College of Education Graduate Handbook

Academic Year 2015-2016

The College of Education Graduate Programs Handbook is for informational purposes and does not constitute a contract. Programs listed are subject to change, and individual departments, units, and the Graduate College should be consulted for further information.

The commitment of the University to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms, whether or not specifically prohibited by law.

The policy of the University of Illinois is to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. The University of Illinois will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, handicap, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs, and activities.

Among the forms of invidious discrimination prohibited by University policy but not law is discrimination according to sexual orientation. Complaints of invidious discrimination based solely upon policy are to be resolved within existing procedures.

For additional information on the equal opportunity and affirmative action policies of the University, please contact on the Urbana campus:

Heidi Johnson
Director of Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access
100 Swanlund Administration Building, MC-304
601 East John Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
(217) 333-0885

The 2015-2016 Graduate Student Handbook details policy and procedures used by the College of Education for administering graduate programs in education.  Degree requirements for each degree and other information related to each degree program offered by the College of Education are included in this handbook.  The degree requirements outlined herein apply to all students entering the College of Education in fall 2015 and thereafter.  Information in previous handbooks applies to students entering prior to fall 2015.  For questions related to degree requirements, which are not addressed specifically in this handbook, students should contact their department or talk with their advisor.

Further, students are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with deadlines for adding/dropping a class; appointments of committees; thesis review; submission of theses/dissertations to the Graduate College; and application for graduation.

Students should also apprise themselves of policies related to the number of hours needed for full-time status and policies related to enrollment during the academic term in which a dissertation preliminary or final examination is completed.  Failure to adhere to deadlines or enrollment policies can result in a higher assessment of tuition and fees or delay milestones such as examinations and graduation.

Additional information on campus policies and procedures can be found in the Graduate College Handbook of Policy and Requirements for Students, Faculty and Staff (known hereafter as the Graduate College Handbook) and the Student Code. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are committed to making graduate study in education a culturally rich and intellectually rewarding opportunity. Please feel free to contact your departmental representative in the Graduate Student Services Office to assist you in making your graduate school experience a success.