For the convenience of our School of Education students, we created this page as a compendium of key dates for student success. The dates on the right are epecially relevant to our School of Education students, and the Academic Calendar below pulls from the calendar provided by the Registrar's Office.
Key Dates for Licensure
- PRAXIS Exam Dates and Preparation
- 1st Week of January 2021: Mandatory Kickoff Meeting
- 2nd Week of January 2021: Spring Placements Begin
- January 30, 2021: Application Deadline for Fall Student Teachers
- February 12, 2021: (Week 6 of S.T.): TC Self-evaluations due
- Mid-to-late February: Pre-placement Interviews for Fall Student Teaching
- Mid-march: (Weeks 8-11 of Student Teaching): Multiple Events...
- Mid-to-late April/Early May: Multiple Events...
- May 20-28, 2021: Spring-only and Year-long Contracts End
The following exam information is from the ETS webpage for PRAXIS testing centers and test dates. You can also access tips and resources for how to prepare for the PRAXIS exam from the same website.
The Elementary Education Content Knowledge multiple subject test (5001), English Language Arts Content Knowledge (5038), Latin (5061), MIddle School Mathematics (5169), Mathematics Content Knowledge (5161), and Social Studies Content Knowledge (5081) are offered continuously throughout the year.
General Science Content Knowledge (5435) 2021 Dates: 1/11 to 1/30, 2/8 to 2/27, 3/8 to 3/27, 4/5 to 4/24, 5/3 to 5/22 and 5/31, 6/1 to 6/26, 7/5 to 7/24, 8/2 to 8/28.
Spanish: World Languages (5195) 2021 Dates: 2/1 to 2/6; 4/26 to 5/1; 7/26 to 7/31/2021
Application deadline for fall semester student teachers. Applications due. Fingerprinting must be submitted by this date.
Contracted student teaching spring placements usually begin.
Application deadline for fall semester student teachers. Applications due. Fingerprinting must be submitted by this date. PRAXIS should be taken (and ideally passed). Students without passing scores at this time will be referred to the ERC to discuss plans to retake and possibly petition for an extension.
TC Self-evaluations due
Pre-placement interviews for fall student teaching take place
edTPA project submission deadline (date TBD, typically at week 10)
Upcoming Fall TCs register for student teaching classes (registration opens possibly 3/8/21 but TBD)
Round Robin event (mandatory seminar) is held (date TBD, typically during week 11)
Mid-term coaching takes place weeks 8-10
Evaluations of TCs are due on March 12, 2021
Week 17: Educators’ Panel (mandatory seminar, date TBD) is held
Weeks 16-19: Final coaching takes place
Evaluations of TCs are due on 4/30, 2021
Spring-only and Year-long Contracts End
Key Dates for Grad Students
- January 13 (Wednesday): [MA] Committee Member Names Due [PhD] Deadline for Dissertation Hour...
- January 20 (Wednesday): [MA] Candidacy Application for an Advanced Degree
- February 1 (Monday): [MA] Apply for Graduation Online! [PhD] For Students in Group C.
- March 5 (Friday): [MA]+[PhD] Beginning of Comps Week
- March 8 (Monday): EECD Portfolios Due at 5:00 PM
- March 12 (Friday): [MA] and [PhD] Exams e-mailed Back to Comps Committee by 9 AM
- March 15 (Monday): Exams emailed back to comps committee + firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 am.
- March 22-26 [MA] Comps Oral Defenses [PhD] Group A
- March 29 - April 2: Comps Oral Defenses, Group A.
- April 1 (Thursday): [PhD] Title of Dissertation Deadline, Group C
- April 6 (Tuesday): The Last Day for Oral Defense of Dissertation for May
- April 9 (Friday): [PhD] Exam Report Forms Due for Group A or C
- April 13 (Tuesday): [PhD] Submit Final Copy of Dissertation and TAF Group C
- April 14 (Wednesday): ALL Exam Report Forms Due to Graduate Program Coordinator
- April 19 (Monday): [PhD] Grade Changes Due for Incomplete, Group C
- April 26 (Monday): [MA] Incomplete Grade Changes Due. No Grace Period.
