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Policy on Academic Standing

Students who are admitted to the M.Ed. in Early Childhood /Elementary Education or MSR programs must complete all degree requirements, including completion of a thesis or comprehensive examination within five years of formal matriculation into the programs.

An M.Ed., MSR or teaching certification student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale during his/her entire academic program at Lincoln University.  If a student’s GPA falls below 3.0 during any semester, he/she will be counseled and required to bring his/her GPA up to the mandated 3.0 threshold in the following two semesters.  A failure in compliance will result in a student’s dismissal from the M.Ed. or MSR program.  Additionally, a student may receive a “C” grade in no more than two program courses.  A “C” grade is not acceptable in EDU 726.21 (thesis writing) or EDU 726.22 (comprehensive examination).

An M.Ed. or MSR candidate must successfully complete and defend his/her thesis or successfully pass the comprehensive examination.  Until these requirements are met, students will receive an “R” (repeat) grade and continue to sign for EDU 726.21 or EDU 726.22 until they pass with a “B” grade.  Students taking the comprehensive examination may take it a total of two times.  Thesis students may continue working on their research papers for a total of one academic year. This means that a student must register every semester and pay the per hour credit cost until all degree requirements are filled. 



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