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Academic Policies

Academic Calendar

The Master of Education Program offers courses in a three-semester format. Courses are taught during fall (late August through December), spring (January through April), summer (May through mid-August). Each semester consists of two 7-week sessions.

Cancelling Classes

The Graduate School reserves the right to cancel classes with an enrollment of less than five students and to close classes at a maximum announced enrollment.

Academic Requirements

Candidates not maintaining academic standards or not making regular progress toward the completion of the programs will be contacted by the program advisor or director. Unsatisfactory progress may result in dismissal from the program.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

Any regularly enrolled graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Students will be placed on academic probation for the following semester that they are in attendance at Huntington University. To be removed from probation, students must complete an additional six hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. If sufficient progress has not been made to remove the probation, students may be dismissed from the graduate program.  Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain in good standing and to be awarded a graduate degree. Graduate students whose semester GPA falls below 1.0 may be dismissed from the program. Probation and appeals decisions are made by the Graduate and Professional Programs Committee.

A student may also be placed on probationary contract due to unprofessional conduct, ethical violations, and other concerns. In such cases, the program director, with the input of program faculty, will develop the contract to address the relevant concerns. Failure to comply with the stipulations of the contract within the specified time period may result in dismissal from the program.

Candidates may be dismissed from the Master of Education program for the following:

  • Violation of applicable University policies
  • Failure to maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Failure to satisfactorily complete a field-based research project
  • Conviction of any criminal offense which would preclude a teaching career

Candidates who are dismissed or facing dismissal may appeal their case to the Graduate and Professional Programs Committee. Beyond this, candidates should follow institutional guidelines for academic appeal as described in the Academic Catalog.