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Application Instructions

New students enroll in the Master of Arts in Education program throughout the year in the fall, spring and summer terms. It is recommended that students apply for admission at least four weeks prior to the term they wish to enroll. 

Baldwin Wallace University welcomes each student’s application for admission and will carefully review the academic preparation and achievements of each applicant. During this process, students must provide evidence of their preparation and fit for future success at Baldwin Wallace University consistent with academic standards and code of conduct statements for the University, program, or profession. Students are selected based on their academic preparation; interview with members of the admission committee; relevant work, community and teaching experience with children and young adults; recommendations from professionals in the field; and personal dispositions/attributes that support success in an education career. All aspects of an application are considered and used as the primary means for informing an admission decision.

Are you a teacher who is employed by a BW school partnership program school district? Teachers in the school partnership program may have transcripts sent directly from their district office and only need one recommendation.

All application materials should be submitted to:

Admission Office
Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Road
Berea, OH 44017
maed@bw.edu
Fax: (440) 826-2778

Required Application Materials

Application

  • Apply online (no application fee)
  • You may also print a copy of the application to complete by hand, if preferred.

College/University Transcripts

Print transcript request forms. Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate college/university transcripts must be mailed directly from each college/university you attended to the BW admission office, including courses that may be recorded on another school's transcript. All coursework attempted is part of your academic record and considered in the application process, even if that coursework is no longer consistent with your academic goals. The admission committee recommends a GPA of 3.0 or above. In limited cases, the admission committee may request that candidates take the Miller's Analogies Test and submit official results if the qualifying GPA is less than 3.0.

Recommendations

Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations from principals, supervisors, teachers or other persons qualified to evaluate your background and potential to pursue a program of graduate study. A paper version of the recommendation is also available, if preferred.

Teaching Certificate or License

Once your application has been submitted, the admission committee will check with the Ohio Department of Education to verify each applicant's certificate or licensure history.

Criminal Record

Candidates with a criminal record will not be eligible to complete the teacher licensure programs at Baldwin Wallace University. The education division will not send a student into a school for observation, clinical practice or student teaching if he or she does not have a clear Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and a clear Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report