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UT Tyler School of Education - Graduate

Admission and Retention Requirements for a Master in Education

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Regular Admission

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, the individual must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Complete the online Graduate Admissions Application.
  3. Submit official transcripts from the undergraduate institutions attended.
  4. Be a certified teacher or be currently seeking certification.
  5. If required, send official scores (obtained within the past five years) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  6. Admission is determined based on undergraduate GPA and, if necessary, satisfactory scores on the GRE in combination with the undergraduate GPA, and the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study.

A valid teacher's certificate or admission to the School of Education is required.

For consideration for admission to the program, the applicant must either have an undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours) of 3.25 or higher, or earn at least 5 points from the following table:

GPA Points Awarded GRE (Verbal) Points Awarded GRE (Quantitative) Points Awarded

3.000 - 3.249



3 141+ 1

2.750 - 2.999

2 148 - 150 2    

2.000- 2.749

1 146 - 147 1    


  • In order to be considered for admission, applicants must receive at least one point from each category.
  • Applicants with a GPA of 3.250 or higher do not need to submit GRE scores.
  • If your GPA is high enough to waive the GRE requirement, it will be waived at the time of admission. The GRE requirement will remain on your to-do list until that time.
  • The SOE accepts qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, and programs may fill and close without notice.
  • Application fees are not refundable, even for applicants who are not accepted.

Conditional Admission

Applicants with 4 points, with at least one point from each category, will be considered for Conditional admission if they earn at least 4.0 on the Analytical Writing sub test of the GRE. Conditionally admitted student must earn a composite GPA of at least 3.66 for the first nine semester hours of prescribed courses in the program. A candidate admitted conditionally must hold a valid teacher's certificate or have been admitted to the School of Education.


Candidates for M.Ed. degrees may not repeat graduate courses. A student has a cumulative grade point deficiency when he or she has accumulated a graduate grade point average at UT Tyler of less than 3.0. Students having a cumulative grade point deficiency are placed on academic probation.

Students in M.Ed. programs on academic probation must remove grade point deficiencies and raise their degree program grade point averages to at least 3.0 within six semester hours of being placed on academic probation. Student who fail to do so will be dismissed from degree programs.