Master of Education admission requirements

Applicants to Master of Education programs at American College of Education must complete the following:

  • Application form
  • Enrollment agreement
  • Provide either:
    • Official sealed transcripts documenting successful completion of an undergraduate degree and all post-baccalaureate coursework or degree, if applicable, from a regionally accredited institution(s) with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 OR
    • Official sealed transcripts documenting a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for the last 60 hours attempted in the degree earned. Applicants whose overall GPA, or GPA in the last 60 hours attempted in the degree earned is below 2.50 will not be admitted.

Master of Education programs include the following:

Additional evidence may be required to fulfill program or state requirements. Additional evidence may include, but is not limited to, verification of professional experience, test scores, or an interview as required by the program or state agency.

Applicants whose overall grade point average, or grade point average in the last 60 hours attempted is below 2.5 will not be admitted.

Applicants for degree programs in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership must present documentation of a teaching license or school service personnel license (according to specific state requirements), or a school services certificate. If applicants to the Curriculum and Instruction or the Educational Leadership programs do not have a teaching certificate, they may document their teaching status by providing evidence of satisfactory teaching performance from the chief academic officer of the school at their current employment.

State specific requirements

Texas and Ohio: residents of Texas and Ohio applicants to the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program must:

  • Be interviewed by the Department Chair
  • Submit an Education Leadership essay
  • Have their school district submit a sealed Teacher Service Record

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.
  • 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.

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 Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Great Britain, Grenada, Guyana, Iberia, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Trinidad, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  3. Submission of an official minimum score on the written or computer-based TOEFL.
    • The minimum written TOEFL score required for written version is 550, for the computer-based version is 213 and for the internet-based version is 80.
    • The testing agency must send test scores directly to American College of Education.

Dual Degree Programs

The admission requirements for the Dual Degree programs are the same as listed above for other M.Ed. programs. See the Catalog.