Admission to College of Education Master’s Programs

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At the time of application, the applicant must specify a single Master of Education program area to which admission is requested (i.e., Educational Administration, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Literacy, Instructional Technology, K-12 Education/Music Education Emphasis, Child and Family Studies, School Psychology, Special Education, Human Exceptionality, or Physical Education/Athletic Administration). Should a student wish to change his/her program area, he/she must reapply to the Graduate School and to the new program area for admission. 

The following are required for admission by all Master of Education program areas:

  • The student must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all upper division credits taken at the undergraduate level.
  • Fulfill any additional requirements of the proposed master’s program area (e.g., successful completion of an admission interview with the master’s program faculty).

Program Requirements:

No more than 9 credits of unclassified graduate coursework may be applied to the student’s program. The student is responsible for meeting the requirements of, and being admitted to, the program as a classified student before taking additional coursework.

Master of Education students are strongly encouraged to sequence the master’s core courses as follows:

EDUC 6601 within the first 9 credit hours

EDUC 6602 within the first 18 credit hours

EDUC 6610 within the first 24 credit hours

Additional program requirements specific to the Master’s of Education and the Master’s of Physical Education are listed with each program description.

Retention in College of Education Graduate Programs:

Students must meet university, college, and department standards for grades, residency, time limits, and continuing registration (refer to the General Information section at the front of the Graduate Catalog and program descriptions that follow).