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Master of Education Admissions Criteria

Applicants for the four Master of Education degrees must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must present a complete portfolio to be eligible for the interview conducted by the Screening and Admission Committee. The portfolio must be presented prior to the specified deadline (July 25, November 25, and May 15 for fall, spring or summer admission, respectively) if the applicant is to be considered for admission the following academic semester. Portfolio contents, admissions regulations and other pertinent information are presented here.


The applicant’s portfolio should be complete and consist of the following:

  • Graduate Admission: Letter of Full Admission to the School of Graduate Studies from the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Application: Completed application for the specific M. Ed. Program of choice (Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education or Counselor Education).
  • Goal Statement: A logically developed statement of career goals and plans attached to the program application.
  • Transcripts: Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Certification: Evidence of having met state certification standards (required for admission to all programs except Counselor Education).
  • Assessment Data: GRE or MAT score, English Proficiency Examination score, undergraduate GPA and graduate GPA, all transcripts and Admission Interview Report.
  • Samples of any Published Materials or Scholarly Work.
  • Admission Interview.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters, using the form provided.

Eligibility Requirements

Regular Admission
  1. Letter of full admission to the School of Graduate Studies from the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 grading system for all undergraduate work completed. (This requirement is waived for certified teachers.)
  3. GRE - minimum 800 (V/Q); 1,200 (V/Q/A) or MAT - 388-393.
  4. Praxis I PPST-Reading and Writing scores. Minimum: 175 – Reading and 173 - Writing or Teaching Certificate or Master’s Degree.
  5. Admissions Interview.
Alternate Admission for M.Ed. Programs
  1. Professional teaching certificate and at least one year of contractual teaching experience (if applicable).
  2. Pass English Proficiency.
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.00 grading system for all undergraduate work completed.
  4. Letter of full admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  5. Evidence of having taken the required test but earned below standard score as follows:
    a. MAT score below 35
    b. GRE score below 800 (V/Q)
  6. Praxis I scores. Minimum: 175 Reading; 173 Writing: 172 Math.
  7. Grade of “B” or better in EDCI 599-General Knowledge and Curriculum Enhancement Seminar.