Graduate College of Education and Psychology

Dr. William Geiger, Dean


The mission of the College of Education and Psychology is to provide a positive environment that fosters the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The mission is individually and collectively realized through a community of scholars that contributes to knowledge through scholarly inquiry; organizes knowledge for application, understanding and communication; and provides leadership and service.


Graduate Programs

The College of Education and Psychology offers graduate course work leading to completion of Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Education degrees. Program options available within each degree are as follows:

Master of Arts

Counseling Psychology

Early Childhood


School Counseling

Special Education

Master of Science

Clinical Psychology

Master of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

Early Childhood Education

Educational Leadership


Special Education

Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification

Initial certification at the EC-6, 4-8, 8-12, and EC-12 levels. (See Initial Teacher Certification in this section of the catalog.)

General Degree Requirements

Prospective graduate degree students in the College of Education and Psychology must meet specific admission requirements of the selected program. Students with inadequate undergraduate preparation in a chosen program may be required to complete deficiencies. The following are the general procedures for fulfilling degree requirements for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Education degrees. Specific academic requirements are described in program sections on subsequent pages of this catalog.

  1. Apply for admission to the program of choice at Requirements for program admission will be those in effect at the time the application is submitted.
  2. Gain admission to the selected degree program.
  3. File a degree plan during the first semester after admission to the degree program. Complete required semester credit hours of approved graduate work.
  4. Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all courses applied toward the degree, and a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the academic major. No course with a grade below "C" may be applied toward fulfilling degree requirements.
  5. Complete requirements for comprehensive examinations. Applications for taking comprehensive examinations should be completed and returned to the College of Education and Psychology by October 1, February 1, or July 1 of the appropriate semester.
  6. Complete thesis requirements (if applicable) by following guidelines available in the Office of Graduate Studies.
  7. File for graduation prior to the published deadline by completing the procedures in "Filing for Graduation" in the Graduate Policies and Programs section of this catalog.