Questions about the Graduate Program in Education? You are in the right place.

Using our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page will save you time in finding answers about the Graduate Program in Education at Morningside College.  If you do not find answers to your questions either on this FAQ page or under the Graduate Education Student Resource Center, contact us directly at: gradeduc@morningside.edu.

Getting Started - Program Questions

What programs are offered by the Graduate Program in Education?

  • Feel free to look over our online catalog for information on all of our programs.

What are the degree requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)?

Do I need to apply to take classes part time?

Can I take classes online?

  •  All of our Graduate Program in Education classes are offered 100% online.

How do I find out which program is right for me?

  •  Our online catalog is the most comprehensive document for learning about everything our program has to offer.

 Will this program help me become a licensed teacher?

  • Our Graduate Program in Education does not lead to initial teacher licensure in any state

 What are the differences between your degree, education strands, and Iowa endorsements?

I am still an undergraduate student.  Can I apply to the Graduate Program in Education?

  •  Anyone can apply to the Graduate Program in Education, however applicants must meet the admission requirements before getting admitted.  See Admission Requirements for more information. 

Application Process - Requirements

When can I apply?

 What is required to complete my application?

What is the minimum GPA required in order to be considered for admission?

  • A 3.0 Cumulative GPA is required for admission.

How do I get my official transcripts to you? 

  • Transcripts can be mailed, faxed directly from institution to institution, or send electronically from Script Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Docufide, SENDedu, etc.  You will find more information on how to submit transcripts under Admission Requirements on our website.

Do you require a writing sample as part of the application process?

  • No, we do not require a writing sample.  Please review our Admission Requirements on our website for the most current information on admissions.

 Is there an application deadline?

 How will I know if you have received my application and official transcripts?

  • You will receive and email, within  one week of submitting your application, outlining what admission requirements are still outstanding.  Once all requirements have been met you will be notified with a letter of admission or denial.

 My application is complete, what happens next? How will I be notified if I am admitted or not?

  • You will receive a formal letter of admission or denial in the mail within a week of receiving all required documents for admission.

If I previously applied, can my application be re-activated?

  • Yes, if you were an admitted student, you only need to submit the Program Change/Request Form to activate your student account again.  If you were never admitted, you will need to call the office at 712-274-5375 to reactivate your student account.

Enrollment - Registration

What classes are you offering this semester?

  • Check out our Course List to view all the courses we are offering for the semester we are currently accepting enrollment.

How do I register for courses?

  • Use our Online Registration Instructions to register yourself online.  If you are having difficulty getting yourself registered, call the office at 712-274-5375 for assistance.

How to I drop a course?

 Can I add course after online registration closes?

  • Yes, you will need to call the office at 712-274-5375 for assistance.  

 How do I drop a course after online registration closes?

  • Call the office at 712-274-5375 for assistance.

 How can I check my course schedule?

Okay, I am registered.  How do I know if I need a book or books for my class(es)?

  • All required texts for the semester we are currently accepting enrollment are included in our Book List

Billing - Financial Aid

Do you offer financial aid to graduate students?

What sources of financial aid exist for graduate students?

Where can I find the form to apply for financial aid?

 How do I let you know I want financial aid?

When do I apply for financial aid?

Who processes my financial aid?

How and when will I be billed for my coursework?

  • Billing generally occurs shortly before courses begin for the semester.  All bills are available online. Paper billing is not available.  To access your account, login to CampusWeb and select "Billing Inquiry".

Where should I direct questions about my bill?

  • All billing questions should be directed to the Business Office at 712-274-5117. 

New Student - Account Information

How do I access my student account information?

  • All student account information can be accessed through our MySide Portal.
  • Registration, grades, and billing information can be found under CampusWeb

What is my Morningside email address and how to I access it?

  • Gmail hosts all Morningside email accounts.  Access your email by choosing the Mail link on top of the MySide Portal page or go directly to Gmail.com.
  • If you can not locate your Morningside email log in credentials, email gradeduc@morningside.edu for assistance.

Where should I direct questions I have about Moodle?

  • Moodle is the online course management software Morningside College uses for all of our online courses.  Any questions bout Moodle should be directed to eClass4Learning.

Licensing Information - Current and Prospective Students

What teaching certificate, endorsement, or credential will I earn once I complete the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Morningside College?

  • The degree program through the Graduate Program in Education does not provide any sort of licensing to teachers.  Teachers must be licensed before being admitted to our program  If you are an Iowa teacher, it is possible for you to complete one of our Iowa approved endorsement programs as part of your degree plan.  However, our degree program does not lead to any sort of certificate, endorsement, credential, or licensing outside of Iowa.

How do I add an endorsement to my Iowa teaching license?

I completed one of the Iowa endorsement programs, can I use it for my license in a state outside of Iowa?

  • Iowa endorsements are only valid in Iowa.  If another state accepts the courses you took through our Graduate Program in Education toward adding a certificate, endorsement, credential, or license it is purely a coincidence.  Morningside is not approved to offer licensing programs in any state outside of Iowa. 

I need a form completed to verify that I completed my teacher prep program at Morningside College; who do I send the form to at Morningside to verify the program I completed through the undergradute or graduate education program? 

  • Paper forms can be mailed or emailed to Joan Shaputis 1501 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106

I am new to teaching in Iowa and just received an exchange license from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners; now I need to take extra classes to get my full Iowa license, what do I do next?