Admission Requirements

This degree is only offered as an accelerated program in an online format.

LeTourneau University accepts graduate students on the basis of their qualifications. Decisions made by the Admissions Committee are based upon predictors of academic success such as previous academic records, professional and managerial work experience, and the student’s potential to succeed at the graduate level.

  1. Submit a completed application for admission to the program. Completed applications and assessment records are valid for one year. Following one year, the student will need to submit an updated application, resume, for the purpose of reassessing the file under the current catalog year.

  2. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any graduate work, attempted or completed, sent directly to the appropriate Academic Advisor designated at the time of application. Failure to provide a complete record of all academic work may result in the student not being accepted into the university, or if already enrolled, being withdrawn from the university.

    • For applicants with foreign transcripts, a copy of the original transcript will be accepted, preferably with an English translation. Transcripts, however, must be evaluated course by course by either Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services, Inc. (WES), or SpanTran Educational Services, Inc. before evaluation and processing by LeTourneau University.

  3. For regular admissions acceptance, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements for regular acceptance into the graduate program will be allowed to enter on academic probation if the GPA for their last 60 hours is at least 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale) and all other admissions criteria are successfully met.

  4. Résumé

  5. Essay (MED Admissions Essay Guidelines)

  6. Applicants for the 4-8 certification option must also pass a state pre-admission content exam. For your convenience, click here for exam information.

    All content exams certifications listed below are approved by SBEC for LeTourneau University to offer at the middle and secondary levels. A passing score on any of these pre-content exams would qualify a M.Ed. middle or secondary certification candidate for admission to LeTourneau University assuming all other listed admission criteria are also met.

All-Level Art (Grades PK-12)

Journalism (Grades 8-12)

Secondary Art (Grades 6-12)

Art (Grades EC-12)

Languages Other Than English - French (Grades EC-12)

Secondary French (Grades 6-12)

Business Education (Grades 6-12)

Languages Other Than English - German (Grades EC-12)

Secondary German (Grades 6-12)

Chemistry (Grades 8-12)

Languages Other Than English - Spanish (Grades EC-12)

Secondary Spanish (Grades 6-12)

Computer Science (Grades 8-12)

Life Sciences (Grades 8-12)

Social Studies (Grades 4-8)

Dance (Grades 8-12)

Mathematics (Grades 4-8)

Social Studies (Grades 8-12)

English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 4-8)

Mathematics (Grades 8-12)

Special Education Supplemental (Grades NA)

English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 8-12)

Mathematics/Science (Grades 4-8)

Speech (Grades 8-12)

English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies (Grades 4-8)

Music (Grades EC-12)

Technology Applications (Grades EC-12)

English as a Second Language Supplemental (Grades NA)

Physical Education (Grades EC-12)

Technology Education (Grades 6-12)

Generalist (Grades 4-8)

Physical Sciences (Grades 8-12)

Theatre (Grades EC-12)

Generalist (Grades EC-4)

Principal (Grades EC-12)

Trade and Industrial Education (Grades 8-12)

Generalist (Grades EC-6)

Science (Grades 4-8)


History (Grades 8-12)

Science (Grades 8-12)


(November 2010) According to a recent interpretation by the U.S. Department of Education of Public Law 107-110, Section 9101(23)(B)(i), http://www.nochildleftbehind.com/nclb-law/TITLE-IX.-GENERAL-PROVISIONS, any person hired to teach grades EC-6th grade must pass a generalist exam to be considered “highly qualified” to teach in a Texas public school. This means that a 4th-8th grade content area teacher or an EC-12th grade Art, Music, or Theater teacher must also pass a generalist exam to teach in any of the grade levels EC-6th grade.


  1. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 525 (paper test), 197 (computer test) or 71 (Internet test).

  2. Applicants must be supportive of the Christian mission of LeTourneau University through the integration of the Christian faith with learning and must sign a Behavioral Expectations Agreement, which ensures their understanding and acceptance of the behaviors that are expected of them as students of LeTourneau. See the Behavioral Expectations Agreement here.

  3. The Graduate Admissions Committee decisions will be based on predictors of academic success, such as previous academic records, work experience, and undergraduate GPA. The decision of the Graduate Admissions Committee will be final.

Admissions Status

Regular admissions status may be granted after all admissions requirements have been met. Applicants admitted as regular students may also have admissions conditions, such as academic probation, on which continuance in the program is based. Notification of regular or provisional admission, along with any conditions, is sent to the applicant after review and approval of all admissions documents.