Application for Admission MED Degree (not including LEAPs) and Non-Degree Education Programs 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 114 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: Graduate.School@valpo.edu Application Procedure Please us the Tab key to move through the application to enter data In order for your application to be considered for admission, all required information must be received by the Graduate Office including: A teaching certificate or state licensure in teaching-MED Teaching & Learning, Professional Educators, and Adding Endorsement/Content Area applicants only Passing scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) Praxis I in basic reading, writing, and mathematics Letter from principal verifying employment-Professional Educator and Adding Endorsement/Content Area only Two letters of recommendation-MED Initial Licensure and Teaching & Learning only A reflective essay (unless you completed it on the online applications) Application Fee: $30 for US Citizens (no application fee for Professional Educators) GRADUATE APPLICATION I. Program of Concentration DEGREE seeking students: Select One MED-Initial Licensure: Early Childhood MED-Initial Licensure: Middle/Adolescent MED-Initial Licensure: Chinese Teaching NON-DEGREE seeking students: Select One Licensure in Special Education Adding Endorsement-Special Education: Elementary Adding Endorsement-Special Education: Middle Adding Endorsement-Special Education: Secondary Adding Endorsement-Reading Adding Endorsement-Junior High/Middle School Adding Endorsement-Other Renew or Professionalize Current License SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION I. Current Teacher Status A. Do you have a current teaching license? Select One Yes No   If yes, which state? Select State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Washington D.C. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming     B. Did you ever have a teaching license? Select One Yes No   If yes, which state? Select State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Washington D.C. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming     C. Were you ever eligible to apply for a teaching license, for example at the time of completion of your bachelor's Select One Yes No   If yes, which state? Select State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Washington D.C. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming