Graduate Catalog

Adrian Dominican School of Education

Jill B. Farrell, Ed.D., Dean

Lilia C. DiBello, Ed.D., Associate Dean

Carter A. Winkle, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Faculty: Ban, Borgen, Buckreis, Bynum, Carreras, DiBello, Farrell, Fischweicher, Gonzalez, Harris-Looby, Machuca, Markovic, Marousek, Matusevich, McAtavey, McCoy, McCrink, Meloun, Ney, Perkins, Peterson, Provitera, Quamina, Rice, Ricketts-Duncan, Roberts, Roseman, Rudes, Scully, Shine, Shure, Smith, Türegün, Vera, Whitford, Winkle.

Dean Emerita: Sister Evelyn Piche, Ph.D.

Faculty Emeritus: John Dezek, Ed.D., Ann Murphy, Ed.D.

Mission

The Adrian Dominican School of Education is committed to promoting the mission of the University through teaching, advising, scholarship, research, and supportive service to the University, its students, and the community-at-large. Respecting life in all its diversity, we are committed to continuous improvement through collaborative processes. Thus, we:

  • offer a comprehensive range of professional courses and programs to prepare leaders for the twenty-first century in teaching, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, higher education administration, counseling, school psychology, and organizational learning;
  • continuously update programs to reflect changing societal needs; and
  • strive to nurture a student body who will succeed as highly accomplished professionals, living with integrity and leading with a sense of service and stewardship.

School-Wide Goals

The Adrian Dominican School of Education, through a competent and academically prepared faculty, offers contemporary programs designed to:

  • meet current professional standards, including licensure and certification requirements;
  • provide knowledge and develop skills which enable graduates to practice in their career choices; and
  • develop attitudes which encourage a life-long commitment to quality teaching and learning.

Graduate Degrees Offered at the Master’s, Specialist, and Doctoral Levels in the Adrian Dominican School of Education

Interdisciplinary Units
Clinical Practice

Counseling, M.S.
With specializations in:
Clinical Mental Health Counseling*
Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling

 

School Counseling*
Counseling, Ph.D.
With specialization in:
Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling
Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Research

Curriculum and Instruction, M.S.
With specializations in:
Early and Middle Childhood Education
English

Mathematics Education

Montessori Secondary
Social Sciences

Educational Leadership, M.S., Ed.S.
Exceptional Student Education (ESE), M.S.
Autism Endorsement (Non-degree):
Autism
Montessori Early Childhood Education, M.S., Ed.S.***
Montessori Elementary I & II Education, M.S., Ed.S.***
Reading, M.S.**, Ed.S.
Reading Endorsement ** (Non-degree)

School Psychology, M.S., S.S.P.**,+

Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D.
With specializations in:
Curriculum Evaluation and Research
Early and Middle Childhood Education
Reading, Literacy and Cognition,Special Education
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Leadership and Professional Studies
Higher Education Administration, M.S.
Human Resource Development (HRD), M.S.
Organizational Leadership (O.L.), Ed.D.***
With specializations in:
Educational Leadership,
Human Resource Development (HRD)
Higher Education Administration

Certificates Offered in the Adrian Dominican School of Education

The following certificates are available to professionals in related fields seeking to develop proficiency in working with specialized populations. These certificate programs require individuals to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.

  • Adult Literacy Certificate
  • Autism Certificate
  • Instructional Design Certificate
  • Montessori Secondary I-II Certificate

*Indicates programs that are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

**Indicates programs that are approved by the Florida State Department of Education.

***Indicates programs that are accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.

+Indicates program that is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

****Indicates programs that are approved by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)

Program Sites

The School of Education programs are offered both on the main campus in Miami Shores and at a variety of off-campus sites throughout Florida and the Caribbean. See the Barry University website at www.barry.edu for locations of off-campus sites.

Course Delivery Formats

Programs in the Adrian Dominican School of Education offer courses in multiple delivery formats to include: face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online (either synchronous or asynchronous). As appropriate, students will be provided instruction related to the course format, technology requirements, and course management system. All delivery formats meet the same requirements for course integrity and rigor.

