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Graduate Admissions

Welcome to Graduate Admissions!

Our faculty and staff are here to serve you as you consider pursing advanced study in our graduate program. Our Master of Education programs are designed for working professionals who are in need of a high quality, academically rigorous graduate program that has flexible scheduling options. All programs are available in both an accelerated, online format or in the early evening hours on campus in a face-to-face format. Students are free to take either format as it meets their needs.

Why Notre Dame College for your Master’s Degree?

  • Founded as a teacher’s college in 1922, Notre Dame College continues its tradition of excellence in the field of education
  • Fully accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of taking classes either online or on campus
  • Our small class sizes give you the personal attention you deserve in a graduate program
  • Our exceptional faculty brings years of best practice and real world experience as teachers, principals and administrators from a variety of educational settings across the country
  • Pursue graduate study in one of our highly marketable focus areas such as mild/moderate intervention, reading or technology

How Do I Apply to the Master of Education Program?

  • Complete a graduate application online
  • Submit official transcripts of all college level coursework to the Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions
  • Submit a current, original, professional writing sample that is 1-2 pages in length (examples include a professional report, research paper, lesson plan, etc.) that demonstrates your writing ability via mail, fax, or e-mail
  • Complete an interview (phone interviews are acceptable) with the Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions
  • If applicable, submit a copy of previously earned teaching credentials (optional, not required for admission) via mail or fax

What are the Graduate Admissions Requirements?

Notre Dame College admits graduate students who have potential for outstanding scholarship and are committed to being professional educators. All applicants should complete the steps listed above to be considered for admission. Students may apply to begin the graduate program in the fall, spring, or summer semester.

In addition, minimum requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any area from a regionally accredited institution
  • To be considered for full admission, a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA (3.0 GPA or above is preferred) is required from all undergraduate level coursework

All application materials should be sent to the mailing address below. In addition, if you have questions about the application process or our graduate programs, please contact:

Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions
216.373.5173
877.NDC.OHIO x5173
gradadmissions@ndc.edu

Mailing Address: 4545 College Road, Cleveland, OH 44121
Office Location: Regina, 107b, 4545 College Road Cleveland, OH 44121
Fax: 216.803.9925