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Graduate Programs Advising

It is extremely important that graduate students establish and maintain contact with their academic advisor as soon as possible. Your advisor will help determine your program of study according to your academic interests, the requirements of your program and future course offerings. They are also a helpful source of information and liaison with other knowledgeable faculty members.

We strongly recommend against self-advising. Failure to work closely with your advisor may result in the completion of unnecessary coursework and delays to your anticipated graduation date.

Students admitted to a graduate education program may be required to attend one orientation meeting either in-person or electronically. The purpose of the orientation meeting is to:

  1. provide a general assessment of how the master in education degree program is contributing to the student’s personal and professional development,
  2. provide a general framework that explains the program assessment plan, programmatic requirements, and expectations of students at the graduate level,
  3. provide an opportunity for the student to meet with his or her graduate advisor to discuss:
    1. personal and professional goals
    2. program of study to complete the master in education degree
    3. possible topics for the capstone seminar research paper, and
  4. provide approval of transfer courses.