Admission Requirements

General Requirements for Full Admission (Master's Program)

  • Completed application including applicant's statement of purpose and goals.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with appropriate credits in related disciplines and/or professional education courses as indicated by transcripts.
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree GPA below 3.0 will normally be required to take the MAT or GRE (all sections). In exceptional cases, the requirement may be waived by the Dean on the advice of the department chairperson.
  • Two recent professional recommendations.
  • Florida Teacher's Certification, if enrolling in a state-approved certification track.

Provisional Admission

  • Provisional acceptance may vary by program.
  • For teacher certification programs, if the undergraduate cumulative grade point average is between a 2.5 and a 2.9, the student may be admitted provisionally. Full acceptance into a graduate teacher certification program is contingent upon a minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate studies during the provisional admission period.
  • Applicants who have been provisionally accepted must complete all outstanding admission requirements before they will be permitted to register beyond the credit limit. The limit is 9 credits for all programs except HRDA, Elementary Education/ESOL, and ESE, for which the limit is 12 credits; and 6 credits for Elementary Education.

Admission to Class

  • Applicants who have not completed the application process may be permitted to take up to 9 graduate credits on the basis of a signed application and proof of a bachelor's degree (copy of diploma or transcript) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • The limit is 12 credits for HRDA, ESE, and Elementary Education/ESOL; and 6 credits for Elementary Education. Any of the courses taken under Temporary Status may be applied to a degree program with advisor's approval, only after the student is fully accepted and only if he/she applies to a particular program within the limited number of hours.

Students under this status will not be allowed to register for courses beyond the credit limit.

Students may not matriculate into a program beyond that credit limit.

Non-Degree and Guest Students

The normal limit is 9-12 credits, as above. Exceptions will be considered by the Dean's office.

Any of the courses listed at the end of the Adrian Dominican School of Education section may be taken for recertification.