Requirements for eligibility may differ whether you’re applying for a Master of Arts in Education, a Special Education Endorsement, or for Special Education Alternative Certification.
Eligibility for this program is dependent on your meeting certain criteria. As this is a competitive program, the Teacher Education Department will form a cohort from amongst the applicants who meet eligibility criteria. Meeting the eligibility criteria, or minimum standards, alone does not guarantee admission.
You have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
For baccalaureate and any prior graduate coursework, you need at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 GPA scale.
*Note: This is true for all course work even if it did not lead to a degree. If you have multiple transcripts, we will calculate a cumulative GPA using each of them.
If your GPA is below 3.0, and you still wish to apply, please write a letter to the Admission Committee that:
You must have a contract with a school/district for at least part-time employment in special education.
While teaching experience in K-12 schools is not required for this program, we encourage you to apply if you:
Note: Full-time or part-time volunteers in schools are eligible for consideration under special situation
Please contact us with your questions.