The application deadline is April 1st for
entrance into the CORE 1 Summer Cohort.
Applicants wishing to begin coursework in the fall or spring
semesters should consult the Graduate Non-Degree
General Information for Applicants
Butler's Graduate tuition rate is $500/credit hour for the
school year 2014-2015.
The application process involves:
1. Apply for Admission
- Applications are available online.
- An official transcript for all colleges or
universities previously attended must be mailed directly from the
issuing institution. The institution must be a regionally
accredited college or university, and the transcript must indicate
the date the bachelor's degree was conferred. International
students must hold a degree from an institution recognized by the
government or educational ministry within the country.
- Each candidate must submit either a Graduate Record Examination
(GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) score unless his/her
undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher. Minimum score
required for admission for the GRE is 291 (875 for older GRE exams)
and 396 for MAT.
- Two letters of
recommendation should be sent to the following address:
Attn: Diane Dubord
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
The College of Education contacts
each prospective student for an interview once his/her application
is complete. During the interview the candidate must present
evidence of how the applicant demonstrates the Core Values of the College of
3. Approval from the Graduate Committee
The College of Education Graduate
Committee reviews all applications, interview results, and
recommendations from the faculty.
4. Receive formal admission in writing from the Butler
University Admission Office.
Applicants desiring to appeal an admission decision must submit
a letter outlining the basis for their appeal to the College of
Education Graduate Committee.
Professional Statement: Core
The candidate is encouraged to submit a professional portfolio
that exemplifies one or more of the College of Education's Core
- The appreciation of diversity and
We value the richness of experiences, values, beliefs and
backgrounds that each person brings to the learning environment. We
encourage our students to honor differences and see similarities,
and we strive to increase the diversity of our faculty, students
- The excitement of teaching, learning, and
We value teaching as an exciting profession that promotes the
autonomy and continued growth of the student as a learner and of
the teacher as a professional. In our practice we support and model
mentoring student with student, teacher with student, and teacher
with teacher. The teaching/learning process responds sensitively to
the needs of the students and provides on-going assessment for the
mastery of competencies.
- The challenge of integrated theory, practice, and
We recognize the power of working with others within and outside
our profession, sharing ownership for teaching and learning. We
believe the best practitioners integrate their theory/knowledge
base with practical experience.
- The strength of integrity and
We believe professionals should demonstrate ethical behavior and
establish a sense of balance between their personal and
professional lives. Everything we do professionally is purposeful,
practicing what we profess.
Letters of Recommendation
The two letters of recommendation are to be written by
professionals in the area of education whenever possible. Writers
of recommendations are encouraged to address how the applicant
exemplifies the following College of Education dispositions or
attitudes listed below. (It is not necessary to address all
- Displays appropriate level of professional behavior
- Takes responsibility for one's own behavior
- Shows an appreciation of diversity and similarity
- Shows caring, concern, and patience
- Demonstrates appropriate professional ethics
- Shows an appreciation for knowledge and skill in the
- Shows appropriate engagement with the teaching, learning, and
- Demonstrates the ability to collaborate with others
When entering the program only 9-12 hours of coursework as a
graduate non-degree student may count toward a Butler degree in
METL, as long as it coincides with the required courses
International Student Admission
In addition to the items listed above, international applicants
must submit the items listed below:
- Academic records (transcripts) in their
original language along with an official English translation.
- Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) indicating a score of 550 or above (213
if taking the computerized TOEFL), unless their native language is
English or they have already received a baccalaureate or equivalent
degree from a regionally accredited university in the United
States, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding French Quebec),
English-speaking Africa, Australia, or New Zealand. This
requirement is waived for students who successfully complete level
five of English instruction at the American Language Academy on the
- Proof of financial support for educational and living
expenses while at Butler University. The documents
required are official bank statements and affidavits of support
from all sponsors. Visa documents will not be issued until the
university is assured that the annual costs can be met.