Graduate programs in education are designed to prepare candidates to be master teachers, administrative leaders, or professional counselors. Graduate endorsements provide an opportunity for those pursuing a master's degree to enrich their ability to respond to the needs of a diverse school population.
You must be formally admitted to the graduate program before you are eligible to register. Admission applications may be obtained from the School of Education (Neff Hall, Room 250, 260-481-6450). Your application must be accompanied by:
official transcripts of all previous college and university work;
three professional reference letters;
copies of teaching certificates you have earned;
a non-refundable $55 application fee;
You may be admitted unconditionally or conditionally.
You may be admitted unconditionally if you
have earned a bachelor's degree, representing the equivalent of not less than four years of undergraduate work from an institution having full regional or national accreditation, and
have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (4.0=A) over all undergraduate courses taken before you received the bachelor's degree.
You will be considered for conditional admission if you meet either of the following criteria:
You hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited at the state level, but at neither regional or national levels.
Your undergraduate record does not qualify you for unconditional admission. If you earned less than a C grade in any undergraduate professional education course, you will be required to repeat that course and earn a grade of C or better to be considered for unconditional admission. If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is less than 2.5 (4.0=A), you may be admitted on the condition that your first 9 to 15 credits be completed with an average of 3.0 or higher.
If you are granted conditional admission status, the school will advise you as to the criteria for achieving regular admission status.
Temporary Non-degree Admission
Students wishing to take graduate courses but not (initially) planning to complete degree or certification requirements may choose to enroll as a temporary graduate student. Temporary graduate students may complete no more than 6 credits every five years.
To apply for temporary admission, complete the Temporary Enrollment and Graduate Data forms either Online or via PDF. If you choose the PDF option, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the file and send it to the College of Education and Public Policy at the address on the contact page or fax it to 260-481-5408.