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Admission To The M.Ed. In Language and Literacy

Entrance Criteria for Full Admission to the M.Ed. in Language and Literacy

Applications will be accepted and reviewed semi-annually. Deadlines for applications are October 1st for spring semesters and March 1st for summer and fall semesters.

Admission Requirements

  1. Teacher Certification or Initial Teaching Degree

  2. Application to Graduate School.

  3. Official transcripts showing Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

  4. Two positive letters of recommendation, preferably from former instructors, or past or present employers.

  5. Letter of Intent which serves as a statement of the student's long-term professional goals related to the master's program course of study.

  6. Satisfactory Graduate Record Examination or Miller Analogies Test scores:

    Miller Analogies


    Preferred score of 380+

    Verbal: preferred score of 450+

    Quantitative: preferred score of 400+

    Total: preferred score of 850+

Only GRE and Miller Analogies Test scores will be considered in applying to the Language & Literacy Program; no other standardized test scores will be considered as a substitute.

Criteria for full admission to the Program in Language & Literacy are stated below; additional requirements set forth by the College of Education must also be fulfilled.

Special Consideration by Letter of Petition Procedure

Students who wish to seek full admission to the Language & Literacy Program, but who have not fulfilled entrance criteria for full admission may submit a Letter of Petition to the Language & Literacy Program Coordinator. The Letter of Petition should specify in detail those special circumstances the student feels should be considered in his/her particular instance. Upon receipt of the Letter of Petition, the Language & Literacy Program faculty will consider said petition. Results of this consideration will be reported to the student by letter.

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