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2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Curriculum & Instruction M.Ed. & M.S.


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Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting the admission requirements of the Graduate College, as outlined in the front of this catalog, applicants must also meet the requirements established by the Department of C&I. They are:

  1. An overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is required for full graduate status. Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 but greater or equal to 2.75 may be admitted to the graduate program with provisional status;
  2. A minimum of 18 hours of course work in professional education taken at the undergraduate or postbaccalaureate level. Exception to this requirement exists for graduate licensure students or other emphasis concentrations with department approval;
  3. A completed on-line application for admission submitted to the Graduate College;
  4. A one- to two-page statement of professional goals emailed directly to C&I. The names with contact information of two professional references and intended emphasis concentration of study should be included in the statement;
  5. Two sets of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. One set of transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate College; the other set must be sent directly to C&I (Attention: Graduate Coordinator).

Applications are processed when all credentials required by both the Graduate College and C&I have been received. Once received, materials are forwarded to the Graduate Coordinator of C&I who evaluates the applicant’s credentials and recommends either 1) admission to full or provisional graduate standing, depending on the strength of the applicant’s academic credentials, or 2) denial. Those who wish to begin studies but who missed the application deadline may enroll as a non-degree seeking graduate student. However, since there is no guarantee that courses taken as a non-degree student will count toward a degree, and since a maximum of 15 hours taken prior to admission to the program may be used to meet degree requirements, candidates are urged to seek advisement prior to registering for any course(s). Students may call (702) 895-1986 or email for assistance.

Advisor Assignment and Program of Studies

The Graduate College will send official notification of acceptance. In addition, an email will be sent from C&I identifying an academic advisor. Students are responsible for contacting their advisors.

Degree Requirements


All graduate students are held responsible for the requirements and academic policies established by the Graduate College and outlined in the front of this catalog. In addition, C&I has established requirements for each of its degree offerings. While these requirements may be obtained from an academic advisor, they are briefly outlined below.

The M.Ed. program requires a minimum of 37 semester hours of approved studies and the M.S. requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of approved studies . Both the M.Ed. and M.S. require an overall minimum GPA of 3.00 in all courses counted toward the degree. Students in the M.Ed. program must either take a comprehensive culminating experience or write a professional paper/project as the culminating activity for this degree. A thesis and its defense are the culminating activity for the M.S.

Master’s degrees must be completed within a six-year period, and continuous enrollment must be maintained throughout the six years.

Professional Development (Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Licensure) Admission Requirements


  1. Bachelor’s degree with overall GPA of 2.75 or above
  2. Content coursework related to general education core for elementary education or specific subject area teaching fields(s) for secondary education
  3. Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test with passing scores in reading, writing, and mathematics
  4. Passing scores on the Teacher Licensure Examinations for Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution, and U.S. Constitution or credits in related course work
  5. Documentation of immunizations with Admissions
  6. Fingerprinting in compliance with the Clark County School District policy
  7. Graduate Licensure Degree Program (GLP). This program is designed for individuals who hold at least an undergraduate degree in a field other than elementary or secondary education and who aspire to earn a master’s degree while qualifying for an initial teaching license. Interested students must first apply simultaneously with a graduate application form to the Graduate College and Graduate Licensure application form to the Professional Development Office.
    1. Graduate Licensure Elementary (K-8). This program is intended for individuals who wish to secure teacher licensure at the elementary level (K-8). Students must meet prerequisite admission requirements and once admitted attend classes and field experiences as a fulltime graduate student. The program includes upper division course work leading to licensure, full-time student teaching, and then completion of graduate coursework to meet requirements of the M.Ed. while employed as an elementary teacher.
    2. Graduate Licensure Secondary (7-12). This program is intended for individuals who wish to secure teacher licensure at the secondary level (7-12). Students must meet prerequisite admission requirements and once admitted attend classes and field experiences as a fulltime graduate student. The program includes upper division coursework leading to licensure, full-time student teaching, and then completion of graduate coursework to meet requirements of the M.Ed. while employed as an secondary teacher.
      For further information regarding program requirements and the application process, contact the Professional Development Office in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, CEB 354, (702) 895-1536 or online at http://ci.unlv.edu.
  8. Initial Licensure Program (ILP). This program is designed for individuals who hold at least an undergraduate degree in a field other than elementary or secondary education and who aspire to qualify for an initial teaching license in a fast-paced, one-year intensive program with enrollment in undergraduate classes and field experiences (per student request, a less intensive two-year plan is acceptable). Interested students must apply simultaneously with an Initial Licensure application form to the Professional Development Office and a copy of the same application form to the Office of Admissions.
    1. Initial Licensure Elementary (K-8). This program is intended for individuals who wish to secure teacher licensure at the elementary level (K-8). Students must meet prerequisite admission requirements and once admitted attend classes including student teaching for three consecutive semesters. The program includes undergraduate course work leading to licensure followed by full-time student teaching.
    2. Initial Licensure Secondary (7-12). This program is intended for individuals who wish to secure teacher licensure at the secondary level (7-12). Students must meet prerequisite admission requirements and once admitted attend classes including student teaching for two to three consecutive semesters. The program includes undergraduate course work leading to licensure followed by full-time student teaching. For further information regarding program requirements and the application process, contact the Professional Development Office in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, CEB 354, (702) 895-1536 or online at http://ci.unlv.edu

 

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