Academic Programs

Forms and Policy Documents

School of Education forms are completed and signed electronically. To access each form, contact the school's Graduate Programs Office.

Form descriptions and supporting documents are outlined below.

Coursework forms

SOE Form 33A: Petition for Waiver or Substitution of Curriculum Requirements

Prepare your materials:

  • Gather relevant course information including the rationale for the request and a course syllabus.

Upon contacting the Graduate Programs Office to initiate the waiver/substitution process, please provide the course number and title for the course you are waiving/substituting.

SOE Form 40: School of Education Incomplete

Requests for an incomplete should be discussed with the course instructor before requesting this form. Form SOE 40 will outline the requirements needed to complete the course.

Upon contacting the Graduate Programs Office to initiate the incomplete grade process, please provide the course number, title and instructor.

PD 40: School of Education Incomplete Policy

Experiential learning forms

Once your experiential learning form has been approved, you will receive a registration override from the school's Graduate Programs Office.

SOE Form 23: Graduate Assistantship Application

SOE Form 81: Application for Approval of Practicum

Prepare your materials:

  • Gather a brief description of the practicum experience. Include the competencies, goals, rationale/value, nature of experience, learning outcomes addressed, and/or projects to be completed. You will need to attach this to the application form.

Upon contacting the Graduate Programs Office, provide the practicum supervisor’s name, phone, and email.

SOE Form 82: Application for Approval of Independent Study

Prepare your materials:

  • Please gather the information to fill out the following fields on the form:
    • Specific measureable objective(s) of the independent study
    • Planned activities/assignments
    • How will the study be of benefit to you and/or your research or future plans? What products/assignments will be produced?
    • What are the criteria for assessment?

Upon contacting the Graduate Programs Office, provide the independent study instructor’s name and email.

SOE Form 91: Application for Supervised College Teaching

Students serving as a teaching assistant may enroll in Supervised College Teaching credit.

Prepare your materials:

  • Meet with your supervisor (the person who will be assigning your grade) and prepare a description of your responsibilities. Please list the specific duties you will perform (e.g., grading, online discussion facilitation, etc.).

Upon contacting the Graduate Programs Office to initiate the enrollment process, please provide the name and email of the course supervisor.

SOE Form 92A: Internship Agreement

Prepare your materials:

  • Please gather the information to fill out the following fields on the form:
    • What are the goals/objectives of your internship experience?
    • A brief description of the duties and responsibilities you expect the internship to entail.
    • How will the internship experience help you in your professional development?
    • How will the internship experience be used to improve your local organization?

Upon contacting the Graduate Programs Office, provide the on-site supervisor’s name and email.

Internship Evaluation Criteria (coming soon)

Forms for doctoral students

SOE Form 26: Ph.D. Program of Study (to be submitted with GS 6)

SOE Form 26: Program of Study

SOE PD 26: Directions for filling out SOE Form 26

SOE Form 14: Intent to Complete Preliminary Examination

Once you and your dissertation adviser have determined that you are ready to complete the preliminary examination, you will submit an Intent to Complete Preliminary Examination (SOE 14) form. Upon submission of this form, you will receive your Section 3 Question within two business days.

Preliminary Exam process

SOE Form 32: Dissertation Proposal Review

After passing your preliminary exam, you will seek official approval for your research topic by submitting a dissertation proposal to your committee.

Prepare your materials:

  • Provide a copy of your proposal to each committee member, no later than two weeks before your proposal meeting.
  • Contact the Graduate Programs Office to reserve a meeting room and receive the Dissertation Proposal Review form (SOE 32).
  • SOE PD 32A: Suggested format for a dissertation proposal

SOE Form 35: Confirmation of Refereed Journal Article

All School of Education doctoral students are required to submit a manuscript to a refereed journal prior to graduation. Article submission must occur after admission to a School of Education doctoral degree specialization; articles accepted for publication to admission are not eligible.

Prepare your materials:

  • An unpublished copy of article, including email confirming submission to a refereed journal
    Please combine the article and email into one document to be attached to the form
  • OR
  • A published copy of article in a refereed journal

Policy documents and forms

Affiliate Faculty Request form

Students may request affiliate faculty status for individuals working at a peer institution. Faculty affiliates may participate in research projects or serve as inside committee members on graduate committees. Faculty affiliate appointment are considered for individuals who, by virtue of their expertise, are deemed capable of making a significant contribution to doctoral programs in the School of Education.

Prepare your materials:

  • Support letter with candidate’s name and rationale for School of Education affiliate faculty appointment
  • Candidate’s curriculum vita

Upon contacting the Graduate Programs Office, provide the affiliate faculty member’s name, phone, and email.

Other documents

SOE APA Guide

SOE Form 32G: Professional Paper Guidelines

School of Education Continuous Enrollment Policy

From the Graduate School

Steps to your degree

Most frequently used Graduate School forms