The M.Ed. Program in Vision Studies will recommend for admission those applicants who present evidence of their ability to do graduate work with distinction. Such evidence will normally include:
- A distinguished undergraduate transcript with generally a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
- Passing scores on the Communications and Literacy portion of Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). O&M and VRT applicants may submit scores from the Miller Analogies Test, MTEL Communication and Literacy, or the Graduate Record Examination. Applicants who do not submit MTEL, MAT or GRE scores may be admitted provisionally, with the condition that scores are submitted by the end of the first semester of study. Please note: While MTEL scores are required for those pursuing TVI, for students in O&M or VRT, the MAT and/or GRE is waived if the student already holds a graduate degree in a related field.
- Three letters of recommendation, submitted by persons who are knowledgeable about teaching individuals with special needs, who have worked closely with the applicant, and who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s teaching skills.
- A writing sample indicating the applicant’s ability to write in a clear, concise, and professional manner. For applicants to TVI, O&M, or VRT the writing sample will be taken from the applicant's statements of intent and interest. The College of Education and Human Development has as its basic goal that the students who graduate are thoughtful and responsive educators, committed to change for social justice. Please ensure that your writing sample demonstrates how you and your work fit into such a description. Your writing sample should also exemplify the experiences or values in your life that match this philosophy.
- A personal interview with a member of the faculty is required in Vision Studies.
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