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214. Terminal: Examining Master's Degrees

Monday, 4 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Republic Ballroom, Sheraton

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession

Presiding: Giovanna Montenegro, Univ. of California, Davis; Shane Peterson, Washington Univ. in St. Louis

Speakers: Stacey Amo, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Eric William Devlin, Tarrant County Coll., Northeast Campus, TX; Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State Univ.; Yolanda Gamboa, Florida Atlantic Univ.; Linda Weinhouse, Community Coll. of Baltimore County, MD; Karin E. Westman, Kansas State Univ.

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Session Description:

Panelists will examine the value of and expectations for the MA as a teaching degree in higher education in response to the 2011 report by the ADE Ad Hoc Committee on the Master's Degree. What types of course work and training are most relevant for MA students who will go on to teach postdegree? What academic and career expectations do students and graduate programs have?


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