Educational Psychology Graduate Student Handbook 2014

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Educational PsychologyGraduate Student Handbook2014-2015

Table of ContentsGeneral InformationIntroduction . 4Administrative Overview . 4Role of Adviser . 6Registration Requirement . 6Full-time registration . 7Leave of Absence . 7Degree Plan . 7Changing Your Degree Plan . 8Transfer of Credits . 8G.P.A . 8Annual Review . 9Examination Committees . 9Commencement . 9Funding . 9Educational Psychology Degree Core Requirements . 10Important University Resources . 15Master of Arts (MA)Timeline . 18Credit Requirements . 18Minor . 18Plan A or B . 19Final examination . 19Final Examination Committee . 20Graduation Packet . 20Master of Education (MEd)Timeline . 21Credit Requirements . 21Related field . 21Plan C . 21Final examination . 21Graduation Packet . 21Specialist Certificate (SC)Timeline . 22Credit Requirements . 22Final examination . 22Examination Committee . 22Graduation Packet . 23Ed Psych 2014-2015 Student HandbookPage 2

Doctorate (PhD)Timeline . 24Credit Requirements . 24Minor . 24Preliminary Written Examination . 25Predissertation Project and Examination . 25Preliminary Oral Examination . 26Preliminary Oral Examination Committee . 27Scheduling the Oral Prelim . 27Early Thesis Credit Registration . 28Prospectus Meeting . 28Thesis . 29Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship . 29The Doctoral Final Oral Examination Committee . 30Final Oral Examination . 31Graduation Packet . 31ChecklistsMA. 32MEd . 34SC . 35PhD . 36Ed Psych 2014-2015 Student HandbookPage 3

IntroductionThis handbook is for the Educational Psychology Program, which is inthe College of Education and Human Development at the University ofMinnesota. Students are admitted to this program by one of five tracks:Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP), psychologicalfoundations of education, quantitative methods in education, schoolpsychology, and special education. Although students are admitted to aspecific track, educational psychology is the major. The track name islisted on the transcript, but only Educational Psychology is listed on thediploma.Graduate students in Educational Psychology are accountable to thepolicies described in this handbook for the year of their admission alongwith those of the program track, Graduate School, College of Educationand Human Development and University of Minnesota. Any changes inEducational Psychology core requirements will be distributed through theEducational Psychology Student Listserv and the Educational PsychologyStudent News.Your adviser along with staff in room 250 EdSciB are useful resources.Administrative OverviewGraduate education at the University of Minnesota is governed as apartnership between the Graduate School and the colleges. Both areresponsible for the maintenance and development of high-qualitygraduate programsEach graduate program is coordinated by a director of graduate studies(DGS). The DGS works with the chair of the department to guide andimprove graduate education and is a liaison for students, faculty, andthe Graduate School.Chair: Geoffrey Maruyama, PhDDGS: Ernest C. Davenport, Jr., PhDAssistant to the DGS: Lori BoucherAlicia Vegell (for MEd licensure)The Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC) in the Department ofEducational Psychology functions in an advisory capacity to the directorof graduate studies. It is comprised of one faculty representative fromeach program track.Ed Psych 2014-2015 Student HandbookPage 4

In addition, each track has a coordinator and its own handbook. Thecoordinator of each track guides the track-specific training and activitiesin collaboration with the other faculty in the track.TrackLink to HandbookProgram coordinatorCounselingand edpsych/ Patricia M. VeachPrograms/CSPP/Handbooks/default.html 152 Ed Sci [email protected] Farquhar250 Ed Sci Bldg, [email protected] Harding250 Ed Sci Bldg, [email protected] Sashank Varmafoundations Current/Foundations.html165 Ed Sci [email protected] Boucher250 Ed Sci Bldg, [email protected] Sawyer250 Ed Sci Bldg, [email protected] Mark L. DavisonPrograms/QME/handbook.htmlMethods in182 Ed Sci [email protected] Boucher250 Ed Sci Bldg, [email protected] Sawyer250 Ed Sci Bldg, / Amanda SullivanPrograms/SchoolPsych/students.html350C Ed Sci [email protected] Vegell250 Ed Sci Bldg, / Kristen McMasterCurrent/SpecialEd.html350A Ed Sci [email protected] Farquhar250 Ed Sci Bldg, [email protected] Vegell250 Ed Sci Bldg, [email protected] School directoryResourceContact informationGeneral information160 Williamson, 612-625-3490Graduate degree plans, committee assignments, timeextension requestsMike Brown, Coordinator, GraduateStudent [email protected], 612-625-5833Master’s and Certificate degree progress and clearance,Amber Cellotti, Coordinator,Ed Psych 2014-2015 Student HandbookPage 5

Master’s thesis formatting and submission questions,Master’s advanced status (FTE) registration applicationsMaster’s Degree Services,[email protected], 612-625-4019Doctoral degree progress and clearance, preliminary oralexam scheduling and clearance, final oral exam schedulingand clearance, dissertation formatting and submissionquestionsStacia Madsen, [email protected],612-625-0168Change of status/readmission [email protected], 612-625-3014Fellowship [email protected], 612-625-7579Disability Resource Center of AdviserThe graduate adviser is central to the success of graduate studentsseeking an MA, MEd, SC or PhD. They provide insight on the content ofstudy and the process of graduate school itself. They can often—but notalways—provide guidance regarding the policies and procedures that areoutlined in the various handbooks and policy documents for the track,program, college and university.Graduate students should confer with their advisers at relevantmilestones. Advisers are often required to approve student decisions withtheir signature (e.g., program plan, examination committees), but thereare many decisions that advisers are privy to only if students meet anddiscuss those decisions with their advisers. For example, advisers do notformally approve course registration or many of the activities associatedwith the informal curriculum (e.g., attending or presenting at conferencesor colloquia). Successful graduate students communicate with theiradvisers and solicit relevant guidance through discussion.Students should recognize that there are a wide variety of advising stylessuch that some advisers expect independence while others expect moredependence. Students can solicit advice from their advisers, but thestudent is ultimately responsible for their success in graduate school.Resources for faculty and students are available at the Graduate andProfessional Student Advising website.Registration RequirementYou must register every semester (excluding summer) to maintain activestatus as a graduate student. You are withdrawn as a graduate student ifyou do not register for even one semester. As a result, your GraduateSchool records are deactivated. Inactive students may not register forcourses, take examinations, submit Degree Plan or petition forms, file forgraduation, or otherwise participate in the University community asEd Psych 2014-2015 Student HandbookPage 6

Graduate School students. Those who wish to resume graduate workmust apply for readmission to the Graduate School and their track.Students who are readmitted will be held to course/credit requirementscurrent at the time of readmission. If readmitted, you must register in theGraduate School for the semester of readmission to regain your activestatus. for/Mai