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2012-2013 Catalog

Graduate Programs
Master of Education (M.Ed.)


I.     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.

II.    Additional Admission Requirements:
A.  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.

B.   Counseling
For counselors admission requirements, see Counseling section.

III. Candidacy and Comprehensive Examinations
The exam will be offered on October 19, 2013; March 22, 2014; and June 21, 2014. 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 6, 2013 September 7-20, 2013 October 19, 2013
January 17, 2014 January 18-31, 2014 March 22, 2014
May 15, 2014 May 16-30, 2014 June 21, 2014

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/.  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.

IV.  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.

V.   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.