August SEOH News

Orientation Programs

There are multiple orientation programs this month for new graduate students. Invitations to the SEOH program orientation on August 26 have been sent to all SEOH students who have confirmed their enrollment for fall 2017. Attendance is expected. However, we have learned that there is an overlapping Graduate Students of Color Association orientation program. We apologize for the time conflict. Please know that students are welcome to attend any orientation program to which they've been invited. However, it might be helpful to know that students enrolling in our program find the SEOH orientation to be of greatest value. The content of the other graduate student orientations are primarily directed toward, and therefore most benefited by, on-campus Oxford students. Additional questions about the SEOH orientation can be directed to the SEOH program office.

Fall 2017 Academic Term

The university’s full-term, fall semester begins August 28. Please know that many university announcements regarding matters related to the fall academic term refer to the full-term, semester courses.  SEOH program courses are offered in the university’s final, 12 week "Q" sprint term, beginning September 11. The SEOH coursework will begin on the first live session date, September 23 at VOA. When considering dates related to course registration, payment and withdrawal, it’s important to note the correct fall academic term and its associated dates.

Fall Courses

Students may web register for the fall semester through September 12, though we encourage you to register as early as possible. Please consult your plan of study to confirm which courses are needed to satisfy your individual program requirements. Any questions about your courses or plan of study may be directed to our program advisor, Lesley Sawhook.

SEOH courses offered at VOA this fall:

EDP 656, Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities
EDP 595, Inclusion & Adaptations for Mild/Moderate & Gifted Needs: Multi-Age
EDP 650A, Trends/Issues in Measurement
EDP 571, Literacy Seminar: Practicum
EDP 596, Behavioral Interventions
EDP 667, Behavioral Statistics I
EDP 651, Educational Research


The SEOH program offers a Digital Library purchase option through Pearson Education. It provides affordable and immediate access to most of the texts used in the SEOH program. Students are also welcome to purchase textbooks from other sources and in other formats. To view the required texts in the digital library, select the course and click next. Required texts will be listed on every course syllabus (available September 11 in Canvas).


Miami University is committed to a supportive learning environment and providing the necessary resources to facilitate student success. Our program Resources web page provides a quick link to various services most frequently needed by SEOH students. It is also where you can quickly browse the online SEOH Student Handbook. Our handbook provides information regarding the various degree program options, course sequence, and policies that apply to SEOH program students. 

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