How to Apply
We welcome applications prior to the deadlines below. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis up until the deadline.
- Summer - Application Deadline: April 15
- Fall - Application Deadline: July 15
We welcome applications prior to the stated deadline. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis up until the deadline. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about submitting an application after the deadlines listed above. Contact our office via email at email@example.com or via phone at 508-565-1600.
Program Prerequisites (Masters program only)
- A child development course or equivalent completed with a grade of B or better, prior to admission.
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Written Personal Statement
The purpose of this statement is to give insight into your level of motivation, sense of purpose in pursuing a Graduate Education Masters or Certificate program in inclusive education, writing skills and personal/professional communication style. Care in preparation of your personal statement is strongly encouraged, since it is an important part of the admission committee's review process.
The Written Statement should be 3-5 pages in length and address the following in narrative format:
- Describe your professional goals and how the master's degree in inclusive education at Stonehill College will help you achieve them.
- Reflect on any relevant work and educational experiences and describe how you would contribute to the program and to the profession.
- Describe how your personal and professional experiences have influenced and prepared you to seek admission to the master's degree in inclusive education leading to initial licensure.
- Provide any additional information that you think would be helpful to the admission committee.
Letters of Recommendation
You will be asked to identify two recommenders in the application portal under the recommendation section. This will generate a link, and an email notification will be sent from the online application portal with a recommendation request. Submit recommendations from individuals with whom you have worked closely in a professional or academic setting, written within the past two years.
- At least one of these recommendations should come from a present or former supervisor.
- For applicants currently in school or recent graduates, the second recommendation should be academic in nature.
Please include an updated resume and/or CV. Upload your resume via the application portal.
Submit Official Transcripts
Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Stonehill from an accredited undergraduate institution from which you earned a bachelor's degree. Additionally, we require transcripts of any post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework that you have completed.
If your transcript is not in English, please provide a notarized translation of the original transcript.
If you're enrolled in a degree program when you apply, submit your transcript of the courses you've taken to date. You will be required to provide a final, official transcript once you've completed the degree program. The admission committee may also choose to request a mid-semester assessment of coursework in progress.
Your transcripts need to be:
- Conferred by regionally accredited colleges or universities
- Original documents bearing the official institutional stamp
- Received by the Office of Graduate Admission in envelopes sealed by the sending institution or sent electronically directly from the institution
Mail Transcripts To:
Office of Graduate Admission
320 Washington Street
Easton, MA 02357
Via Email: Official transcripts can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication and Literacy MTEL
The Communication and Literacy MTEL is not required for admission to our graduate programs in education leading to licensure. Currently, the Massachusetts Department of Education requires teacher candidates to pass licensing exams. While we do not require these as entrance exams, they are required to obtain a state teaching credential. We support graduate students in this process through our Student Support Access and Success (SSAS) Framework.
Candidates applying to our graduate programs in education will be required to attend an in-person interview. Once a completed application has been submitted and reviewed, the Office of Graduate Admission will contact candidates to schedule the interview.
While we do not require that applicants take a standardized exam for admission into the graduate program, score reports from the GRE, GMAT and other standardized tests may be submitted.
- A Foreign Credential Evaluation – We require a foreign credential evaluation for any candidate who earned a degree from an institution located outside of the US Please use World Education Services (WES) or Center for Educational Documentation (CED). We require a course-by-course evaluation.
- Proof of English Proficiency – If you are an international student and English is not your native language, we require a TOEFL, IELTS or comparable score.
Stonehill will seek candidates with a TOEFL score of 90 or greater or an IELTS of 7.0 to assure sufficient preparation for the academic challenge of the program. Additionally, the College will consider candidates' sub-scores to assure sufficient preparation among all measures of English proficiency.
While US citizens and permanent residents whose native language is not English are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS, applicants are welcome to do so to better demonstrate their English proficiency.