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University of Rochester, Warner School Program Plan of Study
M.S. in Middle Childhood Education: Mathematics
(for current teachers)[SM1]
(as of 02/01/2015)
Leading to the following NYS Certifications:
  • Teaching in Middle Childhood Education (grades 5-9), specialist in mathematics (initial + professional)
  • Professional teaching certification in the original area of certification
         See for important certification information.

NOTE: Program requirements and related program of study forms may change over time as a result of our commitment to ongoing curriculum improvement. Students are expected to follow the most recent guidelines in preparing their program of study for approval. Please make sure this form reflects the most recent updates.

The following set of courses and other requirements have been approved by:
Student: ______________________________ Signature: _______________________ Date: _____________
Advisor: ______________________________ Signature: _______________________ Date: _____________
Program Chair: ______________________________ Signature: _______________________ Date: _____________
Associate Dean: ______________________________ Signature: _______________________ Date: _____________

Course Requirements:
This section of your program of study will identify the courses you need to take in order to complete your program. Required courses, available choices, and guidelines for selecting electives, have already been filled in for your convenience.
To complete this section, you need to do the following (after meeting with your advisor to discuss these decisions):
  1. Whenever there is a choice, please mark your selection. All courses and electives counted toward a Warner graduate degree must be at the graduate level. For electives, write in the course numbers and titles you have selected. Please note that these decisions should always be made in consultation with your advisor.
  2. For each course, indicate in the To Be Taken column the semester and year (e.g., F17; Sp18; Su18) when you plan to take that course. For your convenience, whenever a course has prerequisites, these are listed in square brackets following the title of the course. An asterisk will indicate that the prerequisite could also be taken concurrently with the course and two asterisks will indicate that the prerequisite is only recommended-not required.
  3. For courses you have already completed, if any, please report the grade you earned in the course. If the course was taken at the Warner School prior to your matriculation, indicate that by writing R in the first column. If the course was taken outside the Warner School prior to matriculation, indicate that by writing T in the first column and attach supporting documentation (e.g., relevant transcripts, a note explaining why you think the course should be transferred into your program, and the course description and syllabus when requested).
  4. Restrictions about transfer/retroactive credits:
    • Your request for transfer/retroactive credits (identified by a T or R in the first column) will need to be reviewed and approved by your advisor, program chair, and associate dean of graduate studies.
    • Transfer/retroactive credits are granted for graduate level coursework taken in the last 5 years prior to matriculation for master's students and in the last 10 years prior to matriculation for doctoral students. Exceptions may be made only in cases where the student can provide alternative evidence of having kept current with the field/content addressed in courses taken outside these time limits.
    • Transfer credits are usually not granted for required courses.
    • Retroactive credits taken by University of Rochester undergraduates may count toward this program only if they were taken above and beyond the minimum 128 credits required for the completion of an undergraduate degree and were taken at the graduate level.
    • In addition to the transfer credit, students may also include up to 9 credits of retroactive coursework (courses taken at Warner before matriculation) in their programs of study in consultation with their advisor.
    • Transfer/retroactive credits are only granted for graduate level courses with a grade of B or higher.
    • No transfer credits will be granted for courses taken AFTER matriculation into our program.
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Other Requirements and/or Certification Requirements:
This section of your program of study will identify what you need to accomplish, in addition to the coursework indicated in the previous section, in order to graduate and receive the certification(s)/licensure you are seeking (if any). Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification/licensure you are seeking, there may be some additional requirements to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (e.g., completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements, but have indicated that they are not graduation requirements.
To complete this section, please indicate next to each requirement the semester and year when you expect to fulfill that requirement or, if you have already completed the requirement, the actual date of completion (also attaching relevant documentation as evidence).

SM1 Optional Enhancements
NOTE: Before the University of Rochester can recommend you for any of the additional certifications described below, all the required courses and internships for the basic program will need to be completed as well as the additional requirements specific to each additional certification.

Academic Policies
The academic policies below are important policies that relate to your program of study. For more information on academic policies, please review the Warner Academic Policies and the University of Rochester Graduate Studies Bulletin.

Incomplete Grades:
Students may receive a grade of "Incomplete" (I) only by arrangement with the instructor and with the completion of the Incomplete Grade Agreement. Failure to make such arrangements will lead to a grade being assigned on the basis of your completed work. Once assigned, such a grade cannot be changed. In accordance with Warner School policy, work toward courses with incomplete grades must be completed within one year from the last day of class, but instructors can stipulate an earlier completion date. Employers' policies regarding tuition reimbursement may have shorter completion deadlines. Students who receive reimbursements from their employers should check with them about the financial implications of an incomplete grade. A student may not have more than three courses or nine credits of incomplete grades. After three courses/nine credits with incomplete grades a registration hold will be placed on the student account and students will not be permitted to request any additional incomplete grades. Failure to follow these instructions or complete the requirements by the established deadline will result in the instructor assigning the grade indicated below based on completed coursework. Substandard grades (an E or two Cs) will result in an involuntary withdrawal from the program.

Substandard Grades:
The grading policy of the Warner School stipulates that grades of "C" or below are substandard evaluations for matriculated degree students. Master’s degree students who receive a "C" grade will receive a warning; a second grade of "C" will result in the master’s student being involuntarily withdrawn from the degree program. Doctoral degree students who receive one grade of "C" or below will become the subject of a general program faculty discussion, which may result in a recommendation that the student be involuntarily withdrawn from the degree program; a second "C" grade will result in the doctoral student being withdrawn from the degree program. For either master’s or doctoral students, one "E" grade will result in the student being involuntarily withdrawn from the program.

Continuous Enrollment Policy:
The University of Rochester and its graduate schools enforce a Continuous Enrollment Policy that requires that all students enrolled in a degree-bearing program register each fall and spring until they receive their degrees (this policy does not mandate that you register during the summer term). Please review the full Continuous Enrollment Policy for more information.

PhD Residency Requirement:
Full-time and part-time PhD students are required to meet a residency requirement while completing their program. Please review the PhD Residency Requirement Policy for details on meeting this requirement if you are a PhD student.

Program Code: SM1 Printed: 03/23/23