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Earn Graduate Credits and Take Your Teaching to the Next Level

Education is an opportunity to invest in yourself – and others. If you aspire to challenge students at higher-levels and broaden their opportunities to succeed in college and beyond, teaching College Credit Plus (CCP) courses may be the right fit for you. 

With Franklin University/Urbana, you can deepen your subject area expertise by successfully completing graduate-level courses that also satisfy regulatory compliance for teaching CCP in your respective high school.  Such courses are often transferrable to other universities for CCP credentialing and for completing graduate degrees, certifications, and licenses.

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Teach Franklin University/Urbana CCP

Teach Franklin University/Urbana CCP 

If you are interested in teaching CCP courses at  Franklin University/Urbana, we can help you earn the necessary credentials. 

Teach CCP for Another University

Teach CCP for Another University

If you are interested in teaching CCP for another university, you may still pursue the necessary graduate-level coursework online or on-site through Franklin. However, because each individual institution provides its own standards and guidelines for faculty qualifications, it is necessary that you verify any anticipated coursework with the specific partnering institution working with you. Franklin University/Urbana can only assure transferability of graduate credit hours taken will satisfy our own institutional requirement.


Graduate-Level Course Options 

Franklin University offers a variety of graduate-level courses that have been approved to meet Franklin University/Urbana CCP teacher credentialing requirements. Please note: Course enrollment and availability is based on current term offerings. If you are taking courses to teach CCP on behalf of another university, please make sure that the courses you select meet the faculty requirements of that institution prior to enrolling. If you need additional courses to satisfy the graduate-level credit hour requirement, consult our Academic Bulletin.

