is it hard to teach business courses at community colleges?
Topic: is it hard to teach business courses at community colleges?
April 22, 2019 / By Alby Question:
I want to teach at a community college (business courses). I'm planning to go to graduate school to earn a MBA degree. Does school matter? Is it difficult to land a job at a community college or even university of phoenix?
Best Answers: is it hard to teach business courses at community colleges?
Sydney | 9 days ago
It's hard to find a job as a professor anywhere right now - there are far more people who want to teach than there are jobs for them. I very much doubt U of Phoenix pays enough to live on just doing that - working as an adjunct at a real college teaching 10 classes a year only pays about 20k without benefits. You'd need a full-time job, and those are hard to get.
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Originally Answered: Are community colleges bad?
No, community colleges aren't all bad. They are helpful for money reasons and you can get some core courses out of the way. Plus, community colleges help you raise your GPA if you work hard at it so you'll be able to transfer with a better GPA.
Why don't you just go visit the nearest community college. I assume you mean a two-year junior college. Junior colleges are a good way to start your work toward a four-year degree. Often cheaper, often you can live at home while attending, thus saving money. Usually have flexible schedules, because a lot of the students will also be working at jobs. Sometimes a wide range of ages because adults are going back to work on a degree. Visit a nearby community college. Shop in the book store -- they sell lots more than textbooks, and welcome customers. Have a meal or a snack in the cafeteria, or food service area. Sit around and observe and listen. Many colleges and universities have "satellite" campuses, which may not offer full services, such as a bookstore or cafeteria. Community colleges are a good choice if you are still exploring career options. It's a good idea, however, to take basic course that will transfer, should you decide later to go to a four-year college. Don't take the "fluff" classes.
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The requirements for teaching in a community college is to have an MA degree in the field where the community college has a need. Faculty members at public community colleges report spending 79.8% of their time teaching and 3.5% on research.
Does the school where one received an MA really concern the potential community college employer? To most community colleges, the teaching skills of the potential candidate for an instructorship in the discipline is more important than the university from which the degree was received, however, other responders to this Yahoo question caution about online colleges,universities and institutes. Their cautions seem to be valid.
Are there teaching postions available in community colleges? The answer is "yes." There will be jobs available, but it is highly likely that most of these jobs will be part-time, rather than full-time tenure-track positions. There were an estimated 26 million part-time workers in America in 1993. (8) In fact, "since 1973, the number of full-time faculty has held relatively steady, while the number of part-time faculty tripled." By 1993 full-time faculty members constituted only 35 percent of the total number of community college teachers across the country. The remaining 65 percent were part-time faculty.(9) In the fall of 1996 California's 106 community college system served 1.39 million students, with 16,000 full-time faculty and 26,700 part-time faculty.
The potential for more teaching jobs in the community colleges has increased in 2010 because of the actions by the Congress. This week, prior to the Congressional July 4th recess, the U.S. House of Representatives was expected to vote on Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 supplemental appropriations legislation. American Association of Community Colleges along with the rest of the education community, has been advocating for the inclusion of critical funding for education jobs and the Pell Grant program. It now appears that funds for both of these purposes are likely to be included in the House bill. While it was not not everything that the educational community had been requesting, it was good news for community colleges.
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I do know that most community colleges require a Masters degree. The difficulty is only in the person who has not planned lessons or does not have any idea how to sufficiently engage students in the learning process so that they have made a connection to the material.
As far as the University of Phoenix - I have a friend who is a teacher (online) and she enjoys it. As for me - I don't care for this school - after having a very difficult experience with them, I would not attend, nor recommend them to anyone.
But that's just me.
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It is not as difficult to teach the course as it is to get a full time job. Many community colleges cut down their payroll expense by hiring part time teachers who do not get benefits. I know a cc teacher who teaches at 2 separate colleges but does not get benefits from either.
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teaching is the easy part. finding a job is hard. many schools today are hiring part timers because it allows them to hire with out giving benefits.
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