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Master of Arts in Education Admission Requirements

THE EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study at Clarke University

A student interested in the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program at Clarke University must submit the following to Graduate Studies Office, 1550 Clarke Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52001:

  1. A completed graduate application form. Complete the online application form now, or print and complete the form and mail with application fee.
  2. A $35 application fee (waived for Clarke University graduates). Please make checks payable to Clarke University. If paying with credit card, please call (563)588-6635 with your credit card number and expiration date.
  3. Official academic transcripts. These transcripts must document:
    • Completion of an undergraduate program from an accredited college or university.
    • GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. A photocopy of all teaching certificates and licenses.
  5. Two completed recommendation forms, at least one of which relates to academic ability.
  6. A statement of goals for graduate education and subsequent career plans.
  7. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 if English is not a first language.

Interview: Applicants must also complete an interview that is scheduled when all materials and documents have been received.

Note: All entrance requirements must be completed prior to acceptance and registration.

Transfer of Graduate Courses

Students may transfer up to 6 credits of graduate study in this field with an earned 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale) in each course from another accredited graduate program. Ordinarily, documented transfer of credits are evaluated and posted at the time of matriculation or in the first semester of study at Clarke. 

THE PARTNER PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM

The Partner Professionals Program is designed for Clarke University undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing admission into the graduate Partners Professionals Program. Admission to this program is competitive and will be granted to the most qualified candidates.

A student interested in the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) Partner Professionals program at Clarke University must submit the following to Graduate Studies Office, 1550 Clarke Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52001:

Admission Requirements for

Graduate Study at Clarke University

  1. Official academic transcripts. These transcripts document:
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above for all coursework.
    • Grade of B+ or above in all clinical courses.
  2. Successful progress toward completion of education or teaching major
  3. One letter of recommendation rated “Exceptional” from Clarke education department faculty familiar with applicant’s clinical work. Recommendation form.
  4. One letter of recommendation rated “Exceptional” from any Clarke faculty or staff member outside the education department. Recommendation form.
  5. Disposition forms demonstrating consistently high ratings (3-4 in all indicators).
  6. Evidence of co-curricular involvement, leadership, collaboration, and breadth of curricular study.
  7. Presentation to the district administrative staff (late April).
    Note: All entrance requirements must be completed prior to acceptance and registration.
  8. Applications with all supporting materials must be submitted in April of the junior year or year prior to graduation.

The Partner Professionals Program is for Clarke University education majors only. Approximately twenty students per year are admitted as first-year students to the Pre-Partner Professionals. Students who have successfully completed five semesters and meet the admissions requirements will be considered for the maximum of fifteen openings in the Partner Professionals Program.

Professional Phase Admission Requirements

Senior Year

  • A completed graduate application form. Complete the online application form now, or print and complete the form and mail with application fee.
  • Deposit due October 1.

Post-Graduation

  • Official transcript documenting completion of baccalaureate degree.
  • Photocopy of all teaching certificates and licenses.

Official transcript documenting completion of baccalaureate degree.
 
Photocopy of all teaching certificates and licenses.

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