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Graduate Programs in Education: Admissions Process

Applicants to the Master of Education program must generally 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.

International applicants may be required to contact the Office of International Education with additional questions regarding test scores, transcripts, and visa application.

Applicants to the Master of Education program should complete the following:

  • Application (no fee)
  • 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 the admission process.
  • Official Transcripts from any graduate courses completed within the past seven years. No more than nine credits may be considered for transfer into the M.Ed. program. Course descriptions and syllabi are required to evaluate coursework. Graduate credits for some emphasis areas may not be considered for transfer into the program.

Students will be notified of their acceptance decision as soon as the application and official undergraduate transcript are received. Transfer credits will be reviewed upon receipt of official graduate transcripts, course descriptions and syllabi. This might occur after an official acceptance decision has been made.

Students applying for financial aid (students must be degree-seeking and register for a minimum of six credits) should file the FAFSA at as soon after January 1 as possible. 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 M.Ed. program at Carroll University, once they have been officially admitted. Students enrolling in a cohort program are also asked to submit a registration form.

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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