GRAD 8011 - Teaching at American Colleges or Universities: Perspectives for International Students
This course, which offers the same curriculum and pedagogy as GRAD 6001 and GRAD 8001, is designed for and offered to international graduate students who wish to teach at American colleges or universities. The unique perspectives and cultural experiences of international graduate students are sought and utilized in covering such topics as developing a teaching philosophy, constructing a syllabus, understanding American students' demographics and learning styles, incorporating active learning and critical thinking, constructing rubrics for use in testing and grading, and applying theories of learning and motivation to the classroom. From this foundation, students teach during class meetings to gain experience and benefit from peer review. Language support is offered as needed.