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Graduate Students

Graduate Studies in Education

The degrees offered through the School of Education at Aquinas College reflect the belief that teaching is more than a career choice; it is both a gift and a mission. Students are prepared to be teachers of the Truth, thus enabling them to bring the message of salvation to bear on ethical, social, political, religious, and cultural issues in a variety of public, private, and parochial school settings.

Admission Requirements: Master of Education in Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.)

  1. Submit proof of a current or expired Teaching Certificate.
  2. Submit a completed Graduate Studies in Education Application.
  3. Submit a two page essay on one of the topics in this essay topics document.
  4. Submit one additional writing sample.
  5. Submit current resume.
  6. Submit two (2) recommendations using the forms provided by the School of Education. One recommendation must be from an administrator, college supervisor, or former employer. The other recommendation must be from a professional colleague or a former teacher who can evaluate applicant’s potential for success in a graduate program. Click here for the recommendation form.
  7. Provide (2) official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities. If transcript is from an international institution: applicants must provide 2 official copies of a third party course by course credential evaluation. World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org) offer this service.
  8. An interview is required. Applicant will be contacted to schedule an interview after application is submitted.
  9. Completed criminal background and fingerprint checks prior to admission.
  10. Applicants whose native language is not English, must submit a TOEFL test score of at least 600 (paper-based), or 250 (computer-based), or 100 (Internet-based).

Admission Requirements: Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) – M.A.T. (Elementary) or M.A.T. (Secondary):

  1. Submit proof of a Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Submit a completed Graduate Studies in Education Application.
  3. Submit a two page essay on one of the topics in this essay topics document.
  4. Submit one additional writing sample.
  5. Submit current resume.
  6. Submit two (2) recommendations using the forms provided by the School of Education. One recommendation must be from an administrator, college supervisor, or former employer. The other recommendation must be from a professional colleague or a former teacher who can evaluate applicant’s potential for success in a graduate program. Click here for the recommendation form.
  7. Provide (2) official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities. If transcript is from an international institution: applicants must provide 2 official copies of a third party course by course credential evaluation. World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org) offer this service.
  8. An interview is required. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview after application is submitted.
  9. Completed criminal background and fingerprint checks prior to admission.
  10. Applicants whose native language is not English, must submit a TOEFL test score of at least 600 (paper-based), or 250 (computer-based), or 100 (Internet-based).

Non-degree applicants, contact the School of Education for specific requirements.

Aquinas College welcomes all students regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin who desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the College to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.

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