Graduate of Education in Literacy Catalog - Academic Policy - Graduation Requirements | Judson University Christian College

Graduation Requirements

All degree candidates must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average, have successfully submitted a research-based feature article to a peer-reviewed journal, completed all courses and be approved for graduation by the Co-Chairs of the Graduate Programs in Education, the Division Chair of Education Programs, Professional Studies and the Faculty. No course grade lower than a C will be accepted towards graduation in the program.

Graduation Application

Applications for graduation must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office at least one year prior to the planned graduation date.  All degree seeking students at Judson are required to meet with their academic advisor to complete the application.  The advisor must review and approve the planned coursework.  Applications that are not filled out entirely or do not have a copy of the degree audit attached will be returned to the student for completion. Once the application is accepted by the Registrar’s Office, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval from the registrar for any changes in their plan for completing requirements and to verify that course registration each term matches the approved plan.  No late applications will be accepted. 

The Application for Graduation form is available via MyJudson/Student Info/Resources – Forms (bottom right hand column).

Core Requirements

Required = 14 courses, 39 hours

  • LIT505 Integrating Technology in Literacy Instruction
  • LIT510 Strategies for Effective Reading and Writing Instruction
  • LIT515 Writing for Educators
  • LIT520 Reaching Second-Language Readers & Writers
  • LIT525 Reaching Reluctant Readers & Writers
  • LIT530 Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature
  • LIT535 Literacy Conference*
  • LIT601 Developing Consumers of Research
  • LIT605 Communication in Professional Settings
  • LIT610 Literacy Research
  • LIT630 Writing for Professional Journals
  • LIT620-1 Evaluating Children's Literature (K-3)
    • Or LIT620-2 Evaluating Children's Literature (4-12)
  • LIT640-1 Assessing & Improving Writing Instruction (K-3)
    • Or LIT640-2 Assessing & Improving Writing Instruction (4-12)
  • LIT650-1 Assessing & Improving Reading Instruction (K-3)
    • Or LIT650-2 Assessing & Improving Reading Instruction (4-12)

Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Associate Vice President for Student Success/University Registrar

Heather Johnson
Assistant Registrar

Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor

Jill Smith
Academic Advisor

Kat Hamilton
Academic Records Coordinator - Adult Professional

Kim Blake
First Year Freshmen Advisor
Test Proctor

Caitlin Kiel
First Year Freshmen Advisor
Enrollment Verifications
Transcript Orders

Susan J. Kunze
Catalog and Course Coordinator

Kirsten Olson
Transfer Student Director
Prep Program Coordinator

Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor


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