Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have a
While the METL program has been designed for classroom teachers,
it is not limited to those who are currently teaching or to those
who hold a teaching license. There are some candidates in the
program in education-related fields who are working toward the
master's degree in education. The
METL program, however, will not lead to teacher certification or
licensure unless students elect to complete the Graduate Initial
Licensure Program in additional to the METL
program. For more information regarding licensure,
contact the Office of Educator Licensing & Development at (317)
of Educator Licensing and Development
How many graduate
non-degree credits can I bring into the
After receiving approval through the METL program, only your first
9-12 credit hours of coursework as a graduate non-degree student
may count toward a Butler degree in METL.
If I enter as a
non-degree student, what do I have to do to become a degree seeking
To become a degree seeking student you will need to apply to the
program as a graduate degree seeking student.
What additional areas are available to add to my
teaching license after completing the METL program?
- English as a New Language (ENL) License
- Reading Teacher License (valid in initial license grades
Are there scholarships available for graduate students
Yes, scholarships are awarded each June for the following school
year to graduate degree-seeking students in the College of
Education. Scholarship applications are sent USPS in the
Spring semester each year. For more information on
scholarships, please contact Maggie Power at
How long does it take to complete the METL
The METL program can be completed in two years, however, students
can take up to seven years to complete the program if they choose
to do so.
When are classes held?
Core I (Summer
Cohort) classes are taken in the evenings and on weekends
during the summer. Core II & III classes are taken on
Wednesdays from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Core IV is arranged with your
thesis advisor. Elective courses are offered at various
times, but are typically during the early afternoon or evening
hours or daytime hours in the summer.