Requirements for eligibility are the same whether you’re applying for a Master of Arts in Education or as a non-degree student seeking teacher licensure eligibility.
Eligibility for this program is dependent on 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 coursework 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 employment as a teacher-of-record in your content area.
Field experience and education prerequisites are not required for admission. However, we recommend ED 222: Global Perspectives in Education, ED 341: Foundations of Teaching, and ED 342: Foundations of Teaching School-Based Field Experiences or the equivalent transfer work if you are interested in taking introductory coursework about the teaching profession.