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

Seven Elective Courses with Faculty Advisor Approval: 28 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 required; 4-8 quarter additional hours optional)
  • Non-College of Education Electives (12 quarter hours required; 4-8 quarter additional hours optional) 

S​tudents have the option to pursue the Education Technology and Society concentration to complete 5 required courses in lieu of five of the electives. Please see the separate concentration section for course information.      

Capstone Course: Non-credit, non-tuition, PA grade required

Upon completion of all course work the student will work with a Capstone Advisor to discuss possible paper topics.  The Capstone Advisor must be an EPSR faculty member (and not necessarily the originally assigned Faculty Advisor).  The paper will generally consist of library-based research and will typically be 20-25 pages in length.   

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.