Admission - M.A. Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency (MATLCC)

Application Deadline

Admission Requirements

Application Process

Application Deadline

  • January 10, 2018 (for courses beginning January 16, 2018)
  • March 13, 2018 (for courses beginning March 19, 2018)
  • June 4, 2018 (for courses beginning June 11, 2018)
  • August 14, 2018 (for courses beginning August 20, 2018)
  • October 9, 2018 (for courses beginning October 15, 2018)

Admission Requirements

The admissions process is streamlined to allow busy professionals to advance their careers quickly. Applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements for the Graduate College:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit official transcript of bachelor’s degree from the institution where the Educator Preparation Program was completed (for initial teaching licensure). This transcript must be from a regionally accredited American college or university or international equivalent. The cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or higher. This transcript is not needed if this degree was conferred from the University of Iowa.
  • Unofficial transcripts can be submitted for application review, but official transcripts must be submitted upon acceptance to the program and before the student’s first start date.
  • Official transcripts can be received via post or email. Instructions for requesting official transcripts will be listed in MyUI after the application is submitted.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission to graduate programs at the University of Iowa. Students with an undergraduate GPA which is lower than 3.0 are not eligible for admission, but may be considered upon exception.
  • Submit proof of a teaching license in at least one U.S. state through MyUI once the application has been submitted. Applicants do not need to currently be teaching, however if the licensure has expired it would need to be renewed before the candidate could accept a teaching position.
  • International applicants must also:
    • Take the TOEFL exam. Acceptable TOEFL score is a minimum of 600 (250 computer-based test or 81 internet-based test) or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with no sub score lower than 6.0).
    • Follow the steps outlined for the degree/transcript translating services at http://www.boee.iowa.gov/forms/outofcountry.pdf so that the university can analyze coursework for state minimum requirements. This may include Praxis II testing (regardless of program completion date) to meet the ESSA federal requirements to be highly qualified
    • Pay a $100 application fee when submitting the online application

Transfer Credits

Applicants seeking to transfer graduate credits (up to 9 semester credit hours) must also provide transcripts from those regionally accredited institutions. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted for credit transfer review, but official transcripts must be submitted upon acceptance to the program and before the student’s first start date.

Transfer credit requests will be reviewed for approval by the program director and the faculty lead for the course being substituted. Candidates seeking transfer credits must provide a syllabus for the course(s) completed to be used for the course review process.

Application Process

Take the first step to joining the Hawkeye family! Follow the simple application process below to get started.

  1. Create an application account with an existing email and password.
  2. Once you have created your account, you will be taken to an “Application Summary Page”
  3. The “click here” link (to select the correct application) will take you to the “Applications” page
  4. On the “Applications” page, under “Graduate & Professional Applications” choose “Graduate College”
  5. Follow the step-by-step instructions to complete the “Graduate College Application for Admission.”
  6. When selecting “Department or Program” choose “Teaching and Learning: Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency”
  7. Note: On the “Provide Payment Information” page, please select “Request a fee waiver” for your application fee to be waived (international students will need to pay the $100 online application fee).
  8. You should be able to complete the application in one sitting, but if you do need to return later, sign in with your application account email and password on the login page to continue your application where you left off.
  9. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive email instructions on how to establish your HawkID and password, which you will use to access MyUI, our online service center for students and applicants.
  10. You will use your Admissions Profile on MyUI to upload the supporting documents required for the program. 

Contact Us

Have questions about admission requirements or how to apply?
Contact us at (844) 542-8893 or education-info@uiowa.edu