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Degree Requirements

MA General Requirements 

  • Successful completion of 34 credits, including all required courses and the thesis project. 
  • Three semesters of residency (fall, spring and summer). Students in the two-year program are required to complete five semesters of residency. Students in the one-year program must complete their degree within two years, unless given an official extension by the provost. Students in the two-year program must complete their degree within four years, unless given an official extension by the provost. 
  • Submission of a completed teaching portfolio is required. 
  • Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in order to remain in good academic standing. 


MAT General Requirements 

  • Successful completion of 36 credits, including all required courses and the thesis project. 
  • Three semesters of residency (fall, spring and summer). Students in the two-year program are required to complete five semesters of residency. Students in the one-year program must complete their degree within two years, unless given an official extension by the provost. Students in the two-year program must complete their degree within four years, unless given an official extension by the provost. 
  • Submission of a completed teaching portfolio is required. 
  • Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in order to remain in good academic standing. 
  • One-Year MA Program

  • Two-Year MA Program

  • One-Year MAT Program

  • Two-Year MAT Program

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