Lakeland University Admission Requirements

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Lakeland University courses are held one night a week, allowing graduate students to choose their own pace without giving up other important aspects of their lives. Lakeland’s M.Ed. faculty is a mix of our own talented education professors and respected educators and administrators from surrounding districts.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Program Details

Lakeland University offers on-site, classroom, and online instruction, providing graduate students opportunities to blend learning options suited to their active lives. Teachers and school administrators will receive timely and useful instruction and tools that translate directly into better education for students.

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) Requirements

To be admitted to the M.Ed. Program, a student must submit the following:

  • A completed Application for Admission and a non-refundable $50.00 application fee.
  • All official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate coursework including an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution of higher education indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point-average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 point scale.
  • Military transcripts, if applicable.
  • A written statement of purpose indicating how the M.Ed. program would help the applicant meet personal and professional goals. The statement should be limited to 250 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation indicating the applicant’s potential for success in the graduate program.
  • A valid teaching license or approval from the Director of the Center for Teacher Excellence and successful completion of foundation courses in educational psychology, human growth and development, the exceptional person, and majority-minority relations
  • A current résumé

Conditional Admission Policy

  • An applicant who has a cumulative GPA lower than 2.75 in his/her undergraduate coursework may be considered for conditional admission upon a recommendation from the Director of the Center for Teacher Excellence. The applicant's conditional status will be reviewed once he/she completes 6 semester hours of graduate coursework. An applicant in conditional status who achieves a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be granted full admission.
  • An applicant who does not possess a valid teaching license may also be granted conditional admission. Once the applicant successfully completes courses in educational psychology, human growth and development, the exceptional person, and majority-minority relations, his/her status will be reviewed, and he/she may be granted full admission. These courses must be completed within two semesters of conditional admission.

Admitted students may transfer up to nine graduate semester hours relevant to the M.Ed. program with approval from the M.Ed. program director. Transfer courses must have been taken within 10 years prior to application to the graduate program.

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