Admission into the Master of Arts in Education program is a two-step process: admission into Augsburg College Graduate Studies, and admission into the Education Department.
Full graduate admission into the licensure and MAE degree programs requires applicants to hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of A = 4.0). Any graduate courses taken will also be factored into the cumulative grade point average. However, if an applicant holds a graduate degree with at least a 3.0 grade point average, he or she is waived from holding a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average and is admitted based on the graduate degree GPA.
Applicants with cumulative grade point averages between 2.5 – 3.0 will be admitted provisionally at the graduate level to the licensure program. Students admitted provisionally must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at Augsburg for the first two terms after entrance. Students not meeting this requirement may be counseled to withdraw from the MAE program and complete licensure as a non-degree seeking adult undergraduate.
Applicants with a cumulative grade point average below 2.5 are not admitted to the MAE licensure or degree program. They are considered on a case-by-case basis for admission into the undergraduate licensure only program.
Decisions about admission to the program will be made by the MAE director on a rolling basis, with students being admitted at the beginning of each term.
Graduate Degree Completion
The MAE degree is finished with a series of courses including a Master of Arts in Leadership research methods course, one Master of Arts in Leadership elective, an education-focused and based final project, and electives, as required, to reach a total of 10-11 courses or 30-33 graduate semester credits. The total number of graduate semester credits needed depends on your choice of final project.