Graduate Transfer Policy
TRANSFER CREDIT POLICIES
Prior credit from accredited institutions and certain forms of prior experience may meet some course requirements, in whole or in part. Transfer of credit toward credentials or degrees is not guaranteed and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
TRANSFERRING CREDIT INTO ANY REACH CTC-APPROVED CREDENTIAL PROGRAM
Transferring Credit into Any Reach CTC-Approved Credential Program
Reach recognizes that candidates may have prior experience or coursework that satisfies elements of the content or practice required by Reach to earn California Preliminary Teaching, Clear Teaching, Preliminary Administrative Services or Clear Administrative Services credentials. When applying to a Reach credential program, the candidate may request a review of prior experience, and equivalency may be granted for Reach courses, assignments, or particular sessions based on the analysis of the Program Director. Reach accepts most credits and/or work from other CTC-accredited credential programs, however, the Graduate Institute at Reach does not hold an articulation or transfer agreement with any college or university.
For enrollment in Reach Graduate Institute credential programs, the applicant will indicate in the space provided on the application form that s/he is applying for the transfer of prior units and/or experience. Candidates may submit transcripts and course syllabi (or official course catalog descriptions) to Candidate Services for review. Any transfer credit must be approved by the Associate Director in consultation with the Program Coordinator for the Reach program to which the candidate is applying no later than August 1 of the candidate’s first year in the Reach Program. Transfer credit may meet all or part of the requirements of any given Reach course.
TRANSFERRING CREDIT INTO ANY REACH MASTER'S PROGRAM
Graduate coursework taken at a regionally accredited institution may be considered for transfer credit. A maximum of nine-semester units of graduate coursework, with an earned grade of B or higher, may be applied as transfer credit toward a Reach Master of Education degree program.
In considering awarding transfer credit, Reach will consider such factors as the degree to which the course content or field of study has changed significantly in recent years.
Applicants may petition to transfer credit by completing and filing a Request for Graduate Transfer Credit form. All requests must be approved by August 1 of the candidate’s first year in the Reach program.
RECOGNIZED PRIOR EXPERIENCE
Reach recognizes that candidates may have prior experience or coursework that satisfies elements of the content or practice required by the Reach Master of Education degree programs. When applying to a Reach Master of Education degree program, the candidate may request a review of prior experience and equivalency may be recommended for Reach courses, and/or assignments, and/or particular topics based on the analysis of the supervising Program Director.
Candidates who complete modified versions of Reach courses, either due to transferred coursework or prior experiences that meet part but not all of a course requirement, will participate in individualized courses of Specialized Study. Specialized Study courses must be developed by a supervising professor and approved by the Program Director prior to commencing. Specialized Study courses may include participation in elements of existing Reach courses, independent study, one-on-one instruction, specially-designed practicum experiences, or other learning experiences and assessments that ensure candidates obtain the required elements necessary for earning a credential or degree. Approved courses of Specialized Study are outlined in writing to the candidate, and a copy is kept on file with Reach. Candidates may have up to nine units of Specialized Study for Master of Education degree programs.
Combined transfer and Specialized Study units may not exceed 12 units.
NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION
The transferability of credits you earn at the Graduate Institute at Reach is at the sole discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the credits, credential, certificate or degree you wish to earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, credential, certificate, or degree that you earn at this institute are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Reach to determine if your credits, credential, certificate, or degree will transfer.