General Requirements for Full Admission (Master’s Level)

The following are reviewed through a holistic, multi-factor approach:

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university. Official transcript of Bachelor’s degree or highest degree earned must be submitted.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission. Candidates with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA for their Bachelor’s degree will be required to take the GRE or MAT for full admittance. However, provisional acceptance may be granted for up to 6 credits.

To meet the recommendation requirement, a current professional resume, to include work history/experience and two references with phone and email contact information may be submitted, or the applicant may submit two professional letters of recommendation on letterhead, or two recommendation forms available through the MyBarry portal. For the Counseling Programs, one letter must be from a former instructor or academic advisor.

To meet the Statement of Purpose requirement, applicants must respond to the prompts provided as part of the online application process.

International applicants whose previous college or university studies were not in English must earn a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 70 on the internet-based versions of this test. Applicants must also satisfy all criteria which are outlined in the section of the University Graduate Catalog on International Applicants. If an applicant submits the IELTS results, Barry University requires a band score of 6.5 or higher. Visit http://www.barry.edu/future-students/graduate/admissions/international-student.html for additional instructions on application for international students.

In order to be reviewed for admission to the program, all of the above items should be submitted before applicants register for their first courses. Applicants may be granted provisional acceptance and may be allowed to register for six credit hours while stipulated admission or academic requirements are being satisfied. In this situation, full admission to the program is neither implied nor guaranteed.

Note:

Falsification of any information in this documentation will be considered a violation of the University’s Academic Dishonesty Policy and appropriate measures will be taken. Measures may include rejection of an application or dismissal from the degree program, if the applicant has begun course work.

Additional Requirements for State Approved Programs

The student has the sole responsibility to comply with and to maintain currency with the Florida Department of Education certification requirements. The student is responsible for securing the application and submitting the necessary documents and fees to the State to be eligible for the certificate.

  • Recent score on the Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Record Examination for a state-approved teacher certification program for undergraduate cumulative grade point average between 2.5 and 2.999.
  • Other requirements for full admission may vary by program.

Additional Requirement for Reading and Educational Leadership

  • A valid Florida Professional Teacher Certification (for M.S. REA certification only).

General Requirements for Full Admission (Specialist Level)

The following are reviewed through a holistic, multi-factor approach:

  • Completed application including applicant’s statement of purpose and goals;
  • Original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with appropriate credits in related disciplines and/or professional education courses as indicated by transcripts;
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university, as indicated by -transcripts;
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher (on a 4 point scale);
  • Graduate grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher (on a 4 point scale); and
  • Two (2) recent letters of professional recommendation for graduate study; for the Counseling programs, one letter must be from a former instructor or academic advisor.

Additional Requirement for Educational Leadership

  • A valid Florida Professional Teacher Certification.

Additional Requirements for Reading

  • Graduate grade point average of 3.25 or higher (on a 4 point scale), and
  • Acceptable and recent score on the MAT or GRE (may be waived by the Dean).

General Requirements for Full Admission (Doctoral Level)

The following are reviewed through a holistic, multi-factor approach:

  • Completed application, including submission of required essays;
  • Original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
  • Master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university;
  • Graduate grade point average of at least 3.25;
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in all three areas: Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing; scores must be from a test date within five years of date of application;
  • Three recent letters of professional recommendation for doctoral study; and
  • An interview with two faculty members in the program.

The following are application deadlines for priority consideration to the doctoral degree program(s).

Start Term Application Due to Enrollment Services
Fall June 1
Spring October 1
Summer February 1

The Ph.D. in Counseling and the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction have only a Fall start term with applications due to Enrollment Services by May 1.

Provisional Admission (Master’s and Specialist Levels)

  • Provisional acceptance may vary by program.
  • For teacher certification programs, if the undergraduate cumulative grade point average is between a 2.5 and a 2.99, the student may be admitted provisionally for one semester. Full acceptance into a graduate teacher certification program is contingent upon a minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate studies during the provisional admission period.
  • For a GPA below 3.0, a recent score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) is required (may be waived by the Dean).
  • Applicants who have been provisionally accepted must complete all outstanding admission requirements before they are fully admitted and permitted to register beyond the credit limit. That limit is six (6) credits for all programs except Montessori, for which the limit is nine (9) credits; and Organizational Learning and Leadership (OLL), Counseling, and School Psychology, for which the limit is 12 credits.

