Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Master of Arts in The Practice of Teaching
Take Care of Your Paperwork - Please attend to the following
procedures in the order outlined by the specified times. Some steps have time requirements.
Step 1 - Design
a tentative program based on your needs and interests.
Carefully examine the
program description and the graduate cataloge course descriptions
to determine what courses will most benefit you. Be attentive
to course prerequisites. If you have questions, contact
the department in which the course(s) originate to discuss the
suitability of the course(s) for your program. Complete
a program outline (official form attached to program guideline).
You may include no more than nine hours of course work that you
completed prior to the date of being accepted into the program.
You must include a minimum of fifteen hours of 600 level or above
- Step 2 - Seek Advisor
Approval for your Program
The procedure for filing
your permanent program is as follows:
- Submit a list of
courses to your graduate advisor by mail. Allow six weeks
for the list to be reviewed by the advisor and processed.
Use the attached program outline to assist you in the development
of your list. This must be done within one semester following
notification of admission to the program.
- The advisor will
review your selections. If your selections are within departmental guidelines and your advisor concurs with your choices, your list will be
converted into a permanent program. If your selections are
not within guidelines, your advisor will contact you by phone
or mail regarding the necessary changes.
- The final program
will be signed by your program advisor and by the Dean of the
- One copy of your
program will be kept on file with your advisor, another will be
kept at the graduate college and a copy will also be mailed to
you. Be certain to file your copy in a safe, accessible
- Step 3 - File Necessary
Program Changes in a Timely Manner
If it becomes necessary
for you to change any of your courses, send a clearly written
note to vour advisor which includes the following in the order
- Your name
- Your social security number
- Your current address
- Your current phone number and daytime hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and
evening hours (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) when you can be reached
- The course(s) you wish to drop
- The course(s) you wish to add
- Step 4 - Ready to Graduate?
form for graduation may be obtained from the Registrar's Office and
returned to that office approximately six months before vour intended