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Test Codes

  • FAFSA: 003495
  • SAT: 1345
  • ACT: 3968
  • TOEFL: 1345
  • PRAXIS: RA1345
  • GRE: 1345
  • MAT: 1744

Master's Degrees

Master of Arts in Counseling

New students wishing to enroll in this program must complete/provide the following:

  • An online graduate application and application fee.
  • Three references: Two academic references (educators from the applicant’s undergraduate or graduate career) and one personal reference (a mentor, pastor, etc.). If the applicant is returning to school after a prolonged absence (five years or more), two professional references may be obtained in place of the academic references.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions the applicant has attended.
  • A recent government-issued photo ID(driver’s license, passport, etc.) scanned and emailed to Graduate Studies.
  • A two- to three- page essay describing their personal, spiritual, and professional background and how their professional goals and interests match the goals and purpose of Johnson University and the chosen graduate program. Include any additional information the faculty should know as it considers the application.
  • Counseling Prerequisite: A minimum of 18+ hours of counseling-related coursework. Life Experience Credit may be awarded for coursework contributing to the counseling prerequisite requirement. See the academic catalog for more information.
  • UCC Application. This consists of The Application for Practicum/Internship at the University Counseling Center for MFT/CMHC for students seeking to complete their internship at the UCC.
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores.
  • A 5-10 page writing sample from their previous college work.
  • Interview with the School of Social & Behavioral Science graduate faculty.

Master of Arts in Educational Technology

New students wishing to enroll in this program must complete/provide the following:

  • An online graduate application and application fee.
  • Three references: one from a minister or church leader, one from an educator, and one from an employer or colleague.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions the applicant has attended.
  • A recent photo.
  • A two- to three-page essay describing their reasons for pursuing a degree program at Johnson University Tennessee; their current Christian commitment, including church and ministry involvement; prior teaching and/or work experience, including both ministry and professional activities that shaped their decision and prepared them for graduate studies; personal career goals and how their chosen graduate program will help accomplish those goals. Include any additional information the faculty should know as it considers the application.
  • Degree-seeking applicants must hold a current teaching license or current employment as a teacher in a state or Christian school.

Master of Arts in Holistic Education

The 13-month M.A. in Holistic Education program provides a “fifth year” of advanced study leading to licensure for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree from the Templar School of Education. This degree cannot be taken as a stand-alone program, nor is it designed for students who hold a degree from another department, college, or university.

Students wishing to enroll in this program must complete/provide the following:

  • An online graduate application (the fee is waived).
  • Two references, one from a minister or church leader and one from an academic supervisor or educator.
  • A brief admissions essay stating their goals and objectives.
  • PRAXIS II test scores.
  • Interview, scheduled by the Templar School of Education after the application items have been submitted.

Master of Arts in Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education

New students wishing to enroll in this program must complete/provide the following:

  • An online graduate application and application fee.
  • Three references, one from a minister or church leader, one from an educator, and one from an employer or colleague.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions the applicant has attended.
  • A recent photo.
  • A two- to three-page admissions essay describing their reasons for pursuing a degree program at Johnson University Tennessee; their current Christian commitment, including church and ministry involvement; prior teaching and/or work experience, including both ministry and professional activities that shaped their decision and prepared them for graduate studies; personal career goals and how their chosen graduate program will help accomplish those goals. Include any additional information the faculty should know as it considers the application.
  • Standard resume.
  • Answers to essay questions, which will be emailed to you upon completion of your application.
  • PRAXIS I or PRAXIS II test scores.

Education Specialist Degrees

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Technology

Minimum Applicant Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education or a related field
  • Valid teaching license or comparable credentials

Application Outline:

  1. Complete the online application for graduate students.
  2. Complete the Educational Technology Candidate Interview.

Standard Johnson University Requirements for Graduate Students:

Selection Procedures:

Applicants will be selected for admittance to the program by a selection committee consisting of the program director, program faculty, and an administrator.

Applicants must meet the requirements of all Johnson University graduate students. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements of successfully completing the Johnson University Application for Graduate Degree and possessing a valid teaching license or equivalent will be considered for the Ed.S. Educational Technology program. After reviewing the completed application, selected applicants will be invited for an interview on ground or online. The selection committee will then make offers of admission to applicants based on the entire application process.

 

 

Education Specialist (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership (program begins Summer 2020)

Minimum Applicant Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education or a related field
  • Valid Tennessee teaching license
  • At least three years of successful teaching experience

Application Outline:

  1. Complete the online application for graduate students.
  2. Submit the Educational Leadership Candidate Portfolio.
  3. Complete the Educational Leadership Candidate Interview.

Standard Johnson University Requirements for Graduate Students:

Selection Procedures:

Applicants will be selected for admittance to the program by a selection committee consisting of the program director, program faculty, a practicing administrator, and an exemplary teacher.

Applicants must meet the requirements of all Johnson University graduate students. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements of successfully completing the Johnson University Application for Graduate Degree, possessing a valid Tennessee teaching license, and having at least three years of successful teaching experience will be eligible to submit an application portfolio. After reviewing the application portfolio, selected applicants will be invited for an interview. The selection committee will then make offers of admission to applicants based on the entire application process.

 

Admissions calendar

Start Date App Deadline
M.A. in Counseling Summer 2
Spring 1
January 15
October 1
M.A. Ed Tech Fall 1
Spring 1
Summer 1
April 1
July 1
November 1
Master of Arts in Holistic Education Summer February 1
Master of Arts in Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Summer 1 February 1
EdS in Educational Leadership Summer 1 January 15
EdS in Educational Technology Summer 1 February 28

 

JUTN Fall Term 2019 August 26 – December 22
JUTN Spring Term 2020 January 13 – May 10

Information for Veterans

Military-Friendly

Johnson University is a Military Friendly School. Johnson certifies military personnel through the GI Bill in many areas and also certifies tuition assistance programs through the Department of Defense.

On April 27, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607 which established Principles of Excellence for educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses, and their dependents. Johnson University is in compliance with the Principles of Excellence and will be listed as a campus committed to these Principles of Excellence and our nation’s veterans, service members, and dependents.

These programs are administered and certified through the Registrar’s Office. Johnson is honored to offer quality Christian education to our veterans, active military, and their dependents.

If you believe you are eligible for educational benefits through your GI Bill or Tuition Assistance, please coordinate with your military education adviser or ESOs on receiving approval from installation commanders before applying to the institution.

Service Members Point of Contact

The University’s VA Certifying Official serves as the point of contact for service members relating to academic and financial advising. The VA Certifying Official works in the Registrar’s Office. The certifying official is familiar with many of the university services that provide academic counseling, financial aid counseling, job search support, and other student support services. Service members may contact the VA Certifying Official with any of their questions regarding their education or financial assistance at Johnson University.

Non-degree students

The following admissions documents are required for those who desire to complete select graduate courses for credit as non-degree-seeking students.

  • A completed application along with the application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions the applicant has attended.
  • Letter of reference from a minister, church leader, educator, or employer.

Academic Catalog

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Nondiscrimination Policy

Johnson is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations. Accordingly, Johnson seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, genetic information, or political affiliation in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.