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Application for Admission: Ukiah Education

 

NOTE: The application on this page is specifically for MS in Education or Teacher Preparation Programs at the Ukiah campus. If you are applying for a MS in Education or Teacher Preparation Program at Dominican's San Rafael campus, please use the general graduate online application.

The admissions committee will consider several factors when evaluating applications including undergraduate grade point average, work experience, statement of purpose or intent, goals and achievements, and TOEFL scores when applicable.

Dominican University of California will evaluate the following admission application documents and determine the applicant’s admission to the University. Applications are reviewed and evaluated and admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis. Space is limited in some graduate programs, so early submission of application materials is advised.

Priority Application Deadlines: May 15 for fall semester.

Note: Scores on the GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) are not required, but will be considered in the evaluation of an applicant’s admissibility.

A complete Teaching Credential admissions file must contain:

  1. Completed Application for Admission
  2. Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  3. One official transcript of course work from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope from each college or university. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate or graduate course work. Foreign transcript(s) must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation company. Please see additional requirements for international applications.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional) on letterhead
  5. Resume: professional and/or personal
  6. Statement of purpose or intent: Please respond to each of the following in a typed essay:
    • Why you have chosen teaching as a profession?
    • What qualities do you believe make you personally suited for teaching in the credential area (i.e., single subject, multiple subject, education specialist) in which you intend to teach?
    • Recognizing that public school students are diverse in their cultures, languages, and learning needs, what do you think will be the implications for you as a classroom teacher?
    • What are your specific strengths and areas for growth as a prospective teacher?
    • What paid or volunteer experiences have you had working with students in the credential area (i.e., single subject, multiple subject, education specialist) in which you intend to teach? Please describe them.
    • What is your current knowledge and skill with computer/technology-based instructional formats and usages? Describe your skill level.
  7. Scores on an approved basic skills exam. There are two options when completing the basic skills requirement. You may take the CBEST exam or the Multiple Subject CSET plus the CSET Writing Skills subtest. You will need to take one of these exams before your admissions materials will be submitted to the admissions committee for review.
  8. Completed Certificate of Clearance application or valid credential
  9. Tuberculosis (TB) examination: Skin test or chest X-ray. Results must be current within 2 years of entering student teaching.
  10. The subject matter competency requirement for admission may be met in the following ways:
    • Completion of an approved academic content course of study (secondary only).
    • Passing scores on the CSET, or confirmation of registration for the examination.
  11. Interview with the admissions committee
  12. Additional Requirements for Internship Candidates
    • 120 hours of pre-service teaching experience.
    • 45 hours of training in the teaching of students with English Language needs.
    • Basic Skill Requirement met (see program requirements for options).
    • Successful completion of an approved U.S. Constitution course or examination.
    • Issuance of Certificate of Clearance or valid permit.
    • Completion of an approved academic content course of study (secondary only) or submission of official passing scores on the CSET examination.
    • Concurrent intern placement in a cooperating school district.

Requirements Specific to the Following Programs

MS in Education: Interdisciplinary - 30 Unit Program

  1. Completed Application for Admission
  2. Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  3. Official transcript of course work from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope from each college or university. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate or graduate course work. Foreign transcript(s) must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation company. Please see additional requirements for international applications.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
  5. Resume: professional and/or personal
  6. Statement of purpose or intent: a brief essay (500 words) describing professional and/or personal goals and reasons for obtaining a graduate degree
  7. Interview with the admissions committee

MS in Education: Curriculum & Instruction - 15 Unit Program

For Graduates of Dominican’s teacher preparation program only.
Re-application to this program is only required if a candidate has been out of the program for more than five years. Candidates returning within five years of credential completion should contact the Ukiah Center at 707-463-4800.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

  • Applicants whose undergraduate degree is from an institution where instruction was in a language other than English must show proof of competency in English. Proof may be shown through one of the following:
  1. TOEFL: 550 Paper, 213 Computer, or 80 IBT (For more information, visit www.ets.org/toefl/)
  2. IELTS: 6.0 (For information about IELTS, visit www.ielts.org)
  3. PTEA: 53 (For information about the PTEA, visit www.pearsonpte.com)
  4. Completion of ELS Language Center's Level 112 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) with a 3.0 GPA.
  5. Photocopy of Passport Photo.

In addition, applicants must submit:

  • A photocopy of Passport photo.
  • Foreign transcript(s) must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation company. Dominican accepts credential evaluations from American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), aacrao.org, or any NACES approved member organization (naces.org).

