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Requirements for Graduation

  • A minimum of 30 semester units of acceptable graduate-level work, with a minimum of 27 units completed in residence at this university;
  • A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all course work taken to satisfy the Master of Arts degree requirements, and grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses in the program;
  • Successful completion of one of the following:
    • Written comprehensive exam. The written comprehensive examination is designed to test the student's knowledge of the field of ESL/EFL instruction. The examination is offered once each semester and during the summer session. The student may enroll in the examination no earlier than the last semester in which course work is taken. The student may take the examination (or any part of it) three times. Approval to retake the examination may be, at any time, contingent upon completion of additional designated courses.
  • The graduation writing requirement is met upon successful completion of the above;
  • Completion of the Candidate Assessment Portfolio. Details of the Candidate Assessment Portfolio approval process are outlined in the program information materials. The Portfolio must be completed prior to enrollment in EESL 6900.