Admission Requirements for the Initial Certification track:
Candidates will begin the process by submitting a Statement of Intent in the EDUC 211 semester and will formally apply to the Fifth-Year Master's in Teaching and Learning Degree Sequence during the fall semester, one year prior to matriculation. Applications will be due on the second to last Friday in November with notification of acceptance prior to the spring semester.
Candidates will then apply to the graduate school in the fall semester of their senior year to begin taking graduate level courses the following spring, while completing their undergraduate coursework for May graduation.
- Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree that includes teacher certification. The GPA requirement will be 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the content field.
- Candidates must have earned no grade lower than a B in any undergraduate professional education courses (EDUC, READ, EACH, SPED).
- Candidates must have no score below 3 on the Dispositions Review completed 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 or three from the Department of Teacher Education for all other applicants).
- A completed application to the Fifth-Year Master’s in Teaching and Learning Degree sequence with a statement of purpose and philosophy (maximum of two pages with 12-point font, double-spaced) addressing one’s motivation for pursuing the degree and describing one’s current philosophy of education. No score below a 3 on any category of the essay rubric.
Note: Candidates who do not meet these criteria may still be considered through an interview process. Once accepted, these qualifications must be maintained to remain in the program.
- In the fall semester prior to the beginning M.Ed. courses, students will complete an application to the ACU Office of Graduate Programs and pay a $65 fee
- For more information about the graduate application, please contact Dr. Andrew Huddleston at email@example.com or the Office of Graduate Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
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