Admissions and Acceptance Process
- Gather information about the course: read MEIPN Student Catalog, attend info sessions, or have conversation with course directors
- Review admissions requirements in MEIPN Student Catalog
- Assemble and submit application materials and fee - allow a minimum of two weeks to process
- MEIPN then schedules your interview via Zoom
- Acceptance decision and enrollment contract are sent via e-mail
- You may not start class until the contract is returned and tuition is paid per agreement
Evidence of a sincere desire to work with children is essential. Consider also if you have the necessary maturity, patience, responsibility, and academic competence to handle the physical, mental, and emotional demands of the teacher preparation course and eventually those of leading a class at the appropriate level.
A bachelor’s degree is required for all course levels for a full credential. An associate credential is available for those who do not have their bachelor’s degree at the Infant Toddler and Early Childhood levels as described in the MEIPN Student Catalog. Elementary candidates must hold a B.A.
International Degree Holders
Applicants who received most of their high school and college education outside the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Passing scores are as follows: TOEFL iBT (Internet based): 92 or higher, TOEFL PBT (Paper-based): 580 or higher. The applicant is responsible for registering, taking, and the cost of the TOEFL. Test results must be less than 2 years old.
International Students Who Require An F-1 VISA
The institute is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. MEIPN can issue I-20s to qualified foreign national students who enroll; however, once an I-20 is issued, these students must obtain their own student visa.
All admission decisions for international students are based on each student’s individual application, their ability to secure an approved practicum site, and their ability to complete the course without additional support for English Language Learning, which MEIPN does not provide. See MEIPN Student Catalog for additional requirements.
Child Development Requirement
For Early Childhood and Elementary levels only: completion of a 3-to-5 credit college level course in Child Development within the past five years verified by college transcript. For further details on this requirement, see “Child Development” under Course Descriptions.
Access to a computer and internet connection, an e-mail account, basic computer skills, including e-mail, internet usage, facility with downloading and uploading documents, word processing, and presentations. You will need to record videos, but a smartphone works well.
Elementary: Additional Admission Requirements
► An MACTE accredited Early Childhood credential or attendance at an Overview course for the Early Childhood level prior to taking the Elementary I training.
► Students applying for Elementary II must hold an approved Elementary I credential.
► Please note that although it is not an admission requirement, Washington state law requires that teachers of elementary age children in all public schools hold a valid teaching credential for the age level and subject they teach. MEIPN does not offer a program leading to Washington state teaching certification.