Getting Started

ISM Admission Requirements

Requirements for Master of Arts in Education – ISM program enrollment:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • A completed MAEd graduate application with two reference forms.
  • Entrance interview with the Coordinator of ISM.

How do I get started?

  • Complete the MAEd graduate application form.
  • Submit a "Statement of Purpose" (described on the application form).
  • Submit the names of each university/college you have attended for obtaining transcripts.
  • Attend an Admissions Interview.
  • The Graduate and Professional Studies office will notify you of your acceptance.

Graduation & Licensure Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA for ISM of at least 3.00
  • Pass Praxis II
    • SpEd K-B Core Principles – 0354 and
    • 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 student teaching with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and no grade in field experiences below a B-
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