Master of Education

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Admission Requirements

Students who do not meet the above requirements may, under certain conditions, be admitted into the program conditionally.   

Unconditional Admission

Additionally, teacher candidates must know, understand, and use the central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of the disciplines they will teach. For unconditional admission, teacher candidates must have completed subject matter undergraduate requirements for teacher licensure (or equivalent) as follows:

Early childhood education: a basic pattern of liberal arts courses to assure licensure (two courses in language or literature; two courses in social studies; two courses in science [with labs]; and two courses in math);

Elementary education: a basic pattern of liberal arts courses to assure licensure (two courses in language or literature; two courses in social studies; two courses in science [with labs]; and two courses in math);

Middle grades education: (1) a basic pattern of liberal arts courses to assure licensure (two courses in language or literature; two courses in social studies; two courses in science [with labs]; and two courses in math); (2) a major in a single discipline from the arts and sciences with an area of emphasis (approximately 10% of the undergraduate curriculum) in at least one additional discipline outside the major;

Secondary education: (1) basic pattern of liberal arts courses to assure licensure; (2) specific courses in endorsement areas to assure content competency consisting of at least 24 hours that are the equivalent of a major in that area (See Page 81 for a list of licensure programs available).

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be granted unconditional admission if they have passed the applicable Praxis II content examinations for their licensure area; however, they must complete the requirements as stated prior to being recommended for licensure unless granted a waiver by the Director of Teacher Certification.  

Conditional Admission

If applicants do not meet the above requirements and have not passed the required Praxis content examinations they may be admitted conditionally as follows:

Early childhood education: no more than two of the outlined courses not completed.

Elementary education: no more than two of the outlined courses not completed.

Middle grades education: No more than two of the outlined basic pattern of courses not completed, at least 18 hours of the major courses completed, and at least 8 hours of the additional discipline courses completed.

Secondary education: No more than two of the outlined basic pattern of courses not completed, at least 18 hours of the major courses completed.

Special Admission

Students who do not meet the content requirements for conditional admission may be admitted as Special students but may not enroll for an internship or take more than twelve hours of graduate education courses until they meet the content requirements or pass the Praxis II content examination in their licensure area/s.

Further information may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions at 423.461.8306 or MED@milligan.edu.

Expectations and Responsibilities

All students at Milligan are expected to uphold the expectations and responsibilities for student lifestyles of Milligan College. We at Milligan adopt specific rules on the basis of our belief that God's Word, as the final rule of faith and practice, speaks on many matters pertaining to personal conduct. Specifically, the Milligan College adult student agrees to abide by a lifestyle commitment in which he or she refrains from illegal drugs, pornography, profanity, dishonesty, sexual immorality, unethical conduct, vandalism, and immodest dress. Students are expected to seek to serve Christ in an atmosphere of trust, encouragement, and respect for one another. Click here to read more about expectations and responsibilities for the Milligan community.

International Students

*If you are an international applicant, please have your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Milligan’s Admissions Office. All international applicants must have taken the TOEFL, with a score of 550 or higher, within the last two years. You cannot be exempted from this requirement unless English is your native language, or you are a U.S. citizen, or you have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university.