Candidate admission to the SED and any of its programs is guided by the Andrews University Working Policy (2:425) and the current Andrews University Bulletin. In addition, the SED and its programs have specific policies regarding candidate admission, as follows:
In matters of admissions, the School of Education does not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, marital status, or physical challenge (see AUWP 2:425:1).
The School of Education has established the following application deadlines:
For applicants for all SED graduate programs, official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test taken within the last five years must be submitted. MA, MAT, and EdS candidates may be considered for provisional admission without these scores. School Psychology program applicants must submit GRE scores before they are considered for any type of admission.
Admission requirements and procedures for the teacher preparation program are detailed in the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum portion of the current Andrews University Bulletin.
All candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 to be admitted to the teacher preparation program.
All candidates must pass the Basic Skills portion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) before admittance to the teacher preparation program.
All candidates for the teacher preparation program must submit a formal application to the Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum no later than the sophomore year or during the first semester of course work for transfer and graduate students.
Prerequisites for admission to the Curriculum and Instruction program include at least nine (9) semester credits of course work in educational philosophy, educational psychology, or instructional methodology. Candidates who seek admission without such a background may be required to include such courses in their course plan. These prerequisites may add to the total number of credits needed to complete the degree.
In addition to Andrews University admission requirements, applicants to the MS in Special Education program must have a satisfactory interview with the program director or his/her designee. Candidates for the MS Special Education program are required to sign a conviction clearance form and obtain a fingerprint check prior to registration for their first semester of classes.
The K-12 Educational Administration program has no additional admission policies.
The Higher Education Administration program has no additional admission policies.
Applicants to the MA, EdS, EdD, and PhD in Leadership programs must meet the following requirements:
Applicants to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program must submit GRE scores prior to consideration of regular admission.
Applicants to the Educational Psychology program must submit GRE scores prior to consideration of regular admission.
Applicants for the PhD program in Counseling Psychology should have a master’s degree in counseling or a related field. See the current Andrews University Bulletin for admission requirements for applicants who do not have a master’s degree.
Candidates may enter the EdS program in School Psychology if they have a master’s degree in psychology, education, or a related field. An applicant with a good academic record may enter without a master’s degree, provided the applicant has an undergraduate major in psychology, education, or a related field; a grade point average of at least 3.00; introductory courses in statistics, learning theories or educational psychology and human development, education, or a related field; and current satisfactory scores on the GRE General Test.
In addition to regular graduate admissions requirements, applicants to the School Counseling program must have a satisfactory interview with the program director or his/her designee.
The School of Education works in cooperation with Enrollment Management to recruit undergraduate and graduate students for all SED programs. SED faculty members often engage in formal and informal recruiting for their programs and/or the SED as they attend conferences or fulfill teaching appointments in domestic and/or international venues.
The School of Education recognizes the need for a diverse student body. Therefore, it is the policy of the SED to use the following methods to increase the diversity of our student body: