1. An overall GPA of 3.0
2. Master's degree students will develop a professional teaching portfolio, which is a cumulative effort, integrating course and fieldwork throughout the program. In particular, students will be expected to complete a major research-based project, include artifacts that reflect the theme of that research, and connect all components through critical reflection. Teacher candidates must show progress toward the completion of the portfolio through regular review by their advisers. Students will arrange for a presentation and final review of their work during the last semester in the program. A performance assessment checklist and rating scale will be implemented to assess the quality of the culminating experiences (portfolio and reflective presentation).
3. Master’s degree students will also be expected to either prepare a research proposal or to conduct a research project while enrolled in PHYS 660, which serves as the capstone course in physics.
4. Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.