Admission—MSED

Application Timeline:

Spring 2021 Admission: Fall 2021 Admission
November 2 – Priority Deadline
Rolling Admission after November 2
July 1 – Priority Deadline
Rolling Admission after July 1

Application Requirements

1

Submit your Application

Fall 2021
2

Write and submit a professional statement:

In 300-500 words, describe your professional and educational practices and how they inform your current professional goals. Consider sharing a story that demonstrates why you are pursuing a master’s in literacy education. Be sure to include how you think this master’s program might support you in improving your practice and address literacy challenges in today’s classrooms.
3

Submit your official college transcript from your baccalaureate institution

(showing evidence of at least a B average in your major field)
4

Submit standardized test scores from within the past 5 years.

Submit one of the following: edTPA (passing score): Houghton will obtain scores from the New York State TEACH system; GRE (above the 50th percentile): You send your score to Houghton (Houghton’s GRE code: 3552)
5

Submit a valid teacher certification

6

Obtain and submit two letters of recommendation

7

Update and submit your resume

Admission Criteria

Undergraduate Degree

A Bachelor’s Degree with at least a B average in your major field

EDTPA/GRE

A passing score on the edTPA in the last 5 years or a GRE score above the 50th percentile

Teacher Certification

A valid initial teacher certification achieved or in-progress

Houghton College does not discriminate based on race, color, gender or national and ethnic origin in admission, financial aid or administration of any educational program.