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Master of Education (MED)

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Master of Education (MED)

Admission to the MED certificate and graduate programs is based on an evaluation of undergraduate work, professional experience, and potential to succeed in a K-12 teaching environment or a higher or adult education setting. Students may enter the program at the beginning of the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.

A candidate for admission must submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • Completed application form
  • $50 application fee
  • Statement of intent describing:
    1. Why do you want to pursue the Master of Education degree?
    2. What goals do you have for your learning in the program?
    3. What are the most important skills, experiences, and personal characteristics you bring to the program?
  • Two professional recommendations from current or previous supervisors using forms provided by the Office of Graduate Admissions
  • Professional résumé detailing education work and other related activities
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended showing proof of baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Licensed K–12 teachers also submit a copy of their current teaching license

When an individual's application file is complete with required documents according to application dates, the application materials are evaluated by the MED Admissions Committee. Once accepted to the program, the applicant must submit a $250 tuition deposit in 30 days or less, which guarantees a place in the entering class. Westminster operates rolling admissions, so it is best to apply as soon as possible. To preserve the faculty to student ratio, space availability in each class is limited. Westminster College reserves the right to close the class earlier than dates specified if enrollment goals are met before those dates.