that compose the curricula of individual graduate degree programs place an emphasis on independent learning skills. Examples of graduate-level course syllabi demonstrating how graduate instruction promotes independent learning are included below:

  • Integrated Science and Technology 645, Modeling for Sciences and Technology
    The course materials presented in this class teach students about the development and use of mathematical models to solve industrial problems. Students independently complete assignments requiring them to use modeling software. In addition, students work together in small groups to complete a simulation project and present their findings to the rest of the class.
     
  • Communication 621, Communication Campaign
    As evident from the syllabus, students interact with the professor to discuss and analyze readings. Students are required to work independently or in small groups to write press releases, formulate a communications campaign for a non-profit agency, and evaluate case studies. As a cumulative project, the communications campaign is executed and evaluated, and students actually present a bound copy of the campaign goals and accomplishments to the non-profit agency client.
     
  • Education 600, Educational Research
    The class thoroughly introduces students to principles and procedures in the research of educational problems. Students participate in independent learning through the completion of journal article critiques and the writing of a research proposal.

In addition, every graduate degree program provides for culminating independent learning experience, e.g. internship, research project, or thesis, which prepares the graduates to contribute to their profession or field of study. These are some examples:

  • Master of Science in Nursing
    The curriculum for the Master of Science in Nursing degree, contained in the General Catalogue (page 303), indicates that all students must successfully complete either a clinical research project or a thesis, preparing them for the roles of Clinical Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, or Nursing Administrator.
     
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
    As indicated in the curriculum in the General Catalogue (page 289), students must successfully complete practicum courses emphasizing independent learning, preparing them for the role of Master Teacher.
     
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Communication
    As indicated in the General Catalogue (page 273), students must successfully complete courses in Research Methods and Special Topics as part of the curriculum designed to prepare them for the modern workplace or for doctoral study.
     
  • Master of Education in Counselor Education
    Requirements for completing a Master of Education in Counselor Education, as indicated in the General Catalogue (page 286), provide that the student must successfully complete a 600-hour internship, with at least 240 face-to-face client contact hours, preparing students for the role of school, community, or student affairs counselor.

 

 
 
Document Location
General Catalogue 2003-2004, Curricula, Graduate School Degree Programs http://www2.selu.edu/Administration/recordsandregistration/
2003_04Catalog/curriculum/curr03.htm#grad
Integrated Science and Technology 645, Modeling for Sciences and Technology Course Syllabus http://www2.selu.edu/sacs/documents/isat_645_syllabus.pdf
Communication 621, Communication Campaign Course Syllabus http://www2.selu.edu/sacs/documents/comm_621_syllabus.pdf
Education 600, Educational Research Course Syllabus http://www2.selu.edu/sacs/documents/EDF_600_syllabus.pdf
General Catalogue 2003-2004, Master of Science in Nursing Curriculum

http://www2.selu.edu/Administration/recordsandregistration/2003_04Catalog/
curriculum/master_nurs.pdf

(see page 303)

General Catalogue 2003-2004, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

http://www2.selu.edu/Administration/recordsandregistration/2003_04Catalog
/curriculum/master_curr_instr.pdf

(see page 289)

General Catalogue 2003-2004, Master of Arts in Organizational Communication

http://www2.selu.edu/Administration/recordsandregistration/2003_04Catalog/
curriculum/master_org_comm.pdf

(see page 273)

General Catalogue 2003-2004, Master of Education in Counselor Education Curriculum

http://www2.selu.edu/Administration/recordsandregistration/2003_04Catalog/
curriculum/master_counselor_edu.pdf

(see page 286)


 

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