Program Gateways Requirement - School of Educational Leadership
All graduate certificate and graduate degree programs in the School of Educational Leadership are part of a larger Professional Education Unit within the University that is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Subsequently, all programs must adhere to the Unit Assessment System established by the University's Professional Education Unit.
The Unit Assessment System requires that candidate data be collected, evaluated, and reported at four program gateways. These gateways are as follows:
Candidates are required to satisfactorily pass the admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways based upon established criteria set forth by each graduate certificate and/or graduate degree program. Program gateway requirements and decision rules determining successful program gateway completion are published as a part of the candidate's program orientation materials and are referenced throughout the program via course syllabi.
Candidates will be evaluated by School faculty and a determination of pass, pass with conditions, or fail will be issued for the admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways. In the event a candidate fails the admission, mid-program review, or program completion gateway, the appropriate program director will petition to have the candidate administratively withdrawn from all remaining course work. Candidates will not be able to reenroll in their program until such time as a formal remediation plan is successfully completed and the appropriate program director issues a second petition to reinstate the candidate.