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Admission Requirements Master of Education

 

Master of Education

Clarion University's general admission requirements apply, with the following  additions:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an acceptably accredited college or university.

  • Undergraduate minimum QPA is 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

  • Three faculty and/or professional recommendations; recommendation forms should document applicant's potential and/or effectiveness in the areas of teaching ability and/or professional performance.

  • Teacher certification. Submit two copies of evidence of certification. If the applicant does not meet this requirement, the graduate faculty of the department shall determine existing deficiencies and how they may be met.

  • Admission to provisional status may be granted at the discretion of the graduate faculty if the applicant's QPA is less than 3.0/4.0 scale. Regular status may be granted upon completion of six semester hours of graduate study with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 average.

 

Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate Programs

Clarion University's general admission requirements apply, with the following additions:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an acceptably accredited college or university.

  • Undergraduate minimum QPA is 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale). 

  • Three faculty and/or professional recommendations; recommendation forms should document applicant's potential and/or effectiveness in the areas of teaching ability and/or professional performance.

  • Admission to provisional status may be granted at the discretion of the graduate faculty if the applicant's QPA is less than 3.0/4.0 scale. Regular status may be granted upon completion of 12 semester hours of graduate study with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 average.

 

Early Childhood Certification Program

The program will enroll only those who currently possess Pennsylvania Elementary Certification. These teachers will have met the Pennsylvania teaching competencies and will have completed student teaching. They are not required to student teach again to earn teaching certification in Early Childhood through this program. They will be required to pass he Praxis II exam in Early Childhood before Clarion University will recommend them to PDE for certification.

To apply, the candidate must apply for admission to the online at the Clarion University Graduate School, and provide a copy of their Pennsylvania Elementary Certificate and bachelor's degree transcript with their graduate admission package. Also required is documentation of current (within one year) Pennsylvania Act 33 and Act 34 clearances and FBI clearance along with verification of a valid health examination and negative Tuberculin test and proof of $1,000,000 liability insurance.

NOTE: Candidates may be subject to program adjustments to meet any new PDE regulations.