Course Requirements

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

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

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

*Prior to selecting electives, students are required to complete the first 4 Proseminar courses: SCG 527, SCG 603, SCG 604 and SCG 608. In the Spring Term of their first year in addition to SCG 611, students are allowed to sign up for one elective course.  

  • College of Education Electives (8 quarter hours)
  • Non-College of Education Electives (12 quarter hours)
Students have the option to pursue the Education Technology and Society concentration to complete 5 prescribed courses in lieu of the electives.  Please see the separate concentration section for course information.        
   

Thesis Course: 4 quarter hours, grade of C or better required

The student prepares a thesis, which is a report of the results of an original investigation. Before beginning work on the thesis, the student must obtain approval of the subject and general plan from their Thesis Advisor. The Thesis Advisor must be an EPSR faculty member (and not necessarily the originally assigned Faculty Advisor).  Additional Thesis Committee members are optional based upon discussion between a student and his/her Thesis Advisor.  It is advised that students select their thesis chair no later than the spring quarter of the second year.  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 Department of Educational Policy Studies and Research office or on the College of Education website.

Course Registration

Registration for SCFE Master’s degree core courses is different from regular registration.   The SCFE students are granted access to registration for SCFE 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 SCFE faculty advisor prior to the start of the term.  Course registration for electives is the same as for all College of Education students.