Master of Education (M.Ed.) at Watertown

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)
Admission Procedures
Prior to the December 15 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 December 15:
  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

Following completion of application packets, the M.Ed. Selection Committee will carefully review all components of the application packet. On January 30, 2016, completed packets of applicants who qualify for admission according to Mount Marty College M.Ed. standards will be sent to the Watertown School District Professional Growth Committee for selection into this financially supported closed cohort. From these applicants, a qualifying group of students will be chosen, with selected applicants receiving a letter of acceptance dated no later than February 29, 2016. These selected applicants must return the Acceptance Form to Mount Marty College within the time specified to accept the offer of admission.