Admission Criteria

Admission to a graduate program is determined on the basis of demonstrated professionalism, intellectual capability for successful completion of the program and potential for leadership. Students can be admitted to and begin a graduate program during the Spring/January semester, the Summer/May session, or the Fall/August semester. The Office of Admissions processes applications to graduate education programs.

Masters in Education Specific Admissions Criteria:

  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale*

    * A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination is required for all applicants with less than a 2.75 grade point average in their undergraduate work. A verbal score of 440 and quantitative score of 500 is required. 
  • Hold or be eligible for an initial or four-year resident educator license issued by the state Department of Education.

To apply to the M.Ed. program:

  • Return the completed Graduate application to the Admissions Office with a $30 non-refundable application fee. The application fee is waived if the application is completed online.
  • Submit official transcripts from the student's undergraduate degree-granting institution and transcripts for any graduate work previously completed. An official transcript is one that is sent directly to the Admissions Office from another institution.
  • Submit a professional resume.
  • Submit the names, addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references who can speak to your educational work and experience
  • Complete the essay question provided.
  • Arrange an interview with the dean of education or the dean's designee