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Graduate admission is based on an undergraduate cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited institution, teacher certification or eligibility, and submission of scores from the Praxis II, the NTE, or equivalent state certification testing in your field(s) of initial teacher certification, with the exception of School Counseling.
To warrant full graduate admission to the M.Ed. degree program, but not to specific concentrations that possess additional requirements, all candidates, except those applying to the School Counseling program, must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50, completed a bachelor's degree, hold, or be eligible for a teaching license, and submit scores from Praxis II. Applicants to the School Counseling program must submit passing scores from the Miller Analogies or the GRE when their undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 (See other additional requirements and standards for admissions in the appropriate concentration section.) Since it does not lead to initial or advanced teacher certification, the concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies requires only the 2.5 GPA and a bachelor's degree for admission.
The Study Plan is a document required by specific areas of concentration within the Master of Education program. You must interview with the Graduate Program Coordinator to devise a study plan whereby your educational goals and degree requirements can be achieved. This interview must occur before your initial registration for classes. The Study Plan is a list of courses which you must satisfactorily complete in order to meet degree requirements. Once the Study Plan is approved by your advisor and Program Coordinator, any subsequent changes must be approved by the aforementioned.
The following concentrations require the use of approved Study Plans:
In addition to the basic university requirements for a master's degree, you must meet the following requirements for the M.Ed. degree:
Frostburg State University regards degree candidacy as an important element of the Master of Education degree program. The purpose of degree candidacy is to provide a formal mechanism as part of your program of study whereby your academic performance and progress toward completion of degree requirements are evaluated. This evaluation normally occurs at the midpoint of your degree program.
You must apply for degree candidacy. Failure to apply for degree candidacy may jeopardize your registration for further courses. In order to apply for degree candidacy, you must:
You may earn a second M.Ed. degree in another area of concentration. A maximum of 9 credit hours in professional education from the first degree may be applied toward the second degree.