The Master of Arts in Reading program faculty has identified decision points at which each candidate's performance is assessed to determine if appropriate knowledge, skills, and dispositions are evident in candidate work. These decision points are referred to as gateways. Positive faculty recommendations are required at each program gateway in order for candidates to proceed toward program completion. The Student Progress Committee is responsible for all gateway assessments:
The faculty monitor and evaluate student progress continually. The section Teacher Certification and Education in the Governors State University catalog provides a general description of the standards used to evaluate student progress. A more detailed statement of the standards and processes followed by the reading faculty is available in the Graduate Reading Student Handbook.
Under special circumstances, the faculty may permit an individual to progress conditionally. Click here to read about conditional continuation. A candidate in the M.A. Reading program may not be admitted to READ826, READ827, READ828, or the culminating project without achieving good standing status.