Dec 08, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 

Specialist of Arts in Educational Studies

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Program Admission

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School.
  • Applicants must have completed a master’s degree from an accredited University with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
  • International students must meet the following additional criteria; an official score report from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Test System IELTS), or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) must be sent by the testing service directly to the University. Student score reports, faxes or photocopies will not be considered official. Minimum scores for admission is 550 (Paper-based Test), or 79 (Internet-based Test) for the TOEFL; 77 on MELAB; or 6.5 (or higher) on the IELTS. If the TOEFL is taken, the Test of Written English (TWE) is also required. A conditional admission may be available to those students falling just below the minimum score requirements (see Graduate Studies Academic Pathway  or Graduate Studies ESL Pathway )
  • Applicants must submit recommendation forms from two professional supervisors and/or supervising professors that address the quality of the applicant’s professional work. The completed forms are due within the online Application for Graduate Admissions. By entering the recommenders email address within the online application, they will be able to upload a letter and the required recommendation form directly to your application. The recommendation form must come directly from your reference.
  • Applicants must submit a résumé that details their professional and educational experiences.
  • Complete the Application for Graduate Admission.
  • On the graduate application, students must complete the personal statement of accomplishments and academic goals portion describing the reasons for requesting admission. This essay must be a minimum of 250 words and will be reviewed as an indicator of writing ability.

Department Information

Teacher Education, College of Education

Wendy Burke, Ph.D. | Department Head (Interim) | 313 Porter | 734.487.3260 |

Advisor Information

Joe Ramsey, Ph.D. | 313 Porter | 734.487.3260 |

Chris Robbins, Ph.D. | 313 Porter | 734.487.3260 |

Degree Requirements: 32 hours

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