Comprehensive Examination Overview
Comprehensive Examinations are usually held on the first Saturday of February, June and September annually.
Courses that are required to be completed before taking the Comprehensive Examination (Higher Education):
LEAD421 Foundations of Educational Leadership and Organizational Studies
LEAD429 Foundations of Higher Education
LEAD492 Resources, Institutional Planning, and Finance in Higher Education
The Comprehensive Examination (Higher Education) consists of the following Topic Areas:
Topic Area 1: Foundations of Educational Leadership and Organizational Design
Topic Area 2: Foundations of Higher Education
Topic Area 3: Resources, Planning and Finance in Higher Education
Taking the examination
Responses to all the questions are in the form of an essay. Blue Books, No. 2 pencils, pencil sharpeners, scratch paper and dictionaries will be provided to students on the day of the examinations. Write on one side of the page and on every other line. If you forget and make an error, do not start over. Just adjust your future settings.
Notification of Results
DO NOT call the office for a minimum of six weeks. Any student failing will be notified by phone first. Once these calls have been made, the Coordinator of Student Services will have the and will be able to release that information. Letters will also be sent at that time.
Note: If you have a disability of any kind that requires some sort of accomodation in order
to take the Comprehensive examination, please notify the Coordinator of the program
when you submit your application.
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