Janet E. Graetz
425D Pawley Hall
The courses for the graduate certificate program and the area of concentration within the corresponding degree program meet the state requirements for an endorsement in Specific Learning Disability. Completion of a practicum is required for those seeking an endorsement from the State. Students should contact the program coordinator to confirm application procedures for the practicum and submission deadlines.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
- School of Education and Human Services Supplemental Application
- Requirements for recommendations:
The recommendation forms must be from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s potential for successful graduate study.
- Copy of current (or most recent) teaching certificate or verification of pending certificate
- Goal statement which includes the reason for application, the intended focus of graduate study, a description of professional experiences and accomplishments, and professional and career goals.
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.
To be admitted to the graduate certificate program in full standing, the applicant must have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0, but with an appropriate academic background and strong letters of recommendation, may be considered for admission in limited standing. Students who qualify for this admission classification must complete a maximum of 12 credits of graduate coursework with a grade of 3.0 or above in each course within the first three academic terms from the time of initial enrollment.