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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education (C.A.G.S.)


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The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education is a post-master’s level certificate that allows a graduate student to pursue an additional field of study within Graduate Programs in Education. It is comprised of thirty graduate credits beyond the master’s degree, nine of which may be transferred from another accredited institution if they are post-master’s credits. It is an individually designed program of graduate study based on the educational goals and needs of the student and planned with an academic advisor. Students may specialize in an already existing concentration or design an original concentration using elements from the programs described within the C.A.G.S. Programs.

 

C.A.G.S. Admission Requirements


Students must submit the following for admission into the C.A.G.S. (Please note: International applicants should also follow “Admission Procedures for International Students.”) Applicants to the C.A.G.S. program must have:

  1. A master’s degree from an accredited American college or university, or its foreign university equivalent, with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  2. Applicants for whom English is not a native language should consult the “Admissions Procedures for International Students” form of the catalogue.

 

C.A.G.S. Admission Procedure

Complete the Application for Graduate Admission online at www.smcvt.edu//graduate/admission. Saint Michael’s College notifies applicants regarding the completeness of their files but it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary materials are received. The applicant will be contacted by the program advisor to schedule an interview.

Admission decisions are made by the program director in consultation with the admissions committee. Meeting applicant requirements and following admission procedures does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Applicants are notified of the admission decision after all requirements of the admission process have been satisfied, including the interview.

Requirements for C.A.G.S. Completion


  1. Plan for Advanced Graduate Study. With an academic advisor, the student plans a program of study of at least thirty credits, which are consistent with the individual’s educational needs and goals. This “Plan for Advanced Graduate Study” is submitted to the program director for approval.
  2. Candidacy. Prior to the completion of four courses, the student must achieve Candidacy. With an advisor, the student fills out a Candidacy form. It includes a list of courses taken, courses proposed, and a “Statement of Goals.” Up to nine post-master’s-level credits may be transferred from another institution with the academic advisor’s approval.
  3. Completion. When the student has completed thirty credits, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is granted.

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