School of Education Admissions

Admissions
The School of Education Admissions Office encourages all interested individuals to visit the campus either informally or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call (909) 748-8064 or visit our website for School of Education admissions information. Prospective applicants receive information describing the school’s degree and credential programs, course curriculum, admissions requirements, cost, and financial aid. Potential students will work with an enrollment counselor to identify a program that is best suited for his/her educational needs. University of Redlands School of Education has an appeals policy and procedure for admission decision. For more details, contact your admission counselor. 

Admission Status
Official admission status must be attained before continuing into the second course or term. Students may be permitted provisional admission (with approval from the Departmental Admissions Committee).

Provisional Admission
Applicants who do not meet the 2.75/3.0 GPA requirement may petition to be provisionally admitted with the approval of the Departmental Admissions Committee. If approved the student is considered fully admitted but with provisions. Provisionally admitted students are eligible for financial aid. These students attend the first semester of the program and academic progress is monitored carefully. If the student earns at least a 3.0 in each of his or her courses during the first semester, the provisions are lifted. Students who do not meet the academic requirements during the first term will be academically dismissed from the program.

Matriculation
Students will be matriculated when the Registration and Tuition agreement has been signed.

Appeal Decision
University of Redlands School of Education has an appeals policy and procedure for admission decision. For more details, contact your admission counselor.

Preliminary Teaching Credential
The School of Education offers the Multiple Sub Subject (elementary), Single Subject (secondary), and Education Specialist Teacher Credential Programs. The programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The teacher credential programs are designed for individuals who have earned their baccalaureate degrees. For undergraduate credential programs, see the Education segment in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this Catalog.

Credential courses are offered during evening hours to accommodate working adults. The program’s early field experience will require a minimum 6 to 10 hours per course. Student teaching is a 14-week, full-time work commitment that occurs at the end of the program.

Undergraduate Students
Students from the College of Arts and Sciences interested in earning a teaching credential must apply to the School of Education. Undergraduate students can enroll in both Child Development (EDUG 331) and Foundations of Learning (EDUG 401) before the School of Education admission process. Students need to contact an enrollment counselor to discuss the best credential program pathway.

Admission Requirements for Preliminary Teacher Credential
• Completed application
• Meet basic skills requirement.
• Official transcript with evidence of an undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a 2.75 or higher GPA sent directly to the School of Education
• Completion of Child Development course or equivalent
• Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children in a public school setting
• Proof of Certificate of Clearance (livescan)
• Evidence of subject matter competency by passing state CSET examination or completion of state-approved waiver program—may show evidence of registering for examination for application purposes, but will need to pass examination before student teaching
• Two letters of recommendation from academicians or professionals who know the applicant's capacity for academic work
• Evidence of negative TB test results, within the last two years
• Admission decisions are made by the Departmental Admissions Committee
*Students who do not have the minimum GPA must submit a GPA petition to the School of Education along with 2 additional letters of reference from different academicians/professionals.

Subject Matter Competency
All teacher credential candidates must demonstrate competency in their specific subject matter area. In the State of California, this requirement can be met by successful completion of one of the alternatives that follow.

Multiple Subject candidates (teaching in elementary schools) must
• Pass Multiple Subject CSET (subtest I, II, III). 

Single Subject (teaching single-content areas in middle or high schools) candidates must either
• Pass state-approved examinations (CSET) in their specific subject matter area, or
• Complete a state-approved, single-subject waiver program.

Before teacher credential candidates are allowed to student teach, competency in related subject matter content areas must be evidenced by either passing the CSET or by having completed at least four-fifths of an approved subject matter competency program. A student who successfully completes a waiver program does not need to pass the state-approved subject competency examinations.

Additional Admission Requirements for Education Specialist Candidates
• In-person interview (Education Specialist only)
• Pass MS CSET (subtest I, II, III) or pass SS CSET in a core subject 

Master of Arts Degrees
The following is required of all applicants to School of Education master’s degree programs. Specific programs may have additional requirements.

Admissions Requirements
• Completed application
• Official transcript with evidence of an undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a 3.0 or higher GPA sent directly to the School of Education (requirement is 2.75 GPA for the MA in Education: Learning and Teaching)
• Personal statement of 500 words describing personal experience and interests in relationship to the degree program (not required for MA in Education: Learning and Teaching)
• Two recommendations from professionals who know the applicant’s capacity for academic work 
• GRE scores (optional)
• Certification of Clearance required for candidates in Educational Administration and School Counseling
• Admission decisions are made by the Departmental Admissions Committee
*Students who do not have the minimum GPA must submit a GPA petition to the School of Education along with 2 additional letters of reference from different academicians/professionals.

For Credential Applicants Only:
• California teaching or basic services credential required for Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) program and the PASC is required for the Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) program
• If credential applicant has pursued post-baccalaureate study: 
•Official transcripts from regionally-accredited institutions reflecting all post-baccalaureate study in education (e.g., teaching credential, services credential, master’s degree in an education field, etc.)
•Evidence of a 3.0 or higher GPA from most recently completed post-baccalaureate program of study
• Proof of Certificate of Clearance
Meet the Basic Skills Requirement
• Proof of administrative position for Intern (Preliminary Administrative Internship) and CASC candidates 

For Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Applicants Only: 
In addition to the admissions requirements for School of Education master’s and credential programs, applicants to the Educational Administration program must possess a clear/life teaching or student services credential and have completed at least three years of full-time teaching or professional service (related to their credential) before beginning the program.

Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.)

Admissions Requirements
• Completed application
• Official transcript with evidence of a master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a 3.0 or higher GPA sent directly to the School of Education
• Writing requirement consisting of two parts: 
1. A sample of professional writing (e.g., masters project or thesis, essay, major course paper, policy analysis, curriculum guide, book). There is no minimum or maximum length.
2. A personal statement addressing the following:
• How does your experience and education prepare you for doctoral work in educational justice?
• How do you plan to use the knowledge, skills, and dispositions obtained from your doctoral studies to address leadership issues related to educational justice?
• Two (2) letters of recommendation from professionals who know the applicant’s capacity for academic work
• Interview with program faculty
*Students who do not have the minimum GPA must submit a GPA petition to the School of Education along with 2 additional letters of reference from different professionals.

The admission decision will be based on a holistic review of evidence of the quality of graduate-level work, the professional writing sample, the essay of 1,000-1,500 words addressing the writing prompts listed previously, and the two letters of recommendation from professionals who know the applicant’s work. A panel of School of Education faculty will review the materials submitted by the applicant. Following an interview, the committee will render an admission decision. 

International Applicants (all programs) Requirements  
Anyone who is not a citizen of the U.S. or who does not have a U.S. Permanent Resident Visa must apply using the established application process for international students. This process typically includes the regular application process, as well as some additional documents:

• Applicants whose primary language is not English are required to show proof of language proficiency by providing either:
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A TOEFL score of 550 (or 213 for the computer-based test or 80 for the Internet-based test) or higher is required for international students whose primary language is not English
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS scores of 6.5 of higher are also accepted

• Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree(s) abroad are required to submit transcripts to one of the evaluation services listed below for official evaluation.
• International Education Research Foundation (IERF) [detailed report]
• World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (WES) [must include course-by-course evaluation]

• Applicants are also required to submit additional documentation and information to assist us in the I-20 issuing process:
• Certificate of finances, which is required by the federal government to ensure international applicants have sufficient resources to pay for school expenses
• Scan of passport
• International supplemental information asked on the online application