Master of Education in Adult and Career Education: Career and Technical Education Track

Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Charles Backes Fall Semester: July 15 Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy

Email:
cbackes@valdosta.edu

Spring Semester: November 15 Graduation Requirements
Phone: 229-333-7152

Summer Semester: April 15

Department of Adult and Career Education

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee $35 (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School.)

  • Must hold a bachelors’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.

Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores

OR

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

  • Minimum GRE Requirements: Verbal 147, Quantitative 144, Analytical 4.0. 
  • Minimum MAT Requirement: 375
  • Scores must be from a testing session in the last 5 years.

Career Goal Statement

  • An essay detailing applicant’s interest in enrolling in the program, goals for advancing his/her intellectual abilities in the program, and how study in the program will advance his/her professional skills.

Distance Learning Exemption of the VSU Medical Form

Page 1 of Medical Form

Page 2 of Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Verification of Lawful Presence

(For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

International Applicants 

The M.Ed. in Adult and Career Education is fully online.  Federal homeland security guidelines state that student visas cannot be issued for online programs.

International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam or IELTS exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

Admission Classifications

  • Regular Status
  • Probationary Status
  • The Adult and Career Education program will consider requests for Irregular Admission; however, requesting Irregular Admission does not guarantee approval to enroll.  See the Graduate School Irregular Form for specific information.

 

Admission Questions 

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

 

 

 

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