Provisional Admission (Doctoral Level)

Applicants who have been provisionally accepted must complete all outstanding admission requirements before they are fully admitted and permitted to register beyond the credit limit. That limit is six (6) credits for all doctoral programs.

Admission to Class (Master’s and Specialist Levels)

Applicants who have not completed the application process may be permitted to take up to six (6) graduate credits on the basis of a signed application and proof (copy of diploma or transcript) of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree for specialist level) from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution of higher education. The limit is 12 credits for OLL, Counseling, and School Psychology. Any of the courses taken under Admission to Class status may be applied to a degree program with the advisor’s approval only after the student is fully accepted and admitted and only if he/she applies to a particular program within the limited number of hours. Students under this status will not be allowed to register for courses beyond the credit limit. Student is not eligible for financial aid during admission to class status.

Admission to Class (Doctoral Level)

Applicants may be permitted to take two (2) doctoral courses [six (6) credits] on the basis of a signed application and proof of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution of higher education, with the approval of the specialization coordinator. The limit is three (3) doctoral courses [nine (9) credits] for students in the Ph.D. in Counseling.

Non-Degree and Guest Students

The normal limit is 6–12 credits, as noted above in the Admissions Section. Exceptions will be considered by the Office of the Dean. Those admitted to the Autism Endorsement and Graduate Reading Endorsement programs may take up to 12 and 15 credits for each program, respectively.

Any of the courses listed in the Adrian Dominican School of Education section of this catalog may be taken for recertification.

Transfer Credit

  • A maximum of six (6) graduate credit hours may be transferred from an accredited or internationally recognized college/university as appropriate to the program. (See Transferability of Credits section under Academic Information at the front of this catalog.)
  • Coursework must be relevant to the discipline, with a grade of B or higher (3.0 on a 4 point scale).
  • Credits must be earned within the seven (7)-year or eight (8)-year time limitation for the degree.
  • Courses must not have been applied towards another degree.
  • Must be approved by the advisor and the Office of the Dean.

Requisites

All matriculated students in M.S. and. Ed.S. programs must take EDR-601 Methodology of Research (M.S.) or EDR-708 Directed Research (Ed.S.), respectively, ordinarily within the first 6–15 semester hours of their program.

All students must purchase a LiveText membership in their first semester of enrollment. Students are required to use LiveText in all courses to submit class assignments. LiveText memberships can be purchased at the University Bookstore or online. This one-time purchase, which is comparable in price to the cost of a textbook, lasts for duration of your time at Barry University and continues for up to a period of five years from purchase date.

Any student who earns an IP in a course must be enrolled in the program specific Continuous Enrollment course during subsequent semesters until requirements are complete.

Standards of Progress (Master’s and Specialist Levels)

All students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. Any student who receives less than a 3.0 and/or more than two (2) C’s in the program is subject to departmental or School action, including dismissal. Failing grades must be replaced by a passing grade in the same course or the student is subject to dismissal. Not maintaining good standing (3.0) may result in probationary action. During the probation, students must meet requirements to be in good standing by the end of two (2) semesters or face dismissal.

The faculty and the Office of the Dean of the Adrian Dominican School of Education reserves the right to retain, progress, matriculate, and graduate those students who, in the judgment of the faculty, satisfy the requirements of scholarship and personal suitability.

Standards of Progress (Doctoral Level)

All students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. Any student who receives less than a 3.25 and/or more than one (1) C in the program is subject to departmental or School action, including dismissal. Failing grades must be replaced by a passing grade in the same course or the student is subject to dismissal. Not maintaining good standing (3.25) may result in probationary action. During the probation, students must meet requirements to be in good standing by the end of two (2) semesters or face dismissal.

The faculty and the Office of the Dean of the Adrian Dominican School of Education reserves the right to retain, progress, matriculate, and graduate those students who, in their judgment, satisfy the requirements of scholarship and personal suitability.

