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Students in the School of Education can find important forms, documents and frequently asked questions here. 

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Student Information and Forms

Higher Education Administration Program

Educational Leadership Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates for comprehensive exams?

Fall exams take place the second Saturday in October. Spring exams take place the second Saturday in February. Summer exams take place the second Saturday in June. 

Doctoral exams are given in two parts. The first part of the exam takes place from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and the second part takes place 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Master's exams are given in one part that takes place 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Is there an orientation for incoming students?

All graduate programs hold fall orientation sessions. New students are highly encouraged to attend prior to starting a graduate program.

How can I register for courses?

Students can register for courses using Banner Self-Service in mySLU under Tools. For assistance with registering for courses in the Department of Educational Leadership, contact Jody Wood, Ed.D. For assistance with registering for courses in the Department of Higher Education, contact Molly A. Schaller, Ph.D.

When are advisers assigned?

Students will be assigned an advisor at the beginning of their graduate program. Cohort students will be assigned an advisor after completion of their first year in the program. Advisers assist students with course selection, the project or dissertation processes. Typically, advisers are assigned on your area of interest within the field of educational leadership or higher education.

Are internships available for credit?

Internships for credit are offered in both educational leadership and higher education programs. For students in educational leadership programs, a three to four credit internship is required. For students in higher education programs, internships are optional and can be completed in higher education administration, student personnel administration or college teaching for three credit hours.

What types of financial aid are available?

Financial aid is available to qualifying students in the form of scholarships, assistantships, grants and loans.

Does the department have a library liaison?

The Departments of Educational Leadership and Higher Education has a library liaison to assist students with navigation of databases and research searches on specific topics for courses, projects and dissertations. The department library liaison is available by appointment for individual consultations and to provide more in-depth research assistance. In addition, the library liaison and department faculty work together to maintain library collections that support the curriculum and research of educational leadership and higher education.

When do cohort programs begin?

Cohort programs begin in different years depending on location for the educational leadership program. Cohorts are not currently being formed for higher education. For more information, call 314-977-3292.

Do courses have an online component?

Many of the courses offered in the Departments of Educational Leadership and Higher Education have an online component, particularly for courses that do not meet on a weekly basis. Once registered for a course, you may access the online portion of the course using Blackboard under Tools in mySLU.