Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s Master of Education in Literacy and Second Language Studies online program is selective and based on meeting the requirements outlined below.
Applications for the online program are reviewed in a holistic manner that carefully considers all items in your application portfolio. Our Admissions Office is happy to work with you to answer any question you may have and help determine your eligibility. Contact an Enrollment Services Advisor or email [email protected].
All applicants will complete the online application for their requested program by the posted application deadline corresponding with the semester you wish to begin. Applicants must ensure that all required materials are successfully uploaded, and the application submitted. Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed.
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Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required.
A resume relevant to academic and professional data. It should include the applicant’s name; phone; email; colleges attended with degrees, dates conferred, and grade point average; employment history; professional experience; present employer; and names of references.
A detailed look at the applicant’s career path, including achievements, publications, and awards. Including comprehensive information about candidate’s research background, presentations, publications, committee memberships and other experience of an academic, clinical, or scientific nature.
The goal statement serves as a sample of the applicant’s writing quality and ensures their goals match with the program. It should denote applicant’s desired program concentration (if applicable) and highlight applicant’s motivation for pursuing a career in the field, and how the program will benefit them.
All applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts during the application process, showing all undergraduate and graduate course work completed, including degrees granted and dates of conferral.
Official transcripts are not required until the student has received and accepted an offer of admission from the university. Once the offer has been confirmed, the student must submit official transcripts.
For questions regarding international students contact an Enrollment Services Advisor
No GRE is required of applicants.
GRE scores are optional for admission. Scores are recommended to strengthen applications that may be weak in areas. For example, applicants with a minimum undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 should include GRE scores with their application.
You may transfer up to 9 credit hours of graduate courses from a regionally accredited college or university. These credits must have been earned within the last five years prior to admission and be approved by the program faculty. Practicum coursework cannot be transferred into the program.
Talk to an Enrollment Services Advisor to discuss the petition process.
International students are required to provide specific information about their transcripts. Transcripts must have a course-by-course evaluation completed from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
For questions regarding international student admissions contact an Enrollment Services Advisor.
The promotion of literacy and language education is one of the great callings! Fewer missions are more effective than teaching people to read and communicate. Some of the professional opportunities for MEd LSLS graduates are:
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In a society in which employment and economic advancement increasingly depend on more developed and specialized skills, the handicap of illiteracy can only grow more severe. Here is why you should receive your MEd LSLS degree with UC online:
You have the option to provide an original copy of scores taken within five years of the date of application. GRE scores are optional for admission to the Master’s degree program but are highly recommended to strengthen applications that may be weak in other areas. For example, applicants with less than a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 should include GRE scores with their application.
To ensure we receive the scores, both the university and the program to which scores are sent should be indicated on the order form. The code for the University of Cincinnati is 1833. You will then be prompted to select the program to which your scores are to be sent. Information on the procedures for taking the Graduate Record Examination can be obtained from http://www.ets.org/gre.
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The Graduate Record Examination is offered regularly on the University of Cincinnati’s campus:
100 University Pavilion, 2618 McMicken Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45221
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