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Graduate Admission: Gateways to MAE Admission & Degree Completion

Admission into Muskingum University’s MAE program is designed with 2 or 3 points of reflection or gateways at which progress is assessed before the student moves to the next level of professional preparation. If a deficit is identified at any of these gateways, the student and the Program Director can then discuss an individual learning plan to redress those concerns. With the approval of the Vice President of Graduate and Continuing Studies, this individual learning plan may allow the student to begin or continue the program. The conditions agreed upon must be completed within a specified period of time.

Gateway 1: Admission into Advanced Teacher Preparation Program
• Complete application for Admission into Advanced Teacher Preparation Program with signed statement of Good Moral Character, signed statement of Licensure Requirements, and signed Field Trip Waiver
• Hold a teaching certificate and/or license
• Obtain an acceptable BCI/FBI background check according to state/federal law

Gateway 2: Admission into Clinical Practice
• Complete application for Admission into Clinical Practice
• Have no more than one content course required for licensure to complete
• Possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in all graduate coursework
• Complete all graduate coursework with grades of B- or higher
• Complete all required internal SPA assessments to-date with at least 90% of the elements/indicators of each assessment rated at or above “meets the standard”
• Demonstrate professional dispositions with no rating below “meets the standard”
• Obtain an acceptable BCI/FBI background check according to state/federal law

Gateway 3: Exit from the Program
Complete application for licensure as appropriate
• Complete all coursework required for licensure
• Possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 in all graduate coursework
• Complete all graduate coursework with grades of B- or higher
• Complete all required internal SPA assessments with at least 90% of the elements/indicators of each assessment rated at or above “meets the standard”
• Demonstrate professional dispositions during clinical practice with no rating below “meets the standard”
• Complete clinical practice with a grade of B- or higher
• Possess Ohio qualifying score(s) on the requisite test(s) required by the State Board of Education for an Ohio licensure/endorsement
• Obtain an acceptable BCI/FBI background check according to state/federal law