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Admission Requirements

Master of Arts Instructional Technology

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
  • A demonstrated working knowledge of personal computer usage and applications is required. Experience with technology in the classroom is desirable, however, not required.
  • A completed application packet for graduate admission including a $25.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts from any college or university where college credit was earned.
  • A copy of most recent teaching certificate. If you need to obtain a copy of your (current or expired) teaching certificate to submit with your application, you may retrieve a copy though the Michigan Department of Education Certification site.

Applicants who have just completed a teacher preparation program at another institution and are in the process of being recommended for a teaching certificate must include a letter from the recommending institution in the application packet confirming the candidate has completed all requirements for certification and will be recommended for a teaching certificate.

Non-Teacher Certified Applicants interested in seeking admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Program must complete the "Request for Admission" (31kB) form and submit to the appropriate department chair or faculty advisor for approval. If approval is granted, a photocopy of this document must be included in the application packet.

Please Note: A felony or misdemeanor conviction may affect a student's admission to SVSU College of Education's programs, ability to attain state certification or employment. Refer to SVSU Course Catalog for further details.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS must complete the International Student Application for Graduate Admission, including all items listed above as well as provide:

  • A current résumé
  • A one-page statement of accomplishments and academic goals
  • Two letters of professional reference
  • A score of 550 (or 213 computer based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose native language is not English or successful completion of SVSU’s English Language Program (ELP)
  • Evidence of Financial Support

Inquiries, applications and transcripts should be directed to:
College of Education
Office of Admissions & Certification
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
135 Regional Education Center
University Center, MI 48710-0001 USA
(989) 964-4057
(989) 964-4385 FAX
coeconnect@svsu.edu