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2011-2012 Catalog

Graduate Programs
Master of Education (M.Ed.)



Graduate programs in The School of Education and Human Development address the need for advanced academic and professional preparation of school personnel. In addition, degrees and specializations are offered that address concerns about children, families, and society and assist people of all ages in pursuing life-long learning and personal growth.

Graduate Degree Requirements

  1. Prerequisites

    The student entering a program, which leads to a graduate level professional certification, will be expected to have at least 18 semester hours of professional education courses and appropriate teaching or related experience. Students seeking the M.Ed. degree without certification need not show the 18 semester hours of professional education courses, but are expected to meet the general requirements for entrance to graduate studies as found in the section on admissions.

  2. Additional Admission Requirements:
    1. Educational Leadership, General Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction, and Special Education
      1. The student must submit two letters of reference from practicing educators, such as supervisors or other professional school personnel.
      2. The student must provide a letter explaining their purposes for pursuing the degree and their expectations of the degree.
    2. Counseling
      For counselors admission requirements, see Counseling section.
  3. Candidacy and Comprehensive Examinations
    The exam will be offered on October 29, 2011; March 10, 2012; and June 23, 2012. The student must apply for the comprehensive exam and candidacy for the master’s degree by registering by the following deadline dates:
    Deadline Date Late Application Accepted With $50 Fee Test Date
    September 16, 2011 September 17-30, 2011 October 29, 2011
    January 27, 2012 January 28-February 7, 2012 March 10, 2012
    May 17, 2012 May 18-25, 2012 June 23, 2012

    Effective Fall, 2011, Applications for Candidacy and Master’s Comprehensive Exams will be assessed a late fee if submitted after the deadline date. Deadlines will be strictly enforced.

    Applications are available on the UHV website at www.uhv.edu/edu/forms.aspx. A satisfactory performance on the school’s comprehensive examination is required of all graduate students.

    Comprehensive examinations are required for a second master’s degree.

  4. All degrees must have at least 18 semester hours of graduate Education coursework and all courses through the School of Education and Human Development must be at graduate level.
  5. Other University Requirements
    The student must satisfy all university requirements for a master’s degree as found in the section, UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, of this catalog.

The university does not award academic course credit for experiential learning, or life experience. As specified by the state, certain kinds of experience may be credited toward fulfilling certification requirements in Education.