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Explore information about admission to the M.Ed. program, such as requirements, application, and timeline. You may also read frequently asked questions about admission to this program.

Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. Cedarville University invites applications to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program who:

  • Have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ.

AND (one) of the following is required:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in education from a regionally accredited institution (preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher).


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree not in education (from a regionally accredited institution) and are currently licensed or have previously had a license to teach.


  • Hold a bachelor's degree not in education and have never had a license to teach, but have passed the Praxis 2 (PLT) Exam - Pedegogy Test.
    For questions regarding the Praxis Test please contact Mrs. Tara Winter.

Applicants must also affirm their commitment to the Cedarville Covenant and agree to abide by the graduate student handbook. Applicants should also review the University’s doctrinal statement to understand our beliefs and Christian heritage, which serves as the foundation for our community.

The School of Education faculty and University Admissions review the qualifications of each applicant on an individual basis. Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to the M.Ed. program. Cedarville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

We encourage you to apply early for admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application.

  1. Application for Admission [online]
    Provide personal, educational, and professional information; submit a personal statement indicating your motivation and goals for pursuing this program.
  2. Transcripts
    Provide an official transcript from the institution that awarded your accredited bachelor's degree. If you have graduate credit you'd like to be considered for transfer, provide the related official transcript(s).
  3. Church Leader Recommendation [online] [pdf]
    Have a pastor or church leader within the church you attend who is familiar with your testimony and spiritual development complete this form. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted.
  4. Professional Recommendation [online[pdf]
    Have a colleague, professional contact, or professor who has knowledge of the requirements of graduate-level work complete this form. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted.
  5. GRE Scores (if applicable)
    If you are applying as a degree-seeking student and have an undergraduate GPA that is less than 3.0, you are required to submit your Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. If you are applying as a nondegree-seeking student and have an undergraduate GPA that is less than 2.75, you are required to submit your GRE score. Please have an official score record sent to Cedarville University (institution code: 1151).

Note: Please review additional information and requirements for international students.

Note: Please review readmission information for existing graduate and adult students.

Your application will be processed and reviewed by University Admissions as soon as all of the materials are received. In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the admissions decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review or follow-up. If you have not heard within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.

New students may begin M.Ed. courses during either eight-week session each term. Program prerequisites may also be taken during either eight-week session each term. Please verify course schedule and availability with your admissions counselor or program advisor.

Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
First 8 weeks Second 8 weeks First 8 weeks Second 8 weeks First 8 weeks Second 8 weeks
New Students
Admission Decision/Deposit Deadline 8/6/2014 10/1/2014 12/15/2014 2/11/2015 4/15/2015 6/3/2015
Online Orientation Completion Deadline 8/8/2014 10/3/2014 12/17/2014 2/13/2015 4/17/2015 6/5/2015
New/Continuing Students
Course Registration Deadline 8/11/2014 10/6/2014 12/18/2014 2/16/2015 4/20/2015 6/8/2015
Course Introduction Week 8/18/2014 10/13/2014 12/29/2014 2/23/2015 4/27/2015 6/15/2015
Instruction Begins/Payment Due 8/25/2014 10/20/2014 1/5/2015 3/2/2015 5/4/2015 6/22/2015
Instruction Ends 10/17/2014 12/12/2014 2/27/2015 4/24/2015 6/26/2015 8/14/2015