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Admissions Requirements

DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS

The list below describes the admission requirements for all M.Ed. degree-seeking applicants.

  • Submit a completed application form with a non refundable application fee of $45.00.
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. An earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Applicants are expected to have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, both overall and in the major.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation. Letters should be from persons most familiar with previous academic and/or work experiences and should indicate evidence of potential for success in graduate studies.
  • The M.Ed. in Science and Math for Teachers program requires ONE of the following:
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Composite GRE math and verbal score of 1000 or higher.
    • PRAXIS Series Exams - Score at the level necessary for certification in South Carolina.
  • Submit a copy of teaching certificate. If you do not have a teaching certificate, your statement of goals should discuss this fact and how the program still furthers your career objectives.
  • Submit a one or two page statement of professional goals explaining how you feel the M.Ed. in Science and Math for Teachers will help you meet those goals.
  • Submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not the primary language of the candidate.
  • Application Deadlines:
    • July 1 for Fall Semester Admission
    • November 1 for Spring Semester Admission
    • April 1 for Summer Semester Admission

NON-DEGREE STUDENTS

Certified teachers and school administrators who are not seeking a degree but who wish to take courses in education for the purposes of professional recertification or enrichment may be admitted as non-degree students. The following list describes the admission requirements for non-degree applicants.

  • Submit a completed application form with a non refundable application fee of $45.00.
  • Submit a copy of a professional teaching credential.

The non-degree graduate student subsequently may be reclassified as a regular-degree student in an M. Ed. program. In order to accomplish reclassification as a regular-degree student, the candidate must submit two letters of recommendation, a graduate course transcript with at least a 3.0 grade point ratio (if courses have been completed), and other requirements listed above. No more than 9 credit hours of work taken in non-degree status may be applied toward degree requirements if the student is later admitted to a degree program. Non-degree status is not intended to be a temporary classification for those found ineligible for admission to the degree program.