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M.Ed. Language, Literacy, and Culture Admission Requirements

  • Completion of the application form and payment of the $45 application fee.
  • Transcripts - You must submit an official transcript from every institution you have attended. Receipt of a baccalaureate or any higher degree must be clearly indicated on the transcript from the awarding institution. Official transcripts are those sent by the registrar of a college or a university directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. Electronic transcripts should be sent to graduate@coastal.edu. The Office of Graduate Studies does not order transcripts from any institution.
  • Official Scores - For M.Ed. programs, an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (overall) OR, report of minimum scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (minimum score of 800 with no less than 400 in both the verbal and quantitative portions), OR, report of a minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required. Scores must be no more than five years old.  
  • Letters of Recommendation - At least two Letters of Recommendation are required with your graduate application. M.Ed. applicants should include one recommendation from their principal, an instructional supervisor or internship supervisor. Recommenders are to email letters with the student’s name in the subject line to gslor@coastal.edu.
  • Teaching Certificate - A copy of your Teaching Certificate must be submitted with your application.

Application Deadlines

The Office of Graduate Studies cannot guarantee that late applications will be considered for the intended semester. Applications must be postmarked by the following deadlines:

Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer I Session: May 1

Literacy Add-on Certifications

  • Completion of the application form and payment of the $45 application fee.
  • Transcripts - You must submit an official transcript from every institution you have attended. Receipt of a baccalaureate or any higher degree must be clearly indicated on the transcript from the awarding institution. Official transcripts are those sent by the registrar of a college or a university directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Studies does not order transcripts from any institution.
  • Official Scores - No tests are required for admission to add-on certification program.

Application Deadlines
The Office of Graduate Studies admits non-degree students on a rolling basis. However, course registrations typically fill well in advance of each session. Prospective students are therefore encouraged to complete the non-degree application process at least two weeks prior to ensure course availability.

ESOL Add-on Certification

  • Completion of the application form and payment of the $45 application fee.
  • Transcripts - You must submit an official transcript from every institution you have attended. Receipt of a baccalaureate or any higher degree must be clearly indicated on the transcript from the awarding institution. Official transcripts are those sent by the registrar of a college or a university directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Studies does not order transcripts from any institution.
  • Official Scores - No tests are required for admission to this add-on certification program.

Application Deadlines
The Office of Graduate Studies admits non-degree students on a rolling basis. However, course registrations typically fill well in advance of each session. Prospective students are therefore encouraged to complete the non-degree application process at least two weeks prior to ensure course availability.