Regular Admission
1. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended must be submitted in support of an admission application.
2. A satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years. MENTC applicants must take GRE.
3. A grade point average of 2.75 with a 3.00 on last 60 hours.
4. Two letters of recommendation not more than a year old (forms will be supplied by the (University).
5. A copy of a valid Texas Teacher Certificate. This is not required for MENTC, MEd in Learning Resources or the MEd in School Counseling. Applicants who do not hold valid Texas Teacher Certificates must submit verification of local and state Criminal History Records. To obtain Texas certification as a school librarian or school counselor, one must document two years of classroom experience as teacher of record in an accredited public/private school setting.
6. An interview is also required for admission to the MA in Special Education, MEd in School Counseling and MEd in Principal.
7. In the Master of Education Non-traditional Teacher Certification (MENTC Program) teacher certification is attained as a part of the degree. An interview, personal statement and resume are required. Verification of local and state Criminal History Records are also required.
8. In the Master Technology Teacher program, evidence of Technology Application Standards knowledge and skills must be submitted (arranged with Master Technology Teacher program advisor).

International Students
An international student seeking admission into the graduate program for a Master of Education degree should refer to page 32 of this bulletin for additional information on credentials needed for admission.

Conditional Admission
Conditional acceptance is granted on the merits of each case. In some circumstances, applicants who do not meet all of the requirements for regular admission may be admitted conditionally, providing they fulfill the conditions listed in their letters of conditional acceptance within the period of specified time. If conditional acceptance is given because of missing official credentials, the period of time to provide those documents will not extend beyond the first term of attendance.

Special Admission
Students who wish to earn graduate credit for supplemental certification only, for special interest, for professional certification or to transfer credit to a home institution will be admitted as special students. Before registering, an applicant for special admission must:

1. Submit an official transcript(s) showing degree awarded, to include master’s degree, if applicable.
 *  Transient students need only submit a letter of good standing from their home institution verifying graduate status.
2. GPA of 2.75, or permission from the dean.
3. Submit personal statement for special interest.
Students who wish to register as degree candidates, but who do not have time before registration to complete requirements for regular admission, may also be admitted as special students until the program criteria are met. No more than 12 semester hours earned as a special student may be applied toward a degree. There is no guarantee, however, that courses taken in this category will be accepted as part of the degree curricula, or that acceptance as a special student will lead to regular admission as a degree-seeking student. Regular admission must be approved by education faculty and the dean of the School of Professional Studies.

Admission Deadline
The deadline for submitting a completed application for the degree program is 10 working days prior to the first day of the regular registration for the semester.
MENTC Program: deadline for submitting a completed application to the education program is the second Friday in June for Trimester I or the second Friday in November for Trimester II.

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