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    Apr 14, 2024  
2012-2013 Georgia Regents University Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Georgia Regents University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education


Overview

The College of Education, in collaboration with the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and the College of Science and Mathematics, offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Education degree, the Master of Arts in Teaching degree, the Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.), and the Education Specialist degree.

The Master of Education degree and the Education Specialist degree are designed to extend and enrich previous course work in education as well as previous clinical and field experience. These programs prepare individuals to become master teachers, counselors, and administrators.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification at the Master’s degree level. It has a dual function: to provide initial teacher certification as well as the Master’s degree. Students completing an undergraduate degree in teacher education are not eligible for the MAT degree. A student must pass all Georgia certification requirements before becoming certified. Individuals who possess at least a baccalaureate degree and who do not hold a teaching certificate are eligible for this program. The baccalaureate degree must be in a field of specialization closely related to the certification area being sought.

The Master of Science degree in Kinesiology is designed to advance students’ knowledge and experience in health and physical activity.

Degrees and Programs of Study

The College of Education offers the Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), and the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in these areas:

Master of Arts in Teaching: Master of Education: Education Specialist:
Master of Science:
Concentrations In:      
  Curriculum and Instruction Curriculum and Instruction Kinesiology
Early Childhood Education
Middle Grades Education
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Health and Physical Education
History Education
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Political Science/Mathematics
Foreign Language Education
Special Education

Counselor Education:
    — School Counseling track
    — Clinical Mental Health Counseling track
Educational Leadership (NL-5)
Special Education
Teacher Leadership
 

 

 

Educational Leadership (PL-6)
Counselor Education

 

Application Process

Applications: Applications are available

Items to be submitted are:

  • A completed application for admission to graduate study
  • A transcript from each college or university from which a degree was received.
  • A non-refundable fee of $50 (check or money order payable to Georgia Regents University)
  • Georgia Regents University Certificate of Immunization (required for all who have not previously attended Georgia Regents University)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching applicants must submit passing scores on GACE Basic Skills Assessment (Reading Mathematics, Writing)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching applicants must submit GACE Teaching Field Content scores in the certification area applied for
  • Background Investigation Questionnaire and Release Form
  • Release of Academic Information Form (MAT only)

Note: All transcripts must:

  • Include the date the degree was conferred
  • Indicate a cumulative GPA, including all work attempted
  • Be sent directly from the registrar of the degree-granting institution to the Coordinator of Graduate Admissions, College of Education, Georgia Regents University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA, 30904
  • Applicants to the MAT in Special Education are not required to submit GACE Teaching Field Content scores as part of the application process.

Admissions Criteria

Initial Certification Program

MAT (Students completing an undergraduate degree in teacher education are not eligible for the MAT degree.)

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level.
  • Passing scores on GACE Basic Skills Assessment (may exempt with combined verbal and mathematics SAT score of 1000 or combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1030 or combined English and mathematics ACT score of 43).
  • A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.
  • GACE Content test scores supplied (not required for Special Education candidates).
  • There may be additional requirements to continue in the program after initial admission.

Advanced Teacher Education Programs

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level.
  • Clear, renewable certification.
  • A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

M.Ed. in Special Education

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level on all undergraduate work attempted in which letter grades were awarded.
  • There may be additional requirements to continue in the program after initial admission. See an advisor in Special Education.
  • Clear, renewable certification.
  • A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership

  • 3 years successful classroom teaching experience.
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level.
  • Clear, renewable certification.
  • A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.
  • Letter of Recommendation from current building or district administrator.

Other School Professionals

M.Ed. in Counselor Education

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level.
  • Passing scores on GACE Basic Skills Assessment School Counselor program only (may exempt with combined verbal and mathematics SAT score of 1000 or combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1030 or combined English and mathematics ACT score of 43).
  • Minimum score of 300 on the revised Graduate Record Examination (800 old score), with a score of at least 146 on revised GRE (400 old score) on the verbal subtest, or minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Tests must have been taken within the past five years.
  • Three satisfactory letters of recommendation.
  • An autobiographical essay.
  • A writing and technology proficiency sample.
  • Successful personal interview, if selected.
  • A clear or expunged criminal background record.
  • All requirements must be satisfactorily fulfilled in order to take courses in the counseling program.

