Who are our successful candidates for admission? In general, they are diligent students who achieve high levels of academic success in college, and who are:
The following is required for a student to be considered for admission to the TMU Teaching Credential Program:
1. Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university. Minimum 3.00 GPA. Students with a lower GPA may petition for admission consideration.
2. Prerequisite coursework (or its equivalent as determined by department):
3. Fulfillment of basic skills requirement (passing CBEST exam or other approved verification)
4. Fulfillment of subject matter competency (passing CSET exam or other approved verification)
5. Evidence of clear Christian testimony and agreement with TMU doctrinal statement
6. Evidence of excellent interpersonal and social skills, including dispositions for teaching
7. Clear fingerprinting/background check and tuberculosis screening
9. Satisfactory admissions panel interview
All students must apply for admission to the Teaching Credential Program even if they are a continuing student at TMU. Applications are only submitted through a TaskStream account. There is a $35 application fee in addition to the fee for a TaskStream subscription.
The application deadline for the 2018-19 program is Friday, February 16, 2018.
A completed application must consist of ALL the following:
A complete application must be submitted by February 16, 2018 in order for candidates to be eligible for an interview with a Teaching Credential Program Admissions Panel.
Candidates may be admitted to the Teaching Credential Program on probation or with provisions.
Acceptance of transfer coursework for the credential programs is determined on a case-by-case basis. Coursework taken more than five years prior to admission may not be accepted. The candidate may also need to retake courses if methods have changed significantly, or if there has been a lapse of time out of the profession. This determination is made at the sole discretion of the TMU credential program. Candidates should provide official transcripts and course descriptions for transfer credit evaluation as part of the admissions process.
Credential program candidates may be eligible for state and federal financial aid programs. Contact the TMU Financial Aid Office for information.
In addition, TMU has two scholarships designated for the Credential Programs. The Gertrude Corcoran Endowment and the Shamrock Foundation Grant are program-specific scholarships established to help qualified candidates complete a credential program at The Master’s University. Candidates who have demonstrated Christian character, a serious commitment to teaching, and careful financial stewardship are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Applications and information are available from the Credential Analyst, and scholarship applications are due with the admissions application.
TUITION AND FEES:
Tuition for credential program: $13,800 ($7,360/fall semester and $6440/spring semester).
See the TMU Catalog for course fees.
Exam fees: approximately $200 per exam – see the CTC Exams website for more information.
Application Fee: $35
Fingerprinting/Certificate of Clearance fee: approximately $200
TB Test Fee: varies – consult your health care professional for details