Transfer of Credits/Sequence/Program of Study

Transfer of Credits

PSL: A maximum of twelve credits for EDLDR course work may be transferred for credit toward the J.D. degree at PSL. Students must obtain a grade satisfactory to PSL for the course work to be credited toward the J.D. degree. The following EDLDR courses may qualify for credit in PSL: (1) EDLDR 533 (The Politics of Local School Districts; (2) EDLDR 565 (Personnel Management and Contract Administration); (3) EDLDR 568 (The Principalship); (4) EDLDR 569 (Decision Making in Educational Organizations); (5) EDLDR 573 (Public School Finance); (6) EDLDR 576 (The Law and Education); and (7) EDLDR 577 (The Law and Ethical Decision Making).

Students who have first been admitted to the EDLDR program and taken graduate courses pursuant to the EDLDR program before enrolling in PSL may petition PSL to have such courses credited toward the J.D. degree. Students may make such petitions after they have been enrolled in PSL for at least one year. Petitions for crediting prior EDLDR course work will be evaluated on the basis of the students’ academic progress at PSL.

EDLDR: What courses may be credited will be determined by the student’s degree program. Normally a maximum of twelve credits of PSL course work will be counted for credit for the minimum requirements for a master’s degree, subject to approval by the student’s advisory committee. Normally, a maximum of 30 credits from a master’s degree program will be counted for credit for the minimum requirements for a Ph.D. or D.Ed. degree.


The sequence of courses will be determined by the students and their advisers.

Recommended Program of Study and Advising

All students in the program will have two advisers, one from PSL and one from EDLDR. Periodic interaction between the two advisers will be encouraged. A program of study will be developed for each student, taking into account the fact that some courses at both locations are offered on a rotating or intermittent basis. Many courses are offered every year but some are offered every two or three years. Advisers will have available a list of projected relevant courses or educational experiences in order to work with the student on an individualized program of study. The standard committee structure will apply to the EDLDR programs.