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Graduate Admission: Gateways to MAT Admission & Degree Completion

Admission into Muskingum University’s MAT program is designed with four points of reflection or gateways at which progress is assessed before the student moves to the next level of professional preparation. If a deficit is identified at any of these gateways, the student and Program Director can then discuss an individual learning plan to redress those concerns. With the approval of the Vice President of Graduate and Continuing Studies, this individual learning plan may allow the student to begin or continue the program. The conditions agreed upon must be completed within a specified period of time.

Gateway 1: Admission into the Licensure Program (upon enrollment into the University)
• Complete application for Admission into Licensure Program
• Possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher in all previous undergraduate coursework
• Obtain an acceptable BCI/FBI background check according to state/federal law

Gateway 2: Continuation in the Licensure Program (upon completion of EDUC 500 and EDUC 528)
• Complete application for Continuation in the Licensure Program
• Complete all graduate coursework to-date with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
• Complete EDUC 500 and EDUC 528 with grades of B- or higher
• Satisfactorily complete field work required in EDUC 500 and EDUC 528
• Demonstrate professional dispositions with no unacceptable ratings as assessed in EDUC 500
• Obtain qualifying Praxis I scores of 173 (reading), 172 (writing), and 172 (mathematics) or possess a 21 on the ACT or possess a 990 on the SAT
• Obtain an acceptable BCI/FBI background check according to state/federal law

Gateway 3: Admission into Clinical Practice
• Complete application for Admission into Clinical Practice
• Have no more than one content course required for licensure to complete
• All completed content courses that are required for licensure have been completed with a grade of C- or higher
• Possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher in all completed content courses required for licensure
• Possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in all graduate coursework
• Complete all graduate coursework with grades of B- or higher
• Complete all required internal SPA assessments to-date with at least 90% of the elements/indicators of each assessment rated at or above “meets the standard”
• Demonstrate professional dispositions collected in EDUC 520 and/or EDUC 523 with no rating below “meets the standard”
• Possess Ohio qualifying score(s) on the requisite specialty area content test(s) required by the State Board of Education for an Ohio licensure/endorsement
• Obtain qualifying score(s) on the respective Praxis II specialty area test(s)
• Obtain an acceptable BCI/FBI background check according to state/federal law

Gateway 4: Exit from the Program
• Complete application for licensure
• Complete all program requirements
• Possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in all graduate coursework
• Complete all content courses required for licensure with a grade of C- or higher
• Possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher in all content area courses required for licensure
• Complete all required internal SPA assessments with at least 90% of the elements/indicators of each assessment rated at or above “meets the standard”
• Demonstrate professional dispositions during clinical practice with no rating below “meets the standard”
• Complete clinical practice with a grade of B- or higher
• Possess Ohio qualifying score(s) on the requisite test(s) required by the State Board of Education for an Ohio licensure/endorsement
• Obtain an acceptable BCI/FBI background check according to state/federal law