Doctoral Level Programs

The Ed.D. degree programs in education will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned master’s degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate and post-graduate coursework.
  • Have earned a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
  • Have earned a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit one professional and one personal Admission Reference.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with the program director upon invitation.

The doctoral level license programs will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit official transcripts (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluations (international schools) from all graduate and post-graduate coursework.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Have earned a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit one professional and one personal Admission Reference.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with the program director upon invitation.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply in order to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.

Education K–12 Programs

The M.A. Education K–12 program will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit one professional and one personal Admission Reference.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with the program director.
  • Submit a copy of current or most recent state or internationally recognized teaching license at the elementary, secondary, or K–12 (or equivalent) level.
  • Complete a minimum of one year of teaching experience.
  • Submit a current resume.

Classroom Management: ENVoY

The Classroom Management: ENVoY certificate program will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Submit a copy of full professional teaching license.

International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

The IB Education Certificate program will consider applicants who:

  •  Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Submit a copy of a national teaching qualification/license or submit proof of a minimum of three years full-time professional teaching experience in a government-approved/registered school.

STEM in K–12 Education

The STEM in K–12 Education certificate program will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Submit a copy of full professional teaching license.

Teacher Coordinator of Work-based Learning License

The Teacher Coordinator of Work-based Learning License program will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Submit a copy of full professional teaching license.

Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications License

The Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications License program will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Submit a copy of full professional teaching license.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply in order to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.

Special Education Programs

  • M.A.
  • Academic Behavioral Strategist K–12 (ABS) License
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders B–21 (ASD) License
  • Emotional Behavioral Disorders K–12 (EBD) License

The special education degree and license programs will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended. Applicants must also submit an official transcript or NACES or AICE evaluation from any school that shows completion of required program prerequisites, if any.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit one professional and one personal Admission Reference.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with the program director or enrollment counselor.
  • Submit a copy of current or most recent state or internationally recognized teaching license at the elementary, secondary, or K–12 (or equivalent) level. Applicants without a current teaching license will be considered for admission to the special education program.
    NOTE: Students who become licensed in ABS K–12, ASD B–21, or EBD K–12 but do not have a regular teaching license prior to entering the program will only be eligible to teach in those areas of special education license, not as regular education teachers. Students are recommended to become Highly Qualified (HQ) according to the Minnesota Board of Teaching expectations, but are not required to be HQ in order to obtain a license.
  • Complete prerequisite Standards of Effective Practice course sequence. Submission of Minnesota teaching license is sufficient documentation of completion of equivalent coursework.
  • Submit a current resume.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply in order to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.

Teaching Programs

  • M.A.
  • K–12 License
  • Secondary (5–12) License

The teaching programs will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended. Applicants must also submit an official transcript or NACES or AICE evaluation from any school that shows completion of required program prerequisites and content area coursework.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit one professional and one personal Admission Reference.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with enrollment counselor or program director.
  • Submit documentation for approval of content-specific coursework analysis to determine whether all State of Minnesota Content Standards have been met in one of the nine academic content areas. Replacement copies of MAT transcript analysis grid will be provided upon payment of a $25 fee.
  • Submit a current resume.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply in order to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.