Student Status (continued..)
Phase Three: Degree Candidacy
Students must apply for degree Candidacy after they have successfully completed twelve credit hours (four courses) applicable to the program. In applying for Candidacy, a student must have been admitted to the program and must have maintained a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for LEAD program coursework. Students must have established Candidacy before they can apply for graduation.
Phase Four: Graduation
Students who complete the LEAD program requirements and anticipate graduation must apply to the Graduate College at the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate. The "Application for Graduation" form must be obtained from the Graduate College and reviewed with the LEAD Program Coordinator during the first three weeks of the semester of planned graduation. A graduation fee also must be paid at this time. If all degree requirements have been met (or are in the process of being completed during the semester of intended graduation), the student's Advisor will advise the Graduate College of the student's status concerning the twelve course requirements, comprehensive examinations, and eligibility to graduate.
Additional Information Regarding Student Status
Students in the School Leadership Program develop competencies related to effective leadership, educational management practices and staff development at the school level. This concentration leads to a Master's degree and upon successful completion of the Principal 186 examination, administered by the State of Illinois, eligibility for the Type 75 Certificate. The University certifies the student's eligibility for the Type 75 certificate from the State of Illinois.
All degree requirements must be completed within a period of six years from the first semester of your date of admission into the School Leadership program.
All graduate credits within the scope of the specific Master's program must average at least B (3.0). No more than six hours of C, D, or F credit are acceptable. Grades below C bear no credit toward the degree. Upon receiving a third grade of C, or lower, the student will be inactivated and must petition the Dean of the Graduate College, in writing, providing full rationale for permission to continue in the program. A petition must be filed within 60 days from the time the status was affected. The petition will be reviewed by the Dean and the Graduate Advisor and the student will be informed of the decision within 30 days after the petition is received. The student will become ineligible for the degree and will be dropped from the program upon receiving grades below B in four courses.
A student who receives a grade of C in two classes may be placed on academic probation and must devise a plan of remediation with their Advisor.
Students who receive a grade of D or F in any of the program's courses will be required to re-take that course before moving forward in the program.
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