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