Is this online program available in all 50 states?
Due to state and federal higher education regulations, Cedarville University has chosen not to accept applications from students residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, or Minnesota to enroll in online degree programs. This applies only to distance learning students residing in these four states. Students from all 50 states as well as international students are welcome to apply for any on-campus program. Please contact an admissions counselor for further information.
What are the admission requirements for the M.Ed. program?
Cedarville University invites applications from educators who have a testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. Applicants who meet this criteria and present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to the graduate education program. For additional admission criteria, view the M.Ed. admission requirements.
How often are students admitted into the program?
Students are admitted into the program for fall, spring, and summer terms and may begin courses according to the completion options.
How do I apply for admission to the M.Ed. program?
Visit the M.Ed. online application to begin or continue your application.
Do I need to submit my Cedarville University (or Cedarville College) transcripts?
No, graduate admissions will request your Cedarville transcripts from the office of the registrar.
Is there an application deadline?
No. However, an admission decision deadline exists to help ensure you have a successful start for your online courses. View Deadlines for more information. For admission criteria, view the M.Ed. admission requirements.
Is the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required for admission into the M.Ed. program?
No. The GRE is optional for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. However, taking the GRE may strengthen your application. For more information, view the Test Scores chart on the M.Ed. admissions requirements page.
What if my undergraduate GPA is less than 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)?
We seek applicants with strong academic and professional backgrounds. Applicants with less than a 2.75 GPA are still able to submit an application. However, GRE scores are required as part of the admission process for applicants with less than a 2.75 GPA at the undergradute level. For more information, view the test scores chart on the M.Ed. admission requirements page.
Is an interview required?
Are there any prerequisites required for admission into the M.Ed. program?
Yes. The requirement is a baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree. Teachers who hold or have held a current teaching license are preferred. However, applicants who do not have a teaching license but satisfy the M.Ed. admission requirements, may be conditionally admitted into the M.Ed. program.
A conditionally admitted student can enroll in courses and is permitted to take up to 11 credit hours before the admission conditions must be completed. Upon satisfaction of the admission conditions, the student will be moved to regular admission. Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis before an admission decision is provided. Please contact us with additional questions.
In addition, admitted students must have completed a minor in Bible or have taken coursework adequate to meet the outcomes of BEGS-5110 Bible Survey for Professionals and BEGS-5120 Foundations of Biblical Theology. Students who have not met this requirement, as determined by the office of the registrar, must enroll in BEGS-5110 and/or BEGS-5120 before or concurrent with other classes during the first year and before enrolling in EDU-6100 History and Philosophy of Education.
If you need to satisfy this prerequisite, view the general study/non-degree courses or register for courses.
Can I transfer graduate credits from another institution into the M.Ed. program?
Yes. Students may transfer up to 11 hours of credit from an accredited program into Cedarville's M.Ed. program. To request transfer credit, send an official transcript directly from the transfer institution to the office of the registrar at Cedarville University.
Once the official transcript is received, the director of the M.Ed. program will evaluate your transfer request. The office of the registrar notifies M.Ed. students by e-mail when approved transfer credits have been added to their transcripts.