Admission Requirements

Fifth-Year Master’s Degree Sequence Requirements:

  • A completed application to the Fifth-Year Master’s in Teaching and Learning Degree Sequence with a statement of purpose and philosophy (maximum of 2 pages with 12 pt. font, double-spaced) addressing one’s motivation for pursuing the degree and describing one’s current philosophy of education. You may submit your application and statement to Dr. Dana Kennamer Pemberton, chair of the Department of Teacher Education, ACU Box 29008;
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at ACU;
  • A minimum major GPA of 3.0 at ACU;
  • No grade lower than a B in any Professional Education Courses (EDUC, READ, EACH, SPED);
  • Dispositions Reviewscompleted by three ACU faculty members (two from the Department of Teacher Education and one from the content area department for middle school, high school, and all-levels applicants except special education or three from the Department of Teacher Education for all other applicants) and submitted in a sealed envelope to Dr. Dana Kennamer Pemberton, chair of the Department of Teacher Education, ACU Box 29008;
  • An interview process may be required for competitive applicants who do not fully meet the above criteria.

Once accepted, these qualifications must be maintained to remain in the program. 

Graduate School Requirements:

  • Complete an application to the ACU Graduate School in the fall prior to the spring semester you are applying to begin;
  • $50.00 Application Fee; and
  • An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous college work (official means an original with the seal that comes directly from the issuing institution to ACU). The transcript must indicate a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Admissions are made on the assumption that applicants will have the bachelor's degree by the time of matriculation, and if not, the Graduate School admission is void.
Application Deadline:
 Program Deadline
  • Nov. 21 of Junior Year
 Graduate School Deadline
  • Nov. 28 of Senior Year

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