Courses do not follow a strict prerequisite model but must be scheduled using Approved Individual Student Program Plans.
Beginning Level (Tier 1) students should schedule Tier 1 courses but may elect a Tier 2 course if no Tier 1 courses are available. Tier 1 students are not eligible to take Tier 3 courses.
Tier 2 Level students may schedule courses from Tier 1 and Tier 3.
Tier 3 Level students may schedule courses from all Levels.
A student is considered a Tier 1 Level student when he/she enters the program. A student advances to the subsequent Tier when he/she completes all of the required courses in the preceding Tier. Tier 1 students, who, because of scheduling difficulty need to select a course from Tier 2, must seek advice from their advisors.
Minimum 33 semester hour credits required for a Master's degree.
The master of education degree program requires 33 total credits hours, which includes 440 hours of school-based apprenticeship and internship practicum. ELP 510 Special Education Law is the standard elective for the program. Adviser pre-approval is required for any electives.
The Master of Education degree program requires 33 total credit hours, which includes 440 apprenticeship hours. Student must advance to candidacy upon completion of 6 and not more than 12 semester hour credits of graduate work at Shippensburg University.