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Master of Education-Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions attended.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) over the last 60 semester hours
    of undergraduate study toward a baccalaureate degree. Students who are below a 3.0 GPA may
    be considered for admission by the Graduate Admissions Committee. If accepted, the student
    must earn a grade no lower than a "B" in each of the first four courses (excluding IDS 301).
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's character,
    professional capabilities and capacity to complete study at the master's level. (The person
    must not be a relative or friend. At least one letter must be from a current or previous supervisor.)
  • Submission of current résumé, including months and years of employment.
  • Students whose native languages are not English must have a minimum score of 250
    (computer-based), 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a
    Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • For applicants who possess a Professional Collegiate license issued by a state department
    of education, no teaching experience is required. Applicants without full licensure must
    demonstrate at least one year of experience as a primary or secondary school classroom
    teacher or three years of experience in a related field.

Provide passing scores on one of the following standardized tests:

Acceptable Tests for Submission Minimum Score Requirement
Praxis I Combined score of 532; writing section score of 176
Praxis I CBT Score of 973
Praxis II Scores must be submitted for review
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Combined score of 850
Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Score of 400
State department of education test Receive a P (Proficient) on all parts of the exam taken. Must also provide a copy of the professional teaching license that was granted.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of the 30-credit core curriculum
  • Completion of IDS 301
  • Maintenance of a 3.0 minimum GPA throughout the graduate program
  • Payment of all tuition and fees, including the $100 graduation fee
  • Completion of degree requirements within six years from the start of the student's program
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