Admission Requirements

  • Brian Mensching closeupAn undergraduate degree in education from an accredited college or university. Individuals with other degrees may be accepted at the discretion of the director of graduate studies.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or an average of at least 3.00 for no fewer than nine semester hours of graduate credit at an accredited graduate institution.
  • If students do not have a 3.00 undergraduate GPA, students may be accepted into the program on probation.
  • An official transcript of undergraduate and graduate work.
  • Payment of the registration fee.
  • A written statement in which the applicant describes his or her views of education and teaching as well as his or her goals for the graduate program.
  • International Students for Whom English Is a Second Language: Students must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting a recent (two years or newer) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Minimum Scores:

TOEFL internet-based = 80 (writing 21, reading 19); computer-based = 213; paper-based = 550

IELTS = 6.5

Students meeting the above academic guidelines are accepted into the program upon review and approval by the director of graduate studies. Students will be notified of acceptance via postal mail. Students may take up to nine hours of courses before applying for admission to the program. At the end of nine hours, students may apply for admission and up to nine credits may be applied to the program.
Special student status is available for those students desiring to take a graduate course, but who do not desire to enter the graduate program. Special student status is open only to those persons who have an appropriate undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university or, in some special circumstances, Martin Luther College undergraduate students.

Application for Admission

This application form can be filled out, and either printed and mailed (mailing address is on the form), or saved and attached to an email, sent to