Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching, and Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education Programs

The admission requirements for the Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching, and Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education are as follows:

  • Complete the online application, pay the application fee, and submit the enrollment and payment agreements.

  • Provide official documentation of successful completion of an undergraduate degree with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a regionally accredited institution OR

  • Applicants whose grade point average is below 3.0 but above 2.5 must have 5 years of documented professional experience related to the content area in which the applicants seek licensure, or both a bachelor’s degree and official proof of passing Indiana Department of Education approved content area examination(s) in the subject area

  • Submit official college transcripts.

  • Pass criminal background check from Safe Hiring Solutions.

  • Meet Indiana Department of Education's requirements

  • Provide evidence of Indiana passing scores on Indiana Department of Education Required examinations.*

  • Submit evidence of passing scores on the required Indiana examination for at least one of the following content areas: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Economics, English, English as a New Language, Family and Consumer Science, Geography, Government/Political  Science, Health, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Science, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Visual Arts, or World Languages.*

*For additional information on testing requirements, please click here, or visit

International Transcript Requirements

All applicants must submit to the Admissions Office official, sealed college transcripts from each institution attended.

  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through AACRAO or any evaluation agency credentialed through NACES.

  • Texas applicants may only submit evaluations from agencies approved by the Texas Education Agency.

  • International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission.

English as Second Language Applicants

All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language as demonstrated in one of three ways:

  1. Submission of an official transcript showing a degree from a United States secondary school or regionally accredited college/university.
  2. Submission of a transcript from a secondary school or college/university whose country uses English as a primary means of instruction, including, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.
  3. Submission of an official minimum score on the written or computer-based TOEFL.
    • The minimum TOEFL score required for the Paper-Based Test (PBT) is 550, for the computer-based version is 213, and for the Internet-based Test is 80.
    • The testing agency must send test scores directly to American College of Education.

Appeal Process

Applicants have the right to appeal admissions decisions. Final decisions will made by the Dean or designee.