Grades

Grades in graduate courses in the Adrian Dominican School of Education are A, B, C, and F. A course in which an F is received may be retaken only once.

Incomplete Grades

A student who is passing a course, but has not completed all the required work because of extenuating circumstances (e.g., accident, severe or long term illness, and death in the immediate family) may, at the discretion of the instructor, receive a grade of Incomplete (“I”).

The grade of Incomplete is neither passing nor failing, and is not used in computing a student’s grade point average; it indicates a grade deferred. Unfinished work must be completed and submitted to the instructor no later than two weeks before the end of the semester following the semester in which the Incomplete grade was obtained. Should the work not be submitted or completed within these timeframes, the Incomplete grade will automatically be converted to an “F.”

The grade of “I” is not to be used to allow students to complete field experiences, or to subsequently do extra work to raise the grade earned during the regular semester in which the course was taken. Individuals with an Incomplete during their graduation semester will forfeit graduation and must re-apply as well as encumber existing graduation fees.

Incomplete grades used for practicum and/or internship courses are denoted by a grade of “IP,” In Progress.

All course work for the IP grade must be completed and submitted to the instructor within the time limit established for the degree. If not, the grade of “NC” will be assigned.

Each semester that the student has an “IP” that has not been completed, the student must be enrolled for one credit of Continuous Enrollment.

Additional Information

Criminal background checks, including fingerprinting, are required of all students in programs which include field-based or clinical experiences. Criminal background checks, including fingerprinting, are typically required of students who are working with minor children in any capacity. Students incur all costs associated with criminal background checks, including fingerprinting.

Comprehensive Exams (Master’s and Specialist Levels)

Comprehensive exams are required for some master’s and specialist degree programs. A student who fails the examination, or a portion thereof, may request to take the examination (or portion) a second time. The comprehensive exam may only be taken twice.

Comprehensive Exams (Doctoral Level)

Comprehensive exams are required for all doctoral degree programs. A student who fails the examination, or a portion thereof, may request to take the examination (or portion) a second time. The comprehensive exam may only be taken twice. A student who fails the comprehensive exam a second time may not proceed further and will be dismissed from the doctoral program.

General Graduation Requirements for State-Approved Programs

All requirements for Florida certification must be achieved before the University recommends the student for graduation. These requirements include:

  • Successful demonstration of the Ten Educational Leadership Standards or the Florida Principal Leadership Standards (Students must meet current standards in place at time of graduation).
  • Successfully pass all State exams for licensure as appropriate to each program. Scores must be received prior to the graduation date.

In order to complete their major, all students seeking Florida state certification, including endorsements, must comply with any new requirement prescribed by the State with or without notification in this Catalog. As the State implements new requirements for certification or endorsement, they will be compulsory with or without notice in this Catalog. The student has the sole responsibility to comply with and to maintain currency with the State Department of Education’s certification or endorsement requirements. The student is responsible for securing the application and submitting the necessary documents and fees to the State to be eligible for the certificate and/or endorsement.

General Graduation Requirements (Master’s and Specialist Levels)

  • Successful completion of the stated number of required semester hours for each program, including the requisites listed, and all required specialization courses.
  • Obtain an overall GPA of 3.0 with no more than two C’s. Limit is one C in School Psychology.
  • Passing grade on a final written and/or oral comprehensive examination in a specific area of specialization (in some programs, a different “culminating experience” is required); a 3.0 GPA is required before taking the comprehensive exam in programs that require the exam.
  • Seven (7) years are permitted to complete degree requirements from the date of initial matriculation.

General Graduation Requirements (Doctoral)

  • Successful completion of the stated number of required semester hours for each program, including the requisites listed and all required specialization courses.
  • Obtain an overall GPA of 3.25 with no more than one C.
  • Passing grade on a final written comprehensive examination in a specific area of specialization; a 3.25 GPA is required before taking the comps.
  • Eight (8) years are permitted to complete degree requirements from the date of initial matriculation.
  • Successful defense of a completed dissertation or successful completion of a Dissertation in Practice for Doctor of Education, specialization in HRD or Educational Leadership.