Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants to any program within the School of Educational Leadership will be required to sign a disclosure of information waiver giving any prior institutions the applicant may have attended permission to supply IWU representatives all information relevant to the applicant's fitness for teacher training or licensure recommendation, including but not limited to his/her conduct, standing, or reputation while attending said institutions.  Any information obtained may be considered by IWU in its decision whether or not to admit an applicant, to permit his or her continuance in a program, or to recommend him/her for licensure.

The Admission Requirements for the M.Ed. Program are as Follows:

  1. A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.  Note: M.Ed. International applicants who have not graduated form a university or college accredited by a North American regional accrediting agency but have a four-year degree or diploma issued outside of North America must have a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript sent directly to IWU by World Educational Services, Educational Credentials Evaluation or another agency approved by IWU.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  3. Public school candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher's license.
    • At least one year (i.e. a minimum of one semester and one day( of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial school in the United States or abroad.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom.
  4. ACSI, FACCS  and FCCS Candidates to the M.Ed. Program would need:
    • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS), or Florida Coalition of Christian Schools (FCCS) valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license or certificate.
    • At least one year (i.e., a minimum of one semester and one day) of teaching experience, under contract and performed in a classroom.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, candidates must have completed the following:

  • Successful completion of the M.Ed. 33credit hour program of study.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Successfully pass all Key Assessments with a score of a "3" or "4" for all rubric criteria.
  • Successfully pass all Professional Dispositions with a score of a "3" or "4" for all rubric criteria.
  • Successfully pass all Clinical Experience requirements associated with their program.

M.Ed. - Clinical Experience Requirements

Field Experience:

  • M.Ed. Candidates in Exceptional Learners, High Ability and English Language Learners must secure a Peer Coach in the school in which they are currently teaching. 

NOTE: Candidates in the Teacher Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction do not need a Peer Coach.

  • Peer Coaches will work with the candidates throughout the M.Ed. Program.
  • Peer Coaches will assist the candidates with observations and mentoring.
  • Peer Coach Agreement Forms will be filed through the Department of Advanced Studies for Teacher Leaders Office.

Minimum Computer Requirements - School of Educational Leadership

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser for Blackboard and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System(LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures.

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