Content Area Programs (CAP) and Graduate Credit for Professional Educators (GEDU)
High school educators can become certified to teach at the baccalaureate level for Ohio's College Credit Plus programs through Hiram College’s content area programs.
Hiram’s Content Area Programs (CAP) are offered through the Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies. They are discipline-specific, 18-credit hour programs taught by Ph.D. faculty.
Each CAP will offer courses during summer, fall and spring terms, with multiple convenient start times. Courses can be completed in as few as 15 months. Early credentialing and approval to teach courses as Hiram College adjunct faculty before CAP completion must be approved by the Hiram College academic dean. Courses will be offered either at Hiram College or online.
Credits can be counted toward the Hiram College Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies. Please consult with the Hiram College Office of Professional and Graduate Studies at 330-569-5161 for more details.
TUITION: The CAP program cost is $510 per credit hour; ESC district faculty may participate for a discounted rate of $420 per credit hour. Participants not in need of master’s credit hours may take this as a graduate professional development (GEDU) course with reduced tuition of $225 per credit hour, as space allows.
CAP Courses for Teachers
Each of the following courses can be taken for MAIS, CAP, or GEDU credit. Each of these courses is 3 credit hours.
CAP in Biology – 18 credit hours, 6 courses from:
- Advanced Field Biology - limited summer residency June 13-17, 20-24, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), Final case study due July
- Genes and Genomes 3 CR HR
- Marine Ecology - Readings & Methods 2 CR HR
- Advanced Readings in Immunology 3 CR HR
- Human Biology 3 CR HR
- Spring - January-April 2017 - Advanced Readings & Methods in Pathophysiology 3 CR HR
- TENTATIVE Summer 2017 – Advanced Readings in Physiology 3 CR HR
- TENTATIVE Summer 2017 – Cells and Cancer 3 CR HR
Faculty completing the Biology CAP will be credentialed to teach Hiram College’s Introductory Biology I and II, Biology for Non-majors, Beginning Field Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology. High school faculty completing the program can apply to the Hiram College Biology Department to be credentialed to teach other courses. Credentialing will depend upon faculty educational background. Courses to be taught on behalf of other higher education institutions need separate approval, though the curriculum is designed to prepare students to teach most introductory level courses.
CAP in English/Writing – 18 credit hours, 6 courses - Please note that Hiram College is considering initiating another cohort in Summer 2017. Please contact us at 330-569-5380.
Two courses in Writing, including WRIT 54180 – Creative Nonfiction
Four courses in Literature. Each course will focus on a special topic in American, British or World Literature, and each will include a significant research, methods, and criticism component.
Faculty completing this CAP will be credentialed to teach the Hiram College courses at the introductory level, particularly courses that focus on a particular author, genre, or literary tradition and provide students with a knowledge of a set of primary literary texts and practice basic skills of literary analysis and interpretation through class discussions and the composition of short essays. Faculty seeking to teach on behalf of other higher education institutions should seek separate approval of potential course offerings, though the curriculum is designed to prepare students to teach most introductory level courses in literature and composition.
CAP Programs are under development in Entrepreneurship & Management, and Spanish. Please contact us at 330-569-5380 for more information.