EDS Academic Policies

Transfer Residency Requirement

To be awarded an Education Specialist in School Leadership degree, students must earn a minimum of 26 hours of graduate degree requirements in residence. The program coordinator and the Dean of the School of Education must approve all transfer credit. A maximum of six hours of transfer credit may be approved. Transfer credit will not be given for any course in which a grade of less than a B was earned.

Academic Standing Policy

An EDS student whose academic performance is unsatisfactory will be subject to the following:

  1. Probation – Student will be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:
    1. Student's cumulative grade point average falls below 3.00.
    2. Student earns a U or any other grade below B.

    No student may be a candidate for the degree while on probation due to a GPA below a 3.00. Probation will be removed when the student's GPA reaches 3.0 or higher. In cases where the student is placed on probation due to grade(s), probation will be removed when the course(s) is/are repeated and the grade is S or B or greater, and the overall GPA is 3.00 or greater. Students who are on probation may not register until advised.

  2. Suspension – Student will be placed on suspension for any of the following reasons:
    1. Student earns two grades below B (including U's).
    2. Student earns one grade below C.
    3. Student has already served three consecutive terms on academic probation.

    No student may enroll in graduate courses at North Georgia while on suspension. Courses taken at another institution during the period of suspension will not be recognized for transfer credit. If suspended, a student must apply to the North Georgia's Office of Graduate Admissions for readmission. After serving a suspension period of one calendar year, a student seeking to reapply must submit a new application and a letter written to the Dean of the Education presenting a rationale for readmission. A student will be readmitted only upon approval of the Dean and the EDS program coordinator.

Academic and Professional Conduct Policy

At the end of each semester, the program faculty or the EDS program coordinator may intervene to establish a plan of action for any student in the program whose competency is in question, for reasons including unprofessional, disruptive, or unethical behavior in the classroom or applied setting. The plan should be signed by the student and the program coordinator with copies forwarded to the Dean of the School of Education.