The program includes a core of courses and experiences followed by continued study addressing area(s) of inquiry. An action research project is initiated at the midpoint of the program and completed as part of the required comprehensive examination. There are several areas of concentration that students can choose, including elementary education, middle level education and secondary education.
Admission requirements for The Graduate School
- a baccalaureate degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited college or university
- standardized test scores (consult the program to which you are applying for particular test requirements)
- official transcripts
- two or more letters of recommendation
- application fee
- English proficiency requirement*
- other supporting materials**
* An applicant whose native language is not English is required to submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL or IELTS exam. For more information, please visit the International Applicants section on The Graduate School site.
** Many programs require personal statements, resumes, writing samples, audio files (recitals, auditions), art portfolios and/or licensure. Please consult your program for further requirements.
Program-specific admission requirements (in addition to above)
- two favorable letters of recommendation
- complete transcripts of all undergraduate work and previous graduate work indicating degrees earned and eligibility for certification in a grades 2-12 teaching area
- acceptable scores on the Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Record Examination
- letter of intent to pursue graduate study that addresses the dispositions (stewardship, intellectual spirit, integrity and justice) of the College of Education Conceptual Framework in the context of the applicant's teaching
For more information about program-specific degree requirements and course work, please visit the academic bulletin.