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level (Baccalaureate need not be in education) calculated on all undergraduate work attempted in which letter grades were awarded.
  • Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) OR the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with either test taken within 5 years of the date of application.
    1. Each applicant must score a minimum of 146 Verbal and 140 Quantitative and 3.0 Analytical Writing on the GRE - OR - an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 may be substituted for EITHER the GRE verbal or quantitative score OR
    2. A Miller Analogies Test (MAT) minimum score of 390 AND a GRE Analytical Writing score of 3.0. Undergraduate cumulative GPA will not be considered as a substitute for the MAT exam.
  • There may be additional requirements to continue in the program after initial admission. See an advisor in Educational Leadership.
  • A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

M.S. in Kinesiology

  • Undergraduate degree in a closely related field (e.g. exercise science, health science, nutrition, kinesiology)
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from academic sources) and transcripts
  • A Personal Statement that should include:
  • A one-paragraph statement that speaks to your interest in the field of Kinesiology.
  • A statement that specifies and elaborates upon your future career goals.
  • A statement that describes why you believe the M.S. program in Kinesiology at GRU will help you to further your professional preparation and career goals.
  • A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.
  • Acceptance of transfer graduate credits will be considered based upon the recommendation of the kinesiology graduate advisor and approval of the department chair but will not exceed nine (9) semester credit hours.

Ed.S. in Counselor Education

  • Master’s degree in Counselor Education or a closely-related field (e.g., MFT or psychology) from an accredited graduate institution.
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA on all graduate work attempted, as shown on graduate level transcripts, including courses in programs that were not completed.
  • Current resume or vita.
  • Current state school counseling certificate OR current professional state counseling license (e.g., LAPC, LPC) OR have ASU MEd Counselor Education Program graduation date within the last five years.
  • Applicants who do not meet the certificate or license requirements above must take EITHER the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) and attain the following minimum scores:
            
       GRE - Minimum score: 300 total - at least 146 on the verbal subtest

                MAT - Minimum score: 388
  • Three satisfactory letters of recommendation.
  • Letter of intent.
  • Successful personal interview, if selected.
  • A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.
  • All requirements must be satisfactorily fulfilled in order to take courses in the counseling program.

Ed.S. in Educational Leadership

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA at the Master’s level (Masters need not be in education) calculated on all graduate work attempted in which letter grades were awarded.
  • Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) OR the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), with either test taken within 5 years of the date of application.
    1. Each applicant must score a minimum of 150 Verbal and 141 Quantitative and 3.5 Analytical Writing on the GRE - OR - a graduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 may be substituted for EITHER the GRE verbal or quantitative score OR,
    2. A Miller Analogies Test (MAT) minimum score of 400 AND a GRE Analytical Writing score of 3.5. Graduate cumulative GPA will not be considered as a substitute for the MAT exam.
  • There may be additional requirements to continue in the program after initial admission. See an advisor in Educational Leadership.
  • A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA at the Master’s level.
  • Clear, renewable level 5 certificate.
  • A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA at the Baccalaureate level.

All questions concerning either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) should be directed to the testing service.

GRE-ETS
PO Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-0600
1-609-771-7670 or
1-866-473-4373 (toll free)
www.ets.org
Pearson Education, Inc.
19500 Bulverde Road
San Antonio, TX 78259
1-800-211-8378 (toll free)
www.milleranalogies.com
Application Deadline

Completed applications and ALL supporting materials must be received on or before the following deadlines. If all supporting materials are not received by the application deadline, the application will be processed for the next semester after all materials are received.

