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Application form

Complete all sections of the online application form.

Applicatio​n fee

Submit a $35 non-refundable application fee. Make check or money order payable to St. Catherine University. This fee is waived for students who previously:

  • Enrolled at the University (completed at least one course at either the undergraduate or graduate level)
  • Attended a graduate information session within the past five years
  • Completed an individual appointment with graduate faculty/staff within the past five years

If one or more of the above statements applies to you:

  • If submitting a paper application: do not include payment with your application form.
  • If submitting an online application: choose the waiver option when asked for a form of payment.

Please note that your application fee will not be refunded if you submit the payment but are eligible for a fee waiver.

Personal statement

The mission of our MAED program  is to prepare teachers who think critically and creatively; communicate effectively; exercise power appropriately; live a commitment to the values of justice and caring; take risks willingly; and evoke hope. This mission is evidenced by teacher candidates who demonstrate optimism, persistence, empathy and initiative during coursework and in fieldwork settings.

Prepare a personal essay that demonstrates written communication skills and clarifies your purpose in pursuing a graduate education program. Do not exceed two typed, double-spaced pages as you address the following:

Identify and reflect on your strengths and areas for growth relative to the teaching profession.  Describe how both will influence your success in the field, including direct interaction with students, as well as managing responsibilities outside of the classroom. In addition, provide a specific plan to address the areas for growth.

Personal statements should be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at the address at the bottom of this page or via e-mail to graduate_study@stkate.edu. Please type your full name at the top of your statement and include "MAED Personal Statement" in the subject line.

The personal statement is waived for applicants pursuing the Certificate/Additional Licensure option.

Résumé

Submit a current, typed résumé highlighting professional and volunteer experiences.

You may send your résumé via e-mail to graduate_study@stkate.edu. Please include “MAED Résumé” in the subject line.

Recommen​dations

Two MAED recommendation forms must be completed by individuals who can attest to the intellectual ability, professional competence and leadership ability of the applicant. Only professional or academic references will be considered; personal references are not acceptable.

These are confidential recommendations and must be sent directly from the references to the Office of Graduate Admission at the address listed below. Original documents must be sent to our office. Applicants who wish to view a copy of the completed recommendations are responsible for making the appropriate arrangements with their references.

Download the recommendation form.

Academic t​ranscripts

Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary institution attended, even if courses are recorded on another transcript and regardless of the number of credits earned.

Paper transcripts must be mailed in a sealed envelope directly from the registrar of each institution to the Office of Graduate Admission at St. Catherine University. Transcripts that do not meet these criteria will be considered unofficial and will not be used to complete the applicant’s file. Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to St. Catherine (graduate_study@stkate.edu); electronic transcripts forwarded by the applicant will not be accepted.

GRE scores

Applicants who do not meet the academic performance requirement (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) may be asked to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

License

Applicants applying for the Certificate/Additional Licensure option must provide a copy of their current teaching license.

TOEFL / IELTS scores

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based test or 100 on the iBT, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7.5. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Credential evaluation

Applicants with a college or university degree completed outside of the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant's responsibility.

International applicants

Please read instructions for international applicants.

Submitting materials

Submit all items listed below to:

St. Catherine University
Graduate Admission, Mail Stop 4027
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applications completed with the items listed above and received by St. Catherine University will be considered by the Admission Committee. No credentials will be returned to the applicant.