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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements for the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology are:

  • an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited university;
  • minimum grade-point average of 3.0;
  • copy of initial teacher certificate;
  • a current résumé;
  • submission of a written personal essay describing the applicant's background, experiences, and goals, and how these factors relate to the person's work in education;
  • two letters of recommendation and where applicable, letter of recommendation from a school principal or from former professors;
  • interview with the Director of the Graduate Education programs, which includes a short written task.

NOTE: Cooperating teachers who take graduate education courses as an exchange of a teaching voucher need only to complete an application form, to provide a statement that the course they intend to take is a voucher exchange, submit the original voucher, and receive permission from the Program Director who will advise on the appropriate course. There is no limit to the number of graduate courses a cooperating teacher with a valid voucher may take; however; if the person later decides to become a degree candidate, he/she must then satisfy the requirements for matriculation. It is important to note that a maximum of nine (9) credits may be applied toward the degree using courses taken with a voucher.

Transfer Credits

-Acceptance of credits will be determined on an individual basis.
-No more than six (6) graduate credits will be accepted from another institution.
-A grade of B or better is required for acceptance of any transfer credits.

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15
Summer: April 1 (for the Hybrid program)