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Viewing: Undergraduate Academic Credit for Alabama Peace Officers Standards Commission (APOST) Certification

Last approved: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 02:35:47 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 17:17:24 GMT

General Proposal
Fall 2022
Undergraduate Academic Credit for Alabama Peace Officers Standards Commission (APOST) Certification
Politics, Justice, Law, and Philosophy
College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
SACSCOC Credentials Guidelines:
1. Faculty teaching undergraduate general education and/or baccalaureate courses: Doctorate or Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
2. Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work: Earned Doctorate/ terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline (a minimum of 18 hours above the Master’s degree in the teaching discipline).
Does this faculty member hold a terminal degree in this discipline or a related field?

Additional Qualifications Complete this section to provide additional qualifications to meet the SACSCOC credentials guidelines. Identify all additional qualifications that apply and explain each item in the justification textbox. Indicate the dates of these additional qualifications and clearly describe the relationship between these qualifications and the course content and/or the expected outcomes of the course(s) assigned to faculty member. Supporting documents such as vita, copies of licenses and certificates, etc., should be submitted with this form by clicking the "attach file" link below. External validation of additional qualifications should be supported by these supplemental documents.
Based on the concurrence of the UNA Criminal Justice Faculty after a review of the approved program of instruction for the Alabama Peace Officers Standards Commission (APOST) Basic Law Enforcement Academy training curriculum which can be found at
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Proposed Credit to be Awarded
CJ 250 – Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 hours)
CJ 255 – Police Organization and Community Relations (3 hours)
CJ 295 – Criminal Law (3 hours)
CJ 485 – APOST Law Enforcement Preparation. (3 Credits)
CJ 485L – APOST Law Enforcement Preparation Lab. (1 Credit)

Total Credits - 13 hours

This credit would be awarded in accordance with the procedures for awarding credit from Non- Traditional Sources as outlined in the current UNA catalog and upon approval, the PJLP Department will submit a catalog addition to the Credit from Nontraditional Sources section outlining these procedures.
Renee Vandiver (rpvandiver) (Mon, 21 Mar 2022 17:17:24 GMT): approved by COAD on 3-21-22.
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