Master of Education Curriculum & Teaching
Frequently Asked Questions
- I am currently in another Master’s in Education program. Will anything I have done transfer?
- Do I have to take the courses listed, or can I substitute other courses?
- What courses will I be enrolled in as a cohort student?
- When do classes meet and will classes in the Fall and Spring and Summer semesters always be offered on the same day of the week?
- Will I have to write a thesis or take comprehensive exams?
- Do I have to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)?
- Is there any financial assistance available?
- How do I learn about upcoming cohorts and locations?
- What steps do I need to complete to apply for an off-campus cohort program?
I am currently in another Master in Education program. Will anything I have done transfer?
Courses submitted for transfer credit must be at the graduate level and qualify towards a master’s degree at the institution at which they were taken. You will need to discuss your specific courses with the graduate advisor Larry Graser. Be prepared to provide syllabi for any courses you wish to apply to the Curriculum & Teaching program.
Do I have to take the courses listed, or can I substitute other courses?
Substitutions need to be graduate curriculum-related education courses suitably applicable to the program. Depending on a student's background and goals, relevant graduate courses may be substituted for electives from other units at BGSU. All coursework considered for substitution must have the approval of the Graduate College.
In some cases a course transferred from another university may be transferred for credit as a substitution. If the course being transferred is a course that was offered within a master's program for which a degree was earned from another institution, there will be restrictions on the credit; this is a special case that must be discussed with the graduate advisor.
When substitutions are desired, a syllabus for the proposed substitution must be furnished to the graduate advisor a reasonable amount of time before the student plans to take the course and any substitutions must then be approved in writing by the graduate advisor prior to the student beginning the course. A substitution must be a graduate level course appropriately related to the goals and objectives of the Curriculum & Teaching program and the course for which the substitution is made.
Course substitution forms are available on the Graduate College web site.
Typically, the substitution process requires:
- A Substitution Request Form (available from the graduate advisor)
- A copy of the course syllabus
If the course is a transfer from another accredited university:
- A copy of the page from the graduate catalog of the institution at which the course is taken with the course title and description;
- Verification that the course is part of a degree program at the institution where it is taken. This verification can be either:
- A copy of a page from the graduate catalog of that institution which indicates that the course counts toward a degree program (is offered regularly as a course in the program) OR
- A letter to this effect from the graduate dean of that institution;
Note: If a course is to be transferred from another institution and the course was part of a program for which a Master's degree has been earned, there are restrictions on what can be transferred. In this case, contact the graduate advisor for information before applying.
To the Graduate College:
- After the course is completed, an official transcript sent directly from the institution showing the credit earned for the course.
- Substitutions cannot be approved officially until at least 9 semester hours of the program have been completed. Once approved by the graduate advisor, substitutions will be forwarded to the Graduate College for review and final approval.
Typical cohort courses are indicated on the Course of Study page by asterisks (*).
Fall, Spring, and Summer I classes may be online or meet in the evening, once a week for four hours, 12-weeks per semester. Every effort will be made to schedule all Fall, Spring, and Summer I classes for a cohort on the same day of the week.
Summer courses may be in a variety of formats. The first summer session usually runs April-June, one evening per week for 12-week, or May-June two evenings a week for 6 weeks. The second summer session usually includes two classes that meet twice each week during the day for 6 weeks. The second summer session classes are offered at BGSU or the Firelands campus. Occasionally an online course is offered as part of the program.
Numerous factors affect scheduling, including, but not limited to, instructor availability, and the number of courses taken in a semester. However, no guarantees can be made regarding scheduling.
The program is structured so that you complete a meaningful master's project in EDCI 6910, in place of writing a thesis or taking comprehensive exams. You may, however, choose a thesis option if you wish. Contact the program coordinator for details.
Yes, unless you have completed Praxis II in the last 10 years. Ideally, the GRE should be taken before beginning the program, but GRE scores must be received by the Graduate College before the end of the first semester of classes you take in the program or you will be unable to register for additional classes.
For financial aid questions, please refer to: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sfa
Once a location for an off-campus site is chosen, an information dinner for educators is advertised and held in the area. The dinner is free and there is no obligation for those who attend. If you are unable to attend the informational dinner, you may contact Larry Graser: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419.372.9619. A listing of upcoming information dinners will be available from this website around January 1.
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