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Admissions Policies

Admission Criteria

The Master of Education program is designed primarily for classroom teachers who have demonstrated themselves to be competent, effective teachers as indicated by the criteria for admission below. 

Admission Criteria for Candidates (except for TESOL track)

  • Degree in education from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Teaching experience
  • Current teaching license or proof of licensable status
  • Recommendation from a teaching colleague
  • Recommendation from a school, district or corporation administrator
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 

Candidates for the TESOL track in the Master of Education program must meet the following admission criteria. 

Admission Criteria for TESOL Candidates

  • Cross-cultural or multilingual experience
  • Recommendation from the TESOL director
  • Recommendation from a colleague or supervisor with knowledge of the candidate's cross-cultural or multilingual experience
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Since most candidates in the Master of Education program are already licensed teachers, the Master of Education program does not prepare students for an initial teaching license. Therefore, non-licensed students in the TESOL track will not be qualified at the completion of the program to seek teacher licensing in Indiana. Those who do have Indiana teaching licenses will be able to add EL certification to their licenses after the successful completion of the Master of Education with the TESOL track.

Transfer Students

Graduate credits earned at other regionally accredited institutions may be transferrable to Huntington University's graduate programs. Only graduate courses with a grade of B- (2.67) or above are transferable. Generally such credits must be no older than 10 years and must represent courses that can reasonably substitute for courses in the Huntington University graduate program. Individual program directors determine the suitability of such courses for transfer credit and may deny transfer credit. Students will be asked to provide relevant materials for their transfer courses.

Students in the Master of Education program may transfer in a maximum of 6 credit hours. Although credits may transfer, no transfer grades are recorded nor counted in the cumulative grade point average.