Hufstedler School of Education Admissions
The Hufstedler School of Education is focused on admitting the best candidates for our programs to meet the demanding needs of schools and educators working with youths and adults.
- When to Apply - Priority Deadlines and Rolling Admissions
- Admission Terms by Program
- Undergraduate Admission Requirements
- Graduate Admission Requirements
- Additional Admission Requirements
However, we do encourage prospective students to apply as early as possible to achieve the following: to secure program position and desired start date; to make sure any required testing may be completed in time; and to receive full consideration for all possible scholarships and financial aid opportunities.
|Term||Priority Deadline - Degree & Certificate Programs||Priority Deadline - Teaching Credential Programs
||Rolling Admissions Deadline/Term Start
||October 1||December 2||January 27|
|Summer 2014||February 15||May 1||June 9|
|Fall 2014||March 1||July 1||September 2|
PLEASE NOTE: Available entry terms vary by program. International applicants and intern teaching candidates are encouraged to apply even earlier than these dates when possible. Please contact an admissions representative for details.
New students are admitted for the following terms:
Fall Term Only
- Educational Leadership and Management (EdD)
- Educational Psychology (PsyD)
- Educational Psychology in Neuropsychology (Post-graduate Certificate)
- School-Based Mental Health (Graduate Certificate)
- School Psychology (MAEd)
Fall and Spring Terms Only
- TESOL (EdD)
- Teacher Education - Preliminary and Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential programs
Fall, Spring and Summer Terms
- TESOL (MAEd and Graduate Certificate programs)
- Teacher Education
- Preliminary Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential programs
- Online Master's in Education with Teaching Emphasis
Please review Alliant's academic calendar for term start dates.
Please review undergraduate admission requirements here.
- Alliant International University application
- Interview with the program director or faculty (interviews may be completed face-to-face or via phone or Internet)
- Two letters of recommendation (from supervisors, academic instructors, volunteer coordinators or other professional
and/or academic relationships)
- Resume (required only for all doctorate and all educational psychology programs)
- Personal essay
- 2-4 pages for master’s and teaching credential candidates
- 6-7 pages for doctoral candidates
- Essay should include a brief autobiographical statement, professional aspirations, the professional organizations to which you belong, and honors, activities and other accomplishments
- Official transcript(s) from all regionally-accredited colleges and universities attended
(degrees in progress are acceptable) with a minimum cumulative GPA of:
- 2.5 (undergraduate) for master's and credential programs (except for MAE in School Psychology program)
- 3.0 (graduate) for doctoral programs and MAE in School Psychology program
- California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) (required only for teacher credentialing programs)
- $65 application fee (not required for the Accelerated Autism Spectrum Disorders Authorization Weekend Workshop program)
- ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International applicants must submit additional documents as part of the application process. Please click here for requirements and instructions for international students.
- ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CLEAR TEACHING CREDENTIAL STUDENTS
In addition to the general graduate admission requirements indicated above, Clear Teaching Credential applicants must also submit the following:
- Evidence of California Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
- ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PRELIMINARY TEACHING CREDENTIAL STUDENTS
In addition to the Hufstedler School of Education's general admission requirements, Preliminary Teaching Credential candidates must comply with several additional requirements mandated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) before beginning any student or intern teaching assignment. These requirements are meant to both guarantee your own success in the classroom and students' safety.
Please note that these are not requirements for admission and entry into our preliminary teaching credential programs, nor for completing classroom observations (with the exception of the Certificate of Clearance) - only to participate in the intern or student teaching portions of those programs. Please reference our teacher credentialing pages:
FINAL ADMISSION DECISION
Upon receipt and review of all documentation and completion of the interview, candidates will be considered for final admission. Final admissions decision will be made by the admissions committee. You may track the status of your application online using the same username and password you set when submitting your online application.
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