December 2 for spring semester acceptance
April 2 for summer semester acceptance
July 2 for fall semester acceptance

Admission is for a specific semester and a specific program. If a student wishes to make changes in either the program of study or the semester of admission, a written request must be made to the coordinator of Graduate Admissions, College of Education. All admissions criteria for the new program must be met. A fee of $50.00 will apply to all changes requested.

Financial Aid: Information concerning scholarships, grants, loans, etc. may be found at the Financial Aid Office at www.gru.edu/ financial_aid. It is strongly recommended that applicants take note of financial aid application deadlines, since these are usually earlier than application deadlines.

Retention and Exit from the Masters Degree Programs:

Transfer Hours:

A maximum of 9 semester hours of graduate work from an accredited institution may be transferred into a graduate program at Georgia Regents University. At the time of admission, the student must discuss the transfer hours with the advisor(s) and file a formal request with the chair of the department of the discipline of the course(s) being considered for transfer hours to be included in the program of study.

Academic Standing:

Good Standing: A student must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 throughout his/her graduate program. Only a grade of C or better will be counted as successful completion of a course for the graduate program. A grade of D or less will be counted in the cumulative GPA. A student must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to graduate.

Probation: A student who fails to maintain the required average will be placed on “academic probation.” In order to remain in the graduate program, the student must reestablish the cumulative grade point average of 3.0 during the next semester of enrollment.

Suspension: A student who is unable to remediate the grade point average after one semester will be placed on “academic suspension” for a period of one semester.

Reinstatement: To apply for reinstatement, the student must meet with the advisor(s), prepare a formal plan to address the academic problems, and submit a letter of appeal for readmission to the department chair of the appropriate program after one semester of academic suspension.

Dismissal from the Graduate Program: If a student is suspended for the second time, the student will be dismissed from the graduate program. A student who has been dismissed may petition for readmission to the graduate program after one calendar year from the date of dismissal. A new application for the graduate program must be accompanied by a letter of appeal for admission.

Retention and Exit From the Education Specialist Program:

Academic Standing:

Good Standing: A student must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.25 throughout his/her graduate program. Only a grade of C or better will be counted as successful completion of a course for the graduate program. A grade of D or less will be counted in the cumulative GPA. A student must have a cumulative 3.25 GPA in order to graduate.

Probation: A student who fails to maintain the required average will be placed on “academic probation.” In order to remain in the graduate program, the student must reestablish the cumulative grade point average of 3.25 during the next semester of enrollment.

Suspension: A student who is unable to remediate the grade point average after one semester will be placed on “academic suspension” for a period of one semester.

Reinstatement: To apply for reinstatement, the student must meet with the advisor(s), prepare a formal plan to address the academic problems, and submit a letter of appeal for readmission to the department chair of the appropriate program after one semester of academic suspension.

Dismissal from the Graduate Program: If a student is suspended for the second time, the student will be dismissed from the graduate program. A student who has been dismissed may petition for readmission to the graduate program after one calendar year from the date of dismissal. A new application for the graduate program must be accompanied by a letter of appeal for admission.

Time Limits for Degree Completion

All requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree, Master of Education, Master of Science, and Education Specialist degree must be completed within seven years of the first semester of enrollment.

Graduate Appeals

A student who is denied admission to, retention in, and/or exit from a graduate program has the right to appeal. Appeals are to be filed in writing with the Dean of the College of Education.

A student also has the rights afforded by the Student Academic Appeals procedures and by the Student Academic Grievances procedures as specified in the Georgia Regents University Catalog.

Cooperative Programs with Georgia Southern University

Through a cooperative program with Georgia Southern University (GSU), the Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership is available on the GRU campus. Students must apply directly to, and meet all admission requirements of, Georgia Southern University. Inquiries should be directed to:

Georgia Southern College of Education
Coe.georgiasouthern.edu/coeoffcampus.html

College of Education Programs

No active programs available.

Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Special Education

Go to information for Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Special Education.

Programs

Master of Science in Education

Educational Specialist

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science

Programs

Master of Science

Department of Teacher Education

Programs

Master of Science in Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

Educational Specialist

Endorsement