College of Education Admission Requirements
The Richard W. Riley College of Education offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degree in Sport and Fitness Administration; the Master of Education degrees in educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, counseling and development, literacy, middle level education and special education; and the Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary and K-12, the Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education, and the Fifth Year Master of Arts in Teaching. The secondary/K-12 Master of Arts in Teaching degree is an initial certification program in art, biology, English, French, mathematics, music, physical education, Spanish and social studies. The Master of Arts in Education Early Childhood offers certification from pre-K to 3rd grade. The Fifth Year MAT offers an initial certification program in art, biology, English, French, Math, Social Studies, and Spanish.
Graduate study leading to certification is also available for the following professional areas: school counselor (elementary and secondary), principal (elementary and secondary), literacy teacher and literacy coach. School psychologist (levels I and II) certification programs are offered by the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
An applicant for admission to a graduate program in the Richard W. Riley College of Education must meet the specific admission requirements of that program in addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study. (Specific entrance requirements are listed under the individual programs in the Education Degree Programs section.) Admission to programs in the Richard W. Riley College of Education is competitive.