Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Majoring in Elementary Education

DEGREE: Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Unconditional admission to the program requires the applicant to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, and satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Millers Analogies (MAT). The GRE or MAT result is used in the evaluation of the academic qualifications of all graduate applicants. *Note: International students must meet fulfill admissions requirements to be accepted into Department programs.

Applicants should refer to the following ranges to determine the minimum score, based on their GPA of record:

GPA                           Minimum Test Scores (for MAT or GRE)      
2.5 or higher              MAT – 370       GRE – 290
2.25 – 2.49                MAT – 383       GRE – 293
2.0 – 2.24                  MAT – 394        GRE - 297

Conditional admission may be gained with a lower grade point average, but the GRE or MAT score must be correspondingly higher based on the above weightings. Applicants with less than a 2.5 undergraduate GPA must submit test scores at the time of application; applicants with a GPA of 2.5 or above may submit test scores in the first semester of attendance, but it is preferable that they submit test scores at the time of original application. The student must remove conditional status by fulfilling the required score on the graduate exam (GRE or MAT) and earning at least a B (3.0) average in the first nine hours of graduate courses. Failure to achieve this will result in withdrawal from the program.

Admissions to teacher education programs at the graduate level require a 2.75 GPA or higher on the last earned degree. Additional evidence of academic performance may be required (other test scores). Applicants who are seeking an initial teaching license should contact the Office of Teacher Education and Student Services for current requirements.

Applicants who are potential candidates for the Master’s Degree in Elementary Education must be certified to teach or must meet certification requirements before the degree is awarded (initial licensure). 

* All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School by the deadlines below.
               Fall:  July 1                     Spring:  November 1          Summer:  April 1 

Transfer credits
Candidates wishing to transfer credit(s) toward the M.Ed. the program may transfer a maximum of twelve (12) graduate credit hours from an accredited institution for courses that correspond to program/state requirements.

Degree Requirements  
Candidates for the Master of Education degree and initial certification must take a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work. Candidates for the Master of Education degree who are adding elementary to an existing endorsement must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of course work. All candidates must successfully pass comprehensive examinations in the fields of general education and elementary education; pass all Praxis examinations, and achieve a score of 37 or higher on the edTPA portfolio before the Master of Education degree will be conferred.

For More Information

Dr. Marcia Millet 
Dr. Marcia Millet, Professor
Office: 203 Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5464

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