Admission Requirements - Online Master of Education in Cooperation with the International Baccalaureate

Admission Requirements

Applicants to UoPeople’s online Master of Education in Advanced Teaching (M.Ed.) complete a two-step application process. First, applicants complete an online application (described below). No admissions testing is required. After meeting the initial admissions requirements, applicants can be accepted to begin studying as early as the very next term.


While they are taking the first few courses, students complete the second step of the admissions process (described below). Those who successfully complete their courses may then be accepted to be Degree Students. In general, courses taken during the first phase can be accepted for credit towards one’s degree program after being accepted as a Degree Student, so no time is lost on the path towards a degree.


M.Ed. Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a US accredited institution or an equivalent degree from an accredited international institution
  • English proficiency


*At this time, due to state specific regulations, University of the People is unable to accept applications for admission to our M.Ed. Program from applicants residing in Arkansas.


Application Process:

Step 1:

• Complete the online application
• Pay the $60 non-refundable application fee.
• Demonstration of English proficiency is required per the guidelines listed here. If you are not able to demonstrate English proficiency, then you will be required to complete English Composition 1 course in your first term, before continuing to study in the Foundation courses.


Step 2 – Application Process to Become a Degree Student (DS) in a Graduate Course:


• Successfully complete UoPeople Graduate Foundations courses
• Submit proof of Bachelor’s degree completion


Proof of Bachelor's degree completion may be satisfied at UoPeople through the submission of:

    1. official diploma (or transcript showing the graduation date) sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed or submitted online); or
    2. a color scan/photocopy of the original diploma or transcript showing the graduation date
    3. a black and white photocopy of the original diploma (or transcript showing the graduation date) certified by a notary sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed or submitted online); or
    4. the best evidence available, including a signed certification from the applicant regarding earning a diploma, a written explanation of why a diploma cannot be sent, and an attachment of the best evidence available. Every case will be evaluated separately and it is at the university discretion to allow sending only the best evidence available.
    5. Documents that are not in the English language must be submitted along with an official notarized translation.



Sending Documents

For the quickest processing of your application materials, it is advised to upload your documents electronically via the “Foundation Evaluation” app on the UoPeople Self-Service portal:


Applicants still wishing to send their documents to the Office of Admissions in Pasadena, California, may send to the following address:


University of the People
595 E. Colorado Boulevard. Suite 623
Pasadena, CA 91101, USA


If applicants have any issues or questions regarding the required documents they need to send, they may contact their personal Admissions Advisor or the Office of Admissions at