Online Degree Programs

Required Application Materials

The application for admission will only be considered when the following materials have been received:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution. However, if the prospective graduate students are planning to teach in P-12 schools, they must have a teaching licensure in a specific subject area or discipline.
  • Official transcripts
  • Three recommendation letters, which may come from such sources as the undergraduate major adviser, current employer, school principal or others who are knowledgeable about the applicant's ability to engage in graduate work in the desired program.
  • A statement describing the prospective graduate students' background and goals as well as the importance of the degree in achieving those goals.
  • The program has selective admissions and may admit a limited number of graduate students. Thus, meeting all formal criteria does not guarantee admission.
  • All graduate degree-seeking applicants must apply for admission to the Certificate program prior to graduation.

Current UT students in good standing may apply to the Graduate Certificate Program by submitting a Request to Add a Graduate Certificate Form and a completed Plan of Study Form. For these students, the accompanying application fee is waived.

For more information on the application process, please visit the College of Graduate Studies


The University of Toledo is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500; Chicago, IL 60604. (800) 621-7440. The current list of individual program accreditations and endorsements can be found on the provost’s page.

The Judith Herb College of Education at The University of Toledo is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from fall 2016 to fall 2023. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

State Departments of Education set requirements for educator licensure and certification. It is highly recommended that students who seek admission to The University of Toledo, Judith Herb College of Education online program for endorsement, initial educator certification, or licensure in their home state contact their home state’s Department of Education to verify that the desired program and its graduates will meet the eligibility criteria for those credentials. The website of The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification has a directory of state offices of certification.


Last Updated: 2/15/18