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Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program Application Requirements

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for graduate study
  • Essay (500 words or more) explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue this graduate program
  • Resume
  • Teaching Certificate

Early Childhood (Preschool through Grade 3)

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for graduate study
  • Essay (500 words or more) explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue this graduate program
  • Resume
  • Teaching Certificate (If the applicant is not a certified teacher, the applicant must hold an NJ Certificate of Eligibility (CE) P–3 and be employed in a P–3 position requiring certification)

English as a Second Language Graduate Programs

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major
  • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement of not more than two pages that describes the applicant’s preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study
  • Hold a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS), provisional, or standard NJ instructional certificate. If applicant is not a certified teacher, the applicant must hold an NJ Certificate of Eligibility (CE) ESL and be employed in an ESL position requiring certification.

Bilingual/Bicultural

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major
  • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement of not more than two pages that describes the applicant’s preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study
  • A degree in a K-12 school curriculum content area
  • Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or a standard NJ instructional certificate, or a Certificate of Eligibility with a teaching position in an ESL/Bilingual setting
  • A passing score for nationally recognized test of oral and written proficiency in both English and the target language

Chinese

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major
  • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement of not more than two pages that describes the applicant’s preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study
  • A minimum of 30 credits in Chinese, which may include the art, culture, economics, history, and/or literature of China

TESOL

    • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major
    • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study
    • Résumé

Personal statement of not more than two pages that describes the applicant’s preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for this program are May 1 for Summer, July 15 for Fall, and December 1 for Spring.
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