candidates for the degree of doctor of education are required to take the
qualifying examination(s) administered by their program. Doctoral students may
not take more than 12 credits in dissertation study or its equivalent prior to
the successful completion of the qualifying examination.
The qualifying examination(s) is taken near the
completion of the student's coursework. Qualifying examinations are prepared by
individual programs. Students should consult program faculty for a written
description of the qualifying examination procedures in their program. The
student's performance on the examination is graded as "satisfactory"
or "unsatisfactory" and reported in writing in those terms to the
Office of Student and Academic Services. A grade may be "deferred," but such a
grade is changed to "unsatisfactory" if a different evaluation is not
reported within one year of the date of examination.
Upon written recommendation of the student's
adviser and concurrence of the dean's office, a student who failed to obtain a
report of "satisfactory" on either the written or oral examination
may repeat the examination only one time. A second examination must be held within
one year of the first. After failing the qualifying examination twice, the
student is dropped from the program.
The qualifying examination is administered by
the department of the student's major field. Arrangements to take the
examination must be made with the department.