Admission to Master of Arts in Education Program

Students are admitted into the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program on the basis of scholastically competitive criteria. Requirements for admission to graduate study are listed in the Graduate Studies section of the catalog. Note that there are core requirements AND specialty area requirements.

Admission to the Secondary (Math, Science, History, Speech and Theatre, English) and K-12 (Music, French, Latin, Spanish, Health and Exercise Science) MAE programs is a multi-step process:

  • recommendation of the faculty and Department Chair in the specialty area
  • recommendation of the Department Chair in Education
  • recommendation from the Dean of School of Health Sciences and Education

Elementary and Special Education have a direct admission policy for Truman State University undergraduates who meet the four (4) gateways.

Secondary and K-12 MAE programs have application deadlines for admission: September 1, October 1, November 1, February 1, March 1, and April 1.

Core requirements:

  1. a strong liberal arts and sciences baccalaureate degree with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA (3.0 GPA preferred)
  2. three letters of recommendation
  3. application forms submitted online (click on “Degree-Seeking Graduate Students”)
  4. personal statement

Specialty area requirements:

Admission requirements for the MAE program will vary depending on your selected specialty area.


MAE admission pathways for:

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