Special Education 698

EDSP 698: Directed Study

Prerequisites: Approval of the advisor, School Director and Direced Study form submitted to the Graduate College

Credit Hours: (1-4) Hours and credits to be arranged


Detailed Description of Content of Course

The Directed Study is a course designed by the student after thorough consultation with the professor who will supervise the study. Before registering for a Directed Study, the student must submit a written proposal for approval by the supervising professor, the adviser, the department chairperson, the dean of the college in which the department is located, and the dean of the Graduate College.

A Directed Study cannot be used to replace a required course in a graduate program of studies.

The Directed Study grade will be recorded as "Pass" or "Fail." The credit hours will be counted towards graduation if the student receives the passing grade, but the course will not enter into the determination of the student's grade point average.

A single Directed Study can carry from one to four semester hours of credit. A maximum of six semester hours of credit in Directed Studies (an/or independent studies) can be used towards graduation in a degree program; departmental requirements may limit the student to fewer than six hours of Directed Study.

A student enrolled in a degree program may not take a Directed Study until eligible to file for admission to candidacy. Students electing to do a thesis as part of their degree requirements are not allowed to take a Directed Study or an Independent Study as part of the degree program.

Once the nature of the Directed Study is determined by the student and the supervising professor, the student will complete six copies of a form available in the Graduate College Office. This form includes the purpose and title of the Directed Study, the number of semester hours of credit to be given for the study, and a brief statement about the nature of the study. The form must be signed by the supervising professor, the student's advisor, the department chairperson and the dean of the college in which the department is located before it is submitted to the dean of the Graduate College for final approval.

One copy of the approved Directed Study Proposal must be given to the Registrar before the student can register for the Directed Study. This proposal should be submitted at least two weeks before the end of the semester preceding the semester during which the Directed Study will be performed.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Independent Study


Goals and Objectives of the Course

The major goals and objectives will be determined by the instructor and student.


Assessment Measures

Special projects and/or written exam depending on the interest and needs of the student.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

Date                 Action                                      Reviewed by

3/27/98 Reviewed Carol Geller

8/8/01 Course number change