All degree candidates must complete a minimum of 39 semester hours, including:
The core of this degree: SED 409, 410, 422 or 472, 440, 445 or 470, 448, and 454, as well as EAF 410 or 415. Students who successfully complete the core are given Advanced Graduate status. Course descriptions can be found through the Course Finder.
An area of concentration or approved sequence of electives, to be determined with the guidance of a graduate advisor, and including a minimum of 6 hours of graduate work.
A pre-approved capstone project including SED 482 and a minimum of 6 additional hours from SED 498 or SED 499. Students must have attained Advanced Graduate status to begin the capstone experience. Capstone options include preparation for National Board certification, an action research and leadership project, or a thesis.
Through coursework, candidates must satisfactorily complete specific portfolio artifacts. A current listing of portfolio requirements can be obtained during an initial advisement session.