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School of Education Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the requirements below in addition to any specific requirements your program may have. (You can find these on your program’s Admission Requirements page).  An interview may be required at the discretion of the admissions counselor or the program chair.

Non-Licensure Programs - Master of Education (MEd)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LOCATIONS

Official transcript - Official transcripts of required degree conferred by a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education, along with transcripts of any other degrees held from accredited institutions of higher education must be submitted. You must request an official transcript from each college you have attended. Here's how to request a transcript.

  • Earned bachelor’s degree required.
  • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency.
  • Transfer credit request - See Transferring Credits

Current Résumé

Personal Statement - Write a two-page, typed, double-spaced essay (500 words) describing your professional experience, your goals and objectives for graduate study and for educator licensure. How do you expect your graduate studies to apply to your school and enhance your future career? Keep an electronic copy for  your portfolio of learning.

Two Professional Recommendations addressing professional character and ability to perform graduate work. Please use Applicant Recommendation form.

For Education Leadership non-licensure (MEd and CAGS), see Education Leadership admission requirements, below.

Teacher Licensure Programs - Master of Education (MEd)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MASSACHUSETTS LOCATIONS

Official transcript - Official transcripts of required degree conferred by a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education, along with transcripts of any other degrees held from accredited institutions of higher education must be submitted. You must request an official transcript from each college you have attended. Here's how to request a transcript.

  • Earned bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA required.
  • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency.
  • Transfer credit request - See Transferring Credits

Current Résumé

Personal Statement - Write a two-page, typed, double-spaced essay (500 words) describing your professional experience, your goals and objectives for graduate study and for educator licensure. How do you expect your graduate studies to apply to your school and enhance your future career? Keep an electronic copy for your portfolio of learning.

Two Professional Recommendations addressing professional character and ability to perform graduate work. Please use Applicant Recommendation form.

MA Educator Documentation from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) website. Keep copies of all documents submitted and, upon admission, post in your electronic portfolio (TaskStream):

Required for entry:

  • Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID  (MEPID number).
  • MTEL Communication & Literacy Test, successfully completed.

Required if completed (see SOE Academic Programs and Policies):

  • Massachusetts preliminary license, if held.
  • Sheltered English Instruction requirement.
  • Fingerprinting and Criminal Offender Record Information.

Applicants who do not initially meet all requirements (e.g. GPA of 3.0 or MTEL) for admission into their chosen licensure program must enroll in the corresponding non-licensure degree option. Students who achieve a 3.0 GPA upon completion of the first three SOE courses, pass the MTELs, and now meet all requirements, may request a change of program.

Program-Specific requirements, if any. See the Admissions tab on your program's web page.

Education Leadership Programs - Licensure and Non-Licensure

Master of Education (MEd) and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MASSACHUSETTS LOCATIONS

Official Transcript - Official Transcripts of required degree(s) conferred by a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Request official transcripts to be sent directly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Follow instructions at www.cambridgecollege.edu/requesting-official-transcripts.

  • MEd applicants: earned bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA.
  • CAGS applicants: earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees with  3.0 GPA. See also program-specific requirements.

Please note: 3.0 GPA required for licensure programs but not for non-licensure programs.

  • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency.
  • Transfer credit request - See Transferring Credits

Current Résumé  

Personal Statement   Write a typed, double-spaced essay (500 words) describing your professional experience, your goals and objectives for graduate study. How do you expect your graduate studies to enhance your future career? Keep a copy for your electronic portfolio of learning.

Two Professional Recommendations  addressing the applicant’s professional potential, leadership aspirations, and performance/readiness specific to the program selected. If currently employed in P-12 schools or districts, at least one must be from an immediate supervisor or peer. Please use Applicant Recommendation form.

MA Educator Documentation from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) website. Keep copies of all documents submitted and, upon admission, post in your electronic portfolio (TaskStream):

Required for entry:

  • Initial or professional license in Massachusetts. See also program-specific requirements.
  • Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID  (MEPID number).
  • MTEL Communication & Literacy Test, successfully completed.
  • Fingerprinting and Criminal Offender Record Information

Required for advising:

  • Sheltered English Instruction requirement, if completed.
  • Massachusetts preliminary license, if held.

LICENSE-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Principal/Assistant Principal License — Three full years of employment in an executive management/leadership role or in a supervisory, teaching, or administrative role in a public school, private school, higher education, or other educational setting accepted ESE.

Required employment must be documented by official letter(s) from supervisor or human resources director.

Certificate Programs

Official transcript of your completed bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. You must request an official transcript from each college you have attended. Here's how to request a transcript. Graduate level certificates require a bachelor's degree; post-master's certificates require a master's degree.

Program-Specific requirements, if any. See the Admissions tab on your program's web page.