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Graduate Admissions

Elementary Education Concentration

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the specialist program as a cohort class.

When a sufficient applicant pool is available, prospective candidates will

be interviewed, provide a writing sample, and complete other

requirements. No students will be admitted on a provisional or

probationary basis. Students may transfer in no more than six hours of

coursework from any institution into the program. Coursework used in a

previous degree may not be used toward the specialist degree.

To fulfill requirements for admission to the specialist in elementary

education degree program, the student must:

1. Hold (or qualify to hold) a master's degree from an institution fully

accredited by a recognized accrediting agency.

2. Hold (or qualify to hold) a Class AA certificate in elementary

education.

3. Present evidence of acceptable scholarship:

• An average of at least a

 

3.25 on previous master’s degree work

and

• A minimum composite score of 800 (taken prior to July 2012) on

the verbal and quantitative subsections of the Graduate Record

Exam or 290 (verbal and quantitative—taken after July 2012). The

Miller’s Analogy Test score of 370 is also accepted

OR

• An average of at least a 3.50 on previous master’s degree work

and

• A minimum composite score of 750 (taken prior to July 2012) on

the verbal and quantitative subsections of the Graduate Record

Exam or 285 (verbal and quantitative—taken after July 2012). The

Miller’s Analogy Test score of 350 is also accepted

4. Have completed at least two years of successful teaching experience

(as indicated by the verification form).

5. Complete and file with the graduate admissions' office the proper

application for admission to graduate school.

6. Complete the interview and writing components of the admission

process.

7. Submit vitae or resume.

Potential students will hold or qualify to hold a master’s degree from

an institution fully accredited by a recognized accrediting agency, and hold

or qualify to hold a Class AA certification in elementary education.

Potential students applying for admission to the specialist program will

provide a writing sample and participate in an interview process on a date

set by the Education Department. Potential students will also submit

official transcripts for undergraduate and/or graduate work, take the GRE

or MAT and provide the scores, and will provide two letters of

recommendation and a curriculum vitae or resume. A weight system will

be used when examining the submitted information. A committee will

examine the above listed information and make acceptance decisions after

an evaluation of the information from all potential students who have

made application for the program.