The University admissions committee will consider several factors when evaluating candidates for admission to the teacher preparation and master's degree programs including undergraduate grade point average, work experience, statement of purpose or intent, goals and achievements and TOEFL scores, when applicable.
Applications are reviewed and evaluated and admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis. Space is limited, so early submission of application materials is advised.
MS in Education Plus Teacher Preparation Program
Additional Requirements for Internship Candidates
MS in Education Interdisciplinary Requirements
Additional Requirements for International Students
MS in Education Plus Teacher Preparation Program Requirements
A complete admissions file must contain:
Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
One official transcript of course work from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope sent directly from the college or university. Students who received their undergraduate degrees from an institution outside the United States must also submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts. Please see requirements for international applications. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate or graduate course work.
Verification of meeting Child and Adolescent Development Course pre-requisite
You can fulfill this requirement at Ukiah Center by taking EDUX 9102 Child and Adolescent Development.
Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
Resume: professional and/or personal
Statement of Purpose: Please respond to each of the following in a typed essay:
Why you have chosen teaching as a profession? What qualities do you believe make you personally suited for teaching in the credential area (i.e., single subject, multiple subject, education specialist) in which you intend to teach?
Recognizing that public school students are diverse in their cultures, languages, and learning needs, what do you think will be the implications for you as a classroom teacher?
What are your specific strengths and areas for growth as a prospective teacher?
What paid or volunteer experiences have you had working with students in the credential area (i.e., single subject, multiple subject, education specialist) in which you intend to teach? Please describe them.
What is your current knowledge and skill with computer-based technology? Describe your skill level.
Certificate of Clearance Issuance or valid credential.
Tuberculosis (TB) examination: Skin test or chest X-ray. Results must be current within 2 years of entering student teaching.
Basic educational skills test requirement. To fulfill Dominican's basic educational skills test requirement, applicants may:
1.) Complete the CBEST exam; or
2.) Multiple-subject candidates and education specialist candidates may complete the CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing Skills Examination (test codes 101, 102, 103, and 142); or