Getting Started

ISP Admission Requirements

Requirements for Master of Arts in Education ISP program enrollment:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Applicants must have (or have had) a valid teaching license and submit a copy of the license with the completed application.
  • A completed MAEd graduate application with reference forms.
  • Entrance interview with the Coordinator of ISP.

How do I get started?

  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit the transcripts from each of the institutions you have attended.
  • Request that two professional references be filled out and sent directly to the Graduate and Professional Studies office.
  • The Graduate and Professional Studies office will notify you of your acceptance.

Graduation & Licensure Requirements

  • View licensure requirements here. Early childhood and middle childhood licensure would satisfy most of these requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA for ISP of at least 3.00
  • Pass Praxis II
    • SpEd K-B Core Principles 0354
    • PLT PK-3 0521 (166) or
    • PLT K-6 0522 (168) or
    • PLT 5-9 0523 (168) or
    • PLT 7-12 0524 (165)
  • Complete field experiences at a range of age, ability levels, kinds of disabilities, and a variety of settings (including diversity)
  • Pass BCII background check (FBI check also, if in Ohio less than five years)
  • Complete all course work, field experiences and advanced practicum with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 and no more than two courses with a grade below a B-.
  • Complete research and writing project approved by ISP faculty advisor
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