Admissions Steps and Requirements

Step 1 - Become A Vip And Apply For Admission

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Step 2 – Submit All Application Materials


Official transcripts from all institutions attended.

One transcript must show the applicant was awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Official transcripts (transcripts having an appropriate seal or stamp) of all previous undergraduate and graduate records must be received by the Admissions Office before the application is considered complete.

A regionally accredited institution must grant the bachelor degree.

Degree seeking applicants must have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to attain full standing in the program. Applicants whose last degree completed is a graduate degree may be admitted in full standing if the final GPA of that degree is at least 3.0 or equivalent. If applicants have taken any graduate course, the graduate GPA must be at least 3.0.

The applicant must have adequate preparation in the field relevant to the degree being sought and must show potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by academic performance and experience.

Personal statement

A written statement of professional goals in light of applicant’s philosophy including a description of applicant’s preparation in the field of education.

Step 3 – Work With An Advisor To Enroll In Your Courses

Your completed application will be forwarded to the Department of Teacher Education, you will receive communication about how to schedule a time to speak with an advisor and enroll in classes.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The purpose of the MAT program is to prepare highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent graduates of higher education as secondary school teachers. The graduate degree program is designed for individuals without teaching credentials but who have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to become a teacher in an expeditious fashion. The MAT’s focus is on preparing secondary school teachers. It is not an advanced credential for practicing teachers. 

Master of Arts in Teaching - Athletic Educational Leadership Track

The purpose of the Athletic Educational Leadership track of the Master of Arts in Teaching is to prepare highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent graduates of higher education to advance their coaching or athletic administration career. The graduate degree program is designed for individuals who have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to pursue a master’s degree to advance their career and opportunities in the coaching or athletic administration arena. 

AEL Track Curriculum

**Courses are offered online or in distance education formats.

HPER 501 – Coaching Administration & Leadership (3 credits)

HPER 502 – Strength & Conditioning (3 credits)

HPER 503 – Fundraising & Revenue (3 credits)

HPER 504 – Sports Law & Governance (3 credits)

HPER 505 – Recruiting & Media Relations (3 credits)

HPER 506 – Internship (6 credits)

EDUC 501 – Educational Foundations (3 credits)

EDUC 511 – Cultural Diversity in a Complex World (3 credits)

EDUC 515 – Childhood and Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)

EDUC 585 – Action Research (3 credits)

  • Depending on demand, new cohorts can enter every fall and spring. Entering during a summer cohort requires special permission.
  • An exit exam will be given in the last semester of the cohort. There will also be a project presentation for the final evaluation of the program.


DSU's Teacher Education Program is accredited by CAEP.

Graduate Studies Coordinator

Dr. Joan Oigawa Aus

Athletic Educational Leadership Program Coordinator

Mr. Thadd O’Donnell