All Master of Education candidates fill out the Graduate Application For Admission. Admission is based on a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, the grade point average, the scores of required examinations, and other information found on the application form.
An official copy of your undergraduate transcript showing your degree and the date on which it was granted must be mailed directly from your undergraduate college or university to the Office of Graduate Studies. Concord alumni do not need to submit a transcript; alumni transcripts are located in the registrar’s office. However, if you have attended more than one college or university, an official transcript must be sent from that institution to the Office of Graduate Studies in a sealed envelope. A hand delivered transcript is not acceptable.
Decisions on applications for admission to the M.Ed. program shall be based upon a careful consideration of the applicant’s total record including GPA, Graduate Record Examination 5 (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores, disposition assessment and letters of recommendation. For acceptance into the Master of Education Program, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA from a regionally accredited institution.
- Be licensed or license eligible to teach. A copy of professional licensure must be attached to the application.
- Complete the Application for Admission (Word document), and submit it with a $30.00 fee.
- Provide official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores*.
- Provide official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate classes (with the exception of Concord University).
- Provide 2 letters recommending admission into the program. One letter must be submitted by an individual who has supervised, evaluated, or observed the candidate in the classroom setting.
- Submit a completed Grit Scale**. This is a self-assessment that has no “right” or “wrong” answers that will assess a candidates’ “promise for teaching” . Please respond to each item as honestly as possible.
- Completion of an Educational Leadership Disposition Assessment (EDLDA) by an M.Ed. Program faculty member during the first semester of coursework. Faculty member will be assigned by the Department of Education Gradute Studies Office. All M.Ed. Program candidates must have an EDLDA completed, this includes the Educational Leadership & Supervisoion, Reading Specialist,, Special Education, and certificate only programs.
*GRE or MAT scores should reflect the 50th percentile or above. Sub-scores will be reviewed by the Graduate Council. Individuals who have completed a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education are exempt from taking/submitting GRE/MAT scores.
** "Grit Scale" Duckworth, A.L., Peterson, C., Matthews, M.D., & Kelly, D.R. (2007). Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 9, 1087-1101.