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Admission to a Graduate Program

In 2002, Calumet College of St. Joseph started its first graduate program, Master of Science in Law Enforcement Administration. Since that time we have added three more graduate programs: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Management. Subsequently, the Law Enforcement Administration degree was revised and is now the Public Safety Administration. These four masters programs provide students with the skills, knowledge and dispositions to confront the challenges of their perspective careers as well as affect change in their professions.

  • MAP
  • MSM
  • PSA
  • Transition to Teaching / MAT

Master of Arts in Psychology

The applicant must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in psychology or have taken at least 18 undergraduate psychology hours to include introductory psychology, introductory statistics, psychological testing, and research methods from an accredited institution of higher learning;
  • A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average is required. (Exceptions may be made based on experience.);
  • Submit a personal statement of purpose describing interest in the field; and future professional goals;
  • Submit three letters of recommendation;
  • Complete a CCSJ Graduate Application and submit with statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation and a $25.00 non refundable application fee.

Master of Science in Management

The applicant must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning;
  • Submit transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended;
  • A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average is required. (Exceptions may be made based on experience.) No GMAT required.;
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation.
  • Complete a CCSJ Graduate Application and submit with statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation and a $25.00 non refundable application fee.

Public Safety Adinistration

The applicant must:

  • Have graduated from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution with a baccalaureate degree
  • Submit transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended
  • A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average is required. (Exceptions may be made based on experience.);
  • Submit a one page letter of purpose stating why he/she wishes to enter a masters program
  • Complete a CCSJ Graduate Application and a $25.00 non refundable application fee.

Transition to Teaching / Master of Arts in Teaching

  • CCSJ Graduate Application
  • $25 Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Background Check
  • Current Resume
  • Passing Score of Praxis I (Reading, Writing, and Math) OR one of the following:
    • ACT Composite of 24 or higher – Waived from Praxis I
    • SAT Composite of 1100 or higher – Waived from Praxis I
    • Praxis I Composite of 527 or higher – Waived from Praxis I
    • Earned Masters Degree – Waived from Praxis I
  • Passing Score in Interview Process
  • Official Transcripts
  • Transcript Review
  • 3.0 GPA

Continuation in the T2T/MAT Program

All teacher candidates are expected to enroll in and attend two Education Seminars each semester. These seminars address educational issues, concerns, and research relevant to the profession. See the CCSJ Education Handbook for more detail.

The Education advisors review the GPA of all teacher candidates at the end of each semester. See the CCSJ Education Handbook for more detail.


Student Teaching Acceptance for T2T/MAT Candidates

Before applying for a student teaching assignment, the teacher candidate must demonstrate proficiency and competence in the professional development expected of a student teacher. Teacher candidates must successfully:

  • Complete all required courses
  • Attain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit Student Teaching Application
  • Demonstrate a professional disposition
  • Complete any other required criteria stated in the CCSJ Education Handbook

Indiana Licensing Process

Indiana requirements for licensing include (but not limited to)

  • Professional courses in education;
  • Successful completion of student teaching experience;
  • Submit portfolio requirements
  • Successful completion of Praxis II;
  • Recommendation by the Licensing Advisor.

Further information about the education program can be found in the CCSJ Education Student Handbook. Checklists for all education programs are available from CCSJ advising or members of the Education Department's faculty.





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