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Entrance Requirements and Application Process

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.

  1. Program Requirements

    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
    • Registered for Praxis II/ACTFL in their respective areas.

    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).

    Prerequisites

    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 Linda Kessler,, the UNH Certification Officer.

    If you have questions concerning requirements or pre-requisites please contact: Linda Kessler,  LKessler@newhaven.edu.

  2. Admission Process

    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

    Application Deadlines

    • November 17 for the Spring (January) Term 
    • Note: The date for completed applications to be received and considered for the January 2015 start date has been extended to Monday, November 17. Applications not completed by this date will be considered for the Fall 2015 start date.
    • April 30 for the Fall Term

    If you have general admissions/applications questions, please contact: Katie Morris at kmorris@newhaven.edu.

  1. Deadline Extended

    The date for completed applications to be received and considered for the January 2015 start date has been extended to Monday, November 17.

  2. Questions?

    If you have questions about the Master’s in Education Program please contact: Donna Leake at dleake@newhaven.edu