Department of Communication Studies

Communication Education

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About the Program

This program is designed for students who:

  1. Are currently certified at the secondary level and seek an advanced degree in Speech Communication.
  2. Plan to make a career of college teaching. 
  3. Plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Communication Education.

Courses are selected to provide a varied background in speech communication with the opportunity to couple that with the study of pedagogy.  Areas of specialization are determined by the student's interests.


Non-Thesis Option

Required: 33 hours of graduate level courses with at least 12 hours in courses numbered 200 or above.

Required Core (15 hours):

  • COMMGRAD 5411 (48C:122g) Language and Communication (3)

  • COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201) Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (3)

  • COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224) Communication Theory (3)

  • COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236) Communication Research Methodology (3)

  • COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282) Seminar in Communication Education (3) (Can take more than one section for credit)

Electives (17 hours):

Research Paper and Comprehensive Exams:

  • Comprehensive Exams (no credit)

  • Research Paper (no credit)


Thesis Option

Required:

  • 30 hours of graduate level courses (includes thesis credit) with at least 9 hours in courses numbered 200 or above

Required Core (18 hours):

  • COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201) Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (3)

  • COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224) Communication Theory (3)

  • COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236) Communication Research Methodology (3)

  • COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282) Seminar in Communication Education (3) (Can take more than one section for credit)

  • COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299) Research (6 hours)

Electives (12 hours):

Comprehensive Exams

  • Comprehensive Exams (no credit)


Communication Education Program (18 hours of electives for non-thesis; 12 hours of electives for thesis)

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251) Critical & Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232) Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222) Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244) Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212) Seminar in Performance Studies

POSTSEC 6256 170:256 The Two-Year College

COMM 5111 (48C:131g) Group Communication Theory and Analysis

COMM 5134 (48C:134g) Organizational Cultures and Communication

COMM 5211 (48C:123g) Rhetoric & Civil Culture

COMM 5311 (48C:121g) Nonverbal Communication

COMM 5316 (48C:136g) Mediation Theory & Processes

COMM 5322 (48C:144g) Advanced Interpersonal Communication

COMM 5333 (48C:148g) Communication & Conflict Management

COMM 5344 (48C:151g) Intercultural Communication

COMM 5346 (48C:153g) Gender Issues in Communication

COMM 5347 (48C:142g) Family Communication

COMM 5355 (48C:141g) Listening

COMM 5411 (48C:122g) Language and Communication

COMM 5544 (48C:120g) Digital Culture & Communication