Dec 09, 2019  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Graduate Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Education - Admissions Information


Gordon College welcomes women and men of academic promise who wish to enroll in a program leading to the Master of Education degree and the Education Specialist degree and/or state licensure. Candidates who demonstrate capacity for graduate work, potential to contribute to the knowledge of teaching in the classroom, and who wish to study in an atmosphere where the Christian faith is applied to learning are invited to enroll for graduate study.

Permission to take graduate courses at Gordon College for the first time is granted by the Graduate Office, based on a review of all undergraduate and graduate study transcripts and a signed agreement to abide by Gordon College’s Life and Conduct Statement while on campus.

Students who demonstrate completion of an undergraduate degree may register for a maximum of 9 credits prior to acceptance into the program.

Master of Education Program Requirements for Admission

  • Completion of the Graduate Education New Student Form,* which is to be submitted only once at www.gordon.edu/medu/apply.
  • A completed graduate program application
  • Two official transcripts of each degree earned from accredited undergraduate and graduate schools.  These transcripts must be originals, not photocopies, and should be sealed in the original envelope from the registrar of the institution. An undergraduate degree is required with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.**
  • A professional resume
  • An academic reference which evaluates the candidate’s ability to complete work at the graduate level
  • A personal reference which speaks to the applicant’s character
  • A professional reference which speaks to the applicant’s appropriateness for classroom teaching
  • A statement of purpose essay, generally 500-700 words, which offers you an opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills as you explain your goals and aspirations as an educator and why you are seeking to continue your education at Gordon College. Be sure to mention any experience you think is pertinent to the program to which you are applying.
  • Payment of a $75 nonrefundable application fee, made payable to Gordon College

* If new to Gordon graduate program
** Students with promise but less than a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average may be admitted on a provisional status.

Education Specialist Program and Licensure Only Program Requirements for Admission

  • Completion of the Graduate Education New Student Form,* which is to be submitted only once at www.gordon.edu/medu/apply.
  • A completed graduate program application
  • Two official transcripts of each degree earned from accredited undergraduate and graduate schools.  These transcripts must be originals, not photocopies, and should be sealed in the original envelope from the registrar of the institution
  • Master’s program GPA of at least 3.3**
  • A professional resume
  • A professional reference
  • A statement of purpose essay, generally 500-700 words, which offers you an opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills as you explain your goals and aspirations as an educator and why you are seeking to continue your education at Gordon College. Be sure to mention any experience you think is pertinent to the program to which you are applying.
  • Payment of a $75 nonrefundable application fee, made payable to Gordon College

* If new to Gordon graduate program
** Please note: Students with promise but less than a 3.3 master’s grade point average may be admitted on a provisional status.