College of Commissioner Science - Online Spring 2018 Masters
College of Commissioner Science - Online Spring 2018 Masters

College of Commissioner Science - Online Spring 2018 Masters
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College of Commissioner Science

Online Master's Degree

April 28 to June 16

From the convenience of your home! One course per week

What is Commissioner College?

Commissioner College is one of the best ways for commissioners to get continuing education in their critical role.  It is modeled after a traditional college, with course requirements leading to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate "degrees" in Commissioner Science.  The faculty has been selected from among the most capable trainers available.  

For all current and future commissioners, including:

  • Unit Commissioners
  • District Commissioners & Assistant District Commissioners
  • Roundtable Commissioners & Assistant Roundtable Commissioners
  • Other Commissioners and Interested Scouters

Online Format & Approach

  • The Utah National Parks Council provides a unique online opportunity to work toward your Master's degree.
  • Seven Master's level courses will be offered
  • This online college will run from April 29, 2018 - June 17, 2017
  • Each course will last 7 days
  • To get credit for a course, you must complete it and its related activities within the 7-day schedule.
  • If you miss completing a course during the 7-day window, you can still complete future courses.
  • To complete the Master's Degree, you must have received credit for a total of seven courses, either from the online college or from another college (or a combination of both), along with having completed Commissioner Basic Training.
  • Contact Joe Devereaux, Dean of the Online Commissioner College, with questions:

Specific Requirements/Expectations for Online Master's Degree

  • 1 topic/course per week where you will watch a short 10-15 minute video and discussion 
  • Set and post at least one commissioner-related goal the first week, report on/discuss progress during weeks 2-6, and post a final report on goal fulfillment during week 7 (these courses are intended to lead you to apply/act and not just talk about the ideal)
  • Attend at least 3 of the 7 live video meetings which last about 30 minutes
  • Each course will be facilitated by a fellow commissioner. However, you will have the opportunity to lead/facilitate a weekly discussion (again, this is an invitation to act/lead rather than just react)
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Computer with microphone and speaker (minimum) and/or video capabilities (preferred) to participate in live video meetings. 

Course Schedule

Week 1 MCS 303/304 Commissioner Lifesaving
Week 2 MCS 306 Counseling Skills
Week 3 MCS 311 All About Assistant District Commissioners
Week 4 MCS 313 Orienting and Training Commissioners
Week 5 MCS 315 Effective Unit Service in Urban Communities OR MCS 316 Effective Unit Service in Rural Communities
Week 6 MCS 318 Top 10 Ways to Ensure Good Commissioner Service
Week 7 MCS 423 Commissioner Tools (formerly UVTS)

Summary of Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Diploma:  You must have completed Commissioner Basic Training (for your current position) and at least 7 courses (with at least 5 at the BCS level)

Master's Diploma: You must have earned the Bachelor's Diploma and the Arrowhead Honor Award, and completed at least 14 courses (with at least 5 at the MCS level)

Doctor's Diploma: You must have earned the Master's Diploma and the Commissioner's Key, completed an approved Thesis or Project, served on staff or faculty for a Commissioner College and completed at least 24 courses (with at least 5 at the DCS level, or CED level with prior approval)

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$10.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Please notify us at least 2 days in advance if you cannot attend.