OTHER CURRICULAR POLICIES

ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

To earn an undergraduate degree at Millersville University, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. All curricular and proficiency requirements as described above must be met.

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  3. A minimum of 120 credits must be completed for a bachelor’s degree.

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  5. A GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in Millersville courses.

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  7. A GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in Millersville courses required for the major (area of concentration for associate degrees).

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  9. A GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in Millersville courses required for the minor.

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  11. At least 30 credits must be completed at Millersville (in addition to student teaching), with the exception of transfer students from two-year colleges, whose required 60 semester hours at Millersville may include student teaching.

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  13. At least half the major requirements must be completed at Millersville.

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  15. At least half of the minor requirements must be completed at Millersville.

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  17. For students in a B.S.Ed. degree program: The professional education courses required for a secondary degree major are: EDFN 211, 241 and 330; EDSE 321, 461; and the following: MATH 315 for Math majors, ENGL 485 and 487 for English majors, EDSE 435 for Science majors, EDSE 433 for Social Studies majors, FORL 480 for Foreign Language majors.


  18. The professional education courses required for a K-12 B.S.Ed. degree are: EDFN 211, 241 and 330; and the following: EDAR 461 for Art majors, EDMU 461 for Music majors, EDTE 461 for Technology Education majors.
     
  19. Students who graduate with a B.S.Ed. degree or complete an approved program of post-baccalaureate studies for teaching certification must take a battery of tests in basic skills, general knowledge, professional knowledge, and knowledge of subjects in which they seek certification. These tests are mandated by Pennsylvania’s State Board of Education and must be passed in order to qualify for an Instructional I Professional Personnel Certificate.

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  21. An Application for Degree form should be submitted before the end of the add period of the term in which the student expects to graduate. The University confers degrees six times annually–at the conclusion of the fall semester, winter session, spring semester, pre-summer session, first summer session and second summer session. Application forms are available from the registrar’s office, Lyle Hall.
EARNING A SECOND DEGREE

While it is possible for a student to satisfy the course requirements for two different degrees (e.g., B.A. and B.S.Ed.) simultaneously, only one degree will be awarded. The student chooses the degree to be awarded. A student who is progressing toward or holds a bachelor’s degree will not be awarded an associate degree in the same discipline.

A student may earn a second associate or bachelor’s degree at a later time by meeting the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 30 additional credits must be completed at Millersville at the undergraduate level following the award of the first degree. These credits must be in the major and required related fields.

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  3. All requirements for the major of the second degree must be satisfied.

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  5. Course work completed as part of the first degree program may be used to satisfy the related course work requirement in the second degree.

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  7. Course work completed as part of the first degree program may be used to satisfy up to half of the second degree’s major. If a course required in the second degree’s major was completed as part of the first degree, it may not be repeated.

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  9. Teacher certification credits may not be counted toward a second degree.

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  11. When there is overlap in the majors of the first and second degrees, the 50 percent limitation in Requirement 4 and the limited course offerings in some departments may preclude the pursuit of a second degree.