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Education Admission Requirements

To apply to a graduate program in our College of Education, you must complete an online application. In addition, your program of choice may require additional information.  See your program’s specific admission requirements:

MEd in Teacher Leadership

The MEd in Teacher Leadership requires the following items:

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited university with a 2.75 GPA
  • Current Kentucky Teaching Certificate
  • Two (2) favorable letters of recommendation. One must be from a direct supervisor;
  • An interview with faculty
  • Completed application packet

Any materials that cannot be submitted online may be mailed to Spalding University, College of Education, c/o Arlisa Spaulding, 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203

MEd in Instructional Leadership

The MEd in Instructional Leadership requires the following items:

  • Qualifications for Kentucky Teaching Certification
  • Completion of at least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience
  • Submission of program application and transcripts

Any materials that cannot be submitted online may be mailed to Spalding University, College of Education, c/o Arlisa Spaulding, 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203

MA in School Counseling

The MA in School Counseling requires the following items:

  •  Undergraduate degree from regionally-accredited school with 2.75 GPA
  • Current Resume
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Written essay
  • Interview
  • Submission of program application and transcripts

Any materials that cannot be submitted online may be mailed to Spalding University, College of Education, c/o Arlisa Spaulding, 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203

MA in Teaching

The MA in Teaching requires the following items:

  • A bachelor’s degree or advanced degree awarded by a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; or a grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale on the last thirty (30) hours of credit completed, including undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Test scores (Core Academic Skills for Educators – CASE)
  • CASE Required Scores
    Mathematics Qualifying Score – 150
    Reading Qualifying Score – 156
    Writing Qualifying Score – 162
  • GRE Required Scores: In lieu of the Core Academic Skills for Educators exam, candidates may submit successful completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) administered by the Education Testing Service with the following qualifying scores*:Quantitative Reasoning taken prior to August 1, 2011 – 490, or Quantitative Reasoning taken after August 1, 2011 – 143Verbal Reasoning taken prior to August 1, 2011 – 450; or Verbal Reasoning taken after August 1, 2011 – 150Analytical Writing – 4.0*Note: A passing score on a test established at the time of administration shall be valid for the purpose of applying for certification for five (5) years from the test administration date (16 KAR6:010).
  • Interview
  • Résumé
  • Three favorable letters of recommendations
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Evidence that the applicant has reviewed: The Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel established in 16 KAR 1:020
  • Evidence that the applicant has reviewed: The character and fitness questionnaire contained in Section III of the TC-1 incorporated by reference in 16 KAR 2:010
  • Authorization of Criminal Records Check

MAT candidates interested in the Alternative Certification route must first be admitted into the College of Education. Upon admittance into the College of Education, MAT candidates may request a meeting with the Director of Initial Certification Programs to learn more about the Alternative Certification route.

Any materials that cannot be submitted online may be mailed to Spalding University, College of Education, c/o Arlisa Spaulding, 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203

Leadership (EdD)

Application Deadline & Requirements

For application deadlines and admissions requirements, visit our Doctor of Education: Leadership (Online) program page.