A culminating experience committee consists of 2-3 faculty members with a doctorate. MA Candidates must have one faculty member from the School of Education. It is recommended that candidates choose a chairperson for their committee first. Other terms for this role include Thesis/Project/Exam Advisor and Committee Chair. Once a chairperson for the committee is selected, the candidate and the chairperson can discuss who would best serve as a second reader, the second committee member. If a student and their committee, prefer a third committee member can be included.
It is recommended that the chair be consulted on who makes up the full committee. The chairperson can help identify a second reader that will support the candidate’s culminating experience and be a productive addition to the committee.