International Application for Admission MA MED MALS or Certificate in Humane Education We welcome your application for admission to the Graduate School of Valparaiso University. The mission of the Graduate School is to serve the advanced learning, professional development, and personal enrichment needs of individuals regionally and nationally. The Graduate School admits students that demonstrate the ability and motivation to succeed in an academically challenging environment. This form is meant to be completed ONLINE ONLY. If you would like a hard copy, please choose the Requesting Information link and one will be sent to you. You may mail any required materials to: Office of the Graduate School Kretzmann Hall 116 1700 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493 USA You may contact us via: Telephone: (219) 464-5313 Toll Free: (800) 821-7685 Fax: (219) 464-5381 Email: Application Procedure Please us the Tab key to move through the application to enter data Please type or print all information in English. To be considered for admission, ALL applicants must provide the following: This application form, completed and signed. Certified copies of the original and English versions of all your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. If English is not your native language, results of TOEFL, or comparable test score, or intent to enroll in Valparaiso University's intensive language program, INTERLINK. For MBA Applicants only: GMAT scores. For MEM Applicants only: GMAT or GRE scores. Two letters of reference submitted by college teachers or academic advisers. A reflective essay that explains your reasons for wanting to undertake graduate study at Valparaiso University. Financial Documentation Information. Provide either a scanned copy (emailed to our office), legible photocopy, or fax copy, of your passport, clearly showing your full name and date of birth. Application fee: $50, as a check or money order drawn on a US BANK ONLY and made payable to Valparaiso University, or with a credit card. Applicants providing all the above information will be reviewed for provisional admission based on their academic qualifications. If admitted provisionally, the applicant must submit the following information before final acceptance is given: A certified immunization and health record (if accepted provisionally, the health form will accompany your admission materials). An official statement of financial support from your bank, sponsor, or guardian, certifying the amounts of financial support available to your during your enrollment in the Valparaiso University Graduate School. GRADUATE APPLICATION I. Program of Concentration Please indicate area of concentration: Select Area of Concentration MA MED MALS or Certificate in Humane Education SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION ALL STUDENTS 1. If seeking admission to one of the degree programs in Humane Education, please indicate the specific degree and/or concentration by checking one of the boxes below, then proceed to question #2 (if you are not seeking a degree, please proceed to question #3): Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Humane Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Humane Education Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humane Education MALS with a concentration in Humane Education 2. If you are seeking an M.Ed. degree, as indicated by the box you checked in question #1, please answer the following questions, then proceed to question #4. If you are seeking another degree (M.A. or MALS), please proceed to directly #4. Do you have a current teaching license? Yes No If yes, which state? Did you ever have a teaching license? Yes No If yes, which state? Were you ever eligible to apply for a teaching license, such as at the time of completion of your bachelor's degree? Yes No If yes, which state? 3. If not seeking a degree, please indicate your purpose for seeking admission to graduate study in education: Certificate in Humane Education Renew or Professionalize Current License by taking course work in the field of Humane Education: Currently active elementary or secondary educators may take courses without formal admission to degree-seeking status provided they do not intend to use the credits towards a degree, initial licensure, or to add a special education or reading endorsement to a current license. 4. Please write an essay (250-500 words) in response to the following: Humane education explores the interconnections between human rights, environmental preservation, animal protection and culture with a goal of educating people of all ages to be conscientious choicemakers and engaged changemakers for a healthier, more peaceful, and more humane world for all. What experiences in your life have led you to pursue a degree/certificate in humane education? What do you hope to learn and accomplish through this program? What long-term goals do you have for yourself in the field of humane education? For M.Ed. applicants only: How will the information, skills and dispositions you acquire in this program help your professional development as an educator?