The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as stated in the academic catalog.
A complete application meets the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and those of the Department of Teaching & Learning.
The School of Graduate Studies application requirements include:
The application form found on the School of Graduate Studies website.
The application fee of $35 paid by credit card or electronic check (available only if you have a U.S. account)
One official copy of all academic transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended, including undergraduate and graduate course work, must arrive electronically or in envelopes sealed by the registrar. Transcripts that have been opened or tampered with will not be accepted. UND Students: You must arrange for your transcripts to be sent to the School of Graduate Studies.
If you have graduated from a college or university outside of the U.S. or Canada, you must also include an official or attested copy of your diploma or degree certificate sent by the registrar. All documentation must be in English or have an English translation attached. Students from India must provide all official or attested marksheets and a copy of their diploma. Students from China must provide transcripts plus a Graduation Certificate and a Degree Diploma. Do not send High School/Intermediate/Secondary transcripts.
Recommenders are to complete the "Summary of Evaluation" checklist which is located on the form "Recommendation for Admission". Additionally, have each recommender submit a letter of recommendation as specified in item #4 below.
In addition to the above, the Teaching and Learning Department requires the following word-processed documents, to be uploaded into the online admissions form, as an additional part of your application:
Statement of Professional/Educational Goals
Submit an essay not to exceed three double-spaced pages explaining why a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning is appropriate for your professional/educational goals. Also, indicate the area of emphasis to which you are applying (Higher Education or Instructional Design & Technology or Teacher Education). Indicate your potential research areas or interests.
An original essay not to exceed four double-spaced pages (exclusive of references) on a controversial issue or a problem facing education today. The writing will be reviewed for (a) overall suitability for doctoral level study; (b) cohesive development of ideas; (c) support for ideas; and (d) writing conventions. The applicant must also sign a statement attesting that the work submitted was that of the applicant.
Submit a professional resume (not to exceed five pages) that includes the following information: educational background, professional experience, conference presentations (if applicable), publications (if applicable), professional honors and awards, and any other experiences you believe may aid the admission committee in evaluating your application.
Three Letters of Recommendation
In addition to having recommenders complete the School of Graduate Studies "Summary of Evaluation," have them supply a letter of recommendation. The Recommendation for Admission form allows recommenders to upload their letters electronically. The letter should address the following: academic ability, professional accomplishments related to your field of study, and positive character traits.
Applicants who successfully meet all the above requirements will be interviewed by members of the T&L Admissions Committee either face-to-face on campus or via a synchronous online format. Final decisions will be based on the interview.
Applications to the Teaching and Learning program are accepted until February 15. Any application that is not complete by February 15 (to begin in summer, fall or spring) will not be evaluated for those terms. Applicants must check their status and request a deferment from the graduate school to the next term if they are not complete by the deadline (i.e., all materials received). Applicants can request a deferment up until six weeks before the term for which they applied begins, in order to allow for time to receive and process all materials.