August SEOH News

Fall Orientation Programs

We’re excited for our new cohorts of Ohio and Bermuda students beginning the Special Education Online Hybrid (SEOH) program this fall! To ensure that everyone gets off to a great start, we're hosting online orientation programs this month. 

Our Graduate School is hosting its own new student orientation on Monday, August 10. You are welcome to attend their program as well. Please know, however, that their program is far more geared toward Oxford-based graduate students.

Fall 2020 Academic Term

The university’s adjusted full-term, fall semester begins August 17. 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 fall "Q" sprint, beginning August 31. 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

New students should confirm their intention to enroll with the Graduate School (via the student application portal) if they've yet to do so. Once confirmed, students may register for fall semester courses. Students may web register for the fall semester through September 1, 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 your program advisor, Lesley Sawhook.

Live Sessions

The fall semester live sessions will take place via videoconferencing using either WebEx or Zoom. There will not be any live sessions at the Voice of America Learning Center. Please refer to your course schedule for the live session time of each course.  

The first cohort live class meetings occurs September 12. Future live session dates are listed on the SEOH Academics pageWe look forward to connecting with you all online!


Miami University is committed to nurturing a supportive learning environment and committing resources toward facilitating 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.

Crucial Conversations

Education in Support of the Movement for Black Lives

Part of the vision of Miami's College of Education, Health and Society is to foster critically engaged leaders who seek equity and justice in our changing global society. One of the ways we're putting our vision into practice this fall is by offering a series of crucial conversations on a series of topics related to the struggle against systemic racism.

Hosted by Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile, Associate Dean for Diversity and Student Experiences, these conversations with scholar-activists will be held every other Wednesday from 7:00-8:30PM on Zoom. The first session is August 19. All are welcome to join in, listen, and ask questions.