Pre-Education/MAE Program Admission Pathways for:
- Truman undergraduate
- Undergraduate transfer
- Student with AA degree
- Student with undergraduate degree from another institution
PRE-EDUCATION STUDIES AT TRUMAN
Master of Arts in Education
Truman also offers two pathways to Art Certification.
Apply to Truman as a freshman and join us here. Then, working closely with the program director in your specialty area, you’ll design an academic experience that fits your professional aspirations
For most certification areas, you must major in the subject you want to teach. For example, if you plan to teach English, you should major in English. For elementary and special education certification, you are free to major in anything you like provided you meet all education course requirements established by Truman State University and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
During your senior year at Truman, apply for the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program. Admission requirements for the MAE program will vary depending on your selected specialty area. Note: Special Education and Elementary MAE admission are direct if you meet the four gateways.
Once you have met the core admission requirements for the Master of Arts in Education program (and your specialty area requirements) and have been accepted into the MAE program, you can complete the program in as little as one year for most specialty areas. MAE graduates are issued teaching certificates by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The Education faculty ensure individual mentoring to guide you every step of the way.