SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - UNDERGRADUATE

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INTRODUCTION

The School of Education and Human Development offers undergraduate majors in Human and Social Development (Track I: Individual and Relational Development; Track II: Community and Program Development; Track III: Human and Social Development Studies, Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Sport Administration, Elementary
Education (grades K-6)/Exceptional Student Education Specialization with ESOL
Endorsement (K-12), Secondary English with ESOL Endorsement (K-12), and Secondary Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Social Science (grades 6-12).

The degrees of Master of Science in Education, Specialist in Education, and Doctor of Philosophy are available in various departments within the School. These programs are under the supervision of the Dean of the Graduate School and the School of Education and Human Development Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.

VISION/MISSION

Our vision is to be a center of excellence in the study, promotion and integration of educational, psychological, and physical well-being in multicultural communities.
Our mission is to produce knowledge and prepare the next generation of leaders, researchers, and agents of change and well-being in education and the community.

ACADEMIC POLICIES

Admission

Applications for incoming freshman are processed and reviewed by the Office of Admission.
Application to the Bachelor of Science in Education program is requested by February 1st.
Early application is encouraged.

Transfer students: The academic accomplishments of each transfer student will be evaluated on an individual basis. A 3.0 GPA is recommended for transfer admission.

Application deadline for transfer students is March 1st.

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for planning their own programs and for meeting degree requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to understand and fully comply with the provisions set forth in this Bulletin and written changes to their program of study. Written requests for variation from program or school requirements are reviewed by an administrative committee.

A student advising compact specifies the dual responsibilities between students and advisors in each program.

Academic Progress and Probation

The School will review each student’s record at the end of each semester.
When a student’s semester or cumulative average is less than stated below, or progress toward degree completion is unsatisfactory, the student will be placed on academic probation or warning in accordance with the School of Education and Human Development policies and procedures.

Students on probation are not permitted to enroll in more than 12 semester hours, shall make arrangements to meet on a monthly basis with their academic advisor, and may have a STOP placed on their future enrollment until grades are further reviewed. The following criteria will determine probationary status.

Credits Earned         CGPA           CGPA (Exercise Physiology majors only)
Fewer than 30 credits   1.7             2.0
30-59 credits           2.0             2.5
60+ credits             2.3             2.5

Note: There are different retention and probation policies for Athletic Training majors. Please see the Athletic Training website or the Athletic Training Guidelines Manual for this and other important information regarding the requirements for completion of the Athletic Training major.

Note: The minimum GPA required for graduation from a Teacher Education Program is 2.5.

Subject to Dismissal

A student who remains on academic probation twice during their undergraduate studies can be designated as “Subject to Dismissal” and will be dismissed the following semester if not removed from probationary status. It is not required to be on this status to be dismissed from the School of Education and Human Development or from the University of Miami.

Academic Dismissal

A student in the School of Education and Human Development whose CGPA or progress toward degree completion, falls below the level of the minimum standards of the University of Miami and/or the School of Education and Human Development, may be dismissed.

ACCREDITATION

Kinesiology and Sport Sciences offers the Athletic Training Program that is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); the Sport
Administration Program is approved by the North American Society of Sport Management.
Teacher Education Programs offered by the School of Education and Human Development are approved by the Florida Department of Education. In conjunction with the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, the School of Education and Human Development offers Teacher Education Programs in Music Education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students who successfully complete their program of studies and submit an application to the Florida Department of Education - Bureau of Educator Certification are eligible to receive a Professional Teaching Certificate.