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STEPS TO GRAD EDUCATION ADMISSION

GRADUATE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Admission Requirements are the same for the Master of Arts in Teaching and Iowa Endorsement Programs.
  • Review the admissions requirements and check to see if you reside within an NC-SARA member state.
  • Complete the admissions application.
  • Submit a copy of your valid teaching license or certificate by fax at 712-274-5488 or by email at soe@morningside.edu.
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
    • You are required to have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. If you do not have a 2.75 cumulative GPA, the last 60 hours of coursework completed will be considered under the same requirements. If you are denied admission because of failure to meet the GPA requirements, you will be allowed to register for coursework. After completing eight graduate credit hours, you will be admitted if you maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
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GRADUATE EDUCATION ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

We require official transcripts to be sent directly to the Graduate Education program from the institution. 

We accept electronic transcripts from either (a) an institution or (b) from an established provider, sent directly from the institution or established provider to Graduate Education. Established providers include: Script Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Docufide, SENDedu, etc. Designated officials from institutions (i.e., Registrar) or third-party vendors. 

Additionally, we accept official transcripts by mail if sent from the institution directly to the Graduate Program in Education.  Please have institutions mail official transcripts to the following address:

Morningside University
Graduate Education Program

1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
Fax: 712-274-5488 
Email: soe@morningside.edu

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with a minimum of 2.75/4.00 cumulative GPA for a regionally accredited institution. Students seeking admission to the MAT Secondary Education – Teacher Intern Program should hold a bachelor’s degree in an endorsable area, preferably in an area of teacher shortage in the state of Iowa.
  • Any earned graduate coursework must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Submit official transcripts
  • Students seeking admission to the MAT Teacher Education – Elementary Licensure Program or the MAT Secondary Education – Teacher Intern Program should have at least 75 percent of the required content coursework completed.
  • Submit a resume and three references
  • Complete an interview with the School of Education

Additional Consideration

  • Prior to admission, all students seeking admission to MAT Initial Licensure Programs will undergo a transcript analysis to ensure content requirements for licensure have been met as set forth by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. In some cases, students may need additional coursework to overcome identified deficiencies. Morningside University advisors work closely with students to develop a program of study that includes both required education courses and supplemental courses as needed.
  • Students who do not meet the GPA requirements may be accepted into the program by completing an Appeal to the Dean.
  • Students seeking admission to the MAT Teacher Education – Elementary Licensure Program or the MAT Secondary Education – Teacher Intern Program, who do not meet the 75 percent content coursework completion requirement, may be accepted into the program by completing an Appeal to the Dean.
  • If a student is denied admission to a MAT Initial Licensure program because of failure to meet the GPA requirement, the student may complete an appeal to the Dean to be allowed to register for content support coursework and classified as a non-degree seeking student. If after completing 8 graduate credit hours, the student maintains a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA, the student may re-apply for admission. Students who enroll in content support coursework as non- degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA from a regionally accredited institution
  • Complete the online admissions application
  • Review the admissions requirements and check to see if you reside within an NC-SARA member state
  • Have or have held Teacher’s Licensure
  • Submit a valid teaching license or certificate by fax at 712-274-5488 or by email to soe@morningside.edu
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. – Electronic transcripts will be accepted from either:
    • a) the institution; or
    • b) an established provider such as Script Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Docufide, SENDedu, etc
    • Electronic transcripts may be sent to soe@morningside.edu

Paper transcripts from the institution may be sent to: Morningside University, Graduate Program in Education, 1501 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106. Transcripts are not returned to the applicant.

GPA REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • For applicants with less than a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA, the last 60 hours of coursework completed will be considered under the same requirements.
  • Any prior graduate coursework must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • If a student is denied admission to a MAT advanced practice degree or endorsement program because of failure to meet the GPA requirement, the student may complete an appeal to the Dean to be allowed to register for coursework and classified as a non-degree seeking student. If after completing 8 graduate credit hours, the student maintains a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA, the student’s application will be considered for admission. Students who enroll in coursework as non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Full Graduate admission for degree or endorsement purposes will be granted to an applicant who meets all requirements.

ADMITTED STUDENTS

If you have already been admitted to the graduate education program please contact soe@morningside.edu about how to get started again. 

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