Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates for the 2013 Best Practice Academy?
June 10 – July 24. The first two classes will meet June 10 – June 26, Monday –Thursday, with Friday for research and study. You will explore multicultural and global education and learning communities. Morning session is from 8:-11:30, with the afternoon session 12:30-4:00. There is a break July 1 - 5. The second two classes meet July 8 - July 24 with Fridays for research and study, same time frame as the first session. You will study strategies for differentiating instruction and reading.
Is there an application deadline?For 2013, all applications must be complete by June 3rd.
Will my graduate credit from other institutions transfer?
We are happy to consider transfer credit. The Best Practice Academy and Research components must be completed at IUE. Other credit may be applied to your electives, but this will require an official transcript in order to make it happen.
How much will it cost?
There is a graduate credit fee (In-State graduate tuition per credit hour = $250.94) that you can multiply by the hours you propose to take. There are other fees in addition to tuition, such as, parking, technology, etc. Fees are determined by the university Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Current tuition and fee schedules are posted on the Bursar's webpage.
Do I have to take the GRE?
No. The GRE is not required at this time.
Will I have a faculty advisor?
The Director of Graduate Studies advises all Master's level students. You will also have a faculty committee to assist you with your culminating research project.
Can I give you my transcripts?
For admissions and transfer credit, we must have "official" transcripts, the unbroken seal of the institution's registrar is essential, if you hand deliver transcripts. Opened transcripts will not be acceptable. Why not just have them sent?
Is there a required GPA?
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained to graduate from the program.
Is there a time limit for completing the program?
Ten years - Students who have not completed the degree within ten years of admission may be dismissed or required to take additional courses to update professional content and skills. Students not enrolled in coursework for three consecutive academic years must apply for readmission. Readmitted students will be subject to degree requirements at the time of readmission.
What courses are offered each semester?
We have a list of courses you can print out so that you can better plan Phase 2 of your program. For a downloadable list for projected graduate courses, click on the link below.
Who should I contact with questions?
Dr. James Barbre