438 Old Main
5000 Abbey Way
Lacey, WA 98503
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the
MED program applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or
equivalent) college or university.
- Applicants (except those applying to the guidance and counseling
strand) must have at least one year of relevant work experience in
the field of education, usually under contract in a state-accredited
school. Other work experience involving students is considered on an
individual basis. (Those looking for a Master's program in order to
become certified teachers should consider our
Master in Teaching program, those looking for certification-only
programs should see the
College of Education and
Professional Psychology website).
- Completed teacher certification program acceptable to the state
of Washington, or intention to complete the school counselor ESA
certificate. (Note: the ESA school counseling certificate does not
require teacher certification in the state of Washington). Limited
exceptions to the existing certificate and work experience
requirements may be made on a case by case basis.
- Overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate coursework GPA (those
not meeting these criteria may be admitted conditionally)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) combined verbal and
quantitative score of at least 291 (new version) or 850 (old
version) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of at least 386.
Scores must be less than five years old.
- International students must submit proof of English proficiency
in one of two ways:
- An undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution where the
English is the language of instruction or
- An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report
(less than two years old) sent directly from the testing agency. For
full admission we require a 79 IBT/213 CBT/550 PBT on the TOFEL or
6.5 band score on the academic version of the IELTS.
Those students who do not meet the minimum required English
proficiency but are otherwise admissible will be conditionally
admitted through our ESL program.
Saint Martin's University is the sole judge of an applicant's
*Students not meeting these requirement will be considered for
conditional admission. Saint Martin's University recognizes that while
previous performance is a valuable indicator of potential success there are
those who have demonstrated that potential in other ways than traditional