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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Theoretical Core Courses: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 527GLOBAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION SEMINAR4
SCG 603CULTURE AND EDUCATION SEMINAR4
SCG 604IDENTITY: CONSTRUCTIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS SEMINAR4
SCG 608IDEOLOGY, POWER AND POLITICS SEMINAR4
SCG 611PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION, CULTURE AND ETHICS SEMINAR4

Research Inquiry Core Courses: 8 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 610INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS4
SCG 635ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES4

Five Elective Courses with Faculty Advisor Approval: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

  • College of Education Electives (8 quarter hours)
  • Non-College of Education Electives (12 quarter hours)

Master of Arts (MA) Degree Requirement Thesis Course: 4 Quarter Hours, Grade of C or Better Required

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 636THESIS RESEARCH4

The student prepares a thesis, which is a report of the results of an original investigation. The student must first obtain approval of the subject and general plan from their Thesis Advisor, and have a research proposal approved by his/her thesis committee. The Thesis Advisor must be an EPSR faculty member (but not necessarily the originally assigned Faculty Advisor). The College of Education Thesis Handbook outlines the policies and procedures needed to successfully satisfy the thesis requirement. The College of Education Thesis Handbook can be obtained from the College of Education website.

Course Registration

Registration for ECS master’s degree core courses is different from regular registration. The ECS students are granted access to registration for ECS core courses. If a student has special circumstances and cannot register for all cores offered in a term, this must be discussed with and approved by that student’s ECS faculty advisor prior to the start of the term. Course registration for electives is the same as for all College of Education students. 

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