Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences
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ACCREDITED DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS AND COURSES:
THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN
COLLEGE WERE ACCREDITED BY THE COLLEGE OF TEACHERS
It has since obtain the high honor of being fully accredited by
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A. CERTIFICATE PROGRAM – Basics in the Applied Study of Genealogy-Postnomials - A.C.G.
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
There are a limited number of student grants, assistantship and fellowship as well as scholar -ships available in the the College's Postgraduate Program.
The student assistant will be evaluated by a qualified mentor. This will be a demanding position, just like at a traditional university.
B. POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA program is graded as a diploma Licentiate - Postnomials – Lic.G.
THE POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IS ACCREDITED BY THE COLLEGE OF TEACHERS
Student may suggest or design NEW course additions. These items must be approvided by the Academic Committee of the School and Board of the College of Teachers.
The modules are arranged in clusters of studies for selection by the student.
The final modules are capstone modules in which the student reflects on his learning over the program period and is taught methodologies in teaching and learning and the general operation of a genealogical business.
All pupils will be required to be involved in a practical work situation.
Students who graduate from the Post Graduate Diploma Program will have learned and practiced techniques in teaching genealogy to students; worked in a library or archival situation, or developed or evaluated their genealogical business according to specific criteria. The graduates of the Post Graduate Diploma will be leaders in research genealogy including: genealogical librarians, archivists, private researchers, teachers, and active designers and stewards of genealogical programs in higher education.
All students completing the Licentiate diploma (See Internet Wikipedia definitation) or Lic.G.
Students who have not had formal coursework in Genealogy will be required to enroll in the course Basic Genealogy to establish a proficiency level in genealogy prior to taking modules in the Program.
A Short Introductory Module to the Post Graduate Diploma
Qualified enrollees will be required to take the introductory module of Teaching History of Genealogy
Required for all enrollees - A Short Introductory Module to the Post Graduate Diploma
When genealogy first came into existence its main purpose was to determine whether or not an individual was genuinely descended from aristocracy and thus entitled to the power and privilege that went along with it.
Coat of arms, which are official symbols of a family emblazoned on a shield, were created and signified ancestry and eminence.
Genealogy has been in practice for thousands of years. Ancestry was initially passed along by word-of-mouth until people learned how to write. The people of ancient Greece and Rome often professed divine ancestry while others frequently said their ascendants were members of the animal kingdom.
Genealogy prospered from A.D. 476 to 1453 due to the evolution of the social system that emerged in Europe during the 8th century, which made social standing and inheritance subject to lineage.
This practice is still evident today in countries such as England. In some cases, genealogy is also used to trace the lineage of men and women seeking to gain membership into certain chivalric orders, noble fraternities and confraternities, honor societies, elite organizations and religious fellowships. (Professor: Jane Tunesi)
Group I – Learning and Teaching the Technical Skills and Using Resources in Genealogy Select one module or 3 credits
Group II Learning and Teaching the Major Elements of Legal and Heraldic issues
Select one module or 3 credits:
Group III Learning and Teaching the Science of Genealogy
Select one module or 3 credits and 3 credits required. - 6 credits
Group IV Learning and Teaching Genealogy and Heraldry Through History
Select 1 Module or 3 credits:
Group V Final Project Modules – 6 credits required
Teaching research methodologies and practical work procedures and processes.
Modules are required by all students as they are required to develop practical projects in teaching, ethics or in developing a business or projects for work situations.
Student selects two of the following modules.
Module 25 - Teaching for Effective Learning - Course Description
This module is written for those who have completed the 6 credits of teaching in the Licentiate Program. It will be the final module of the program. According to Dr. Blount’s research there were approximately 43 of the sample of genealogists that taught classes in genealogy and /or gave presentations at seminars of various types. (Blount 2009) The goal of this module is to help students become effective teachers. The courses will cover the basic premises underlying the development of effective teaching. Students will learn how to write effective learning objectives, how to develop effective methods appropriate for the objective being taught, how to deliver different methods appropriate for the selected skills to be learned, how to deliver different thypes of lessons from lectures to teaching in small groups, workshop, tutorials, and othjer methods. They will learn how to write criteria for assessment and deliver evaluations, both summative and formative. Students will be expected to attend conferences and critically analyze the presentations at a conference and evaluate the conference. The Conference can be a local, regional or national short workshop. Students will be required to video tape their teaching performance for evaluation.
Dr. LaWanna Blount is the Acting President and Co-Founder of the College, and would be pleased to assist any interested person