Master in Education: Admission Requirements


Qualified applicants must meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A detailed cover letter expressing career goals, outlining past experiences working with children youth, and identifying existing or potential school sponsorships
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Current professional resume
  • Minimum of two letters of reccommendation from individuals employed in a PK-12 education.
  • 2-3 minute teaching demonstration video (any topic or audience)
  • At least 100 hours working with students in the target age group
  • Basic proficiency in Mathematics and English Reading/Writing as demonstrated by transcript review
  • Full national background check including the national sex offender registry
Elementary candidates will be required to pass with at least 80% AME Test of Basic Math prior to the start of the program. This ensures students will be successful in the mathematics education courses and elementary Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) exam. Applicants who score below 80% will have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate math course, participate in a non-credit mathematics refresher or study on their own and retake the test before the beginning of the program.
Secondary candidates will be required to pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) by August 15 for the subject area in which they will seek certification. This will ensure that applicants have the content knowledge needed to teach during their program residency.

Interested applicants can schedule an advising appointment by selecting Advising Graduate Appointment