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2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 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

  1. Complete the Application for Graduate Admission.
  2. Obtain official transcripts of all relevant graduate course work. Have official transcripts sent to you in a sealed envelope to be included with your application. (Please note: International applicants should have official transcripts sent directly from the institution to Saint Michael’s College at the address below. Program directors may require foreign academic credentials to be evaluated independently.)
  3. Fill out the first portion of two Reference Forms, giving the name and address of two persons who know your academic and/or professional competence. Give these forms to your evaluators to be returned by them to Saint Michael’s at the address on the form or to be sent to you in a sealed envelope to be included with your application.
  4. Include an application fee.

Please send all the above materials in one envelope to:

Saint Michael’s College
Graduate Admission, Box 286
One Winooski Park,
Colchester, VT 05439

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 receive a letter saying that the file is complete and that he/she must call 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. After taking six credits, but prior to the completion of twelve credits, 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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