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Graduate Programs in Education: Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Education program must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be considered for acceptance to the program. Applicants to the Educational Leadership program must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 GPA scale. In order to be eligible for licensure after program completion, candidates must have 3 years of teaching experience in K-12 settings. Those applying to the #316 Reading Teacher program must have 2 years of successful teaching experience to apply for licensure after program completion. Admission decisions are made when a file is complete. Applicants may take no more than nine credits as a non-degree student, without formal acceptance into the graduate program.

Domestic Applicants

Domestic Applicants to the Graduate Program in Education should complete the following:

  1. Application (no fee)
  2. Official Transcript, verifying completion of undergraduate degree and grade point average from an accredited college or university. Students planning to enroll in the Educational Leadership program (license only option) are required to send an official graduate transcript, as well as their official undergraduate transcript, to complete admission requirements.
  3. Official Transcripts from any graduate courses completed within the past seven years. No more than nine credits may be considered for transfer into the Graduate Program in Education. Course descriptions and syllabi are required to evaluate coursework. Graduate credits for some emphasis areas may not be considered for transfer into the program.
  4. Professional resume

    Students will be notified of their acceptance decision after all required documents are received. Transfer credits will be reviewed upon receipt of official graduate transcripts, course descriptions and syllabi. This may occur after an official acceptance decision has been made.

International Applicants

International Applicants to the Graduate Program in Education should complete the following:

  1. Application (no fee)
  2. Official transcript evaluation, verifying completion of US equivalent undergraduate degree and grade point average. We recommend you use a service like Educational Credit Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services.
  3. Official transcripts from any additional undergraduate or graduate work completed in the US.
  4. Official proof of English Language Skills (550 minimum paper-based TOEFL, 79 minimum Internet-based TOEFL, 6.0 minimum IELTS; all scores must be completed within the past 2 years.) Applicants who are citizens of or who have received a bachelor's degree from one of the following countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, the United States, and Wales.
  5. Professional Resume
  6. Financial statement and immigration documents (provided to our Office of International Education), after an acceptance review is completed.
  7. Copy of your passport page.

    International students will be notified of their acceptance decision as soon as steps 1-5 are complete.

Students applying for financial aid should file the FAFSA at as soon after January 1 as possible. Students must be degree-seeking and register for a minimum of five credits to be eligible to apply for financial aid. Financial aid eligibility will be determined after the student aid report has been received by Carroll University.

Students will be asked to submit a confirmation deposit to confirm their attendance in the Graduate Program in Education at Carroll University, once they have been officially admitted. Students enrolling in a cohort program are also asked to submit a registration form concurrently with the intent to enroll.

Qualified students are admitted to graduate studies regardless of race, color, creed, sex age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or disability that does not interfere with the performance of professional practice.


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