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Admissions Requirements

2013DUC-Ukiah4.jpgThe 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:

  • Completed Application for Admission: Apply Online!
  • 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
    3.) Submit passing scores on a basic educational skills test from another state.

You will need to register for or take one of these exams before your admissions materials will be submitted to the admissions committee for review.

  • The subject matter competency requirement for admission may be met in the following ways:
    • Completion of an approved academic content course of study (secondary only).
    • Passing scores on the CSET, or confirmation of registration for the examination.

 

  • Interview with the Ukiah Center program director

 

Internship Candidates (additional)

  • 120 hours of pre-service teaching experience.
  • 40 hours of training in the teaching of students with English Language needs. 
  • Basic Skill Requirement met (see program requirements for options). 
  • Successful completion of a U.S. Constitution course or examination. 
  • Issuance of Certificate of Clearance or valid Emergency Permit, Pre-intern Certificate, or Internship Credential.
  • Completion of an approved academic content course of study (secondary only) or submission of official passing scores on the CSET examination. 
  • Concurrent intern placement in a cooperating school district.
  • Signed employment offer.

 

 MS in Education—Interdisciplinary

  • For non-Dominican credential holders
  • Completed Application for Admission: Apply Online!
  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning 
  • 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 institutions 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. 
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional) 
  • Resume: professional and/or personal 
  • Statement of purpose or intent: a brief essay (500 words) describing professional and/or personal goals and reasons for obtaining a graduate degree.
  • Interview with the Ukiah Center program director.

 

International Applicants (additional)

  • Applicants whose undergraduate degree is from an institution where instruction was in a language other than English must show proof of competency in English. Proof may be shown through one of the following:
    • TOEFL: 550 Paper, 213 Computer, or 80 IBT (For more information, visit www.ets.org/toefl/)
    • IELTS: 6.0 (For information about IELTS, visit www.ielts.org)
    • PTEA: 53 (For information about the PTEA, visit www.pearsonpte.com)
    • Completed ELS Language Center's Level 112 with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • International transcripts must be accompanied by a course-by-course credential evaluation
  • Photocopy of Passport Photo
  • Official Declaration of Financial Support

 

Contact

Ukiah Center
2240 Old River Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
o. 707-463-4800
f. 707-463-5525
ukadmissions@dominican.edu

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