Program Admission and Participation Requirements

The Master of Education admissions policy is designed to select students who have demonstrated academic competence and teaching ability. Criteria for admission to the program are as follows:

  1. Completion of a teacher education program with a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, verified on original transcripts sent by the undergraduate institution directly to Graceland University.
  2. Indication of academic success: 3.0 overall GPA in a completed undergraduate program.
  3. A copy of a current teaching license.
  4. Verification of a full-time teaching position as evidenced by letter from school in which teacher is practicing.
  5. Two letters of reference evaluating personal qualifications and potential for success in graduate studies by qualified educators.
  6. A statement and explanation of professional goals.
  7. Verification of ongoing access to computer technology, including email and Internet.

Applicants who fail to meet one of the preceding minimum requirements may be granted provisional acceptance status and enroll in courses totaling 12 credit hours of Graceland graduate study approved by their advisor. If the minimum grade for each of those courses is B after the successful completion of 12 hours, the student status may be changed to full.


About Your Location (online students only)

Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of the students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that require a considerable investment of university resources.

Due to this, we have elected to not accept students from Maryland.

Questions? Contact us at: 

Jeanette Calipetro, MEd,
Admissions Representative
Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64050

816.423.4716 (local)
800.833.0524, ext. 4716 (toll-free)