Evaluation and Due Process

Graduate students are expected to maintain sufficient progress toward a degree. At various intervals, at each registration period, and especially before acceptance to candidacy for the degree, the advisor and/ or graduate officials will discuss the rate and quality of progress with the student. Any student not showing promise of completing the program in a reasonable amount of time and whose academic performance is less than a 3.0 may be advised to withdraw from the University. The particular focus of each evaluation review is a judgment about whether a student is academically, personally, or professionally prepared to be considered as a candidate for the master’s degree in education or the master’s degree in educational administration.

More specifically, students will be evaluated on a continuous basis by the established criteria for each course in the program, i.e., examinations, clinical and field base participation, performance assessment, research endeavors, and course grades. The varied instructional strategies in the course work allows for performance evaluation. The clinical and field base components in designated courses serve as a testing ground for students to diagnose and solve problems that involve the application of principles and theories from the professional program.