(Closed) Terrible class with too much work and a professor that doesn't teach. UGH.

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 3
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I would report him anonymously- I don’t think the work load is a huge deal, some of my undergrad classes were worse. BUT the false information thing is really worrisome.

Post # 4
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

whats his class about? Assuming its a course to prepare you to be educators, hes doing a fabulous job… If its a random elective on russian history… Its excessive… Ive certainly had undergrad courses that were that intense, if not more… My grad programme actually makes us sign a contract forbidding us to work during the year because its so time consuming and intense…

Post # 5
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Eh, I’d say the workload isn’t something to complain about, especially if it’s grad school, and especially if you hope to be working with kids with special needs (I’m a former special education teacher). It sounds like you may be frustrated not with the work load, but because you don’t quite see how it all ties together. This seems reflected again in your comment about your prof missing an opportunity to correct a misunderstanding presented by another student in class . . . I’d say that not following up on that is worrisome, and probably worth chatting to your professor about. Was there an opportunity for you to raise your hand and ask the presenter a clarifying question about ABA? I know that can be uncomfortable, so I would schedule some time during the prof’s office hours to get his perspective on the course material. Usually professors have reasons for ther choices, and it can help you get more out of the class if you understand what those reasons are. But if he truly doesn’t, that conversation may help him!


Post # 6
3239 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I had that much class work for undergraduate classes, and it makes sense if you are going to be educators to have students doing the lectures.  Presumably you have all read each text anyway, so everyone should know when something is wrong. You don’t assume that your prof is always right, do you? Because that is a mistake. 

Honestly, at a master’s level this coursework amount is to be expected.

the part that is worrying is how you aren’t having 1:1 special Ed be Covered… But at the same time, if the course was never intended to cover those situations that may just be caveat emptor. I know there were several students enrolled in my master’s program who didn’t get what they wanted, just what the course was advertised as.

Post # 7
857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

That honestly doesn’t sound that bad to me. I’m in medical school and I’m used to having 5-10 hours of work to do for a class per day. Grad school is just a lot

Post # 8
1995 posts
Buzzing bee

lovelove1028:  This is in no way an excessive work load for graduate school.  However, if it is not the credential you need for your career, then you should switch programs.

Quite frankly, any graduate program that doesn’t have you feeling a bit overwhelmed most of the time probably isn’t doing its job.

Post # 9
680 posts
Busy bee

I skimmed your post. I’m also in grad school and my work load is INTENSE to say the least. I’ve had classes where I literally taught myself everything in order to nail the final. That’s reality. Don’t go reporting him or anything bc you’ll be asking for it–backlash from professors is not pretty. Just put your head down, say a prayer, and plow thru. Honestly, it sucks, and I wish there were more checks in place to prevent bad professors from getting tenure, but these experiences really push you to become a better professional in the end bc you have to really work to get the grade. 

Hang in there, we can do this!!

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