Master of Education Program Graduation Requirements
Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction (all concentrations) and Master of Education - Reading Education Students:
Students pursuing the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction must pass the final comprehensive exams in addition to successful completion of their coursework.
During the final semester coursework in the Teacher Education master's programs (Curriculum and Instruction or Reading Education degrees), the student will take a written comprehensive examination. The purpose is to analyze and synthesize content from your coursework in order to demonstrate master-level teacher knowledge of research-based educational practices.
Early in this final semester, the graduate faculty facilitates an orientation on the comprehensive exam in order to provide more specific information about the examination content and process. The following provides important details about the comprehensive exam.
- During the final semester of coursework, graduate students will:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for graduation clearance. Apply for graduation with the University’s Graduate School office.
- The two-part comprehensive exam is given three times per year, in spring, fall, and summer.
- The questions for the comprehensive examination are prepared by Teacher Education graduate faculty. Students will respond to one question from the professional development core courses and one question from the area of specialization.
Master of Arts in Education Students:
If you are graduating with this degree, you do not take the Comprehensive Exam. However, you have to defend your thesis orally, complete the paperwork with your thesis committee and submit a copy of all the paperwork to Teacher Education Graduate Programs Coordinator, Education Building Room 601A, to include your name to the graduation list.