The M.Ed. Program in Teaching and Curriculum has four important requirements.
Candidates must have achieved an overall junior/senior grade point average of 3.00 or higher. For candidates applying for admission who have completed credits beyond the baccalaureate degree, the last 60 credits completed will be evaluated. Students must submit a copy of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Candidates must submit two letters of recommendation.
Candidates must submit a statement, 500-word minimum, describing how your professional experiences and academic work led you to pursue the master of education in Teaching and Curriculum. What issues and topics in education are important to you? How might graduate course work influence your aspirations as an educator?
Candidates must submit test scores from one of the following:
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Miller Analogies Test
- Praxis examinations completed for certification.
In addition, students whose native language is not English must also achieve acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Students are required to submit a completed online application with the appropriate fees.
This program has rolling admission, that is, no specific deadline. Note that it may take four to six weeks to receive transcripts and process an application.
Nondegree Graduate Student Status
Any student who has a baccalaureate degree but has not been admitted to the Penn State Graduate School must apply for admission as a nondegree graduate student in order for graduate transcripts to be issued. Application is only required once and there is a fee of $30. No transcripts are required. When applying for nondegree status select that application, and select York as your location.
A maximum of 10 graduate-level credits earned as a nondegree student at Penn State or at any accredited institution may be accepted for a student’s teaching and curriculum program. Course work to be considered for transfer must be less than five years old at the time of application to the Penn State program and must be of at least B quality, and must appear on an official graduate transcript. Special Note: With advisor approval, transfer credits can be applied toward the education and supportive electives. All transfer credits must be approved by the faculty adviser, the program coordinator, and the Graduate School.