Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in Psychology
The Graduate Dual Credit Teaching Certificate – Psychology (GDCTC - Psychology) provides post-baccalaureate high school educators, specifically those with master’s degrees, with 18 graduate hours of discipline-specific knowledge required to meet the criteria for teaching dual credit courses in Texas and SACSCOC-accredited institutions. Courses taken as part of the certificate may transfer in part or whole toward a master’s degree at St. Mary’s University or other institution.
Certificate Course Requirements
The GDCTC - Psychology comprises the completion of six of nine graduate, discipline-specific courses (18 credit hours) in Psychology. To earn these hours, students will complete on-line, certificate-specific courses offered each semester. Students can complete the certificate within nine (9) months. The GDCTC - Psychology curriculum follows the section on course descriptions. Should local interest warrant, the program could be offered in person or in a hybrid format.
The courses for the certificate include: 1) prior-existing psychology graduate classes that need minor revisions to the course descriptions/titles to ensure that Alamo Colleges count these as Psychology credit; 2) newly proposed courses; and 3) courses from the existing graduate certificate in Community Based Assessment and Evaluation. Nine total classes are included with students completing six in order to earn the GDCTC- Psychology. The inclusion of nine possible courses offers flexibility for students using this program to complete a master’s degree in various disciplines (meaning students can select courses that best fit/would transfer to a specific graduate program) as well as for the psychology department to easily assure faculty availability.
|Required courses (18 hours)||18|
|PS 6341||Biological Psychology||3|
|PS 6391||Historical Topics and Recent Advances in Psychology||3|
|PS 6390||Advanced Social and Personality Psychology||3|
|PS 6337||Advanced Sexuality||3|
|or PS 6385||Advanced Statistics|
|or AE 6385||Advanced Statistics|
|PS 6355||Advanced Developmental Psychology||3|
|or PS 6387||Qualitative Methods|
|or AE 6387||Qualitative Methods|
|PS 6331||Abnormal II||3|
|or PS 6310||Race, Class and Gender in Community-based Research|
|or AE 6310||Race, Class and Gender in Community-based Research|