Biology/Life Sciences
ENV 515 - Sustainable Resource Management (3)
This course introduces concepts and methods of sustainable management from various fields of research on the sustainability of alternative human interactions with the environment. It highlights the role (and limits) of science in the development of management strategies to meet current and future human needs within persistently flourishing and suitably integrated ecological, social, and economic systems. Topics addressed include strong and weak forms of sustainability, pessimistic versus optimistic scenarios, and the analysis of the resiliency and threshold dynamics of integrated, multi-scale systems.
ENV 520 - Sustainable Mgmt of Water Resources (3)
This course introduces the concepts of sustainability in water resources, acquainting students with the challenges and benefits of sustainable management of water resources. Best management practices for sustaining water resources, including groundwater, surface water, precipitation, and wastewater, are highlighted throughout the course. Topics covered include a water resources overview, the hydrologic cycle, water resource issues, and sustainable solutions. The course focuses on freshwater resources sustainability.
ENV 525 - Sustainable Energy & Society (3)
This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of energy resources and their sustainable use, the prospects of renewable energy sources and technologies, and the relations of energy with society. Topics include basic principles of energy transformation and storage, energy technologies, critical assessments of alternative energy sources, and the role of energy markets and policies in a sustainable society. Emphasis is given to social, economic, and environmental costs and benefits of transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources.
ENV 530 - Sustainable Master Planning & Developmnt (3)
This course will give students background information concerning what sustainability is, how the development of a Sustainable Master Plan is a critical component for reaching the goals associated with sustainability, and what the various components are that comprise a Sustainable Master Plan. The course will provide students with the basic training necessary to create a Sustainable Master Plan that will serve as a reference for the development of a parcel of land.
Criminal Justice
CJAD 700 - Effective Administration of Justice (4)
Applying strategic decision making strategies, students will analyze the structures, practices, and performance of organizations in the administration of justice, including courts, law enforcement, and corrections, both not-for-profit and for-profit. Applied perspectives in ethical leadership functions that respond to organizational problems and objectives through best-practices will also be addressed. Additional topics will include program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
CJAD 710 - Adult & Juvenile Systems of Justice (4)
Students will analyze complex and multi-systemic adult and juvenile systems of justice and social control mechanisms on both a micro and macro level. Attention will be given to innovative initiatives and best-practices from across the nation with a view toward positive social change. Technology for effective cross-system collaboration will also be addressed, as will the role of constitutional protections and constraints on arrest, prosecution, conviction, and incarceration.
CJAD 720 - Criminology Theory & Solutions to Crime (4)
Students will evaluate contemporary criminology theories and apply them to formulate prevention, treatment, and crime control models, within a framework of cultural diversity. Crime data relationships and patterns will also be integrated with biological, psychological, and sociological theories of criminal behavior in a critical evaluation of contemporary criminological theories. Policy formation and implementation will also be addressed.
CJAD 730 - Adult & Juvenile Penology (4)
Students evaluate contemporary prison and punishment models and theories of punishment. Students compare and contrast prison systems and develop solutions to penology challenges, such as overcrowding and the detrimental impacts of prison life. Finally, students analyze penal administration and accountability.
CJAD 740 - Strategic Policing & Contemporary Crime Control Strategies (4)
Students will learn how policing strategies are developed, tested, implemented and evaluated in a democratic society. Evidence-based practice will be explored against innovative policing tactics and the evolving policy and political dynamic at play. Students will learn how policy issues are framed, identify participants in the policy process, and discover how policy is created. Students will examine the usefulness and strategic implications of COMPSTAT, community policing, intelligence led policing, and transnational cybercrime.
CJAD 670 - Victimology (3)
This course examines theories of victimization, ways to reduce the likelihood of victimization, and service to crime victims. Students will be required to create a community-based plan for reducing criminal victimization or a plan for agency response to crime victims.
CJAD 680 - Grant Writing (3)
This course introduces students to funding sources and grant writing. Students will be expected to locate funding options and write a grant application.
Computer Information Systems
COMP 620 - Analysis of Algorithms (4)
This course covers various algorithm design paradigms, mathematical analysis of algorithms, empirical analysis of algorithms and NP-completeness.
COMP 630 - Issues in Database Management (4)
This course focuses on the fundamental design considerations in designing a database. Specific topics include performance analysis of design alternatives, system configuration and the administration of a popular database system. The course also offers an in-depth analysis of the algorithms and machine organizations of database systems.
COMP 645 - Object-Oriented Design & Practice (4)
This course surveys current practices in software development and software design, especially in the area of object-oriented design. The course will examine and contrast current and leading edge methodologies and practices, including agile, extreme programming, test-driven design, patterns, aspect-oriented programming, model-driven architecture, Unified Modeling Language, and integrated development environments.
COMP 650 - System Architecture & Engineering (4)
This course covers topics in software systems engineering. Its scope is the design of the overall architecture for software systems with emphasis on distributed architectures. The issues in an architecture centered software development cycle and project management are addressed.
COMP 655 - Distributed Systems (4)
This course introduces the design of distributed computing systems and distributed application programming. Major concepts of distributed systems covered include: transparency, heterogeneity, process communication, consistency, fault tolerance, and security. Students will also learn to develop a real-world distributed application as a RESTful Web-service on an application server.
COMP 660 - Comm Strategies for Tech Professional Technical Professional (4)