[MA] Committee member names due to email@example.com. If you are taking a take-home comprehensive exam in spring semester, please e-mail the names of your committee members by this date as we need to confirm that all members have committee approval.
[PhD] Deadline for Dissertation Hour registration—for students who passed comprehensive exams: Group B or C.
Unless students otherwise request, they will be registered for 5 dissertation hours, the required minimum for full-time students. Emails requesting different registration should include
[PhD] Committee member names due.
For Students in group A, B, or C.
Students taking their comprehensive exam or defending either the proposal or dissertation this semester must confirm that all of their committee members are approved for committee participation at each milestone event. E-mail Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and affiliation of your committee members.
[MA] Candidacy Applications are available online:
ALL MA students are Plan II – non-thesis.
If you are planning to graduate in the spring semester, please read, complete, and sign the candidacy application. Check it carefully. Get your faculty advisor’s signature on it, and submit as a PDF via e-mail.
[PhD] Candidacy Application for an Advanced Degree Due.
For students in Group A.
Candidacy Applications are available online:
This form is a fillable PDF online. Download it first before filling it out on your computer. Read and complete application carefully; write in your approved transfer credit if applicable on page 3; include classes you are currently enrolled for this semester and future semesters to complete your coursework and dissertation hours through to your projected last semester; student and faculty advisor must sign on page 3 before submitting to email@example.com
Reach out to Katherine with any questions.
[MA] This is a university requirement: Students must apply for graduation online through MyCUInfo whether or not they plan to attend the ceremony. Students who do not apply by this date will not be eligible for spring degree conferral.
[PhD] Deadline to apply online for graduation
For Students in Group C.
This is a university requirement: If you are planning to graduate this spring semester, students must apply for graduation online through their student portal (MyCUInfo) whether or not they plan to attend the ceremony.
Students who do not apply by this date will not be able to graduate as of the spring term.
[PhD] ***SCHEDULE YOUR DISSERTATION DEFENSE***
You must schedule your dissertation defense by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of 4 weeks before the defense. Please put “Spring 2021: Dissertation Defense” as the subject of your email.
[MA] Comp Exam questions (take-home, if applicable) e-mailed to student by comps committee chair by 9am.
[PhD] Group A. Comp Exam questions (take-home, if applicable) emailed to student by comps committtee chair by 9 am.
EECD Portfolios due at 5:00 PM
[MA] Exams e-mailed back to comps committee by 9 AM.
[PhD] Exams e-mailed back to comps committee and SOE.Gradvise@Colorado.edu by 9am.
Exams emailed back to comps committee and email@example.com by 9 am.
[MA] Comps oral defenses (if applicable)
[PhD] Comps oral defenses GROUP A
Comps Oral Defenses, Group A.
[PhD] Title of Dissertation submission Deadline.
For Students in Group C.
Student can update or edit their dissertation title up until this date through their student portal: MyCUInfo.Colorado.edu.
This title will appear in the commencement program and on your transcript.
Last day for oral defense of dissertation for May degree conferral
[PhD] Exam Report Forms due to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in Group A or C.
[PhD] Submit final copy of dissertation and Thesis Approval Form (TAF)
Dissertation must be submitted and approved at http://www.etdadmin.com/colorado,
Students whose dissertations are received after this date must re-apply to graduate at the following commencement.
Please contact the Graduate School office at email@example.com with any questions about dissertation submission.
Deadline to submit the Survey of Earned Doctorates
Survey only takes a few minutes and can be filled out online.
ALL Exam Report Forms due to Graduate Program Coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org.
[PhD] Grade changes due for Incomplete courses for graduating students!
Group C. This includes dissertation hours.
Grade changes due for Incomplete courses. No grace period.