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Academic Level

SPD Part-Time Students

Part-time students admitted to the School of Professional Development will register for no more than 12 credit hours per semester.

Part-time students are classified as G1, G2, G3, or G4 depending on the program to which they have been admitted and their previous graduate training. 

The academic level of a G1 or G3 student who has completed 24 credits of coursework at Stony Brook is changed to G2 or G4, respectively.

A G1 will be automatically converted to a G2 when the student has completed and received grades for 24 or more graduate credits at Stony Brook; a G3 will be automatically converted to a G4 when the student has completed and received grades for 24 or more graduate credits at Stony Brook; Incompletes are not completed credits.

Part-Time Enrollment

Full-time graduate students may be eligible to register part-time in their last semester if the number of credits needed to complete the program is less than a full-time load. If part-time enrollment is authorized for this reason, the student MUST graduate at the end of that particular term.

International students should contact the Visa and Immigration Services office.

Domestic students who hold a Graduate/Teaching Assistantship on campus should have their Graduate Program Coordinator contact the School of Professional Development with a request for part-time enrollment.

Change of Primary Program

Should a student wish to change their graduate program to another SPD program following admission and matriculation, a Change of Graduate Program form must be submitted to the School of Professional Development with original signatures by both prior and new Graduate Program Directors or Coordinators. The form can be downloaded on the Forms page of the SPD website. In addition, international students who seek to change their program must obtain approval of an international student advisor.

Students must submit this form to the School of Professional Development before the first day of classes of the first semester indicated for the New Degree Program/ Level. Forms received after this date will be denied.

Accelerated Bachelor's Master's Programs

Information on this is available on Accelerated Bachelor's Master's Programs page  within this Bulletin.

Glossary

Combined Degree - Student will be awarded both their undergraduate and graduate degrees concurrently upon successful completion of both programs.  Students will only be recommended for their initial/professional teaching license after both their degrees have been awarded and student has submitted their FERPA release forms and processing fee to the University Certification Office. This includes all five year teacher preparation programs including the BA/BS MAT programs with the School of Professional Development and the BA/MA in English, History and TESOL with the Graduate School.

Accelerated Degree - Student will be awarded their undergraduate degree upon successful completion of their undergraduate degree requirements.   Stony Brook University does not currently offer accelerated degree programs that lead to teacher certification.