Application Requirements

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Completed online application package submitted prior to June 1 for Fall (August) admission to include:

  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from former faculty familiar with academic work or current/former principals, assistant principals, department chairs (e.g., someone in a supervisory role);
  • Official transcripts (digitally sent via email to from all previous undergraduate and graduate enrollment;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA = 3.0 from previous institution(s) enrolled;
  • Resume/CV;
  • Personal statement of up to 1 page that includes the following:
    1. Describe what you feel is your most valuable professional accomplishment to date; include why you feel this was/is valuable to you as a professional.
    2. Describe what you feel is your most valuable personal accomplishment to date. For example, this could be a time that you were able to overcome a difficult situation or that you achieved an important personal milestone. Include:
      • a brief summary of the context (without identifying information of others involved),
      • how you felt during that time,
      • how you addressed or managed the issue,
      • how you feel this has changed you as a person, and
      • what you would do differently in the event that a similar issue is experienced.
    3. Describe your primary goals and aspirations for enrolling in this M.S. Ed. program. Include:
      • why do you wish to expand your knowledge around the core content (e.g., Teaching for Social Change) of the program you are applying to attend?
      • your immediate and future career goals upon completion of the M.S. Ed. program