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Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

  • A 3.0 GPA measured on a 4.0 scale for the final two years of study. 

  • Applicants who do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement or who have other deficiencies may be admitted on a provisional basis.

  • International students must be prepared to submit a minimum score of 550 on the paper test or 213 on the computer based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

  • Hold or be eligible for a valid teaching license (regular or substitute)

  • Minimum of two years satisfactory teaching experience

The program has a policy of rolling admissions.  Decisions regarding applications will be made up to the start of the Fall semester. 

Prerequisite Preparation

Each applicant's prior academic work and experience will be evaluated prior to admission.  Applicants are expected to have college-level writing, oral communications, and computer skills.  Students who show exceptional promise but lack the minimal prerequisites may be admitted provisionally.  Applicants are not required to take the GRE for admission.

Required Application Materials

  • A completed application form and the current fees

  • A writing sample/letter of application describing principal areas of academic interest, capabilities, experience, and reasons for pursuing the M.S. degree.

  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each previous college or university attended, sent directly to UW-Green Bay from these institutions.

  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who can assess the prospective student's academic potential and offer important insight into his or her professional experiences.  These letters should be written by the following people:

    • District/Building administrator or supervisor (someone with direct knowledge of your teaching ability who will be able to express his/her support for your involvement in this program).

    • Colleague (teacher within your building or district or someone with whom you have recently worked).

    • Parent, community representative, student, or university/college faculty member.

  • Copy of valid teaching license

  • Vitae which provides a resume of pertinent experiences in the following areas:

    • Education

    • Certification(s)/licensure(s) held

    • Professional positions held (title and dates)

    • Professional organizations (i.e., active membership(s), leadership positions held)

    • Professional development activities (attendance and/or presentations at local, regional, state, national)

    • Community involvement

  • All materials due on or before June 
  • All materials to be submitted to the Office of Admissions 

  • (please see application for address) 

Special Students

Persons holding baccalaureate degrees or higher who wish to enroll in courses but who do not want to pursue a degree may enroll as special students.  Graduate credit will be awarded provided that the student registers in graduate level courses as a graduate special student and pays graduate fees.


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