Master of Arts in Education

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended. If you are a Defiance College graduate, a transcript will be obtained by the Admissions Office.
  3. Submit a copy of valid teaching credentials/licenses to the Admissions Office at gradstudies@defiance.edu.
  4. Request letters of recommendation from two individuals who can speak to your performance as an educator, including one from your current or previous immediate supervisor. These letters must be sent by your references directly to the Admissions Office at gradstudies@defiance.edu.
  5. Submit a goal statement outlining your purpose for pursuing a Graduate degree in Education to gradstudies@defiance.edu. The statement should be at least two typed, double-spaced pages and should represent professional writing skills. Download the rubric for goal statements here.


CRITERIA FOR FULL ADMITTANCE TO MAE PROGRAM

  1. A 3.0 GPA on most recent transcripts.
    Applicants with a 2.9 GPA may be conditionally admitted with the requirement to earn a 3.0 in the first semester.
  2. Goal statement that meets the rubric criteria (score noted on rubric).


CRITERIA FOR COMPLETION OF MAE PROGRAM

  1. Maintenance of 3.0 GPA throughout the program.
  2. Successful completion of all courses - no grade of C or below.
  3. Successful completion of all clinical experiences.
  4. Submission and passing score for the Master's project.


REQUIREMENTS FOR K-12 INTERVENTION SPECIALIST MILD TO MODERATE LICENSURE

  1. Complete an approved K-12 Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate program.
  2. Take the following Ohio Assessments for Educators:
    - 043 Special Education
    - 090 Foundations of Reading (new requirement in 2017)
  3. Possess or obtain clean FBI/BCI checks.
  4. Apply for the license through the Ohio Department of Education SAFE site.


REQUIREMENTS FOR READING ENDORSEMENT

  1. Complete an approved K-12 Reading Endorsement program.
  2. Complete all required clinical practicum hours.
  3. Take the following Ohio Assessments for Educators:
    - 038/039 Reading (Subtests I & II)
  4. Possess or obtain clean FBI/BCI checks.
  5. Apply for the endorsement through the Ohio Department of Education SAFE site.