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  The Graduate School of Education 2019-2021 Degree Requirements Doctor of Education Program for Students Entering in or subsequent to Summer 2010 The Qualifying Process  

The Qualifying Process


The qualifying process is designed to enable students to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned through coursework as well as their capacity to complete a successful dissertation. To sit for the qualifying exam, students must have completed at least 21 credits of core courses (six of which must be Inquiry I and Inquiry II). Students are required to write two papers over the winter break, between the second fall and second spring semesters of the program. One of the papers is designed by the concentration faculty and one paper is common across all concentrations. Each paper is approximately 15 pages long.

The qualifying process will begin in December of the second fall semester in the program and be completed on the first day of the spring semester. Doing the qualifying process at this time gives students a chance to do summative reflection at a point when they are close to completing coursework, demonstrate what they have learned, and begin to finalize their thoughts on a dissertation topic with adequate time before the proposal writing process begins in the summer.


If a student does not pass one or both of the qualifying papers she or he has one month from the date of the face-to-face meeting to revise the paper(s). Students may not solicit their reviewers during this interim period of revision after they have received the initial feedback. The paper(s) are reviewed again by the original graders. The student will have one opportunity to revise and resubmit papers. If either paper does not pass after the second attempt, the student will fail the qualifying process and will be dropped from the program.
 
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