If you have a question you can’t find an answer to here, contact the Educational Technology Department Office at (208) 426-1962 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your instructor will send an email to your new Boise State email address by Friday of the week before classes start with instructions on how to access the class.
If you don’t hear from your instructor(s) by Friday of that week, please write to him/her directly to let him/her know you are registered for the class but did not receive the welcome letter. You can find faculty email addresses at EDTECH Faculty and Staff .
Our classes go live the first day of the semester with first assignments due the following week. If you plan to use your personal email account while at Boise State, you absolutely must put a forward on your myBoiseState account and email so all Boise State communication is forwarded to your personal address. Boise State does not send emails directly to your personal address and you will miss important emails from your instructors, the program, and the university.
While you are waiting for your program to begin, review the hardware and software requirements, and get your equipment up-to-date. Also, be sure to join our EDTECH Moodle site. This is how the department communicates with our students. On the homepage of the Moodle site, there are instructions for you to set up your account. If you have any questions, please contact our Moodle support person, Nelson Baquero at: Moodle Support.
You will also need to refer to our course schedule at: EDTECH Course Schedule when completing the ePDF sheet.
M.S.E.T. and doctoral students — your second letter from the Graduate College provides the name of your faculty adviser. If you’ve lost the letter, please do the following:
1. Log on to myBoiseState
2. From the myBoiseState main menu, click the “Student” link
3. Click the “Registration” link
4. Under “Academic Record,” click “View My Advisers”
Ed.S. students should contact advising through email@example.com.
If you’ve completed about half (15 – 18 credits) or more of your master’s program, contact Paul Castelin at (208) 426-1962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may not remove the Incomplete by retaking the course in another semester. Taking an Incomplete or withdrawing from a class is preferable to just quitting. If you give up and “walk away” from a class, you will receive an F, which will be calculated into your overall GPA. To learn more, review the Boise State Graduate Catalog that applies to your entry date for the appropriate policy information at: Boise State University Graduate Catalogs.
For further information regarding the consequences of a failing grade, please review the policies stated in your Graduate Catalog in the section entitled, “Graduate Academic Regulations”.
Transfer credits are limited to nine semester credits (14 quarter credits) for degree-seeking students and three semester credits (4.5 quarter credits) for certificate-only students. Please see the Transfer Credit Policy for more information.
You need to submit an electronic Request for Approval of Transfer Credits (RATC) form along with the syllabus for each course that you’re requesting to transfer. This should be done early during the admissions process. The RATC form and syllabus are reviewed and if approved at the department level, are submitted to the Graduate College for final approval.
The Graduate College will notify you of the decision and, if approved, the transfer courses will be listed on your Academic Advisement Report in your Student Center.
You should begin your appeal process for withdrawal by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students. The form that you need to submit, instructions, and FAQs are online at Office of Dean of Students
Procedures vary according to the number of courses being dropped, time within the semester the drop is initiated and other factors. It is very strongly recommend that you talk first to an adviser at the Dean of Students, (208) 426-1527, so that you can follow the best course of action for your particular circumstances.
- Your work has been satisfactory up to the last three weeks of the semester
- Extenuating circumstances make it impossible for you to complete the course before the end of the semester
Even if both conditions are present, however, the decision to allow you to take an Incomplete lies solely with the instructor.
In order to receive an incomplete in a graduate course, you and your instructor must agree to a contract stipulating the work you must do and the time in which it must be completed for you to receive a grade in the class. The terms of this contract are viewable on myBoiseState under Your Student Center To-Do List. By the end of this specified time, the instructor must submit a grade. If no grade other than incomplete has been assigned one year after the original incomplete, the grade of “F” will automatically be assigned. The grade of F may not be changed without the approval of the University Academic Appeals Committee.
Contact the Registrar’s Office with questions about these other grading policies: (208) 426-4249 or email@example.com
Deadlines are extremely important. We’ve had students show up for graduation who had not completed all the required paperwork and thus did not graduate until a later semester. You are the one ultimately responsible for knowing the requirements and completing them in a timely manner. We do all that we reasonably can to be sure that you are notified of upcoming deadlines; you can do your part by acting on those notifications and completing the required action. Deadlines are posted in Moodle News and on our department social media as well.
1. Complete and submit the Admission to Candidacy Form (AAC). This should be submitted after you have completed 18 credits and before the published deadline on the Academic Calendar.
[Note: If you are pursuing a graduate certificate, you may also need to submit a Proposed Plan of Study for a Graduate Certificate Form if you have not already done so.]
2. After the AAC form has been successfully processed you will need to Apply for Graduation in myBoiseState. To do this, login to myBoiseState, click on Student Center, then, under the Academics tab, click on the drop-down box containing the entry, “other academics…“ , then select Apply for Graduation. The system will do a check to be sure you have the AAC form on file. During the application process you will be asked to pay a $25.00 diploma fee. You may use your credit card to do this. Be sure to check the deadline to apply for the semester during which you intend to graduate (see Academic Calendar).
3. Finally, you need to register for your culminating activity:
Register for EDTECH 592 – Portfolio, for all M.E.T. students following the Fall 2008 and later catalogs).
If you have questions or concerns, contact Paul Castelin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 426-1962.
1 Your independent study proposal must be negotiated with your supervising professor (a full-time tenure-track professor, not an adjunct), to ensure that your study is rigorous, academically appropriate, and suitably scaled.
2 The explanation of the proposed independent study must clearly state in detail what is to be done and the assessment method(s) that your supervising professor will use.