This course focuses on the problems, principles and techniques of communicating technical and scientific information. Types of communication addressed include: proposals, reports and manuals. The course uses a case-study approach to give students both the theoretical foundations and hands-on practice they need to work effectively in heterogeneous corporate groups.
COMP 665 - Project Management Information Systems (4)
This course examines various issues related to the management of information systems. Topics include: strategic planning, organizing the technology resources, means of prioritizing and selecting information technology, staffing, personnel management, and assessment.
COMP 671 - Verification and Testing (4)
This course focuses on the issues of delivering high quality software, especially in large complex systems. Topics covered include testing strategies (black box, white box, regression, etc.), unit testing, system integration, system verification and support tools. It also will reinforce the need for requirements that are testable and traceable from the early design stages.
COMP 672 - Human Factors (4)
This course provides a broad overview of human-computer interaction (HCI) as a sub-area of computer science and explores user-centered design approaches in information systems. Topics include user interface and software design strategies, user experience levels, interaction styles, usability engineering and assessment models.
ENG 620 - Composition & Rhetorical Theory (3)
Through the critical analysis of rhetoric and themes, the composition of essays, and the employment of research techniques, credentialed educators of high school ELA will gain a practical understanding of pedagogical methodologies used to facilitate students in recognizing the principles of rhetoric in composition. The primary focus of this course is on the rhetorical analysis of issues of academic significance through the interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of rhetorical approaches utilized in both print and digital texts.
MATH 620 - Applied Mathematics I (4)
This course covers differentiation in several variables, multiple integrations, line and surface integrals, and topics in complex variables. The student is assumed to be capable in topics such as taking limits, continuity, taking derivatives, using derivatives, calculating the definite integral for basic functions, integration by substitution, and the standard applications of the definite integral. The course is designed to supply students with the appropriate knowledge for higher level graduate courses in mathematics.
MATH 630 - Applied Mathematics II (4)
This course covers limits of functions, sequences and series, continuity, differentiation, integration and other topics found in calculus. The purpose of this course is to strengthen students' understanding of the results of calculus and the basis of their validity and to strengthen students' understanding of the uses of deductive reasoning. Also, this course will increase students' ability to understand definitions and proofs, and to construct proofs.
MATH 640 - Applied Statistics for Educators (3)
Applications of statistical techniques and methods will be explored, including a review of statistics and probability, exploratory data analysis and descriptive statistics, fundamental statistical tests, regression analysis, selection of adequate analytical methods as well as interpretation and reporting of results. The course is designed to provide numerous opportunities to apply various statistical methods to research hypotheses and problems. It will also provide opportunities for educators to design and deliver lesson plans on these statistical topics.
MBA 707 - MBA Foundations (4)
More than ever before, the ability to understand and be understood is critical for success in the corporate world. Communication is no longer limited by the narrow definitions of the past. Achieving a business leadership position today means not only being adept at both oral and written communication, but also understanding communication from a strategic point of view and knowing how to effectively organize and present information to audiences of all sizes. In this course, you will develop and refine these capabilities. What you gain from this course will be of value throughout your MBA program, as well as in the workplace.
MBA 711 - Business Environment (4)
This course systematically explores the external environment in which businesses operate - legal and regulatory, macroeconomic, cultural, political, technological, and natural. Additionally, the course will examine the critical opportunities and threats that arise from an analysis of external business conditions. Students will apply scenario planning to a selected industry and synthesize trends in the external environment in the presence of risk and uncertainty.
MBA 713 - Human Resource Management (4)
Organizations are composed of groups of people who work together to achieve defined outcomes. Experience has proven time and again that the key factor which differentiates successful companies from those who struggle to survive is people who make up the employee base. While the human resources function is given the specific task of planning for and resolving many employee-related issues and needs, individual managers have direct responsibility and accountability for motivating and leading employees to achieve sustained organizational success. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with human resources to enhance the contributions of all employees to organizational effectiveness. Students will learn about the elements which drive business success, theories of motivation, and methods for creating a plan for maximizing the human capital of an organization.
MBA 721 - Marketing Management (4)
In today's business world, success can often be attributed more to the genius of a company's marketing efforts than to the genius of its products or services. A clear understanding of the importance of marketing, as well as a grasp of effective marketing practices, is essential for anyone who wishes to achieve a position of leadership. You will gain a working knowledge of both marketing theory and the practical application of innovative marketing strategies. You will come to understand how product, price, place, and promotion contribute to the marketing mix as you explore research-based insights into consumer behavior. As your final course assignment, you will prepare and present a marketing plan of your own.
MBA 723 - Managerial Economics (4)
This course surveys the fundamental concepts and methods of economic analysis for managers. Real-world decision making is emphasized. Application of key economic concepts such as market demand, market supply, market equilibrium, marginal analysis, production, costs, revenue, profit, and market structure constitute the core material of the course.
MBA 733 - Financial & Managerial Accounting (4)
Effective leadership in today's complex and highly regulated business environment demands more than a working knowledge of basic accounting practices. Managers must fully grasp sophisticated financial and managerial accounting concepts and be able to apply them with ease in handling day-to-day responsibilities. Managers must also be well versed in the intricacies of corporate governance and asset protection. In this course, students will develop a clear understanding of these critical functions and issues. Students will study the foundational aspects of financial accounting, including professional structure, the interrelationships of financial statements, and multiple forms of financial analysis. Additionally, the functional aspects of managerial accounting will be covered, including planning, decision making, and performance evaluation.
