Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Admission Requirements
To be accepted into the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program at Mount Marty College, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

Bachelor's degree in education or equivalent
Current licensure and certification to teach
Signed contract with a school district and responsible for own classroom
Minimum of one year teaching experience
Cumulative 2.75 undergraduate GPA (minimum of 3.0 during last two years)
Teachers seeking recertification should enroll as unclassified, non-degree seeking students
Admission Procedures
Prior to the April 1st application deadline, applicants are expected to:
Complete the paper or online application form
Submit official college transcripts from all institutions attended. All official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution to the Mount Marty College Office of Admissions (see below).
Submit the following documents together in one packet to the Office of Admissions no later than April 1st:
  Paper application if not already completed online
  $35 non-refundable application fee
  Three letters of recommendation (see enclosed) including one from your current principal indicating support and that you are under contract. These letters should be from individuals knowledgeable about the candidate's teaching ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Recommendations need to be received in sealed, unopened envelopes with the recommender's signature across the seal. Opened reference letters or reference letters received without a signature across the seal will not be considered.
  Professional statement of purpose (maximum of 3 single-spaced pages) describing the candidate's goals as a teacher and philosophy of education. Also include a brief statement of commitment to your studies and the program.
  Copy of current teaching certificate
    Submit your packet to:
    Office of Admissions
ATTN: Master of Education Program
Mount Marty College
1105 West 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Selection Process
The Selection Committee will carefully review all components of the application packet. Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee's decision regarding acceptance into the program by mail within 4-6 weeks of the closing deadline. In terms of a decision, the committee will either fully admit a student, provisionally admit a student should one criterion not be successfully met, or reject. For early applications, a decision might be made earlier. Regarding space considerations, priority attention will be given to full-time applicants. Applicants receiving a letter of acceptance must return the Acceptance Form within the time specified on the form.