Student Teaching Credit for a Master?s Degree

Reference Number: S82-94
Senate Approval Date: Friday, January 01, 1982

STUDENT TEACHING CREDIT FOR A MASTER’S DEGREE

Academic Senate Policy Recommendation #S82-94

At its meeting of May 18, 1982, the Academic Senate approved recommendations by the Academic Policies Committee and the Graduate Council for the following changes in existing policy and University Bulletin copy:

EXISTING POLICY - MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  1. 3. The program may not include more than a total of six semester units in extension classes, credit by examination, and transfer work from other colleges.

This university will not consider transfer work when the institution offering the course work will not accept it for its advanced degree programs.  Also, all transfer work must be officially evaluated by the Student Records Office before it is considered for inclusion on a GAP program.

DELETE

No student teaching credit may count on the program

TO BE ADDED

A maximum of 4 student teaching units may be allowed for a master’s degree.  Such units must be in graduate level coursework, and be applicable to the discipline in which the master’s degree is being earned.

 ***Not to be considered policy until approved by the President ***

STUDENT TEACHING CREDIT FOR A MASTER’S DEGREE

Academic Senate Policy Recommendation #S82-94

At is meeting of May 18, 1982, the Academic Senate approved recommendations by the Academic Policies Committee and the Graduate Council for the following changes in existing policy and University Bulletin copy:

EXISTING POLICY - MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

3. The Program may not include more than a total of six semester units in extension classes, credit by examination, and transfer work from other colleges.

This university will not consider transfer work when the institution offering the course work will not accept it for its advanced degree programs.  Also, all transfer work must be officially evaluated by the Student Records Office before it is considered for inclusion on a GAP program.

DELETE

No student teaching credit may count on the program

TO BE ADDED

A maximum of 4 student teaching units may be allowed for a master’s degree.  Such units must be in graduate level coursework, and be applicable to the discipline in which the master’s degree is being earned.

I am returning Academic Senate Policy Recommendation #S82-94 to the Senate for further justification.  The majority of the degrees associated with student teaching require 30 to 33 units; they also provide students with a 3 unit option for field student or a thesis.  It appears that this choice offers the students sufficient options for field study without adding student teaching.

Paul F. Romberg, President

June 18, 1982

At is meeting of September 21, the Academic Policies Committee amending this policy (which was approved by the Executive Committee on September 28, 1982) to include the words: “If approved by the department, a maximum of 4 student teaching units may…”

I have reviewed Academic Senate Policy #S82-94, Student Teaching Credit for a Master’s Degree, and return it without my approval.  Student Teaching does not, in my opinion, satisfy the academic prerequisites for the award of a Master’s Degree.

Paul F. Romberg, President

March 8, 1983