All graduate programs require a capstone experience to assess student success within the program. A written comprehensive examination is required in most MEd programs. It is an alternative to the School Leaders Licensure Assessment in the MEd in Educational Leadership K12 emphasis program. The MEd examination, which should be taken at the end of the graduate program, is given three times each year on the first Saturday of November, the third Saturday of March (unless in conflict with Easter weekend), and the last Saturday of June. Students must apply to take the exam at least three weeks prior to the examination date. Application forms are available on Moodle under the self-enroll course -Resources for Graduate Students.
Students pursuing the MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling must take and pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (national exam). Students completing the MEd programs in reading and science education are required to submit a comprehensive portfolio at the conclusion of these programs in lieu of the comprehensive exam. The MEd in Educational Studies requires a capstone project and a portfolio. Further information is available from each program director.