MED Academic Policies
Transfer Residency Requirement
To be awarded a Master of Education degree, students must earn a minimum of 24 hours of graduate degree requirements in residence. The program coordinator and the Dean of the School Education must approve all transfer education credit. Content area courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department and Dean. Transfer credit will not be given for any course in which a grade of less than a B was earned.
Program of Study
A program of study must be completed and on file in the Registrar's Office before the completion of 20 semester hours. The program of study shall consist of those graduate courses for which graduate credit is granted toward a degree. No change may be made in the program of study without the advance approval of the program coordinator and an amendment attached to the program of study.
Academic Standing Policy
M.Ed. students whose academic performance is unsatisfactory will be subject to the following:
- Probation Student will be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:
- Student's cumulative grade point average falls below 3.00.
- 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 3.0. Probation will be removed when the student's GPA reaches 3.0 or higher. Only grades of D or F must be repeated in order to receive degree credit. Students who are on probation may not register until advised.
- Suspension Student will be placed on suspension for any of the following reasons:
- Student earns two grades below B (including U's).
- 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 their readmission. The student will be readmitted only upon approval of the Dean and the M.Ed. program coordinator. If re-admitted, the student will have the same grade requirements for progress. Readmission will not be considered for students who have received four grades below B (including U's).
Academic and Professional Conduct Policy
At the end of each semester, the program faculty or the M.Ed. 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 M.Ed. program coordinator with copies forwarded to the Dean of the School of Education.