Master Teacher Admission Requirements


Degree Procedures and Requirements 

Students must follow the graduate degree procedures for the Department of Elementary Education/Early Childhood/Special Education and the Graduate School at Emporia State University. The criteria for admission to graduate study leading to a master's degree include the following: 

  • Apply and be admitted to the Graduate School
  • GPA (a minimum of 3.00 on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study)
  • Statement of Introduction (admission points earned and a passing grade must be received)
  • Two Disposition Assessments - (Pgs 4 & 5 to be completed by supervising administrators)
  • Signed Disposition (Page 2 of Disposition Assessment)
  • Two references   (To be completed by supervising administrators)
  • Faculty Evaluation and/or Personal Interview (prerogative of admissions committee)

Admission points are assigned for each of the above elements.  The stronger the performance, the greater the number of points assigned.  Admission points are totaled and admission is determined by a department graduate committee.

Additional information regarding any of the stated criteria is available upon request. Students are urged to begin immediately upon notice of probationary acceptance to make arrangements or complete details to gain degree candidacy. Applicants for admission to degree candidacy must have all requirements completed by the completion of 9 credit hours.

Admission and Retention Policies

Knowledge of and compliance with the requirements for any graduate degree are primarily the responsibility of the student. Consequently, careful reading and study of the graduate catalog should be a self-imposed prerequisite for all students applying for admission to graduate study. The graduate catalog is available upon request from the Graduate School.

Application for admission must be made on a form provided by the Graduate School. Official transcripts of all college credit must be supplied. (Transcripts must include the baccalaureate degree and all transfer credit that is to be applied to the master's degree.)

Upon satisfactory completion of the above requirements, the student will be admitted to candidacy for the degree sought.  Candidacy is the formal approval for pursuit of a graduate degree after it is determined that all specified admissions criteria have been met.   Students shall continuously demonstrate personal characteristics appropriate to the profession and maintain a 3.00 GPA or better throughout their program.

Time Requirements


All work must be completed within a seven-year period.  The seven-year period begins with the semester in which the first course applied to the degree was taken.