Oct 18, 2019  
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Exit Criteria


EXIT CRITERIA

Application for Degree

Each candidate for a Master's degree or the Education Specialist's degree must signify his/her intention to complete the requirements by a particular graduation date by submitting a completed Application for Degree form.  Since this form is used to check completion of requirements, order the diploma, and enter the student in the commencement program, the form must be returned to the Graduate Studies in Education office by late-October for December completion; mid- March for May completion and early-July for August completion. Failure to meet these deadlines MAY delay your graduation for one semester.  Application for degree forms are available from the Graduate Office and are mailed to prospective graduates each semester.  The form may be provided online at some point.

 

Exit criteria for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Degree and the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Music Education

  1. Successfully complete 36 hours of graduate work in the program.
  2. Maintain a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above.
  3. File an application for degree form no later than the required date.
  4. Complete and present a culminating project.
  5. Submit a written summary of the project to the Graduate Office.
  6. Complete and submit a portfolio.

 

Exit criteria for the Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in School Counseling

  1. Successfully complete 48 hours of graduate work in the program.
  2. Maintain a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above.
  3. File an application for degree form no later than the required date.
  4. Successfully complete practicum and internship hours.

 

Exit Criteria for Initial Certification at the Advanced Level Program

  1. Successfully complete the hours required for the initial certification at the advanced level program.
  2. Maintain a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above.
  3. Successful completion of internship and recommendations from higher education faculty and school-based faculty.
  4. Receive a recommendation for certification from the Teacher Education Committee.
  5. Complete and submit a portfolio.

To complete the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in addition to certification, complete EDU 601, EDU 603, and EDU 604 and the culminating project requirements of the Curriculum and Instruction program.

 

Exit criteria for the Master of Education, Educational Leadership Degree

  1. Successfully complete the 36 hours of graduate work in the program.
  2. Maintain a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above.
  3. File an application for degree form no later than the required date.
  4. Complete a minimum of 280 clock hours of internship/field-based experiences based on approved plans to engage in accredited or approved elementary, middle, or secondary schools.
  5. Complete and present an action research project focused on school improvement.
  6. Submit a written summary of the action research project to the Graduate Office.
  7. Complete and submit a professional portfolio.

 

Exit criteria for the Education Specialist Degree

  1. Successfully complete 36 hours of graduate work in the program.
  2. Maintain a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above.
  3. File an application for degree form no later than the required date.
  4. Complete a one semester practicum in an accredited school district.
  5. Complete and present an action research school improvement project at the district level.
  6. Submit a written summary of the project to the Graduate Office.
  7. Complete and submit a professional portfolio.