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College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

M.A.E. Comprehensive Exams

School of Teacher Education

January 2016

Dear Master of Arts in Education Candidate,

The written comprehensive examination for the spring 2016 and the summer 2016 semesters will be held on Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Central Time.

You will find listed below information pertaining to the various master’s degree programs offered in the School of Teacher Education. Locate your specific program area to find out more information about the question categories.

Special Education

 The Special Education written comprehensive examination has two parts.

  1. The first part is a case study that requires the student to apply and synthesize the research base acquired from all the courses in the program.
  2. The second part consists of questions drawn from modules within specific SPED courses.  The student may respond to any three (3) of the questions.

EDFN 500 (the research foundations course) must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher and grades recorded prior to writing the comprehensive examination. 

Details about the administration of the Comprehensive Examination are in the Special Education Comprehensive Exam Policy. 

Please be sure to read the information concerning comprehensive examination eligibility and return the completed application form to CEBS Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the address given, prior to the deadline. Students must have their application completed prior to the deadline.  Students who do not meet the published deadline may be required to wait a semester to take the exam.

Details about the administration of Comprehensive Examinations are included in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Comprehensive Exam Policy found at:  www.wku.edu/cebs/programs/graduate/comp_exams/policy.php If further information is needed, please contact your advisor.


Dr. Sylvia Dietrich, Director/Associate Dean

School of Teacher Education

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