3 The proposal must state the specific deliverables that will result from the IS.
If these conditions are met, there rarely is any problem with approval by the Graduate College. Contact Paul Castelin if you have any questions: email@example.com or (208) 426-1962
Procedures vary according to the number of courses being dropped, time within the semester the drop is initiated and other factors. It is strongly recommend that you first talk to an adviser at the Dean of Students, (208) 426-1527, so that you can follow the best course of action for your circumstances
The Online Academic Advisement Report (AAR):
· The AAR can be accessed through your myBoiseState account at: http://my.BoiseState.edu and can be used to monitor your progress during all stages of the degree attainment process. After you login, navigate to Student Center, then, under Academics, click on the drop-down box with the entry other academics, then select Academic Advising Report.
· The final adjustments to the AAR are not done until your Application for Admission to Candidacy form is submitted after you have completed 18 credits in your program. At that time, any adjustments to the degree plan are posted on the AAR.
· Be aware that any credits you wish to transfer in must be documented on original transcript copies and approved by the associate chair and the Graduate College. The transfer credits will not be posted to your AAR until both the Candidacy form and all required transcripts are received by the Graduate College.
Detailed information on Graduate regulations and policies regarding the requirements of your program can be found in your Graduate Catalog. Catalogs are available online at: Graduate Catalog
- Extenuating circumstances make it impossible for you to comply with the policy or requirement.
- An undue hardship would result from a strict application or interpretation of the policy or requirement.
Please note, however, that extenuating circumstances must be beyond your control and that an undue hardship must be a condition far more serious than simple inconvenience. Documentation will be required and the timeliness of the appeal will be taken into consideration. If you appeal an academic policy or requirement, that appeal will be reviewed by the Dean of the Graduate College and by the University Academic Appeals Committee if appropriate. Appeals for current semester complete withdrawals should be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students at Dean of Students or (208) 426-1527.
If you are accepted into a certificate program and wish to change to another, go to the Graduate College website and Apply for Admission to the certificate program that you wish to take. There are specific links for domestic and international students, so please use the correct one. Also, if you have already submitted a Proposed Plan of Study for a Graduate Certificate (PPSGC) for the old program, you’ll need to resubmit the paperwork for the new program as soon as you have been admitted to the new certificate program. The new PPSGC will need to list the required courses for the new certificate.
If you have just applied and want to change your certificate program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can change it for you.
If you are already accepted into a degree program and wish to change to another, you’ll be required to submit a new application. Go to the Graduate College website and Apply for Admission to the degree program to which you wish to be admitted. There are specific links for domestic and international students. Say ‘yes’ to the question that asks if you have previously applied so that you are not charged another application fee. After receiving the new application, the Graduate Admissions office prepares a Program Admission Recommendation form and sends it to the Educational Technology Program Coordinator for approval. When it’s approved and returned to the Graduate College, they change the university database to list you in your new program.
If you’ve already submitted an Application for Admission to Candidacy form and other paperwork for your old program, you’ll need to resubmit the paperwork for the new program immediately after you have been admitted to the new degree program. The new candidacy form will need to reflect any changes in requirements (e.g., if the old program required EDTECH 591 and the new one requires EDTECH 592 or 593, the complete course list needs to be listed correctly.)
1. The Graduate College notifies the Registrar listing all AACs for eligible graduates.
2. After you apply for graduation via your student center in myBoiseState, the Registrar’s office matches candidacy forms with any academic adjustment forms and attempts to resolve any issues.
3. The Registrar notifies you by mail that you are either a valid candidate for the next graduating class or that you are missing something and your graduation is postponed. Letters are sent containing instructions for you to monitor their Boise State email for commencement details. Processing of student records is done in alphabetical order.
4. Grades are official at the end of the semester. At the end of the semester, there is a final records review in accordance with the Graduate College. Assuming no problems, final transcripts are ready about 6 weeks after the end of the semester. Students may request a letter from the Registrar stating that all degree/certificate requirements have been met. You may order final transcripts through your student center on myBoiseState, but be sure to check the Hold for Degree box.
Commencement Information Regalia – The Bookstore sells regalia to graduates about six weeks prior to commencement. Caps, gowns, tassels, master’s hoods and announcements are available in the bookstore and online until graduation day. When graduates purchase regalia, each graduate receives brochures and information about what to do on graduation day (where to meet, timing, etc), how to become a member of the Boise State Alumni Association, coupons for purchases at the bookstore, and more.
– Candidates for the M.S. Educational Technology degree purchase the gold hood and tassel.
– Candidates for the Masters of Educational Technology degree purchase the light blue hood and tassel.
Ceremony – The ceremony is live-streamed over the Internet so that family and friends may watch the proceedings even if they can’t be physically present. Details about the live streaming video and the commencement can be found at: https://academics.boisestate.edu/commencement/. If you are coming to Boise to walk in commencement, please email email@example.com to let her know.
A graduate certificate should not be confused with a “teaching certificate.” These graduate certificates are not recognized by the state of Idaho (nor likely by other states) for purposes of teacher licensing. Rather, they are granted by the university as a way to demonstrate a specialization in a topic of study.
However, we do offer the K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement, which is recognized by the state of Idaho and results in an endorsement on the Idaho teaching license. Since the endorsement is so new, we have not yet established reciprocity with other states. See this page for more information on this endorsement.
Adobe’s Dreamweaver software requires a my.boisestate.edu password in order to login and upload webpages. Students will have access to the Edtech2 server as long as their BSU email remains active after graduation.