Graduate Coursework Only (GCO) Opportunities

Persons wishing to earn graduate credit but not pursue a Master’s degree, or those who already hold a Master’s degree may enroll as “Coursework Only” for any course or professional development workshop. Each graduate program accepts students as non-degree Graduate Coursework Only (GCO). Some programs offer endorsements or opportunities that may require additional documents or requirements. General coursework only information by graduate program is outlined below.

 

General Coursework Only Admission Requirements

  • Graduate application. Be sure to select the Graduate Program you are planning to take classes in and the specific endorsement if necessary.
  • OFFICIAL (sealed) transcript(s) sent DIRECTLY from a previously attended college or university reflecting:
    • A Bachelor's degree.
      OR
    • A Master’s degree.
  • Any additional requirements needed for a specific endorsement or non-degree program.

Please Note: Transcripts of Heidelberg graduates will already be on file. The Program Director reserves the right to make the final decision with regard to granting registration permission for coursework only students.
 

Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)

MAC students accepted to take coursework only are allowed to take up to 12 semester hours without being formally admitted to a degree program. Under no circumstance shall a student who wishes to transfer from “Coursework Only” status to program status be allowed to apply more than 12 semester hours of credit toward the Master’s degree. The MAC programs offers the coursework opportunities indicated below.

  • School Counselor Licensure Endorsement (SCLE) Program
    Applicants must hold a Master’s in counseling degree to apply for the SCLE program. Additional admission requirements may include Master’s transcript, goal statement, three recommendation letters, and BCI and FBI background checks. The program director will review the application and make a determination related to their endorsement plan of study. More information on this endorsement can be found online at www.heidelberg.edu/academiclife/grad/mac/concentrations/school.
  • Clinical Licensure
    Applicants must hold a Master's in counseling degree to apply as a non-degree student to take courses towards clinical licensure. Applicants are responsible for contacting the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board for information on which courses or area that are required to obtain licensure. The courses and areas Heidelberg's MAC program offers towards clinical licensure can be found online at www.heidelberg.edu/academiclife/grad/mac/curriculum.
  • Maintain Licensure or Courses for Credit
    Applicants who wish to take courses towards maintaining current counseling licenses or CEU's or to take courses for credit without pursuing the MAC degree may do so with proof of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

 

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)

MAE students accepted to take coursework only may take up to 12 semester hours of graduate-level coursework without being admitted to a degree program. Should a student apply to a degree seeking MAE program only 12 hours will apply to the Master’s degree. The MAE program offers several endorsements and coursework only opportunities indicated below. Students having attended multiple undergraduate colleges or universities may be asked to submit additional transcripts.

  • Workshops/Professional Development
    An applicant may be accepted for graduate workshops with evidence of at least a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An unlimited number of workshops may be taken. Workshops are one credit hour classes usually held over two days. Should a student not properly drop from the course prior to the first day (an unauthorized drop) they will be charged 50% of the tuition for the course. More information can be found online at www.heidelberg.edu/academiclife/grad/mae/workshops.
  • 4/5 Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement
    Teachers with a PreK-3 License may complete the 4/5 endorsement to add grades 4 and 5 to their existing license. Classes are held during the summer semesters at the Tiffin campus. In addition to an official Bachelor’s or Master’s transcript, students wishing to obtain the endorsement must also submit a copy of their PreK-3 teaching license. More information can found online at www.heidelberg.edu/academiclife/depts/ed/mae/endorse.
  • K-12 Reading Endorsement
    Teachers wishing to add a K-12 Reading Endorsement to their existing license may apply for this endorsement program. All reading endorsement classes are held online each semester so that students may register for courses wherever they are in the sequence. These courses are intensive so it is highly recommended NOT to register for more than two courses per semester in Fall and Spring or more than one course in the Summer. In addition to an official Bachelor’s or Master’s transcript, students wishing to obtain the endorsement must also submit a copy of their teaching license, any additional unofficial transcripts showing reading courses towards the 12 hours of pre-requisites, and official transcripts showing any possible equivalent Master's transfer credits. More information can be found online at www.heidelberg.edu/academiclife/depts/ed/mae/endorse.
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement
    Teachers wishing to add a TESOL Endorsement to their existing license may apply for this endorsement program. Classes are held online during Fall and Spring semesters. In addition to an official Bachelor’s or Master’s transcript, students wishing to obtain the endorsement must also submit a copy of their teaching license. More information can be found online at www.heidelberg.edu/academiclife/depts/ed/mae/endorse.
  • Maintain Licensure or Courses for Credit
    Applicants wishing to take courses towards maintaining current teaching licenses or CEU's or to take courses for credit without pursuing the MAE degree may do so with proof of a Bachelor's or Master's degree via official transcript.
     

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA students accepted to take coursework only are allowed to take up to 19 semester hours without being formally admitted to a degree program. Should a student apply to a degree seeking MBA program, only 19 hours will apply towards a Masters of Business Administration degree, if approved by the Program Director.

  • Entrepreneurship Courses
    Coursework only students wanting to complete the four Entrepreneurship courses (GSB 585, GSB 586, GSB 587, and GSB 588) must seek the permission of the Program Director.
  • Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent Certification
    This certification by the Ohio Department of Mental Rehabilitation & Developmental Disabilities (MRDD) has authorized GSB 541: Managerial Finance, GSB 561: Management Information Systems, GSB 575: Management, and GSB 576: Competition and Strategy as conforming with the requirements of certification as Superintendents or Assistant Superintendents as prescribed in O.R.C. 5123:2-5-03.
  • Courses for Credit
    Applicants wishing to take courses for credit without pursuing the MBA degree may do so with proof of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
     

Master of Music Education (MME)

MME students accepted to take coursework only allowed to take up to 10 hours of graduate-level coursework without being admitted to the MME program and have the hours transfer to the degree program. Students having attended multiple undergraduate colleges or universities may be asked to submit those additional transcripts. The MME program offers the following GCO opportunities:

  • Workshops/Professional Development
    An applicant may be accepted for graduate workshops (MUS 560) with evidence of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. A maximum of 4 hours of credit from MUS 560 may be applied toward the MME degree.
  • Maintain Licensure or Courses for Credit
    Applicants wishing to take courses towards maintaining current teaching licenses or CEU's or to take courses for credit without pursuing the MME degree may do so with proof of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
     

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