MCM 707 - Marketing Communication Foundations (4)
In this "gateway" course, you will gain a working understanding of marketing terminology and concepts that are imperative for success in the Marketing & Communication Program and in your professional endeavors. Fundamental marketing mix strategies will be explored, along with traditional and new tactics to reach specific target markets. You will also begin the process of understanding Franklin graduate student success strategies in critical areas such as research, writing, team-building, leadership, critical thinking, attitude, and time management.
MCM 713 - Marketing Communication Essentials (4)
The ability to develop communication strategies has never been more important for business leaders than in today's complex digital marketing environment. In this course, you will develop a broad knowledge of the fundamentals of effective marketing communication planning and implmentation.
PSYC 601 - Introduction to Business Psychology (4)
A brief history and overview of the fields of business and psychology as well as a discussion of the issues and opportunities related to their integration. Topics include brain organization and dominance, neuroethics, neurolinguistic programming, multiminds, mindmapping and the application of positive psychology to work settings. Includes the application of recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and neuroscience to resolve contemporary issues in the workplace. Please note: A non-refundable Instrument Assessment Fee of $55 will be added upon registration.
PSYC 602 - Individual & Organizational Intelligence (4)
This course focuses on the application of systems theory, social psychology concepts, organizational lifecycles, and biological principles to the understanding of business operations. Includes a review of basic business principles, multiple intelligences, organizational intelligence, organizational culture, emotional intelligence, biomimicry and organizational DNA. Please note: A non-refundable Instrument Assessment Fee of $25 will be added upon registration.
PSYC 603 - Managerial Psychology (4)
This course will explore the psychological influences on the development and behavior of managers and organizational leaders. Topics include: follower influences, nature vs. nurture in the development of leaders, relationship of personality to leadership style, behavioral decision- making biases, tactical, operational, and strategic decision-making , group think, and scenario planning.
PSYC 604 - Behavioral Economics and Neurofinance (4)
An inquiry into how brain structures limit or reinforce economic and financial decision making. Topics include: basic principles of behavioral economics, measures of economic and financial performance, logical and non-linear decision-making, human factors in finance, and essential financial analysis.
PSYC 605 - Psychology of Marketing (4)
This course provides an exploration of the use of behavioral science techniques to influence product and service creation, pricing, promotion and distribution channels. Includes a discussion on the use of functional magnetic resonance studies, psychological persuasion, subliminal cues, lie detection, and consumer color choice.
PSYC 606 - Psychology of Human Resources (4)
This course provides an investigation into the use of psychology in the acquisition of organizational talent, the retention and development of individual talent, and the selective departure of talent. Areas of interest include: applicant testing, the organizational impact of generational differences, individual and group motivation, coping with organizational stressors, the psychology of individual and group performance, and succession planning.
PSYC 607 - Psychology of Creativity, Innovation And Change (4)
This course provides a study of the relationship between creativity, innovation and change from a psychological perspective. Areas of interest include: social-technical change waves, change facilitation, unintended consequences, Appreciative Inquiry, creativity enhancement, and diffusion of innovation. Please note: A non-refundable Instrument Assessment Fee of $10 will be added upon registration.
PSYC 608 - Psychology of Organizational Coaching (4)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the discipline of executive and organizational coaching from a psychological viewpoint. The focus will be on the practical use of the principles of psychology over the lifecycle of a typical coaching assignment. Topics to be covered include: optimal practitioner characteristics, coach selection, psychology-based approaches to coaching, coaching tools, coaching interventions and resources. Additional emphasis will be placed on techniques for dealing with organizationally dysfunctional individuals.
PSYC 609 - Business Psychology Mastery Demonstration (4)
The intent of this course is to integrate course learning into a personal and organizationally useful synthesis. It is designed to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery of the Business Psychology program's overall learning outcomes. Working with an assigned instructor, students will self-select a major project that can be completed during the duration of the course.
Public Administration
PUAD 740 - Financial Management & Budgeting (4)
Students learn to use fundamental budgeting, accounting, and financial management concepts and tools necessary for leading and managing government and nonprofit organizations. Students learn to use analytical techniques for making administrative and policy decisions with significant financial implications. Students also examine the competing values and politics that underlie and impact financial decisions in the government and nonprofit organizations. Finally, students develop skills for effectively communicating financial analysis methods and conclusions with colleagues, elected officials, the media, and the public.
PUAD 745 - Strategy, Collaboration, & Communication (4)
Students learn to think strategically about leading organizations operating in a competitive political environment where collaboration is required to advance the organizational mission. The course focuses on using strategic and network management concepts and tools to improve organizational performance. The importance of strategically managing organizational communication is also examined. Finally, students develop skills for effectively communicating strategic planning methods, approaches, and decisions with colleagues, elected officials, the media, and the public.
PUAD 750 - Leading Government & Nonprofit Organizations (4)
Students learn to think and act as ethical leaders within a public service context. The course focuses on putting administrative decisions and organizational plans into action. Students learn to use leadership concepts and tools and interpersonal skills for working with individuals and groups to effectively execute administrative plans and make decisions. Students also develop knowledge and skills for communicating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders; particularly elected officials, the media, interest groups, and the public.