Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction


To be considered for admission to the Master of Education degree program, an applicant must:

  1. Meet all University admission requirements that include:
    1. An application for admission.
    2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
    3. Documentation of graduation with a baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited university.
    4. Documentation of a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale) for all undergraduate work attempted or a minimum GPA of 2.75 on all upper division undergraduate work attempted.
    5. Documentation of satisfactory standing at the last institution attended.
    6. A non-refundable fee to the Graduate Admissions Office prior to the established deadlines.
  2. Hold a valid teaching certificate.
  3. Have at least 1,350 points based on the formula of 200 times the undergraduate cumulative grade point average plus the General Test (Verbal and Quantitative) score of the Graduate Record Examination for regular admission status. A student not eligible for regular admission may be admitted with provisional status if the student has 1,250 points based on the formula of 200 times the last 60 hours undergraduate cumulative grade point average plus the General Test (Verbal and Quantitative) score of the Graduate Record Examination.
  4. Be accepted by the Department of Teaching and Learning. To be accepted into the Curriculum and Instruction graduate program, applicants must satisfactorily complete a screening process. Applicants must:
    1. Submit a letter of application that includes the applicant's rationale and qualifications for pursuing the graduate degree in his or her area of concentration.
    2. Submit three letters of recommendation from persons with knowledge of the applicant's potential for success.
    3. Submit a curriculum vitae delineating academic and related work experiences, degrees held, honors and awards, and special interests.
    4. Complete the Prospective Education Candidate (PEC) self-assessment survey.
    5. Demonstrate competency on a technology performance assessment in education. If a passing score is not achieved, the applicant will be required to complete a three-hour graduate level technology course (ETEC 610/EDUC 643).
    6. Participate in an orientation seminar and complete a professional development plan.


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