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Education Admission Requirements

 

Before applying, please be sure to check your graduate program’s specific admission requirements:

Education (M.Ed.)
  1. A 2.75 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  2. Current Kentucky Teaching Certificate
  3. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  4. Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a direct supervisor)
  5. An interview with faculty
  6. Completed M.Ed. Graduate Application (PDF)

All materials mailed to: Spalding University, College of Education, c/o Valerie Anderson, 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203

School Guidance Counseling
  1. At minimum, a 2.75 grade point average and a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited school
  2. Completed MSCG Graduate Application (PDF)
  3. Interview with a faculty member
  4. Résumé
  5. Written response to specified topics
  6. Recommendations
  7. Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  8. Authorization for criminal records check

All materials mailed to: Spalding University, College of Education, c/o Valerie Anderson, 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203

Teaching (MAT)
    1. 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
    2. Test scores (Core Academic Skills for Educators – CASE)
      1. CASE Required Scores
        Mathematics Qualifying Score – 150
        Reading Qualifying Score – 156
        Writing Qualifying Score – 162
      2. GRE Required ScoresIn 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).
        Completed Application
        Interview
    3. Résumé
    4. Three favorable letters of recommendations
    5. Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    6. Evidence that the applicant has reviewed: The Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel established in 16 KAR 1:020
    7. 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
    8. 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.

All materials mailed to: Spalding University, College of Education, c/o Gloria Johansen, 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203

Leadership (EdD)

Application Deadline

May 15 is the annual application deadline for the Ed.D.: Leadership program. Classes begin each year in late August.

Applications received after May 15 will be considered for the following academic year.

Admission Requirements

Prior completion of a master’s or professional degree from a regionally accredited college or university is a pre-requisite for admission. Standardized test scores from graduate school entrance exams are not required for admission. However, TOEFL scores are required for those for whom English is a second language. Additional admission requirements include:

  1. Completion of a Spalding University EdD online application accompanied by a non-refundable $30 application fee
  2. Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education
  3. An in-person interview with the director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Leadership Program faculty
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. An on-the-spot critique of a journal article
  6. A double-spaced essay of no more than five pages, but no less than three pages, that provides a personal definition of exemplary behaviors of an executive leader. In addition, the candidate will state the rationale and purpose for pursuing this degree and will describe his or her long-term professional goals using examples of personal leadership in his or her workplace and community.
  7. An up-to-date résumé or CV

Prior to submitting your application, please be sure to carefully review the Ed.D. Leadership admission policy (PDF). If you have difficulty submitting application materials via the online application process, they can be mailed to: Spalding University, College of Education, c/o Dr. Linda LaPinta, 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203

For more information or to establish an interview appointment, please contact Dr. Linda LaPinta, Director, Ed.D.: Leadership program at (502) 873-4190 or llapinta@spalding.edu.

Track your application

Our ‘My Account’ applicant portal page is the place to view, update and submit information to your application. You have access to:

  • Update your profile
  • Submit your application
  • View your application
  • Upload additional supplemental documents required for admission

Application confirmation

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email acknowledgment with further instructions regarding items needed for admission to the university.

If you did not receive this message please check your spam folder. To make sure you receive all electronic communication from us, please add spalding.edu to your safe sender and/or contacts list.

Admissions Decision

You will be notified by mail of our admissions decision.

Certificates or Endorsements
  1. At minimum, a 2.75 grade point average and a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited school
  2. Completed Endorsement/Certificate Graduate Application (PDF)
  3. Interview with a faculty member
  4. Résumé
  5. Written response to specified topics
  6. Recommendations
  7. Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  8. Authorization for criminal records check
  9. Copy of teaching certificate

All materials mailed to: Spalding University, College of Education, c/o Valerie Anderson, 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203