How To Apply - Education

How To Apply - Education

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)

PLEASE NOTE: Graduate Education is not currently accepting any students in F-1 status.

Before applying for any Education degree you must contact Graduate Education Advisor Andrea Welch at welcha@iusb.edu or +1 574 520 4276 to discuss program requirements and licensure. The School of Education does not offer conditional admission.

These are the General admission requirenments that apply to any Education degree. See each degree for specific admission requirenments.

  1. Application for Admission to Graduate Study.
  2. An undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Applicants may apply to the program prior to the completion of the undergraduate degree provided that the degree is earned by May of the admission year. Original academic records (with English translation).
  3. GPA requirements:
      • Applicants to graduate programs in the School of Education must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.000 or have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.000 in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate degree and meet all other admission requirements to be fully admitted to graduate programs in the School of Education.
      • Applicants whose cumulative GPAs are between 2.500 and 2.999 must earn required GRE scores and meet all other admissions requirements to be fully admitted to programs in the School of Education. The applicant must earn a score of at least 450 on the Verbal Reasoning (150 for GRE results from after November 2011)and at least a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing Sections of the GRE to be eligible for admission
      • Applicants with undergraduate cumulative GPAs between 2.500 and 2.999 will not be allowed to take any graded graduate coursework until they have submitted the required GRE scores and met all other admissions requirements. The applicant must earn a score of at least 450 on the Verbal Reasoning (150 for GRE results from after November 2011) and at least a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing Sections of the GRE to be eligible for admission
      • Applicants whose undergraduate cumulative GPAs are between 2.500 and 2.999 may take S/F graded graduate workshops before being fully admitted. These S/F graded workshops will not fulfill degree requirements.
  4. All applicants whose undergraduate degrees are more than ten years old must take two sections of the GRE. The applicant must earn a score of at least 450 on the Verbal Reasoning and at least a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing Sections of the GRE to be eligible for admission. (www.ets.org).
  5. Official transcripts documenting all degrees earned or in progress, and any other academic work.
  6. Minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper examination or 79 on the internet-based examination. Please click here for other ways to meet the English language requirement.

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Counseling and Human Services

Special Education

Education Leadership


Master of Science in EducationElementary Education

The following are the specific admissions requirements:

  1. A personal statement (one to two pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font) which includes:
      • Why you are applying
      • What makes an effective teacher, and
      • What skills you need to become an effective teacher
  2. Three letters of recommendation

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Master of Science in EducationSecondary Education

The following are the specific admissions requirements:

  1. A personal statement (one to two pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font) which includes:
      • Why you are applying,
      • What makes an effective teacher, and
      • What skills you need to become an effective teacher
  2. Three letters of recommendation

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Master of Science in EducationCounseling and Human Services

The CHS Program admits students during the Summer Session 1 only. The following are specific requirements for admission and must be completed by April 1 :

  1. Written personal statement, which includes:
      • List and describe your work and volunteer experiences related to the field of counseling and human services.
      • List and describe education and training related to the field of counseling and human services beyond your formal coursework which you have attained as a result of participation in workshops, seminars, professional meetings,etc
      • Why have you selected Counseling and Human Services as a preferred area of study?
      • What characteristics do you have that you believe would make you a successful counselor?
      • What additional information do you wish to bring to the awareness of the screening committee regarding your application?
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. An interview with resident faculty member scheduled in April. Submission of all required application materials is required to schedule an interview.
  4. Selection by faculty to be part of a cohort of 24 students selected in April of each year.

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Master of Science in EducationSpecial Education

The following are the admissions requirements:

  1. A personal statement of your teaching philosophy of educating students with special needs.
  2. Answer the following four questions (up to one type-written page per question).
      • How do you think children and youth learn?
      • What is the value and purpose of special education?
      • Describe your comfort level with technology.  What types of technology do you use daily? When you have difficulty with technology, what do you do?
      • Discuss what is meant by “we believe in the value of learning for all students in collaboration with others.”
  3. Two letters of recommendation

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Master of Science in Education Leadership

Contact Graduate Education Advisor Andrea Welch at welcha@iusb.edu or +1 574 520 4276 to discuss program requirements and licensure.