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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).


    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,

  2. Admission Process

    Application Process and Materials


    • 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:
      University of New Haven
      300 Boston Post Road
      West Haven, CT 06516

    Application Deadlines

    • June 1, 2015 for the Fall 2015 Term

    If you have general admissions/applications questions, please contact: Katie Morris at

  1. Questions?

    If you have questions about the Master’s in Education Program please contact: Donna Leake at