These tabs contain important information about the entrance requirements and application process for the Master's in Education - Teacher Certification Program. Please read through this information thoroughly.
Entrance Requirements and Application Process
All candidates must have:
- An undergraduate degree and a minimum of 39 General Education credits
- A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7. Only grades of “ C” or better will be accepted for all courses. For those applicants whose GPA is less than 2.7, there is a GPA Waiver Policy and Application
- Passed Praxis I or have waiver letter based on SAT, ACT, or GRE scores
Elementary (K-6) candidates must specifically have:
- An undergraduate degree in a content field
- 39 general education requirements that include 2 English, 2 mathematics, 2 natural sciences including 1 with a lab, 2 social sciences, 1 U.S. History, 1 Fine Arts and 1 Foreign Language which may be satisfied with high school transcript proof of three years of same language study
Secondary candidates must specifically have:
- An undergraduate degree in area of desired certification or 30 credits in a content area + 9 credits in no more than 3 related areas
- 39 general education requirements that include 2 English, 1 mathematics, 1 natural science, 1 social science, 1 U.S. History, 1 Fine Arts and 1 Foreign Language which may be satisfied with high school transcript proof of three years of same language study; specific course requirements in desired area of certification. Please see attached: Requirements/competencies (PDF). Either a) taken and passed the corresponding Praxis II or ACTFL subject exam by the start of the first program course or b) be scheduled to take the exam by the start of the first program course. For more information on test and test dates, please see www.ets.org/praxis/register
Students may begin the program with two or fewer outstanding undergraduate prerequisites. Compliance with admission requirements, including prerequisites will be determined after a review of transcripts by Phyllis Gwatkin, the UNH Certification Officer.
If you have questions concerning requirements or pre-requisites please contact: Phyllis Gwatkin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Process and Materials
IF YOU DECIDE TO APPLY, YOU WILL NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
- Complete a University Graduate Application ($75 application fee waived, if completed online).
- Upload or include hard copy of current resume.
- Obtain and include two letters of recommendation from non-family members that address your suitability for the education profession, and that describes your character and ability to be successful in the teaching profession.
- Request to have sent official transcripts from ALL undergraduate schools attended.
- Obtain and include official high school transcripts to indicate three years foreign language (if necessary).
- Obtain and include Praxis I score report or Waiver letter.
- Secondary candidates: Obtain and include Praxis II score report or evidence of registration test date.
- All documents should be submitted to:
OFFICE OF GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
- November 27thfor the Spring (January) Term
- May 30thfor the Fall Term
If you have general admissions/applications questions, please contact: Linda Kessler, email@example.com.
Questions?If you have questions about the Master’s in Education Program please contact: Donna Leake at firstname.lastname@example.org