The Master of Science in Teaching prepares students for initial teacher certification at the elementary level. This part-time program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals with evening, weekend, and online courses available.
Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis; therefore, it is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term.
Application materials required for an admission review include:
Complete and digitally sign our online Application for Admission.
A current professional résumé or curriculum vitae is required. Please include information regarding current and/or past employment history as well as professional development and internships completed.
A brief statement of interest is required with a suggested word limit of approximately 500-1000 words.
This personal statement is a request for admission and should include:
Two letters of recommendations are required. When selecting your references, choose individuals such as professors and employers who can attest to your potential for success in a graduate program.
You will enter the names and email contacts for your two references into the online application. Your references will be contacted electronically with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation on your behalf.
Official transcripts from every college or university previously attended are required. Any college credit earned must be accounted for before your application can be reviewed. Transcripts and other supporting materials are not returned to the applicant and become the property of Drake University.
Official transcripts are prepared and sent by the institution in question and received by Drake University in a sealed envelope or a secured .pdf file. Transcripts mailed directly to the student, must remain in the sealed envelope to be considered.
Upon the receipt of transcripts, an advisor will complete a transcript evaluation in order to determine any credit or course substitutions/transfers.
Please have official paper transcripts mailed to the address below:
Drake University School of Education
Attn: Coordinator of Graduate Admission
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
Students must complete and pass a Praxis core exam that measures academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Register online at www.ets.org/praxis/register.
Students must have a composite score (reading + writing + math) equal to 407 or more to be accepted into the MST program.
Coordinator of Graduate Admission