1) Does this program lead to teaching certification?
No. This program does not lead to a teaching certification. If you are interested in teacher certification, please contact the Coordinator of Teacher Preparation.
2) How strict is the policy regarding elective courses and can I transfer in any I have taken outside of UNH or courses I took as a non-degree student at UNH?
The program allows for flexibility in regard to course offerings. UNH students can request to transfer in a maximum of two graduate level courses (8 credits) taken outside of UNH, with the advisor’s approval. Students must have earned at least a “B” in each course. These courses cannot have been used in obtaining another degree or certificate. Professional development trainings are not transferable, nor are CEUs. Students can also request to transfer up to 12 credits of UNH courses taken as a non-degree student. However the overall maximum number of credits allowed to transfer from within and outside of UNH in is 12. This means that if a student transfers 8 credits outside of UNH, they can only transfer in 4 UNH non-degree credits.
3) Are required courses offered every semester? How are the E-term courses different from the face-to-face courses offered at the university?
Yes. Typically, one to two required courses are offered each E-term. This program has courses offered in five different E-terms. E-terms are different than the traditional UNH academic calendar. The E-Term schedule includes intensive eight-week courses. There are two E-terms in the Fall, two in the Spring, and one in the Summer. Each course is typically four credits and is an accelerated version of a typical 15-16 week semester course. In other words, the same amount of material is covered, but in a shorter time span. It is recommended that you work with your advisor to determine how many courses per e-term are best for you and your circumstance.
4) Are electives offered every semester?
Yes. Typically, 3-5 electives are offered within the Education department each E-term. Please note that students can take up to two electives outside of the Education department at UNH.
5) Do I need to register for two courses each semester or can I register for 1 (choose 1 E-term each semester)?
No, UNH requires students to register for one course each Fall and Spring semester. This means you can register for E-term 1 OR 2 in the Fall and E-term 3 OR 4 in the Spring. Summer is optional, and encouraged.
6) What if I cannot register for a semester yet I still want to continue in the program?
If a student cannot register for a course, they must register for GRAD 800 (continuous enrollment) to keep their student status active. There is a $200.00 fee for GRAD800. If you choose not to enroll, then your degree status will be discontinued and you will have to complete a readmission form ($65.00) and then be charged the $200.00 fee for the semester you did not enroll.
7) Can courses in Educational Studies be applied to a Ph.D. program?
Credits from the Masters in Educational Studies program cannot be applied to the Ph.D. program. The Masters program, however, can be an avenue to help you to determine if a Ph.D. in Education program is right for you.