    Candidates who select World Education Services (WES) as their NACES member organization may elect to submit a WES ICAP (course-by-course) evaluation. The WES ICAP evaluation can fulfill the official transcript requirement as well as long as the WES ICAP evaluation is delivered to the Office of Admissions directly from WES and includes a copy of the official transcripts you had evaluated. It should be noted that official transcripts are delivered electronically with the evaluation through WES.
  • An Official Declaration of Financial Support

Contact Information:
Office of Admissions
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
888-323-6763
graduateprograms@dominican.edu


Application for Admission: Education

Personal Information

Name
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Address
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Mailing Address
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Contact Information
Identification
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Program Selections

Programs
 Multiple Subject and MS in Education C&I
 Single Subject (Specify Subject Area Below) and MS in Education: C&I
 Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential and MS in Education: C&I
 Dual Credential: Multiple Subject/Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist and MS in Education: C&I
 Dual Credential: Single Subject (Specify Subject Area Below)/Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist and MS in Education: C&I
 Education Specialist: Professional Level II Mild-Moderate (San Rafael Only)

 MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction
(For graduates of Dominican's credential programs only)
 MS in Education: Interdisciplinary
Program Details

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You may make multiple selections. Use Command Key(Mac) or Control Key (PC) to select multiples.
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Academic History


List chronologically all colleges and universities previously attended, listing the most recent first. If you have attended more than six, please include the remaining information in your attached resume.

Institution
Search for, and then select a school

STEP ONE: Enter a school name and then hit 'Search'.


STEP TWO: After hitting SEARCH above, select your school from the options that will appear in the drop down list.
Only select "Other/Unlisted" if your school is not found at all. (You can widen the school search by entering only the first part of the school name.)
If you select "Other/Unlisted", the text you leave in the search field above will be submitted as your school name.
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Institution
Search for, and then select a school

STEP ONE: Enter a school name and then hit 'Search'.


STEP TWO: After hitting SEARCH above, select your school from the options that will appear in the drop down list.
Only select "Other/Unlisted" if your school is not found at all. (You can widen the school search by entering only the first part of the school name.)
If you select "Other/Unlisted", the text you leave in the search field above will be submitted as your school name.
Institution
Search for, and then select a school

STEP ONE: Enter a school name and then hit 'Search'.


STEP TWO: After hitting SEARCH above, select your school from the options that will appear in the drop down list.
Only select "Other/Unlisted" if your school is not found at all. (You can widen the school search by entering only the first part of the school name.)
If you select "Other/Unlisted", the text you leave in the search field above will be submitted as your school name.
Institution
Search for, and then select a school

STEP ONE: Enter a school name and then hit 'Search'.


STEP TWO: After hitting SEARCH above, select your school from the options that will appear in the drop down list.
Only select "Other/Unlisted" if your school is not found at all. (You can widen the school search by entering only the first part of the school name.)
If you select "Other/Unlisted", the text you leave in the search field above will be submitted as your school name.
Institution
Search for, and then select a school

STEP ONE: Enter a school name and then hit 'Search'.


STEP TWO: After hitting SEARCH above, select your school from the options that will appear in the drop down list.
Only select "Other/Unlisted" if your school is not found at all. (You can widen the school search by entering only the first part of the school name.)
If you select "Other/Unlisted", the text you leave in the search field above will be submitted as your school name.
Institution
Search for, and then select a school

STEP ONE: Enter a school name and then hit 'Search'.


STEP TWO: After hitting SEARCH above, select your school from the options that will appear in the drop down list.
Only select "Other/Unlisted" if your school is not found at all. (You can widen the school search by entering only the first part of the school name.)
If you select "Other/Unlisted", the text you leave in the search field above will be submitted as your school name.

Employment History

Employment

Optional Information

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Military Service

Statement and Resume

Statement and Resume

Teacher preparation program applicants must answer all five statement of purpose questions found in the application requirements listed above.
You may either type directly into this box, or write up your list in another program and then paste the contents (not the file itself) into the textbox.
When pasting, please note that any special formatting will not be supported - paste in plain text only.

You may either type directly into this box, or write up your list in another program and then paste the contents (not the file itself) into the textbox.
When pasting, please note that any special formatting will not be supported - paste in plain text only.
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Confirmation

Read carefully, check box and submit
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Dominican University of California welcomes students of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, color, gender, ethnicity, national origin, physical handicap, or sexual orientation in its admissions decision.




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