Office of Admission
Durst Welcome Center
(440) 826-2778 (fax)
Are you a teacher who is employed by a BW School Partership Program school district?
Teachers in the School Partnership Program may have transcripts sent directly from their district office and only need one recommendation.
Application Instructions - MAEd for K-12 Educators
New students enroll in the Master of Arts in Education program throughout the year, in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. It is recommended that you apply for admission at least four weeks prior to the term you wish to enroll. Candidates for admission are selected based on their academic preparation for a master's program; relevant work, community and teaching experience with children and young adults; recommendations from professionals in the field; and personal dispositions/ attributes that support success in an education career. An admission counselor will work with you throughout the application process.
All application materials should be submitted to:
Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Road
Berea, OH 44017
Fax: (440) 826-2778
Required Application Materials
Print transcript request forms
Official copies of ALL undergraduate and graduate college/university transcripts must be mailed directly from each college/university you attended to the BW Admission Office, including courses that may be recorded on another school's transcript. All coursework attempted is part of your academic record and considered in the application process, even if that coursework is no longer consistent with your academic goals. The Admission Committee recommends a GPA of 2.75 or above. In limited cases, the Admission Committee may request that candidates take the Miller's Analogies Test and submit official results if the qualifying GPA is less than 2.75.
Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations from principals, supervisors, teachers or other persons qualified to evaluate your background and potential to pursue a program of graduate study. A direct link to the page is www.bw.edu/recommendation-MAEd.
A paper version of the recommendation is also available, if preferred.
Teaching Certificate or License
Once your application has been submitted, the Admission Committee will check with the Ohio Department of Education to verify each applicant's certificate or licensure history.
- If you are a college graduate who wants to become a licensed teacher (leading to the provisional or professional educator's license in Ohio), follow the instructions for Master of Arts in Education candidates listed above.
- Candidates for the License+Master's and Licensure Only programs are selected based on application credentials, including academic preparation; relevant work, community or teaching experience with children and young adults; recommendations from professionals in the field; and personal dispositions/attributes that support success in a teaching career.
- Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted by the Admission Office to schedule an interview with members of the Admission Committee as part of the application process.
Candidates with a criminal record will not be eligible to complete the teacher licensure programs at Baldwin Wallace University. The Education Division will not send a student into a school for observation, clinical practice or student teaching if he or she does not have a clear Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and a clear Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report.